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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah buddy








Got me a 6505 2x12 Combo! After a week with an Eleven Rack, I found I liked it much more than the POD HD I had. So I went out on the hunt for trades on Craigslist, and came out with this bad boy! (Plus $100 on my end.)

Except for the 5150III, I had actually never had a good sit-down-and-play with a 6505/5150. All I knew was they're notorious for their brutal high gain & mediocre cleans, and now that I've really played one, that couldn't be any more correct. In both weight & sound, this is the heaviest thing on this side of the Mississippi (or the heaviest thing that's ever come out of Mississippi... Get it, because it was... made in... never mind...)

The first thing that hit me was how pronounced the pick attack is; I think that's really what makes this "brutal." It's unlike anything I've ever played. There's this huge thump when you pick, but it immediately disappears to let the note rig out, where if you tried to achieve that on another amp by turning up the bass or resonance, everything would turn to mush. But speaking of resonance, that control on this amp is incredibly powerful. It targets the exact right frequencies in the low end to make it sound "huge" without getting overly boomy. With the turn of a single knob you can cover quite a few different essential metal tones, from tight & "djenty" to big & thick.

But as far as downsides, this thing is STUPID heavy. Like 80 lbs. at least. If I decide to keep this, that will go along with a purchase of casters. If you're considering this amp, you need to get casters. Don't question it. You'll thank me later. Otherwise, I wish this amp were a bit more versatile for the heck of it, but for what I exchanged for it, I can't complain at all. For live situations, it should go well A/B'd with my other master-of-one, the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Sound-wise, the highs are a wee bit fizzy; this can be solved easily with an EQ in the FX loop, or I imagine with a speaker or tube swap. My amp in particular came with a warning to not push the master past 7 unless I want a blown fuse, so the output transformer might need a change. But this amp gets plenty loud before 7, so I think I'll be OK.

Here are some riffs!
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#2
You need more than casters. Casters are ok for rolling it from one side of the stage to the other but to move it around you want a trolley/dolly/handcart (whatever they call them in your parts).


HNAD


And replace those shitty Sheffield speakers with something decent.
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#3
Cool video dude! Can't beat the 6505, I'm missing mine and I think my next module will be 5150 based.

HNAD!
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#4
You might love some Vintage 30s in there.
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#5
Sweet vid and story.

I can vouch for V30's kicking ass in combo with them. I saw the \m/ and new I had to click. I love me a 6505.
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Quote by Cathbard
You need more than casters. Casters are ok for rolling it from one side of the stage to the other but to move it around you want a trolley/dolly/handcart (whatever they call them in your parts).


HNAD


And replace those shitty Sheffield speakers with something decent.

Thanks for the tip! I think I've got one of those

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Cool video dude! Can't beat the 6505, I'm missing mine and I think my next module will be 5150 based.

HNAD!

Thank you!

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You might love some Vintage 30s in there.

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Sweet vid and story.

I can vouch for V30's kicking ass in combo with them. I saw the \m/ and new I had to click. I love me a 6505.

I think if I keep this I'll go for a V30/K100 combo, which will allow me to mic up both speakers and blend them to my liking.
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V30/K100 is what I would have suggested too.
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#8
I'd also suggest An Eminence Swamp Thang/Governor combo if you want a lower cost alternative. They sound massive in my 412 cab.

Nice playing, by the way.
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I'd also suggest An Eminence Swamp Thang/Governor combo if you want a lower cost alternative. They sound massive in my 412 cab.

Nice playing, by the way.


I think I have the same set-up in my 2x12 cab. Love it.
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I'd also suggest An Eminence Swamp Thang/Governor combo if you want a lower cost alternative. They sound massive in my 412 cab.

Nice playing, by the way.

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I think I have the same set-up in my 2x12 cab. Love it.

Thanks, I'll consider it!
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Nice photos. HNAD!
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#12
Awesome amp. If Peavey ever manages to make a really great clean channel on them (or on the 6505+), I'll be at the factory door waiting to buy the first unit to come out.

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brootal \m/

Awesome

LOL at your vid with the jazz at the start
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Nice photos. HNAD!


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Awesome amp. If Peavey ever manages to make a really great clean channel on them (or on the 6505+), I'll be at the factory door waiting to buy the first unit to come out.

HNAD!

Like if they took the clean tone from the Classic series... Oh man...

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congrats!

Thank you!

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brootal \m/

Awesome

LOL at your vid with the jazz at the start

Haha gotta get some Weather Report in whenever I can!
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Haha gotta get some Weather Report in whenever I can!


I thought it sounded vaguely familiar. I was gonna say it sounded a bit like jaco
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Like if they took the clean tone from the Classic series... Oh man...

My thoughts exactly.
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Haha gotta get some Weather Report in whenever I can!

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#20
Congrats on the new amp. Have a 5150 2x12 combo myself.

If you want more usable cleans, drop a Tung-Sol in V1 (and good delay and chorus pedals). It will smooth out the gain too, but add an OD808 or OD9 in front and you're good for brutal riffish. Or fool around with the red channel and set it up as your cleans and the green channel boosted as your main gain. You'll be surprised how well this works.

Also recommend the JJ power tubes.
#21
Nice!

Now have fun toting that heavy mofo around
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Quote by Paroxysm
Congrats on the new amp. Have a 5150 2x12 combo myself.

If you want more usable cleans, drop a Tung-Sol in V1 (and good delay and chorus pedals). It will smooth out the gain too, but add an OD808 or OD9 in front and you're good for brutal riffish. Or fool around with the red channel and set it up as your cleans and the green channel boosted as your main gain. You'll be surprised how well this works.

Also recommend the JJ power tubes.

Thanks for the tips, I'll look into it!

Quote by MatrixClaw
Nice!

Now have fun toting that heavy mofo around

Thank you! I'm not looking forward to it
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