Peavey 6505+ Head
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Peavey 6505+ Head

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

iamqman 07/07/2011

Peavey 6505+ Head : iamqman's user review

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Peavey has made some classic amplifiers and I'm not talking about their classic series. I'm talking about the 5150, 65605 and their Rock master preamps. They have made some skilfully woven metal high gain monster amps. They have a reputation of creating some of the worlds most highly used and highly requested tone machines.
This amp is a very forgiving amp but still has the tightness to use low tunings for modern music. The 6l6's compliment the tone for this amp as well which gives it more of a low end thump than you would get from El34's.

UTILIZATION

Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amp Head Features

Two distinct tube channels with footswitch control
LED "active" indicators for each channel
Bright switch for Rhythm channel
Crunch switch on Rhythm channel with footswitch control
Separate equalizer sections for each channel
Separate power amp controls (Resonance and Presence) for each channel
Separate preamp controls (Pre and Post Gain) for each channel
Standby power switch
Bias test points on rear panel
Effects loop with footswitch control
1/4 inch Preamp output jack
Speaker impedance selection switch (4, 8, 16 ohm)
Two parallel 1/4" speaker output jacks
120 watts output power
Metal three button footswitch with detachable 25-foot cable

SOUNDS

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. What sets this amp apart from the regular 6505 is the independent EQ control for each channel. The other one shares the same EQ for both channels.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.



OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $1199 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.

You can't go wrong with this amplifier. I would recommend this amp to anyone needing to stay within a tight budget and needs a proper sounding metal or hard rock amp.