What do you guys think of the Peavey 6505 series amps?

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  1. axeslinger13

    axeslinger13 New Member

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    Well, I am not into the whole Norwegian Death Metal thing, but if I WAS gonna get that amp, I would rather go with the EL34 version Peavey 6534. Good tone/right price. Surface mount technology though... Good luck and have fun!
     
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    Peavey is the beast. They make really good amps and 6505 is amazing.
     
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  3. dinkyguitar

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    Bought my 6505 112 combo from GC a few years ago and changed my tubes to what is guy used.



    Only difference is I have Ruby 6l6 tubes because when I bought the amp one of the power tubes had issues.

    I also swapped the stock speaker for a UK v30 which is popular mod.

    I also have a Peavey 5150 head & EVH 5150 III 100 watt head with (2) 2x12 cabs and Eminance Lendend v128 speakers.

    The 6505 112 holds it's own, surprisingly is has a lot of bottom end from having 1 speaker and sounds really good at low volumes.

    I can play this amp at 2-3 volume whereas the other heads are very loud past 1.

    Haven't had any issues...but when I had it checked out by a local guitar store they said all the Presence & Resonance knobs didn't work...I pretty much set and forgot these so I never really played with them.

    When I got it home I did notice they were not responsive...they work, but you can only hear the difference when turning the knobs from like 7-10...

    I'd be curious if yours did that as well...

    Anyway, it's a great amp.....

    dinky
     
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  4. dinkyguitar

    dinkyguitar Active Member

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    One last thing...

    The amp is not just a chug chug amp...no offense, but every time I hear someone demonstrate like that I immediately go to something else.

    No doubt this amp has gain.

    It can do Van Halen, lots of 80's hair band rock, I think it can pull off AC/DC & Zepplin stuff.

    And the clean...well it's not crystal, but I don't need anything cleaner.

    dinky
     
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  5. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Yup Presence has to be up there to do anythjng. But it does help the tome IMO above like 7.
     
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    Emtbreid Well-Known Member

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    You use the presence above 7? I try to keep it around 4 or so... It could be different tubes honestly. I have JJ power tubes and 2 JJ preamp tubes, the rest are tung sol, so I’m constantly fighting the JJ being dark/muddy. I use an Mxr 10 band in the loop.
     
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  7. Zensee

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    Well I AM into Norwegian death metal and you my good sir are correct! LOl. :headbanger:
    The 6505 really has its own vibe and the 6534 is a bit closer to a Marshall sound. Fantastic amps and my 6505 plus head will never leave the stable. Currently blending it with a 900 six on my current recording project. $350 is a fair price. Enjoy.
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I found that extra compression killed some of the clank I like when you snap on the higher strings. The high presence brought it alive. I would have to check the pretubes, not sure what I have in there. I'm tryjng to get a high gain Marshall kerrang out of it. Couldnt get the snap I like at lower settings, it kind of mushed up a bit. A little too compressed for me.
     
  9. Buzzard

    Buzzard Well-Known Member

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    That’s the problem when you love the Marshall sound is that you try to make everything sound like a Marshall.
     
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    Riffraff Well-Known Member

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    Guilty as charged. :lol:

    I love my 6505+. It's a fantastic '80s/'90s rock amp. I've got a few early 90's Chinese 5751's that actually test as high gain 12AX7's in a few key slots and it sounds amazing. I'm not a djent, gallop, brootz kind of guy. I like mine dialed in for a more British high gain tone which it excels at. I'm running 2 x V30's & 2 x ET65's in my 412MS cab.

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    Crikey Well-Known Member

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    sweet. looks like you are running all three at same time? would love to hear that shit .
     
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