#1
Hey GGA!

I'm having a hard time choosing amp!

Either it's a Peavey 6505+ 112 combo or JCM 900 head.

The 6505+ is 555€ and I might get the JCM to 500€!

I play metal and I play in a band
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I'd imagine that the Peavey would probably suit you better.


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#5
You play rhythm or lead? Generally the peavey's better for chugging rhythm, the marshall's better for trebley lead.
#6
They're both different sounding amps and to be fair, you should try them both out. I think that if you're a modern metaller that riffs like a mad man, then I'd go with the Peavey. It's a very tight and percussive kind of tone, great for palm muted riffs and the like. The Marshall, while not quite the heavy metal assault the 6505 is, can still do metal (with a boost). This amp would probably be suited better for 80s Hair Metal or early Thrash/Speed/Death genres. Also, I find the Marshall better for lead guitar playing or thick chords (Be careful with the 900s, it's easy to dial in too much treble/presence and make the amp too shrill) but obviously not quite as tight as a 6505.
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#7
I play more rhythm, I'm kinda bad at solos.

If I'm buying the Peavey, I'm gonna add maybe a Framus cab to it.
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I play more rhythm, I'm kinda bad at solos.

If I'm buying the Peavey, I'm gonna add maybe a Framus cab to it.


Jup the peavey by far.
If you want a nice thick 80ies hais metal sound than a jcm800 + boost will sound so much better than the jcm 900. I don't really like the 900es, they soudn kind of empty to me, even at high volumes.
#9
The question is...British voicing or American voicing? British = consider the JCM900, American = take the Peavey. I say CONSIDER because in general I think the Peavey is overall a better amp.
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Jup the peavey by far.
If you want a nice thick 80ies hais metal sound than a jcm800 + boost will sound so much better than the jcm 900. I don't really like the 900es, they soudn kind of empty to me, even at high volumes.


I always felt the 900s and late 3 channel 800s where similar enough and did 80s Hair pretty well.

The older 800s weren't gainy enough for that, great amps though. I've had a few vertical inputs.

But yeah anyways, TS, I think you'll probably enjoy the Peavey more. Plus you can still get a usable lead tone out of the 6505.
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#11
Aight, will the combo sounds exactly as the head?
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#12
The 2x12 combo sounds like the head. I haven't used the new 1x12 model though.
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#13
I've heard bad things about the clean channel, is it true?
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#14
It's usable. You just need to play with the settings a little.
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#15
That is a hard call. Seeing as how you are going to run it into a cabinet anyway that makes a head more appealing. I'd get the JCM myself because it's more versatile and well, I like them too.
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#16
I've been thinking that if I used the combo home and leave the cab at my band practice place.

With the JCM that isn't doable.
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#17
Well, nothing really. It's just the voicing of the amp. It doesn't sound as 'metal' as the 6505. It's sits higher in the mids and is more punchy. The 6505 is more aggressive and has that cool low-mid crunch thing going on.

Think of a boosted 900 as like, Rage Against the Machine kind of tone or early Metallica records and the 6505 as more of an In Flames vibe.
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#18
Yeah, I play more modern metal.
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#19
No, but you could just have a 1x12 cabinet for home for the same purpose.
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#20
You'd like the 6505 better. Sometimes the Marshall sound doesn't cut it, you know.
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#21
Ah, didn't think of that Cathbard!
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Ah, didn't think of that Cathbard!


Keep in mind, you can run a combo into a cabinet.
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#23
Yes I know.

But I think that I'm gonna buy the 6505+ now and if I for some reasons don't have enough power/volume I'm gonna buy a cab to it!
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#24
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Yes I know.

But I think that I'm gonna buy the 6505+ now and if I for some reasons don't have enough power/volume I'm gonna buy a cab to it!


More speakers doesn't mean more power. More speakers just push more air (Which can sound like it's louder) and throw out your back!
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More speakers doesn't mean more power. More speakers just push more air (Which can sound like it's louder) and throw out your back!

That's what roadies are for.

Really this is so subjective, I don't particularly like American sounding amps, never have, but that's just personal taste. Trust your ears.
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