#1
Hey, guys.

I have searched high and low for this and haven't found a good safe solution to solve this.
I just got my Peavey 6505+ in the mail (Ebay) and apparently the previous owner ripped out the ground prong from the it. Now, I know this can be incredibly unsafe to myself and the amp, but I have not found a way to fix this.

I called up Guitar Center and they told me to do it myself ($60 just to look at it even though it's apparent what the problem is?) and so I have been reading the technical specifications of the head unit, but I don't know what to get to replace this.

If anyone has a link to accomplish replacing the cord or how to fix this or just general tips to work with this: they would be appreciated!
#2
Have you ever replaced the end of an electric cord?

Go to the hardware store and buy a replacement 3 prong male end.
Cut the old-one off noting which wires attach to which prong.
Put new male-end on
Enjoy knowing your amp is now grounded
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#3
Really? Ha, I didn't think it could be that simple.

My friends were telling me to solder on a new wire or to use an adapter (which are VERY unsafe, in my opinion).

Thank you so much. I'll be doing that soon!
#4
Yeah it's not a huge deal if you have a little knowledge on wiring.

Jackson RR3 Rhoads and DK2M Dinky
Peavey 6505+ w/ Avatar 212 cab
Ibanez TS9, ISP Decimator, MXR 10 Band EQ
-Digitech RP1000
#5
Quote by mvlipka
Really? Ha, I didn't think it could be that simple.

My friends were telling me to solder on a new wire or to use an adapter (which are VERY unsafe, in my opinion).

Thank you so much. I'll be doing that soon!

Yeah all the cord is an extension-cord with only a male end. Super simple if you look at it like that rather than "an amp"
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
Quote by Robbgnarly
Have you ever replaced the end of an electric cord?

Go to the hardware store and buy a replacement 3 prong male end.
Cut the old-one off noting which wires attach to which prong.
Put new male-end on
Enjoy knowing your amp is now grounded


You have done your good deed for the day.
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See, it's important that people clarify when they say "metal", because I pretty much always assume they are a Cannibal Corpse fanboi.
#7
Leave it ungrounded... a metal amp is just that more brutal when it can kill you just by touching strings and a microphone!
#8
Well, I went out and there were a couple of different connectors to choose from.

I picked up a 125V 15A connector. Would this work?
Gear
  • Ibanez GRG DX170
  • Peavey 6505+ 120W
  • Marshall MG412BCF
  • Boss GT-10
Last edited by mvlipka at Apr 15, 2013,
#9
yes as long as it is a male 3 prong then you will be just fine.

Well come on it has 3 spots for 3 separate wires, not exactly rocket science. match the black, white and green wires to the right lugs.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#10
Yes, but there were different voltages and amps available.

Every newer power cord I have has some indication on what it uses.

Well, going to install this now. Thank you!
Gear
  • Ibanez GRG DX170
  • Peavey 6505+ 120W
  • Marshall MG412BCF
  • Boss GT-10