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Peavey 6505 1x12 60 watt Combo Featured

 
Peavey's new all tube, 60 watt version of the popular 6505 head, now in a smaller 1x12 combo version.


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Brootz with a side of dirt featured

Sound This amp was made to destroy. Use basswood RGs w/DiMarzios and have played a mahogany LTD w/EMGs through it as well. The amp is not as noisy as you owuld think given the rep of the 5150s, but it's certainly not quiet. I feel it could keep up in a gig situation ok, but I am REALLY pleased w/the bedroom tones I am getting (and "bedroom" level in my house is pretty darn quiet).

Clean channel is fine. Nobody will ever mistake the clean channel for an old Fender, but this thing was certainly not designed for that. I have been getting some pretty good cleans lately from turning the pre down to 0, then coming up to where you baaaaarrely hear anything - THEN I make volume adjustments w/the post control.

Pretty good range of sounds hidden in the EQ, but really - on the lead channel, it's hard (for me) to find something that's not nice & chunky. This is what the amp was made for - to be a metal warrior.

The rhythm channel with the boost on is my favorite. I am unsure if I need all the "brootz" this amp has to offer. I feel like I am getting a very good classic rock-y type sound out of the boosted green channel. This is not why people get these amps, but this is MY favorite thing that it does. Lots of playing dynamics here.


Reliability Made in China, but built like a tank. You'd have to be a bull to knock this thing over - it's heeeaavy.


Liked about it Versatility. Crazy to describe it that way for what I had always been told was a "one-trick pony". Another lesson in playing stuff for yourself. I am finding better and better cleans in there all the time, classic/dirt tones are making me happy and of course the hi-gain tones are on tap.

Price - makes it easy to get into a good tube amp (my first) - I really don't think build quality was sacrificed too much here, if at all

Amp sim - haven't used it too much, but the XLR out on the back lets you go straight to the board and is supposed to simulate the tone you'd getting from miking it up - again, only fiddled w/this a little, but was pleased


Didn't like Labels - for a combo (that's going to be sitting way lower than my eye level), I would've liked the control labels to be ABOVE the knobs --- by now, I pretty much know the layout so I can crank a knob w/o HAVING to look at the label

Push-buttons - a little on the flimsy side - not sure if these are the same on the heads/USA-made earlier versions - ??? - the boost switch has been fine, but trying to push in the itty-bitty button w/my moose paws, sometimes the button goes too far in and I have to fiddle w/it to come back out

Channel layout - not something I "didn't like" as this is design of these things, but I would LOVE-LOVE-LOVE if this were a 3-channel amp: lead/rhythm/whatever you'd like to call the rhythm whilst it's boosted ----- I pretty much use 3 tones: brootz, dirt, clean - would love to be able to have separate controls/EQ for all of those (w/better cleans)


Still hard to gripe about this stuff considering the price.


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4.5

By mrclean77
Aug 23, 2010
 
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Amazing Metal Machine!! featured

Sound These videos are through my LTD M100FM. before any modification to the amp.

Wiring Mod for LTD M-100FM (video)

6505+ 112 Combo Drop C Riffing (video)



Reliability This is a two part answer. The first Amp i received was from the Hollywood Guitar store. Though it was new in the box, the box was had been put through the ringer so I started testing it and sure enough there was an issue with the power amp. I simply switched it out for a new one and have had no issues of any kind with the new one. I have found that the more I experiment with this amp the happier I am that I have it. I switched out the power tubes for the Mesa tubes and found a new distortion sound... very earthy. I then put in one of the early nineties vintage 30s that I had and found another level of tone. I'm thinking about getting one of the Mercury Magnetics kits and seeing where it takes me. I would gig without a back up with this amp. I have had no issues with the amp even when getting in and digging around in it.


Customer Support The only time I dealt with the company was for the return of the first and we special ordered it direct from peavey and I had it in great shape in less than a week.


Liked about it I love the tone and versatility. It is designed to be a metal monster but I have been able to get a lot of versatile sounds from the amp even with cheap guitars that have stock pickups.

I love the seperate compartments for head and cab areas so that speakers interferrence with tubes is minimized.

All the preamp tubes are covered to protect against radio inteferrence so you don't have your bass players cell phone start ringing through your speaker.


Didn't like I wish I could get a foot switchable reverb. I don't always need it so I don't want to have to walk over to the amp to turn it off.
the only other thing I don't like is that its really easy with all this distortion available to get a bad tone if you don't really listen.


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5.0

By knowbody
May 06, 2010
 
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All tube 6505 destruction for the lowest price yet! featured

Sound If heavy metal is your game, or the crushing, shredding tones of Peavey's popular 6505 line have ever tempted your ears - this is the most affordable incarnation of it that's ever been made! Clocking in at a scant $599 (wow...I paid that much for my Tube Vypyr 60 and Sanpera II) this 60 watt all-tube sucker can do everything it's big brothers can do in a smaller package; plain and simple. The clean channel is...well...clean. Its not a 5150...its a 6505...its very very clean, with a crunch boost pushing it into the middle ground territory you may not be able to find by backing off the gain on the lead channel (because lord, it has GOBBS of GAIN!). Sometimes I found the tones I was looking for by gaining up the rhythm channel and using the crunch boost (since both channels have a separate 3-band EQ!) and rolling back the gain on the lead for a smooth solo sound! Now the REAL sound of the amp is the lead channels pretty much MINDBOGGLING amounts of gain and EQ-sweep this thing can muster...from crunchy-crunch to earth-quaking death metal and super-shred...I can't hyphenate enough adjective. Bottom line, for $600 bones, this thing was a winner with reverb! Own it dude. (Plus the Peavey logo lights up! Cool!)


Reliability Peavey made it...I'm sure I could kick it and spill stuff on it and knock it over and it would work fine...Peaveys are made of pure awesome...The ONLY (and I stress ONLY) flaw I found was the channel switching button got stuck inside the chassis when I switched from rhythm to lead...so a 2 button footswitch would be a must. No points deducted for this; this amp still rules.


Customer Support Peavey customer support rocks; always fast and friendly right here in the US of A.


Liked about it 1) Big 6505 tone; little price!
2) Pretty versatile (mostly for rock/metal though)
3) Very easy to work with and find tones!


Didn't like 1) Channel switching button got stuck inside chassis; I had to pry it out :(

...no complaints otherwise - totally awesome amp!


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5.0

By SonicProvocateur
Jan 02, 2010
 
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