Peavey 6505+ 112
Peavey 6505+ 112

6505+ 112, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the 6505 series.

iamqman 05/25/2011

Peavey 6505+ 112 : iamqman's user review

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For the money it doesn't get much better than this amp. To get this solid sounding of a combo amp and to get it well under $1000 is remarkable. The tone from the 6505 is just geared towards rock, hard rock, and metal. This is just a brutal amp with tones of tone for any guitar player.

Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo 2-channel, 60-watt Tube Amplifier Features at a Glance:

60 watts (RMS)
16, 8, or 4 ohms (switchable)
5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
2 x 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
1 x 12" Sheffield speaker
Top handle
External speaker outputs


Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 60W
Speakers 1 x 12" Sheffield
No Effects
EQ High, Mid, Low
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6GC
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker, 1 x MSCI (XLR - Microphone Simulated Direct Out)
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop


This amp needs to be played with a humbucker pickup guitar such as a Gibson Les Paul or a Gibson Explorer. It needs that rock guitar for the gain style this amp produces. You can play any guitar single coil or humbucker but I think it sounds the best with the proper high gunner pickup.

The resonance and presence controls really enable this amp to do what you want with the the bottom end of the tone. The two controls are the key to this amp in my opinion.


At new these amps come in at around $600 which is a freaking steal of a price. You can get a lot for this kind of money but you sure can get a stellar sounding Peavey amp. I would recommend this amp to anyone needing to stay within a tight budget and needs a proper sounding metal or hard rock amp.