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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any 6505 Combo Owners here?

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Peavey combo version of the 6505? I think it's a 60 watt amp, or 50. I'm not sure, but I ask because I played a 5150 combo a long time ago and loved it, and they tell me the 6505 is esentially the same. I need an amp that has that much gain on tap, etc,. Any suggestions? I'd really like to find a club amp / combo tube amp that would have maybe a variac built in so I can play in the apt too for practice.. without getting the police called on me. I know that's asking a lot.. I have had 20 watt amps before that sounded great, but not loud enough for the drummer.. In my experience I almost always had to get a 30 watt or bigger amp to keep up with a loud drummer.. I've played a lot of outdoor gigs for biker typee parties too and each time I wish I'd had a bigger amp when I only had a 30 or less watt tube amp.. I've found 40 or 50 watts to be about perfect in tube watts..
I like to keep it simple too, and I really want an amp that has a good gain structure and cleans up well with my volume knob, and one that has a good reverb.. Then I'm pretty happy.. Any other tone altering I can do with pedals if need be.. and I typically use only a booster if need be for gain / leads, and then from time to time just a tad bit of delay and a wah pedal maybe.. but that's about it..
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 01:05 AM
 
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Re: Any 6505 Combo Owners here?

Kick ass amps, I assure you. If you don't need amazing cleans, then it's the perfect amp for you.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Re: Any 6505 Combo Owners here?

It's 60 watts, and is supposed to be the same amp as the 5150 combo (allowing for production variances et al).

For what you're describing, the 5150III 50-watt head might work well for you (and be easier to haul/carry). Another option is to take a look at the Carvin V3M: Three channels, and it's switchable from 50 to 22 to 7 watts. Good price too. The big drawback here is that you have a hard time trying before you buy.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/V3M
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Re: Any 6505 Combo Owners here?

I am a long time 5150 head user and have the 5150 combo for my "bedroom amp". Love that heavy bastard! I was trying out a guitar at GC and plugged into a 6505 combo. Sounded the same as my amp at home (except for the BBE 422 on mine). Never thought I would be a PEEvey user but I have been playing 5150/6505 heads for years (I remove the logos in case one of my friends see me).
I have been looking for a 3/4 channel amp but my budget is not in the Mark V or Marshall 410H range yet. I did try the Carvin V3M and it was not for me. I could not get a tight chunky sound out of it. Probably something to do with the EL84's. After ten days of tweaking, I sent it back....just my 2 cents.
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Yep awesome amp for heavy and crunch sounds - I can use it (my 6505+ 112 Combo) without any effects whatsoever and get great singing leads. Unfortunately I've got mine up on craigslist right now as I already have an Engl and I want to pair it with a Fender Blues Delux for my cleans.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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I did try the Carvin V3M and it was not for me. I could not get a tight chunky sound out of it. Probably something to do with the EL84's. After ten days of tweaking, I sent it back....just my 2 cents.
Well, one would likely be able to get more "whunk" out of the regular V3, which can also be turned down to 25 watts if needed. It uses EL34s.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where are the new amps made? China? I just wonder.. Not that I care that much if they work for me.. I love them, and I saw a youtube video of Ted Nugent playing one, and his sound is just great. It seems those amps just make you sound better if you've already got the chops so to speak..
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You are better off getting the EVH 5150 III mini. There is 3 ch. and clean ch. The head is very portable at only 35lb. You needs to upgrade the tube in the Peavey 5150 combo and also the speakers.
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Where are the new amps made? China? I just wonder.. Not that I care that much if they work for me.. I love them, and I saw a youtube video of Ted Nugent playing one, and his sound is just great. It seems those amps just make you sound better if you've already got the chops so to speak..
Tim
The 1x12 combo are made in China while the rest are made in USA.
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The EVH on the other hand are made in Mexico or Vietnam.
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-17-2012, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks man. I appreciate it.. I really like the 1 x 12 combo.. It sounded great.. The one I just tried. I love the gain on those. They just have what I need and without a pedal to boost the gain of the amp.. It makes it easier to just use the volume knob, etc, for me at least..
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The EVH on the other hand are made in Mexico or Vietnam.
It's also $400 more. I, of course, have no idea where the OP's financial situation is at, but some of us can't afford that extra little bit.


Keep in mind, I'm saying this as someone who loves the EVH 5150III mini more than I could ever love anything on a 6505.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone here ever compare the 6505 to the 51`50, or better yet, the Marshall Haze 40 watt tube amp to the Peaveys? I liked what I heard of the Marshall online, especially since it has Delay, etc, already built in, but I didn't seem to hear enough gain for me, for some of the music I do, and they don't seem as good with EQ to me. I mean, the Marshall doesn't seem to have the clear sounding giant chords that I hear with loads of gain on the Peavey's cranked, etc,.. Maybe it is just me, but that Peavey is just hard to beat as far as tone goes. I could always use a pedal in front of the Marshall of course to get more gain, but I was hoping to get an amp at the same price range as the Marshall with the tone that I want, ie, the Peavey. Even if it's a little higher in price. I have never heard the EVH head you guys speak of.. Nor have I heard the V3 amp from Carvin, but I do like there stuff in general. I played thru an old Carvin back in the 90's and it rocked,, but again I still love the Peavey sound.. It's going to be hard for me to justify any other tone than the Peavey for me as it just works with my playing and the sound in my head so to speak.. God why can't I be rich to try all the toys.. LOL.. JK.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 01:49 AM
 
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Well, 6505 = 5150.

And don't second guess yourself. If you want gain, then you want either a 6505 or a Marshall JVM. And seeing as all of the JVM's are $1500+, your options are pretty narrow.

And the EVH that were talking about is designed by Eddie Vahn Halen himself. It is EVH's new 5150. It's a three channel head. Great cleans, clear crunch and a gain channel that puts the original 5150/5150II and 6505/6505+ to shame. They are designed by Eddie and built by Fender.

The 100 watt 5150III had 3 separate sets of EQ for the three channels. It is a tone monster from Jazz to Death Metal. All of that for $1700 new. Made In Mexico.

The EVH 5150III Mini is the 50 watt version. It has the exact same three channels. Sadly channels 1 and 2 share a set of EQ. The highest gain channel does not lack a thing. These are $1000 new. Older ones are made in Viet Nam. Newer ones are also Mexican. This is probably the greatest head on the market for $1000. This or the Peavey 3120.

There are no combo versions available.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks so much man.. I appreciate it..
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