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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
  • External speaker outputs
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Peavey6505+ 112 60W 1x12" Tube Combo Guitar Amp
 
4.4

(based on 45 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(37 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gotta love 6l6 tone!

By toonanyc

from NYC, New York

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

This amp is a great addition to any player/professionals rig! The cleans have surely been improved through the extra pre-amp tube and they shine with 6L6 character. The lead channel produces a devilish 6L6 sustain which brings its value ten-fold of the price. At I thought this was a cheaper build than the 212 combo since its made in china, however now that i own one i can safely say that this amp is up to par with the other peaveys! The lighted logo is very cool and overall for the price this is THE BEST value in the amplifier market today. I love mine and you will to.

(23 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprised

By Jeff

from Central New York

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

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.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't Listen to the Haters

By HarsStiffJab

from Austin TX

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

I've owned Marshalls, MESAs, Soldanos, Fenders and this amp kicks butt, for the price you can't beat the tone. I replaced the Sheffield speakers with a Celestion Vintage 30's and it is an amazing transformation. A 1st class trip to nuanance city of harmonic dynamics. Add a BBE Sonic Maximizer stomp box and you got a Hard Rock Total Package. The clean channel is very sweet and articulate also. The Haters of this amp need a hearing exam investment. Try taking some guitar lessons and try to learn what tone is all about.

(14 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

brown sound shredder

By Billy5150

from appleton wisconsin

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

I have been hauling around a Marshall dsl50 jcm 2000 half stack for 5 years to gigs, love the rig but hate the hauling part. I have been wanting someting that has that awesome closed back tube tone and gain. Not until now have I been able to find it. This amp is the best sounding one I have ever found in a combo set up. It has that low end punch you get from a closed back half stack and all the gain you could ever want with the 5 pre amp ax7's and two 6Ls power tubes. Being 60 watts the over drive come easy and the harmonics squeel like the man from deliverance. I have gigged with marshall tsl 602 and dsl 401 and they just don't cut it for me like this power box does. It is still a little heavy but you have to pay some price for that kind of tone and natural screaming overdrive. This is the best amp for the price I have ever bought. Perfect for ZZ top blues rock to EVH bround sound. Go get this rig..

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its awesome if you know how to dial it in

By Mike

from brentwood, California

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

I bought this as a practice amp so I dent have to haul my half stack around to practices. It is great if you know what you are doing. I'm gonna give all you kids a lesson on how to dial it in though: boost the mids, keep the gain(post) at around 4/5, never above. Finally, unless you can play at volumes 5 and above it sounds compressed and ugly. Luckily I only use it at those volumes so it is rich and beautiful. Great in the studio as well

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BLOWN AWAY!!!!

By Russell

from New Orleans,LA

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

Been playing off and on since the age of 13. I can remember a friend of the family had the original 5150 amp. For a Van Halen fan like me that was awesome. This amp is not quite up to par with the original 5150 but it still is awesome. I Just tried this amp out at the New Orleans store and I was blown away. I am in the market for a new amp and I think that this is it. The salesman walked me through all of the settings. The rhythm channel is best used for blues crunch or clean. And the clean is as close to an old Fender amp as I have heard. The lead channel can give you anything from the nice hard rock sound all the way up to death metal. I am amazed at this range of this amp. The ability to have presence and resonance controls on all channels is cool. My only complaint is that this knobs can be hard to reach and the writing is not visible if your sitting in a chair. Also the reverb is flat and lacks dynamic. These are all minor flaws. This amp will soon be mine. Make it yours.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey 6505+ 112 combo

By Mark J Smith

from Nazareth, Pa

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

This is the most versatile combo I've ever owned. It has enough gain on the rhythm channel to pass as a lead channel. The lead channel produces some of the best saturation and harmonic feedback with pppplenty of gain left on reserve. Leads cut right through everything with the sweetest tone. Serious metal heads will love this amp. It gets really loud and chills will crawl up your neck when you crank it. The channel switcher is a must. Buy it when you buy the amp. No need to fuss with too many knobs. Finding a great sound won't take you long. You don't have to believe me...see for yourself. The only downer is the reverb isn't switchable and Rock on!

