Poll: which amp should i get?
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View poll results: which amp should i get?
peavey vypyr 120 head
0 0%
peavey 6505 head
29 100%
Voters: 29.
#1
i like metal, really MASSIVE METAL and im getting anew amp soon and i was wondering which amp is the best for my type of playing

1st choice: peavey vypyr 120 head
i like this one cuz it looks cool and it looks thechnological and everyone says its amazing.

2nd choice: peavey 6505 head
i like this one cuz its right at my budget limit, but someone said it dosent have a clean channel...is that true?

so which one should i get?
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#2
6505 easily. It has a clean channel, and although it isn't the greatest ever, it is still usable.
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#3
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If you can spend a little bit of time EQing your clean channel, the 6505+ is a good option
Regular 6505 has a slightly bolder lead channel, however. Not as clean cleans as well.

Also: 5150 = 6505, 5150II = 6505+

Buying a tube head used isn't a bad idea at all, btw.

edit: 5150II/6505+ both have an extra preamp tube which allows for cleaner cleans at slightly more cost. Got my 5150II for $600
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
Avatar contemporary 2x12 (Celestion v30's)
Peavey Vypyr 15w (Fantastic Practice Amp!!!)

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Last edited by DakoRob at Jul 24, 2010,
#4
Unless you're playing stadiums, 120 watts is overkill...even for "MASSIVE METAL."
#5
Quote by Ablazean
Unless you're playing stadiums, 120 watts is overkill...even for "MASSIVE METAL."


yeah but... music isn't as fun if you're a minimalist.

But really, ur kinda right. I would agree further if the 6505 was a $2000 amp.. But its not, so as far as I'm concerned its a good amp choice.

There are a few tube amps that can get a good 6505 vibe tone.
The Jet City 20w which is very cheap (ppl say you need an OD in front of it though to make it shine)
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Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
Avatar contemporary 2x12 (Celestion v30's)
Peavey Vypyr 15w (Fantastic Practice Amp!!!)

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#6
No contest - as the poll says.
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#8
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that comparison is almost a joke... 6505 for sure.


Basically this, it's no contest really.
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#9
find a used 5150/6505 and pick up an attenuator and you are gold.
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#10
Quote by Matt15f
find a used 5150/6505 and pick up an attenuator and you are gold.


shit man, are we back to telling everyone to attenuate??? what happened while i was gone???
#12
Technically the 6505 doesn't have a 'clean' channel, rather a 'rhythm' channel that can do cleans if set to do so but that's rather moot point. It's cleans are much better than most people make them out to be.
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#13
Do you have a cab already or are you buying one?
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#14
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Do you have a cab already or are you buying one?


ill be buying it after the head
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#15
Quote by guitarscreams
ill be buying it after the head


imo, you should buy a quality 2x12 rather than a shitty 4x12.

Just for future reference. Check out Avatar Cabs.
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
Avatar contemporary 2x12 (Celestion v30's)
Peavey Vypyr 15w (Fantastic Practice Amp!!!)

Got Djent?
#16
Quote by DakoRob
imo, you should buy a quality 2x12 rather than a shitty 4x12.

Just for future reference. Check out Avatar Cabs.


THX FOR THE ADVICE ahah

im very happy since a happy song is playing in my head
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Yo stop tripping, its just a Purple Bag'O'Green



i dont wanna melt in 2030
#18
Quote by DakoRob
imo, you should buy a quality 2x12 rather than a shitty 4x12.

Just for future reference. Check out Avatar Cabs.


but see the thing is my uncle might give me a free 4x12 but if he dosent then how do i order an avatar cab?
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if the elephant on the left is green, and the spider on the right is blue, what is in the middle and WHAT THE FUCK COLOR IS IT??


Quote by ThatGuy153à
Yo stop tripping, its just a Purple Bag'O'Green



i dont wanna melt in 2030
#19
Quote by Bearded_Seth
Jesus.. I wish I had that good of a budget at your age..

I'm nearly 20 and rockin amateur gear.


sorry to hear that
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if the elephant on the left is green, and the spider on the right is blue, what is in the middle and WHAT THE FUCK COLOR IS IT??


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Yo stop tripping, its just a Purple Bag'O'Green



i dont wanna melt in 2030
#20
Quote by guitarscreams
but see the thing is my uncle might give me a free 4x12 but if he dosent then how do i order an avatar cab?


It's all on their site man. You just email your information to them. Read the ordering tab. They got sweet prices too and you can customize everything if you want (tolex color, speakers, piping)

Do your research on speakers btw.
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
Avatar contemporary 2x12 (Celestion v30's)
Peavey Vypyr 15w (Fantastic Practice Amp!!!)

Got Djent?
#21
Quote by GrisKy
shit man, are we back to telling everyone to attenuate??? what happened while i was gone???

?

I love my attenuator.
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#22
Quote by DakoRob
It's all on their site man. You just email your information to them. Read the ordering tab. They got sweet prices too and you can customize everything if you want (tolex color, speakers, piping)

Do your research on speakers btw.


i know my speakers dude wehy would you say that i knew avatar was good, and i also know all the other leading brands
Quote by MarijuanaIsGood
if the elephant on the left is green, and the spider on the right is blue, what is in the middle and WHAT THE FUCK COLOR IS IT??


Quote by ThatGuy153à
Yo stop tripping, its just a Purple Bag'O'Green



i dont wanna melt in 2030