Peavey 5150 Block Logo First Release 1992-1993 – 120watt 2 Channel Amplifier Head Black
The amp that started it all..
In 1992 Peavey launched the Eddie Van Halen Signature model amp; the 5150. Based largely on the layouts found in side Soldano’s SLO amplifier with a few additional tweaks these amps became instantly known for not only their rugged, road ready build, but for their versatility as well. From searing high gain crunch, warm vintage style overdrives (via a crunch button on the clean channel) and a crystal clean tones, it’s all there. A master resonance and presence control make final tone sculping a breeze and individual pre and post volume controls for each channel allow for even more possibilities. The head is loaded with an FX loop as well.
Later versions included reverb etc, and finally when Eddie parted ways with Peavey in 2004 these amps were re-branded as the 6505.
In the years that followed these first edition 5150 amps became more and more sought after. These first series heads are still the backbone of all that followed in Peavey’s world of killer tube amplifiers.
This amp is in incredible condition given it’s age. Two corners of the top vent have been cracked off (very common on these amps). Also one side of the power cord cleats is partially broken (all visible in the photos above)