(9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

nice as a practice amp

By mike

from brentwood, california

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

i bought this amp because i have wanted a 6505 and because i needed a small amp to haul to practices for my band.unfortunaletly, when it arrived, i saw that it was giant, very large. and weighs a tonn!!!! in combo form, it fails to capture the tone of the origina head, and is super complessed from volume levels 1-5. the reverb doesnt do much, and the ground lift does nothing. now, when i detachted the internal speaker cable and plugged it in to my mills 4x12, it trned into the 6505 we all know and love. if you buy it, i suggest using it only with active pickups

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dang

By One Happy Mama Jama

from Wentzville

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

I just bought my 6505 last week and had my first gig with it last night. It was a mid sized bar so I was able to go without miking the amp, and we just cranked this baby and let her roar. I stayed on the rythmn channel for about 95 percent of the set and toggled back and forth between the clean and crunch, and this thing vomited tone. I play a Strat w/ all single coils and the amp is noisy, so I will be installing a Seymour Duncan Little '59 to cancel the noise, and when I do, this will undoubtedly be the greatest setup I've ever own. This thing is nothing short of my dream tone. I've been through four amps in the last two years, and this is mine for the next thirty years. Thank you Peavey!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Amp for the Price

By Josh

from Indiana

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

I am not a peavey fan at all I was actually trying to aviod them at the store but I finally gave a this amp a try and this one was the best choice. This guitar amp has plenty of juice to keep up with any band practice or playing small to medium sized gigs. I was very suprised to find that the cleans on this amp are actaually some of the best I've heard even better than my friends JCM. It is very heavy so anyone who can't lift more than 60 lbs. should stay away or buy a gym membership. The features of the amp are great the pre and post gain dials are great for getting the perfect tone on your amp. Make sure to read the manual! If you get post gain and pre gain mixed up your amp will sound very bad. Make sure to consider this amp before deciding on an amp.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE PERFECT TONE!!!

By Ryan

from Atlanta, GA

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

My search is over! I've heard about the 6505 combo from an ad in a Guitar World magazine. Since it featured three of my fav bands in the ad, it gave me the thought of trying it. I found one next to a Valveking, not knowing it would be THAT loud. But I kept it at 3 and after I dialed the settings right, I knew that my tone search was over :D. But a fair warning, be careful that there is nothing wrong with it first. I played for 3 minutes and it started to break up. The guys at GC there was something broken but they said it can be fixed. So if there's no damage to the amp, this one's a keeper. If there is, be careful.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

LOVE IT !!

By J Brass

from wilkes-barre pa

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

I have bought and sold many amps looking for a great heavy metal(death metal)sound,this is it.I run an equalizer in the effects loop and that's it. My only complaint is the resonace & presence controls do not have much of an effect on the tone.Beside that i love it !

(5 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Hit or Miss

By Sosmooth7

from Phila. PA

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

BOY WAS I REALLY DISAPPOINTED. Peavey is know for making some fairly good guitar amps,but they really missed the point on this one. First of all it sounds nothing like it big brother,and there is NO clean cchannel to speak of ( I mean it doesn't clean up well at ALL. Every good guitar amp starts off with a fair to good clean and then they work thier magic on thier distortion and overdrive channels. Peavey you really missed on this. And did I mention its really heavey.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable Tone

By Tod Baldino

from Trumbull, Ct

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

Don't waste your time buying a SS modeling Amp. I sold my Roland Cube 60 to buy this Amp, and hoped I made the right decision. When I plugged in, and tweaked the controls a little, I was in awe. The Gain on this Amp is phenomenal. For the affordable price, the 6505+ rivals the expensive Marshalls and Mesa's. I recommend this Amp to anyone who is looking for that great Metal sound. I forgot to mention the simplicity of use and how loud it is. You don't have to be a sound technician to figure out. Do yourself a favor and check one out ASAP, you will not regret it.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZINF

By Reese

from Seattle, WA

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

I play some hardcore music, mostly the screamo, grindcore, or metalcore subgenre's of Heavy Metal. This AMP has a brutal cutting edge with palm mutes, wonderful sound that you can only get from tube amps, and no less a peavey. I am not a huge fan of Peavey myself, but this is an A+ in my book! The crunch feature, and multiple tones from adjusting the low, mid, and high, put this on a must buy.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wish i had it

