The Peavey 6505 120W Guitar Amp Head serves up 120W of pile-driving power for muscular crunch and soaring sustain. Equipped with 5 - 12AX7s in the preamp and 4 - 6L6s in the power amp. Includes footsw... Read More
The Peavey 6505 120W Guitar Amp Head serves up 120W of pile-driving power for muscular crunch and soaring sustain. Equipped with 5 - 12AX7s in the preamp and 4 - 6L6s in the power amp. Includes footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select, effects loop, 3-band EQ, plus resonance and presence controls on each channel. Rhythm channel includes pre/post gain controls and bright/crunch switches. Lead channel includes pre/post gain controls only. Preamp output. Footswitch included. 4, 8, or 16 ohms.
The 6505 Series guitar amplifiers are named in celebration of Peavey's first 40 years, (1965-2005.) While known as the 5150 Series, these amps became the undisputed go-to guitar amps for scores of rock, hardcore, and metal bands because of their raw tone, relentless power, and road-proven reliability.
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This amp does it all---well almost. It has a great clean channel that can be overdriven to a mild breakup, and the Crunch in that channel is fantastically full of body. The Lead channel can be a bit fizzy however but rocks. Amp reacts well to guitar volume adjustments. Footswitching is great. Change the tubes brand to TAD for PA and JJ for preamp, leave two of the power tubes out (make sure you know which two for a 50 Watt beast) and it sounds and breathes better. If you want more flexibility for just a bit more, go for the JSX model. Have your knowledgable tech SAFELY mod to accept 6L6-GC or EL34.
this thing makes some of the meanest noise i've ever heard with my own two ears. the level of gain is ridiculous, and the tone is unbelievable. the 6505's range of tones is very broad, and the resonance and presence controls really help to flesh out your tone. the clean channel does its job, but i don't use it very much... hence the reason i didn't get the + model. this is the ultimate metal amp, and is worth every penny i payed for it. make sure you get a noise suppressor of some sort, because there's some nasty feedback that this amp gives out. the youtube videos and reviews don't do much justice to it, you have to play one of these things yourself. this is no question one of the best amps for genres ranging from rock to hardcore to deathcore and all the rest, and worth every cent.