#1
I got a good deal on these and so far am enjoying playing on them. The problem is though, it is loud as hell, esepcially for bedroom playing. I'm not entirely blown away by the tone at low volumes and was wondering what kind of options I have to make this setup realize its full potenial.

Thanks if you can help
#2
get a power attenuator

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#3
an attenuator? those, HTD Hotplate things, (correct me here)

but, ive heard that those still don't make the 6505+ shine a low volumes, worth a shot though
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#4
Quote by squier19
an attenuator? those, HTD Hotplate things, (correct me here)

but, ive heard that those still don't make the 6505+ shine a low volumes, worth a shot though


there are other ones, an attenuator is just the easiest choice

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#5
Tube heads generally don't sound as good in lower volumes. I think that you can get something called an attenuator that helps with this. I'm not quite sure though. Good choice with your amp and cab though! Hopefully you have many happy high gain years ahead of you!

There's probably one for cheaper, but you'd want to look at something like this I think:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--THDHP
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#6
can someone explain what an attenuator does (noob question)

Also, any particular model that youd recommend?
#7
Attenuators are pretty expensive and don't really make it shine at bedroom levels, if by bedroom levels we mean normal TV volume in the room. You've got a high powered stage amp basically.
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#8
What you need to do is deal with it in your bedroom and join a band so you can crack it open a bit sometimes.
#9
hmm ok thanks. I'll live still by playing it quieter, it still sounds decent.


Just out of curiosity, with an amp such as the peavey 6505+, are pedals at all useful to get a thicker or heavier sound?

Thanks again
#10
I got a similar amp and I run a maxon od808 infront of it and it sounds sweet. Great for helping solos cut better since I use a slight mid scoop for rhythm riffs and the od boosts up the mids and gives a mild boost. Sometimes I actually even use it for riffing to since it gives a little more balls and tightness.
#11
and OD will make it sound alot better at bedroom volumes
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