Poll: 6505+?
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#1
I called a local guitar shop and they have a Peavey 6505+ Halfstack for $1200 new. Is this a good deal? Should I keep saving? I'm going to compare this to the Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier. (I can't afford the Mesa and I won't be able to for a LONG time)

This one: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-6505-Plus-HalfStack?sku=485055

And most importantly:

Can someone give some information on this amp?
Last edited by coryklok at Dec 8, 2008,
#3
Peavey 6505+/5150II are great amps, if that's the tone you want. As far as the price.. that's pretty standard, you're not getting a good or bad deal.

A good deal is something closer to $1000 or $900
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#4
they each have their own distinct sound... mesa is a looser distortion I think. Both are good for what they are, just depends on what you like
#5
i personally prefer peaveys but that price is the same about anywhere
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#6
Peavey imo. Much better defined low end as opposed to the Recto
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#9
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Peavey imo. Much better defined low end as opposed to the Recto


I would disagree if it is a dual channel
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#10
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Not a good deal. New they run $1,159. Also the Guitar Center in my area has a $200-$300 dollar off deal on them right now.

Really? They cost $1800 new on Musicians Friend.
#11
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I would disagree if it is a dual channel

Rectos are reknowned for not having an amazingly tight arse, it's one of their characteristics.
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#12
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Rectos are reknowned for not having an amazingly tight arse, it's one of their characteristics.


Have you played a Pre-500 dual channel? If not, i suggest it. The low end is actually surprisingly tight. As well, the Mesa has pretty solid clean tones..... whereas the peavey without a chorus = meh.

EDIT:

I am not only referring to the pre-500's...but the early 90's 2 channels as well.
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#13
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Really? They cost $1800 new on Musicians Friend.


I take it your talking about the halfstack... Huge difference... Also it would be worth it because you can sell the cab and get a hell of a lot better 2x12 cab out of the deal for free in a since...