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i have a peavey 6505+ 112 combo and was wondering if i took out the speaker could i saw the bottom half and use it as a head
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Bear in mind you're going to utterly demolish your resale value.
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here is what you do. pull the chassis out of the amp and hold onto the existing cab, draw up some measurements, and build a head cabinet for it.




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Quote by Shawn Sousa
i have a peavey 6505+ 112 combo and was wondering if i took out the speaker could i saw the bottom half and use it as a head


slow internet on school -.-

but IIRC the back has a ohm-switch, so it must have other inputs,

you can just pull out the cable that leads to the speaker and put another cable leading to the cabinet

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#6
Yes you can, just remove the amp and slot it into a a chassis that'll fit.

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Bear in mind you're going to utterly demolish your resale value.


Depends on how you sell it. If the frame is done with good wood and solid joint, it can still be sold for a decent sum of money.

A smarter move would be to remove the amp and install it into a different chassis, leaving the original combo chassis in-tack.
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^ the second I find out a seller has modded something themselves, the lowballing begins.
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^ the second I find out a seller has modded something themselves, the lowballing begins.


*Find out* being the operative here. If he's smart, he won't make any lasting changes to the amp itself.
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*Find out* being the operative here. If he's smart, he won't make any lasting changes to the amp itself.

Pretty difficult to hide the 60 watts the "head" is missing...
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Quote by bubb_tubbs
Pretty difficult to hide the 60 watts the "head" is missing...


Assuming he puts it back in the combo and sells it as a combo. If he tries to sell the head as he kidded it then he should expect a lower price
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Quote by bubb_tubbs
^ the second I find out a seller has modded something themselves, the lowballing begins.



yeah, i agree, but sometimes it's worth it anyway,.

like in this case, it's not an expensive amp to begin with.

a lot of kids like looking at a head vs a combo, and if he does it right
he'll get a lot more out of it than a 112.

maybe with better speakers, he wont have to upgrade for a while.


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#15
Typically when people do this they sell off the combo cab afterward. That's why I mentioned the resale value point.

I'm not saying he shouldn't do it, just letting him know about a potential consequence.
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Quote by bubb_tubbs
Typically when people do this they sell off the combo cab afterward. That's why I mentioned the resale value point.


Good point, but typically if I were to make such a mod I would keep the cab. Typically it would be smarter to keep the cab just in case I need to sell the amp off.
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If I'm not mistaken, the 6505 combo has the controls on top, correct? If you are going to do the head mod, then the easiest thing to do is to keep the control on top. If you rotate it towards the front, the tubes will be horizontal, and the easier it is to damage the tube sockets from the heat.

Ask me how I know. *Hint* it's also why I don't have a working 5150.

As for resale value, it's YOUR amp right now, do what you will with it. I have have done this a few times, but have built my own cabinets for them. Each one is easily reversible that way, and even adds to the resale value because you give them a choice.
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#18
I did it with my 5150. Wasn't to hard and I'm not good with wood-work.
Cut it so you can reuse the bottom. Don't trim off the tolex where you make the cut. Peel it back from a few inches below the cut line so that when you put the bottom back on, you can use it to cover where you screw in the bottom to the top.

Take the amp electronics out before you start. It's held in by a few screws and everything should just slide out.

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