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Old 06-27-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Peavey 6505+ vs Mesa triple rectifier

im going for a tone thats a bit beyond metalcore but not as heavy as deathcore like a washed down deathcore such as old Bring Me The Horizon no store around me either youtube videos play some stupid classic rock so yeah haha i need help deciding
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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either one will do exactly what you want to be honest. they just do it in different ways...
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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Recto = Huge tone, muddier, loose lowend (assuming we're talking about 3 channel ones here)

5150 = More focused tone, clearly, tight.



Just depends what you want. Go for a 2 channel Recto and you'll have the best of both worlds
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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completely different amps

6505 is kinda the staple of metal/death core and is a very good amp for the money, it does that stuff very well. personally tho i find them a tad generic sounding

a Recto has a totally different character to it, and the best way to choose is to try them both out for yourself and see which you prefer tbh
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:44 PM   #5
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6505 is a generic as a Rec sound and vica versa.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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Why the hell would you want your tone to sound like old bring me the horizon?

Its pretty horrid tone.

You'd probablys be happy with a 6505 and a dual recto with teh b00zts
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:11 PM   #7
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I find the triple recto to be very muddy, I dont like it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:35 AM   #8
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Not that huge of a difference OTHER than the triple will kill the 6505 in basically everything it does.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:08 AM   #9
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Not that huge of a difference OTHER than the triple will kill the 6505 in basically everything it does.

I disagree.
I much prefer the 6505 to the Rec.
I've said it many times, and I stick by it.
I'm not a fan of the Recs. Too muddy and the low end is too loose for my tastes.
I prefer a JCM800 to everything else though.

TS, try out both amps and see what you like. You may like the Rec, you may not.
You may like the 6505, you may not.
Try 'em out and see which one you prefer.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:38 AM   #10
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I disagree.
I much prefer the 6505 to the Rec.
I've said it many times, and I stick by it.
I'm not a fan of the Recs. Too muddy and the low end is too loose for my tastes.
I prefer a JCM800 to everything else though.

TS, try out both amps and see what you like. You may like the Rec, you may not.
You may like the 6505, you may not.
Try 'em out and see which one you prefer.

I was basically saying the triple is way more versatile, but also that it will rec a 6505+
Get it
But seriously it is personal preference I like 6505+ and 5150/6505s, but I prefer a mesa recto to them.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:39 AM   #11
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I prefer the 6505, but I'm a british man.
I'll gladly take a JCM800 over either.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:40 AM   #12
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6505 would be better if you're looking for gain - the Rectifiers aren't actually that high gain (compared to the 6505 anyway). They do sound big and heavy though.

Anyway, you're probably looking for modern tightness, so that pretty much rules out the Recto.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:43 AM   #13
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6505 would be better if you're looking for gain - the Rectifiers aren't actually that high gain (compared to the 6505 anyway). They do sound big and heavy though.

Anyway, you're probably looking for modern tightness, so that pretty much rules out the Recto.

Rectifiers have a shit ton of gain
And sound pretty modern to me still
Most bands use boosts in front of both these amps anyways, or mod them.
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Not that huge of a difference OTHER than the triple will kill the 6505 in basically everything it does.

Hardly.

They are completely different sounding amps. The Recto might be more versatile, but it's also looser and muddier (3 channels)

I would gladly take a 2 channel Recto over a 5150, at the same price point, but comparing an amp that costs twice as much as the other is a little asinine.

FWIW, a 3 channel Triple Recto is quite possible the worst sounding amp I've ever heard in my life - So much so that I would take a Spider over it. The 3 channel Dual I had after it was significantly better, but was still very muddy and boomy. The 2 channels absolutely slay though, it's like night and day between the two. I dunno what Mesa was thinking when they "upgraded" those amps

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Rectifiers aren't actually that high gain (compared to the 6505 anyway).

WHAT!?

Rectos have MORE gain than 6505s, and a lot more that is completely unusable... unless you want a super muddy tone.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #15
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Recto = Huge tone, muddier, loose lowend (assuming we're talking about 3 channel ones here)

5150 = More focused tone, clearly, tight.



What I came in to say. The biggest thing you should be worrying about is making sure you get a recto cab regardless, or at least not the stock 6505 cab.
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Hardly.

They are completely different sounding amps. The Recto might be more versatile, but it's also looser and muddier (3 channels)

I would gladly take a 2 channel Recto over a 5150, at the same price point, but comparing an amp that costs twice as much as the other is a little asinine.

FWIW, a 3 channel Triple Recto is quite possible the worst sounding amp I've ever heard in my life - So much so that I would take a Spider over it. The 3 channel Dual I had after it was significantly better, but was still very muddy and boomy. The 2 channels absolutely slay though, it's like night and day between the two. I dunno what Mesa was thinking when they "upgraded" those amps


WHAT!?

Rectos have MORE gain than 6505s
, and a lot more that is completely unusable... unless you want a super muddy tone.

O_O

WHAT!? And 6505's already have a shit-ton of gain to speak of. I'm kinda
and I completely agree on the 3 channel rectos. Not at all what I was expecting, considering I heard all that metallica (read as: fairly tight) was recorded using rectos and/or Marks. Did really enjoy the Mark V when I tried it though, very versatile.
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They used the Mark II C+ on Master of Puppets and AJFA I think.
They used Rectos on St. Anger
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:38 PM   #18
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Why the hell would you want your tone to sound like old bring me the horizon?

Its pretty horrid tone.

You'd probablys be happy with a 6505 and a dual recto with teh b00zts

its preference man we are in the same band and personally i love their old tone so dont judge and give him your opinion on what amp will suit us....d#@n is it that hard? and i had a pretty good deal for a marshall jcm800 for 800 us dollars...will it suit our style? sorry nathan but im jacking your thread haha b$#@h!!! cheers
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:45 PM   #19
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I'm a Rectifier guy.. they aren't muddy if you don't over-do it on the gain (something you also must be conscious of with the 6505). I find the 6505s to be a little to fizzy for my liking. I like the thickness and chunk of a Rectifier. They both have very different characteristics. Both are fantastic amps.
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FWIW, a 3 channel Triple Recto is quite possible the worst sounding amp I've ever heard in my life - So much so that I would take a Spider over it.

You'd take a spider over this?


It's just a triple rec with a boost. That's it. And it sounds fantastic.
(the intro in that video isn't a rec)
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