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Peavey 6505 Piranha 20W Tube Hybrid Guitar Amp Head Black

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Powerful and portable, the Peavey 6505 Piranha follows in the footsteps of the popular 6505 MH mini head by packing high-gain tones into an even smaller, 20W tube hybrid power amp head. Small enough t... Click To Read More About This Product


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Powerful and portable, the Peavey 6505 Piranha follows in the footsteps of the popular 6505 MH mini head by packing high-gain tones into an even smaller, 20W tube hybrid power amp head. Small enough to use in a bedroom, but powerful enough for the studio, the 6505 Piranha harnesses the full gain and legendary tone of the 6505 Series.

The 6505 Piranha adds a few tricks of its own, including a bright switch along with a unique "scoop" control to achieve a wide array of tones with few controls. Additional features include the 20-watt (RMS) solid state power amp, one 4-ohm speaker output, a buffered FX loop, aux. input, headphone out, 12AX7 preamp tube and tooled metal cabinet.

This potent practice- and studio-tooled head offers staggeringly simple controls that feature just a gain knob, single EQ control, volume and a crunch/lead button for thicker/smoother gain. The tone control is a 3-band EQ compressed into one knob, so full left is a "10-0-7" scooped tone to "7-7-7" at the 12 o'clock setting to "10-10-10" when rolled full right.

  • Power: 20W (hybrid)
  • Tube: one 12AX7 (preamp)
  • Single channel
  • Single input
  • Impedance: 4 ohms minimum
  • Controls: gain, EQ, volume, crunch/lead switch
  • Buffered FX loop
  • Aux. input
  • Headphone output
  • Heavy-duty metal construction

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Peavey6505 Piranha 20W Tube Hybrid Guitar Amp Head

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Best Modern Heavy Metal Practice Amp

By \m/

from SAN Jose

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer


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


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Practice

    Comments about Peavey 6505 Piranha 20W Tube Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

    I bought this amp for practice. If you love the Peavey 5150 and 6505 series this is a great amp for practicing and if you are a bedroom guitar player. This amp has the same sound and tone of a Peavey 5150/6505. This amp is mostly solid state but does have one preamp tube to give your sound a big kick. In my opinion this is the best mostly solid state type of amp, if you listen to modern heavy metal and the heaviest sounding heavy metal. Hard Rock is the only other type of music that would work best for this amp. I mean sure you could play other types of music on this amp, but you are mostly going to get heavily distorted sounds through this amp. This amp was made for brutal sounding heavy metal. You can make this amp sound almost as melo as James Taylor for an example, but that would be the gain knob almost to zero to get to the clean sounds. Even though you can get an okay clean sound on this amp, it is not the cleanest sound you can get out of an amp. For Hard Rock this amp is perfect for playing Van Halen. You might be able to get a good Guns And Roses sound and maybe Ozzy Osborne sound. Compared to the 120 watt 5150 and 6505 heads this amp doesn't quite have all of the sounds of those amps, but it has the main sound you get out of those amps. This is a perfect amp for practicing and having a general fun time. It can be played extremely quiet and loud enough. I wouldn't say it is loud enough to play for gigs unless you are playing at a tiny bar. Perfect amp if you love Hard Rock and modern heavy metal. You could even play some Thrash Metal on this amp but this amp was made for mostly 90's and 2000's heavy metal. It's good for pretty much all modern heavy metal from regular heavy metal, Black Metal, Alternative Metal, Power Metal, Viking Metal, Folk Metal, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Melodic Blackened Death Metal, Metalcore, Deathcore, Rapcore, Glam Metal, Christian Metal, Groove Metal, and more genres. If you want louder amp get 6505+

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    Nothing like the micro terror

    By IHOP Guy

    from Dover, Delaware

    About Me Professional Musician


    • Easy To Use


    • Limited Functions
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Nothing

    Comments about Peavey 6505 Piranha 20W Tube Hybrid Guitar Amp Head:

    Tried this tiny amp through a MX212 Marshall Cabinet because the shop owner said it would be as good as the Micro Terror. NOOOOO!!! it is the polar opposite This thing sounds like a childs toy in comparison. Micro Terror and Dark blow this thing out of the water. Don't buy.

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