5150 III 100 vs 5150 III Stealth

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  1. BadSeed

    BadSeed SS.org Regular

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    Title pretty much says it all. I picked up a 5150 III 100 watt recently for an absolutely ridiculous price of $500. I was really planning on flipping it for a quick profit as I already have a 6505+ and have owned a 50W 5150 III before, but holy shit, this thing just does it for me.

    Someone about 1.5 hours from me offered me their 5150 II stealth for $1350, which seems like a good deal as well, but I am hesitant as I don't know that the stealth would be worth the extra investment over the regular model.

    I'm not missing the resonance knobs on the 100 watt as I can get the low end dialed in just fine on all 3 channels. And with as much as I love the 100 watt, I'm not sure the stealth is going to be able to do anything better vs just being a little different.

    Can anyone chime in with experience here?
     
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    Why was this thread moved? It was in the proper section.
     
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    I would assume your correct. Its just a slightly different voicing something you probably could get with some knob twisting and an OD. I would not think its worth it.
     
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    Webmaestro Ibanez Fanatic Contributor

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    I'd say that if you really love the 5150 III, I wouldn't risk selling it just to get the Stealth... which you may or may not like as much, or at all. I really like the Stealth (don't own one, but wish I did), it's just not worth it to say goodbye to an amp you already know you love. My opinion.
     

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