By Mikeytheripper

from Eugene Oregon

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

Okay so i never liked peavy due to the viper series, just to many controls not enough high gain and just not very user friendly, that was until i played through a 6505+, now i don't like the rectifier sound but it changed my mind, i wanted to crank it but i didn't want to go deaf then a sales man showed this baby. This is a real tiny terror! The lows and highs are beefy the mids were smooth and bright, the gain..oh the gain there is more than enough and i was only on 60%, okay enough going on about that, its cleans were the same the only thing was that it was a more tight sound much like a marshal combo but a little warmer, and its a closed back which was perfect. all in all i say this little brother of the 6505+ is great for anyone for high gain at low volumes

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amp covers all genres of music, and does metal very well at the same time

By Chris

from Little Rock, Arkansas

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

This amp is everything I need in a recording/small gig amp. It manages to play all genres of music very well and the tone you can get out of this amp is very customizable. This amp excels as a metal amp as well. You won't need any distortion pedals for this amp, it has all of the raw metal gain you could ever need built in. This amp even sounds great at very low bedroom volumes as well. This is a great amp, but since it is chinese made, you will want to play it alot for the first week or so that you have it and mess with all of the settings to make sure everything works properly. The first one I got had a tube connector problem that would cause the lead channel to randomly not work. The one that guitar center ordered for me as a replacement works fine though.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost Perfect Amp

By Desiree Lhotka

from Central, Iowa

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

I gave this amp 4 stars for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the stock Sheffield speaker that it comes with is less than stellar. It breaks up nice but on the low end it gets real muddy. When you turn the bass up on this amp, it has almost no effect on the lead channel. It does more on the crunch channel. That being said, when I went shopping for an amp, I was looking for a solid Heavy Metal amp, and with exception of the speaker, this beast delivers. I played this amp, A Line 6 Spider Valve, a used Orange Rockerverb, and a used Mesa Dual Rec and this amp, hands down for the money is the best buy of the bunch. It has every bit of the distortion the Dual Rec has at about 1/3 the price brand new. This amp is basically a 2 trick pony. It does hard rock well and excels at any kind of heavy metal. I'm talking anything from a Metallica (post gain at 4) Thrash type of sound to total Death-core Metal Job For A Cowboy (post gain at 7) type sound. If your looking for an AC/DC or ZZ Top type of sound, move on because even the cleans are a bit dirty. Dollar for Dollar, this amp rocks in almost every way. I want you to know that I did swap the speaker out with an Eminence Swamp Thang and it woke this beast up. When I adjust the bass on this amp now, it responds in a massive way. And it got louder. ALOT louder. My only recommendation is to do a speaker swap and this thing will scream for you.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The name speaks for itself...

By Jimmy

from Purcell, OK

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

Let me just start off by saying that this is the 4th Peavey amp I have owned, and they have all proven themselves road-worthy and dependable. I bought this amp primarily for hard-rock and metal work, and it does a killer job at that. It is big for a 112, but the extra size makes it sound much bigger than a tyical 112. The clean channel is okay as long as you don't expect a spanky clean sound. Engaging the Crunch button on the clean channel will give you a nice Van Hagar era overdrive. If you mess with the EQ enough, you can get some great blues tones. The lead channel is of course the best part, and it is very tight and punchy with tons of gain. One thing I really like about this amp is the DI output on the back. If you run a mic cable from this into a mutlitrack or mixer, it sounds pretty good, but if you also mic the speaker with an SM57 or similar and either mix the two or pan them to opposite sides, you can get some excellent sounds. All I can say is for the money, this amp is awsome.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

NICE!!!

By Joshua Blount

from LA

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

I tried many amps including the Randall, Egnator, Fender, and Vox looking for a compact amp that could deliver. Negatives; the stock sheffield speaker is not the best option for this amp. I went with a celestion v30 classic and it really sweetened up the sound. Also the ruby 6L6 tubes really aren't the best sounding so they got replaced by a pair of GT 6L6 GC Gold series tubes and WOW the difference is night and day. That said Peavey got it right with this amp.I get it with producing a cost effective product. The clean channel does leave a bit to be desired, but as a whole this is a very usable rig. Put my favorite stomp boxes in front of it and rock out. I have to say I didn't expect to end up choosing this amp over the rest, but it really did catch my ear.

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