#1
So im looking for a good high gain amp and i decided that for now since i don't have much of a budget to work with around 500-700 im just gonna settle with a 6505 combo.

now my question is should i get

the 1x12 combo new? for $599
the 2x12 combo used probably around 500-700
or a used 1x12 and a whitebox 2x12 cab?

regardless of what i choose somewhere down the road im either gonna switch the speaker(s) out with vintage 30's or get a 2x12.
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#3
Definatly the 2x12.

The 1x12 combo is okay, but mediocre in comparison to the others IMO.
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#4
People say 2x12 tube combos are heavy and a pain to carry. I think I read earlier today the 2x12 was 85 pounds?
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People say 2x12 tube combos are heavy and a pain to carry. I think I read earlier today the 2x12 was 85 pounds?


i could care less how much it weights, i have furniture dollys and hand carts and shiz for that. hmm how common is it to replace the speakers with say v30's?
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#6
I dont think I'd do V30s. They are middy speakers, and 6505's are already middy amps.
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#7
The 112 is pretty low quality compared to the rest, as stated above.

More importantly, they are different amps, and that's what you should be more focused on. The 112 is the 6505+, while the 212 is just a plain 6505. The + has 2 channels and separate EQ, but it isn't as raw or brutal. It's more refined sounding.

Also keep in mind the 5150 if you go the 212 route. they are a lot cheaper, and they're exactly the same.
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#8
have you thought about a bugera 6260 combo? i have one and it's pretty killer, loads of gain, solid cleans, 2x12 and weighs a ton. lol i almost bought the 1x12 6505 but decided to take a risk on the 6260
#9
the combos have shiatty speakers and weight tons.

Get a head and a 2x12 and it will be fairly transportable.
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its easier to transport a head and 2x12 than to transport a combo. Combos get up over 75 lbs
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#12
combos are 75-85 pounds true. but besides speaker uprgrades in a combo, the combo option is usually atleast 500$ cheaper if you buy new and a 2x12.

if you have the money then ya get the head and a 2x12. if not the combo will be fine. itll be heavier but still managable.
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its still a 50 pound head and a 65 pound cabinet that takes up even more room and costs more. just saying.

And it sounds a hell of a lot better, just saying.
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#14
decision between the combos is a tough one, I too had to make the same decision but I went for the 2x12 combo for the better build quality. as far as sound I have not done a side by side comparison but I have played both and thought both sounded great. 1x12 is better for transportation etc. but if you can get the 2x12 for the price of the 1x12 then i'd go 2x12 if you don't have a problem transporting a huge tank around.

PS make sure the used 2x12 is in good shape, if not then go for the 1x12.
#16
I'd second the head + 212 cab recommendation. If it has to be a combo, get the 212. Better low end, not as nasal as the 6505+ (112).