5150 III: by a gigging musician
The new 5150 III is by far the best amp built today for rock, metal, and any genre requiring a great-sounding and very well built quality amplifier! Channel one is a very clean, balanced, and LOUD channel. But it also has enough gain for getting a very creamy vintage lead. Channel two is a great all around rock, crunch, or rhythm channel. Enough gain for anything Eddie! Channel three is an all out, over the top modern gain channel. But be careful with your midrange control, it can get very aggressive on higher settings. Channel three is also a great all around thrash, speed, djent, progressive, and all things gain channel. One thing that most people don't consider when purchasing an amp is how well it works with a switching system. The included footswitch is fantastic! All you do is step on the channel you want. Period. You can even turn off the effects loop from the footswitch. And above all, no pops, crackles, or noise of any kind. Haven't had a chance to try out the effects loop or preamp out yet, but they seem to be very user friendly. Last but not least, the help I received from JR was top-notch. Free shipping and handling, a free speaker cable, and $100 off just because makes me want to keep buying from Sweetwater!
Great products, great service, and great prices! What more could you ask for?