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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.4

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (20)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Warm / comfy (11)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (14)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for metal, classic rock, and blues

This amp is a great amp! Probably the best metal amp for the price.

When I bought this amp, I figured it would be a 1 trick pony...Read complete review

This amp is a great amp! Probably the best metal amp for the price.

When I bought this amp, I figured it would be a 1 trick pony (METAL \m/), and I was a little worried it would be too loud. Let me tell you, I was wrong on both points! I play a lot of genres - from blues, to classic rock (zeppelin, acdc, and stuff like cream & allman brothers) and this handles all those genres well. It is also perfect in loudness for bedroom practicing - my fiance does say its pretty loud, but no complaints from the neighbors yet!

The cool thing about this amp, is that it sounds great at lower volumes as well. Anything under 3 sounds a little muffled, but I was playing it at 2 for a while and it sounded fine.

This amp really shines in the high gain, metal and hard rock territory. I play van halen type stuff, and metal from SLAYER to Metallica and it handles all those styles well! I'm confident it would handle high gain death metal tones, maybe with a boost pedal, but I don't even use a boost pedal on this thing and it still sounds great for any thrash & heavy metal.

Once on the rhythm channel, you can really dial in a great classic rock crunch. You have to really tweak the knobs to get it right, but it works great once its dialed in! Stuff like, ACDC, Scorpions, etc. sound perfect. And it also gets a great light crunch - think like Allman Brothers, ZZ top, etc. Wonderful for Led Zeppelin, which I love playing. I also love playing ACDC on this, because you can play the rhythm on the crunch channel, then switch to lead for the solos and it sounds wonderful!

The clean tone also is much better than I thought. At first, I hated it, but you can really warm it up by turning up the reverb (which is also decent, not fender reverb but decent) and tweaking of the tone knobs. Something I didn't realize at first is that you don't need a lot of tweaking to get this amp to sound great - usually my eq settings on each band is set at 12 o'clock, then I plus or minus 1/2 depending on the tones I'm looking for.

I can get a pretty decent blues tone as well - if your looking for a blues amp, get a fender/marshall, but it still sounds great once you dial in that clean tone.

This amp has a LOT of bass - I usually set that no higher than 4/5. I had it set at 7 for a while (because I'm used to other amps), and I noticed the walls were shaking while I was chugging away. And not just a little LOL, like an earthquake. So, I turned it down a little ;)

Anyway, if you buy this, and you love any of the genres I highlighted above I highly recommend.

EDIT: Also, if you can't dial in a tone on this amp, start everything at 12'oclock and add/take away where needed. It doesn't need a lot of tweaking! And don't forget presence & resonance, those are very important. And don't scoop the mids, hopefully if your buying an amp this expensive you understand that...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The caps blew after 2 years

Let me start this off by saying this is a great amp, an almost perfect one. I went through it and played it straight for a good part of 2-3 years, Good...Read complete review

Let me start this off by saying this is a great amp, an almost perfect one. I went through it and played it straight for a good part of 2-3 years, Good sound, Thick and rich, as well as very chunky.

The good part is the sound, then the weight is largely hard to manage just because it's a good 70-80 pounds.

Otherwise in those respects, sound and playability the amp excels, and i loved it while it worked.

However, that all changed when the fire nation attacked. Yesterday, i was playing my amp when the volume went down really low. I didn't know the reason so i turned it back up, thinking my shirt must of snagged on the knob. A loud bang as well as a few minutes of smokey madness later, and i had a fried amp.

I opened it up (I am an electrical engineer) And found that the 2 550 v caps, as well as three of the 450v ones and one of the 16v blew. as a repair cost, it will cost me 40-60$ whether i can get the right caps or not. The parts are very hard to find really. So from a tech standpoint, it has bad caps. I do believe it's due to the power input to the caps, though. They're rated at a 550v but should really use 600v as not to be so easily worn down. I ordered all the parts including the diodes, and scraped off all the cap oil, and rewired the board with just wiring.

As of now, however, i would recommend this amp, since as far as i know, there were only two to three cases i'm aware of this happening in, Just giving you my experience with the amp.

The tubes, however are stock. it is very chunky and if you're looking for a good metal amp (djent is not a factor for this)get it. the failure rate is low, and you can always pay a tech to fix it if you have any real problems. Tell them to replace all the caps if you do. it most likely won't cost too much north of 100$, it costs 35$ for the parts of mine, and i'm going to replace them, since i am certified with a soldering iron.

