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Old 10-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #21
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Actually the 6505 is not a bad choice for bedroom levels. The distorton is all pre-amp. It doesnt sound as bright with the volume down, but I play in my room and my wife cant hear it in the next room. With the Bad Monkey in front of it the tone is great for metal at a reasonable volume.

I play a 5150 2X12 combo, which is basically the same amp as you are looking at. I play with the volume at like one-half and it sounds great.

I'm looking to get the 6505 212 combo used. I'll have a MXR 10 band EQ and a TS9 Tubescreamer to get a decent sound our of it. Anyone know where I can get this amp for less than $700 used? US?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #22
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:37 PM   #23
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The 6505 series begs for an eq in the effects loop, good choice.
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I'm looking to get the 6505 212 combo used. I'll have a MXR 10 band EQ and a TS9 Tubescreamer to get a decent sound our of it. Anyone know where I can get this amp for less than $700 used? US?

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #25
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So this is just reassurance... The 5150 series is the same thing as the 6505. (Head and combo,) And the 6505+ is just not as good for metal. Now the 5150s used are a little bit cheaper than the 6505s... But they seem to be pretty old. Would I be better off paying for the newer product or just buy the cheaper one?
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #26
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if you can't build one, buy this http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...-12-speaker-cab

i need to find some time for my cabinet building. i have two and a half 4'x8' sheets of Baltic Birch and two 1x15"cabs that are cut and ready to assemble. from that i will keep building cabs until i run out of wood and speakers.


Pretty crappy/poor planning that it comes with a V30. I think most people who are going to need an iso cab are going to be micing an amp that's more than 60W.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #27
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It's an MIA Peavey. How old it is doesn't matter. Thing can't break. 5150s/6505s in particular are kind of known for their toughness.

The 6505+ is amazing for metal. The thing is that the 6505 and 6505+ each have specializations in different kinds of metal.

If you're doing metalcore / other types of metal with a really modern and defined/compressed tone, you want the 6505+. If you're doing more sludgly stuff or death metal, you want the 6505. Either can work for either type, but that's just where they're more specialized.
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It's an MIA Peavey. How old it is doesn't matter. Thing can't break. 5150s/6505s in particular are kind of known for their toughness.

The 6505+ is amazing for metal. The thing is that the 6505 and 6505+ each have specializations in different kinds of metal.

If you're doing metalcore / other types of metal with a really modern and defined/compressed tone, you want the 6505+. If you're doing more sludgly stuff or death metal, you want the 6505. Either can work for either type, but that's just where they're more specialized.

I'm wanting a thick mid heavy crunchy rhythm tone with a tight low end. For the leads they just need to be smooth. I like playing Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera etc. I was thinking the 6505/5150 would be better than the 6505+
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The +/II is tighter and smoother than the regular 5150/6505.
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Separate eq's on the channels is a must for me.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:49 AM   #31
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That's pretty much the rig I'm trying to save up for myself. 6505+ (the 60w Combo in my case) with an Mxr 10-band eq, a tube screamer, and a Morley tremonti power Wah.
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6505+ will make you crap your pants. I have one w/ a 1960a cab. Its Heavy metal machine that'll make your ears bleed. I promise you wont be disappointed w/ the tone as far as a metal sound.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #33
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That would definitely be a killer sounding rig, but why would you get a 5150/6505 for a bedroom setup? That thing just BEGS to be played loudly. You'll get good tones, but blah, it's almost unholy.

Get a Tubemeister or HT-5 if you want bedroom tones. You'll be able to push the tubes more in the HT-5 and the H&K has a direct out that sounds awesome.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #34
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That would definitely be a killer sounding rig, but why would you get a 5150/6505 for a bedroom setup? That thing just BEGS to be played loudly. You'll get good tones, but blah, it's almost unholy.

Get a Tubemeister or HT-5 if you want bedroom tones. You'll be able to push the tubes more in the HT-5 and the H&K has a direct out that sounds awesome.

Im looking to get this amp so I can record guitars with it. I'll crank it when I'm recording and find that perfect tone. As long as it sounds better than a Marshall MG 100HDFX at bedroom level I will be satisfied.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:05 PM   #35
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Get a Tubemeister or HT-5 if you want bedroom tones. You'll be able to push the tubes more in the HT-5 and the H&K has a direct out that sounds awesome.
Which doesn't matter in the slightest if you're playing modern metal.

In fact, for this genre low wattage would sound like utter shit.

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Which doesn't matter in the slightest if you're playing modern metal.

In fact, for this genre low wattage would sound like utter shit.


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I'm also going to be playing Classic Rock. So the compressed tone of the plus wouldn't be that great. Also, bedroom volume varies throughout the day. During the day when my parents are gone or don't care, I can crank it and record, or just jam. At night it needs to be turned down to the point where it doesn't disturb people sleeping. I've played Marshall MG amps since I started playing, I think a peavey 6505/5150 combo could do it better than the MG junk. I've looked these amps up and they sound amazing, so why not? And the 1x12 combo doesn't sound as appealing as the 2x12. I know they sound different but it won't bother me too much. I can always upgrade the speakers to Vintage 30s and swap tubes, I have a TS9 Tubescreamer to boost and I have a MxR 10 band. So my tone will be pretty sweet. I'm set on what I'm getting xD
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:50 PM   #38
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I've also been playing 6+ years. I started when I was 12 so that's probably why I got the Marshall MG. Ive always had great taste in guitars though.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #39
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I play a 5150 2X12 combo, which is basically the same amp as you are looking at. I play with the volume at like one-half and it sounds great.

It's worth pointing out that the 60W combo versions of the amp sound better at lower volumes, i.e. it sounds about as good on 2 as a 120W head sounds on 3ish.
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