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Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp Black

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The Peavey 6505+ 112 is the combo version of the acclaimed 6505+ amplifier. This portable powerhouse features five 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 - 6L6GC power amp tubes, with presence and resonance control... Read More

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The Peavey 6505+ 112 is the combo version of the acclaimed 6505+ amplifier. This portable powerhouse features five 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 - 6L6GC power amp tubes, with presence and resonance controls and 3-band EQ for taming their notorious tone. It also includes 3-spring Accutronix reverb and the Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI), which delivers the sound of a miked guitar cabinet in live performance and studio recording applications.

The 6505 Series of guitar amplifiers celebrates of Peavey's first 40 years, 1965 to 2005. The 6505 amp is also the relaunch of the 5150 Series, the immensely popular amplifiers Peavey designed with Edward Van Halen.

Features
  • 60 watts (RMS)
  • 16, 8, or 4 ohms (switchable)
  • 5 - 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 2 - 6L6GC power amp tubes
  • Footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select
  • Effects loop
  • Separate 3-band EQ on each channel
  • Separate Resonance and Presence controls for each channel
  • Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain, footswitchable Crunch boost
  • Lead channel: pre-/post-gain controls
  • Genuine Accutronics 3-spring reverb
  • Integrated MSDI microphone-simulated XLR direct interface
  • One 12" Sheffield speaker
  • Top handle
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Peavey6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

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Surprised

When I first saw the price tag, I had to take a second glance. Peavey's 6505 line has always been very reasonably priced, but this seemed too low. I realized it's made in...Read complete review

When I first saw the price tag, I had to take a second glance. Peavey's 6505 line has always been very reasonably priced, but this seemed too low. I realized it's made in China and that's why it's priced so generously, but I decided to take a chance and buy it anyway. So far it's been pretty good. I don't really gig much at the moment, but I still crank it when I can. The best part is at 60 watts, it can do low volumes and high volumes. If you buy this expecting thunderous power when you're only using it as a 112, you might be disappointed. It's definitely the beefiest, thickest sounding 112 I've heard, but it's not a 212 and certainly not a 412. However, you have the option to add another cab, and I take advantage of that. WOW, now we're talking! I use a Mesa Rec 212 and they compliment each other nicely. Thick, full sound with plenty of crunchy midrange, even when it's low. One thing to note is that the amp isn't noisy at all. I feared I'd have to buy a noise gate, but that isn't the case. However, to bring the most out of this amp, I use an MXR 10 band EQ. The one negative I have, is that it's difficult to manage the notorious high end, "sizzle," that this amp produces. I use a medium amount of gain so it's not too bad, but if the gain goes above six and drifts into metal territory, it's really obnoxious. I haven't tried new tubes, but no matter what speakers or pickups I use, it's there. Despite that, I'm giving this amp 5 stars...but that's because there's no 4.5 star option. It's been a great amp, and as long as the craftsmanship holds up, I'll be keeping it around for a while.

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Heavy metal? Yes. Clean? Not so much...

It pains me to give a Peavey amp only three stars, but there's a good reason why. I gave this amp three stars because it's kind of a one trick pony. It's pretty...Read complete review

It pains me to give a Peavey amp only three stars, but there's a good reason why. I gave this amp three stars because it's kind of a one trick pony. It's pretty easy to get a good heavy metal tone from it (no surprise there), and this new installment in the 6505 line does have reverb, but the clean channel sounds very harsh, really thin and very "ice-pick" like on the high strings (B and E, specifically). I had to back down the clean treble and the master presence quite a bit before the channel became usable to my ears. I was surprised at how good the crunch mode on the clean channel sounded, because of this. I'm not sure how much a speaker swap would help, but out-of-the-box, be prepared to have to work for a decent clean tone should you choose this amp.

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5.0

I would buy this product again!

By Hammer Swunghard

from Linden NJ

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful
  • Rythym ch.=Lynyrd Skynyrd

Cons

  • Speaker cabinet good be made stronger

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

For it's weight,I noticed that the wood cabinetry was weakly constructed.Sound wise the best metal tone ,'Hands Down'!

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5.0

Great amp great fit for basement studio

By Mark K

from Washington NJ 07882

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

I use this when I jam with my son or my buds in basement studio. I love sound/tone of this thing. I 've heard complaints about whether it plays clean or not. To me I don't get what they are complaining about...sounds great clean or dirty. I'm pretty much a metal head and this amp suits me fine. For the price they have included the foot switch

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4.0

Perfect for teh br00tulz

By Jimmy

from Maumee, Ohio

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

Man, this amp sounds MASSIVE. It takes a while to dial in but that's half the fun. I should mention that this amp will NOT do any really heavy stuff without an overdrive or a booster. But with that said, this is also a good hard rock amp. The distortion is big and bass-y and isn't afraid to feedback, so you should probably get a noise gate. The presence and resonance knobs help dial in the treble and bass even further than the effective eq section. Every note jumps out at you and slaps you AND your family in the face... Lol so anyway the clean channel isn't really that clean and if you turn the preamp down at all it sounds like it chokes the sound a bit, so I would leave the preamp on 10 or turn it down and use a booster to open it up a little. It almost sounds bluesy/ jazzy.So you either like it or you don't. This amp is perfect for metal of any sort with a good tubescreamer in front of it. So overall, I am extremely happy with this amp. Though, if you play more rock or cleaner stuff, I would instead consider the Marshall DSL-40C due to the (lack-thereof) clean channel on this amp. The Marshall is also lighter and smaller with the same size speaker. Basically this amp is really only meant for metal and rock variants.