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4.0

Great amp

By Derrick

from Kansas City, Missouri

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    Great amp, I was able to get a good clean tone despite everyone saying you can't really. One of the power tubes went out after about 5 months. Great amp but if you want a heavy tone get a distortion or override pedal. Overall great amp

     
    4.0

    Excellent Crunch and Useable Cleans

    By Will

    from VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    The lead channel is great. All the gain you want. A lot of people bash the cleans on this amp, but if you keep the mids and treble below 5 and the bass above 5, you can get some really nice cleans. Make sure your pre gain is set low as well. That said, I would look elsewhere if you're not buying this amp for rock/metal, though it is surprisingly versatile.
    I didn't give it five stars because it's heavy and could be easier to get really nice cleans out of (even though they are there).

     
    5.0

    Perfect.

    By Meko

    from Mesa AZ.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I didn't buy it for the clean chanel, now did I?
        Changed the speaker, (eminence red coat).
        Put some casters on it. I'm all set.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Seems OK, but honestly, not a huge fan

        By Wild North

        from Indiana

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor clean channel
        • Sounds like a swarm of bees

        Best Uses

        • Performances

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

        I've owned many amps over the years including several other Peavey amps (Valveking, Triple XXX head with Mesa 4x12 Cab, Triple XXX 1X12, Sterero Chorus, US Bandit, Chinese Bandit), 3 Mesa's (dual recto head, .50 cal, and Mark III combo) , several Marshal's (DSL 40, DSL 100, and a couple of Valvestates) and a BlackStar HT-60......among others too numerous to list. My point: I've owned bad amps, average amps, and amazingly good amps. I heard good things about this amp, and after getting back into playing after a 10 year hiatus, I was hoping this would sound and perform similar to it's cousin, my old Peavey Triple XXX. Not so. The XXX had a stellar clean channel, with lots of Fender Chime. The clean channel on the 6505+ 112 is brittle and never completely cleans up unless you roll back the volume on your guitar. Even then, it's not wonderful. The crunch switch adds some decent crunchy tones good for old school rock. No complaints here, other than it obviously shares the eq with the clean channel..... so compromises will need to be made on tonality between the two. The heavy channel sounds just OK. My biggest disappointment is that this amp does not have the chest thumping low end that my XXX had (also a 1x12). Also, there is a high end "swarm of bees" buzziness emanating from the amp that you just can't dial out. Even reducing the pre-amp down below 2 and increasing the post to ear splitting levels doesn't solve this issue. I'm going to throw a Celestion GT-70 in tonight to see if it performs better than the Sheffield. Tubes will be next, but this doesn't sound like a tube issue, and other players are complaining about the buzzy tone all over the Internet. This amp just isn't the fire breathing monster it's cousin the XXX is. Seriously, I just don't understand why this amp is so highly rated.

         
        5.0

        This amp rocks!

        By Turf Tamer

        from Waxhaw N.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best amp I've ever owned! This thing rocks!
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

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

          I play through a Boss GT6 into a 160 watt Create stack,(solid state). I've been playing for 32 years and I've wanted a tube amp for a long time. I finally bit the bullet and got one. Could'nt be happier. Plugged strait in or with my chain of effects, this thing is awesome! I needed to make a few adjustments to my processor, mainly pre amp and distortion patches, since the tubes driven, sounds way better than the solid state pedal. Again, this thing rocks. Best sounding amp I've ever owned! T.T./D.O.C.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again!

          By Hammer Swunghard

          from Linden NJ

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          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'!

           
          5.0

          Aweaome!

          By Adam

          from MD

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            Awesome tone and incredibly loud!

             
            5.0

            Metal Brah

            By J Bohn

            from Hawaii

            Verified Buyer

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

            This amp is awesome! I bought this amp strictly for metal guitar. It's just what I wanted.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great rock/metal amp.

            By miltonnhguy

            from NH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            This is a great amp for what people buy them for. Both channels are fantastic drive channels. It get really noisy at high gain without a noise gate/suppressor.I didn't love the stock speaker so I installed a retro 30 which is better but still not ideal. I know people try to defend the clean channel. It's not a good clean channel. It's just not. It's a good less gain channel but not clean. Every amp I've ever owned has a better clean sound than this. If they put a better voiced clean channel in these they'd be very versatile. The reverb is a bit of a waste with it's lack of a clean channel. lack of versatility aside I still really like and will keep it.

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