The sound I get from this amp is better than any amp I've played before other than maybe a plexi. This amp sounds amazing! Ok cleans, a great crunch sound, and a lead channel straight from hell! Only drawbacks are the lead channel is noisy and hissy so a noise gate is necessary, and that that is literally one of THE heaviest amps on the market--85 pounds! Mins came modded with castors, which are a good idea if you plan on moving it around places.
Overall, much better than the new Chinafied Peavey there is now. This is made 100% in the USA! Buy it. You will not regret it, I promise!
This thing a beast... literally, it weighs about 90lbs but it has a volume to justify. Amongst needing a small crane to lift the thing, you can get some really dirty tones straight out the box. A moderate reverb - I still prefer reverb pedals but for what it does, it's okay. Not the greatest clean tone in the world, but once you do fiddle for hours trying to find the sweetest spot to have all the dials, it does work well. Pedals wise, I wouldn't say it's the best platform, nothing compared to a fender yet it can still occupy them decently
now, this is a 5150; it sounds fucking great. however, the cabinet's speakers sound like angry bees swarming a Metalzone. i had one, loved it but it was too heavy, sold it, bought it back, and recently sold it again so i can save up for a 5153 50 watt. why? two reasons; one, the aforementioned ass speakers, and two, the horrendous weight problem. it is an 80lbs amp, which absolutely makes this thing a pain in the ass to carry around. if you want a 60watt 5150, definitely considering having the head removed from the cab, or do what i'm doing, and buy a 5153 50watt. doesn't sound like a Peavey, but it still sounds incredible so hey, still better than lugging around this monolith to band practice.