#1
hi,
i tried out a peavey 6505+ the other and it soundeed fair AWESOME, n i was having a bit of a read (as you do) and someone said the + lacked "original brutality" of the 6505 standard. is this right?
#2
Its not much difference in tone wise at all but to a certain extent, that's true.
#3
well its all subjective. im pretty sure the + is just about the same but with an extra 12ax7 in the preamp section for a total of six. that should give you more gain but maybe a little less tightness and "sonic focus" if you will. if YOU think it sounds awesome and brutal enough than it IS.
#4
Quote by MichaelOfCanton
well its all subjective. im pretty sure the + is just about the same but with an extra 12ax7 in the preamp section for a total of six. that should give you more gain but maybe a little less tightness and "sonic focus" if you will. if YOU think it sounds awesome and brutal enough than it IS.


Wise words. I particuarly agree with the last sentence.

And if you want to tighten up your tone, try a Tubescreamer type pedal with the gain set low, which gives a little extra compression.
Gear:

Gibson Les Paul Custom (Ebony)
USA Jackson KV2 Sunburst
Jackson KE7
BC Rich NJ Classic Mockingbird

Marshall JVM410H
Marshall 1960A

Korg Pitchblack
MXR Super Comp
Dunlop Slash Wah
ISP Decimator
#6
The extra tube in the pre just helps out the cleans it does nothing for the gain.

To add the 6505+ actually has less gain on tap then the 6505 but there is still more on tap with both amps then you will ever need. 6505 Gain at 5 is the same as a 6505+ with the gain on 7. Anymore then that and your playing is pretty much just mud. And the 6505 is just going to sound a bit more raw vs the 6505+ is goona be a tad bit smoother. As far as tightness I couldnt find a difference.

I prefer the 6505+ personally, smoother and a ton more versatile.
#7
ibanez psycho is right. Also, many peavey loving tone freaks say that the original 6505 has more of a 'growl' to it, having played a lot of these i would be inclined to agree, however tube/cab/speaker selection will have a greater impact on tone than this...
Ibanez RG 550 (1989, MIJ)
--Peavey 5150--
Custom DIY 2x12
Peavey Bandit II
Ibanez AD 220 Analog Rack Delay
MXR Flanger (not the reissue)
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss NS-2
Dunlop 95q Wah (broken)
Heavily Modded Strat
#8
I'm honetly quite fond of the tone I get out of my 2X12 combo. I'm not sure exactly what upgrade/mod did the most since I got it all done at the same time, I think maybe the speakers did the most, but it sounds simply amazing. Super tight, no noise, and offensively brutal. I love it.