BoneAndDream
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#1
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
Last edited by BoneAndDream at Jan 20, 2013,
Robbgnarly
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#2
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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BoneAndDream
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#3
Quote by Robbgnarly
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
Robbgnarly
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#4
Quote by BoneAndDream
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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2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
BoneAndDream
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#5
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
Tremolo Bum
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#6
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.

Jackson RR3 Rhoads and DK2M Dinky
Peavey 6505+ w/ Avatar 212 cab
Ibanez TS9, ISP Decimator, MXR 10 Band EQ
-Digitech RP1000
KrymsinViking
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#7
I paid 588.50 for mine off the used site, after the manager adjusted the price to make up for the shipping.
dementiacaptain
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#8
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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Tremolo Bum
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#9
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.

Jackson RR3 Rhoads and DK2M Dinky
Peavey 6505+ w/ Avatar 212 cab
Ibanez TS9, ISP Decimator, MXR 10 Band EQ
-Digitech RP1000
NotTheMessiah30
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#10
Quote by Tremolo Bum

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.
suffersystem
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#11
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.