I currently own a traynor ycs100 amp head and I'm considering trading it for a peavey 6505+.. I'm playing alot of metal/hardcore type stuff like august burns red, misery signals, darkest hour.. what do you guys think? should I sell my traynor and buy the 6505+?
You have a lot more voicing options with the Traynor, almost as much gain on tap, and a better warranty. To be perfectly honest, keeping the Traynor would be wise considering your needs may one day change. I was very impressed with the metal tones I could squeeze out of a YCS100. I think it would be wise to try and find a situation where you can sit down with both at the same time to see what will suit your needs better in the short term.
For those bands he likes the 6505 would sound better imo. But I guess I'm kinda biased because I own 4 of them and it's my favorite amp. For me I haven't really heard anything I liked more than my peaveys. The Traynor is a decent amp though. It doesn't have as much gain but close to it but it's not as much of a pissed off gain like the 6505.
Although both amps are great, the Traynor is much more versitile. I have a YCS100 as my main amp, and believe me, there are excellent metal tones within that beast. The 6505 might be a little better in the distortion department, but it lacks a true clean channel and all of the other features the traynor has.