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Old 01-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Peavey 6505...did i get an ok price?

Just today i ordered an original 6505 for $720 through GC (that's including the one year coverage for $60), and I have a lead on a rectifier 4x12 for 450, making the whole setup for almost $1200. i've been wanting this rig for almost a year. did i get ripped off or did i do ok?

also a secondary question: i've heard about ohms with the head and cab, are you supposed to run them both at the same ohms? sorry for being a noob, this is my first tube halfstack

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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You got a good deal on the cab, but I think you paid a littl much for the amp, but not too much.

Wait did the $720 include the waranty or not if it did that is not a bad deal.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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You got a good deal on the cab, but I think you paid a littl much for the amp, but not too much.

Wait did the $720 include the waranty or not if it did that is not a bad deal.



yeah the 720 includes the coverage, without it it would have been around 650
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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yeah the 720 includes the coverage, without it it would have been around 650

Yeah I was gonna say they go for $550-$650 normally, so thats a pretty good deal.

Now get the cab and you'll have a nice rig.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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i thought they actually had it in the store so i was planning on coming home with it lol

i cant wait to make my first NAD thread
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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I paid $650 for my 6505+ head used.

450 for that cab seems to be about average from what I've seen for those cabs on my craigslist.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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I paid 588.50 for mine off the used site, after the manager adjusted the price to make up for the shipping.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:30 AM   #8
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Yeah the prices seem to have gone up lately here, you used to be able to get them for 500 all day. Ah well. Looking forward to a NAD!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:18 AM   #9
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Also I failed to answer your question. Yes you run the head and cab at the same impedance (ohms). If the cab is 8 ohms (common) then just put the switch on the back of the head to 8 ohms and rock out.

Another thing to consider is the cab selection. I was originally looking for a 412 and got a 212 instead. Something to consider, a 212 will be a little less "boomy".

I would also suggest getting a 10 band eq and an overdrive to go with it. The EQ really helps with these amps.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #10
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I would also suggest getting a 10 band eq and an overdrive to go with it. The EQ really helps with these amps.


+1 on the EQ, it really helps open them up.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:41 PM   #11
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Here on the east coast the 6505+ usually get advertised for 800-9--$ used, and the Mesa cabs for like 500-600$. I paid 850$ and 500$ for my head and cab, which is pretty average for these parts. The US might be completely different though, but I still see the heads going for about that used, as they are around 1300$ new still.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #12
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thats a good deal considering I paid 1200 for a 6534+ new when they came out a couple years back
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