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5.0

Bad Mutha

By shaun

from saint louis

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

let me start by saying if you need a footswitch (since this doesn't come with one) get the valveking/windsor footswitch.$45 it will change channels from clean to overdrive and the boost will change the clean to crunch. so now follow me back in time... i used to have a 120watt 6505+ and a marshall cab... thing was the nuts! but WAY too loud to be MIC'D at any bars i played, and heavy and cumbersome.. id have to bring down to level 1 and lose all the balls of the tube sound... so fast fwd to today... i tried mesas, marshalls and a few others... none had the balls this amp has but to be fair to the others tone i prefer a high gain almost solid state sound like pantera.. the 60 watts is perfect for small gigs and practice, and to top it all off this amp has a MSDI XLR out making MIC'ing at gigs uneccessary.. awesome! none of the other 6505s have this option.. atleast i dont think... its a bit on the heavy side approx 65lbs but no cabinet to haul! just a suggestion though.. pickup an amp stand with it.. youll be glad you did... peace!

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5.0

6505+

By Ryan h

from Albany NY

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

You wont find a better or louder combo for the price. This thing has great tone. and a huge sound. Not to mention its excellent reputation. it took some tweaking around with my effects to get my tone right. but i have no complaints. Have used it live and for recording. The MSDI sounds great in the studio.The only problem i encountered was the fact that its is a noisy amp.but thats to be expected from a high gain amp...My solution was a Boss NS-2. Works great and is reliable.

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5.0

3rd Time is always a charm...

By Russell Richardson,Jr

from New Orleans

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

This is my 3rd review on this amp. Let me say that I have demoed this amp in GC for the past 5 years and I finally can say it is a perfect amp. The main complaint with this amp is that the clean channel is not that great and the dirty channel can be all over the place. I spoke with a guy on the Peavey forum who said that putting a patch cable in the loop would make this amp a beast. I tried it in GC and he was right. The cleans were way better,it even had more bottom end to it. The distortion channel warmed up a bit,but still got that heavy distorted tone. It also made the amp sound way better at low volumes. Give it a try.

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5.0

Peavey 6505+ Combo

By Walter Perez

from College Park, Maryland

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

I've had this amp for a few weeks and it sounds amazing, even at low volumes. I use a TS9 with it and the sound is a metal guitarists' dream. I play songs by artist such as Metallica, Bullet for My Valentine, All That Remains, and Avenged Sevenfold and this amp covers the tone pretty well. I don't have much of a feedback problem and I don't use a noise suppressor pedal. Overall, this amp is perfect for metal and it will not disappoint.

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4.0

HARDCORE!!!

By Jake Miles

from Springfield, Missouri

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

Played guitar for nearly 7 years, and the Peavey 6505 has got to be the greatest combo for the price. Perfect for any small to medium sized gigs. Advantages: Has all of the gain a metal head could ever dream of. Perfect for Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, or any metal player. This amp is also very easy to use, as long as you know the difference between pre and post gain. Tubes don't take very long to warm up either. Cons: This amp is a freakin heavy 60 watt. Probably 60-70 lbs, but that isn't too much an issue. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the clean channel. Really is kind of disappointing and I don't recommend this amp unless you don't use your clean channel a whole lot. That being said, I own an Ibanez RG2EX1 and I am sure there are some guitars that would make this clean channel better. Overall, this amp is perfect for any hard rock or metal player. This thing is a steal for the price. Buy it now and RAWK ON!!

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5.0

Perfect, except for the reverb

By Charles Kreuzer

from Phx AZ

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

I've had my 6505+ 1x12 combo for about 6 months now. I've learned a lot about it and it continues to surprise me and make me smile. Anyone complaining about the tone on this amp or the clean channel not being able to get a clean tone just doesn't know what they're doing. The clean tones are there (even at full gain), you just can't use hot pickups. I'm guessing some users don't have a clue about single coil p/up's, splitting a humbucker, or using the volume knob. The crunch button takes the clean channel into overdrive plexi heaven. Put a decent distortion pedal in front of the amp in this mode and you'll have thick harmonics on tap that will produce as much mojo as any overdriven plexi you've ever heard. The lead channel adds more, but thins out the harmonics - it's a modern take on a super overdriven plexi. Now wonder Eddie had them change this channel from the original. The tones are all in there. You just need to have the right guitars, pickups... My only gripe is the reverb. It's weak. But, the wonderful effects loop allows me to hook my pedals up and not suffer from tone loss. Speaking of the effects loop. For those wanting decent tone at lower levels, use the effects loop and a box with an adjustable output level. You can tame the power section by dialing back the pre-amp output and still have decent, low volume tone. I did change the speaker to a V30. It's nicer, but the stock speaker isn't too bad. Next might be some replacement tubes. Can't wait for the added mojonation that will give me.

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3.0

Heavy metal? Yes. Clean? Not so much...

By Alex Grubb

from Chicago

Comments about Peavey 6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp:

It pains me to give a Peavey amp only three stars, but there's a good reason why. I gave this amp three stars because it's kind of a one trick pony. It's pretty easy to get a good heavy metal tone from it (no surprise there), and this new installment in the 6505 line does have reverb, but the clean channel sounds very harsh, really thin and very "ice-pick" like on the high strings (B and E, specifically). I had to back down the clean treble and the master presence quite a bit before the channel became usable to my ears. I was surprised at how good the crunch mode on the clean channel sounded, because of this. I'm not sure how much a speaker swap would help, but out-of-the-box, be prepared to have to work for a decent clean tone should you choose this amp.

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