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#1
I've been playing four about a year and am ready to upgrade to a slightly better amp.
My favorite genre is Metal, stuff like Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth, Kreator, Slayer, Death, Slipknot, Machine Head etc.

I don't care if it's a tube or a solid state i just need something that doesn't have weird artificial sounding distortion like my current amp. Thanks!
#2
Used 6505+ 112
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#4
What country?
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#7
Music Go Round

6505+ 112 - Reverb.com

Shipping is about $80. Heavy bastard.

Just realized the Reverb seller is also Music Go Round.
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Last edited by lemurflames at Jan 15, 2015,
#8
Alright that looks pretty good. I would need to save a bit for the shipping but other than that it looks great. Thanks.
#9
At any given moment, Guitar Center has at least a dozen used 6505+ 112s in the $400 range with FREE shipping. And you can send it back within 30 days if there's a problem. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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#10
Quote by KailM
At any given moment, Guitar Center has at least a dozen used 6505+ 112s in the $400 range with FREE shipping. And you can send it back within 30 days if there's a problem. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

You can even call for a return authorization and drop it off at a local Guitar Center.
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#11
I disagree with the people saying the 6505.
These amps are so overrated it hurts. Something like a Randall RD50 tube combo would be a decent change from these peaveys.

EDIT:And it doesn't cost much, at least here in Europe.
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Last edited by Fryderyczek at Jan 15, 2015,
#12
Quote by Fryderyczek
I disagree with the people saying the 6505.
These amps are so overrated it hurts. Something like a Randall RD50 tube combo would be a decent change from these peaveys.

EDIT:And it doesn't cost much, at least here in Europe.


Overrated? Maybe, yes! But they are very solid and sound very good, Peavey really hit a huge nail on the head with the 6505 and the 6534. Not saying the RD50 is no good, I just personally don't see a problem with getting a 6505 if its what works for you and everyone else
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#13
I remember a couple years ago I was laughed at for suggesting a 6505+ 112. "Too honky because it aint a br00tal stack".

It's a good place to start tone wise and it's not too much of a beast to transport. Find one and try it!
#14
Quote by Fryderyczek
I disagree with the people saying the 6505.
These amps are so overrated it hurts. Something like a Randall RD50 tube combo would be a decent change from these peaveys.

EDIT:And it doesn't cost much, at least here in Europe.


No it really is not. Yes its popular and widely used but it is for a reason. From modern djenty shit to all out death metal or slam that amp kicks ass for all of them and has been used by a lot of bands and still use. It just works.

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#15
It just works.
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#16
Okay, thanks for the suggestions. I'll try looking at the guitar centers used section as i would rather not pay nearly another 100$ for shipping.
Last edited by Cheeseshark at Jan 15, 2015,
#17
Well, guitar center doesn't have anything in my range within that isn't just a cabinet within 100 miles of me. Might just try going with the reverb thing.
#19
Quote by Fryderyczek
I disagree with the people saying the 6505.
These amps are so overrated it hurts. Something like a Randall RD50 tube combo would be a decent change from these peaveys.

EDIT:And it doesn't cost much, at least here in Europe.


i love my "overrated" amp...i use it as much as i use my underrated amps
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#20
Quote by Cheeseshark
Well, guitar center doesn't have anything in my range within that isn't just a cabinet within 100 miles of me. Might just try going with the reverb thing.



where are you from ??..... I have a Peavey 6505 plus 112 for sale " like new" in Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio area .... they are a solid amp for sure , I'm selling mine because at 53 I'm have a hard time carrying it and bought a micro Head with a 2x12 cab to replace it , it was just a little too heavy for me to carry

edit ... I see your in California now , be patient they show up all the time
Last edited by Fumble fingers at Jan 15, 2015,
#21
By amp do you mean head or combo? If you mean head get a Bugera 333XL infinium and el34 tubes. There's no such thing as a "metal amp", anything can be used for metal, honestly. Got my Bugera with a 412 cab in like new condition with only a few hours of play and it was only $350, the head alone is $500
#22
Quote by Fryderyczek
I disagree with the people saying the 6505.
These amps are so overrated it hurts. Something like a Randall RD50 tube combo would be a decent change from these peaveys.

EDIT:And it doesn't cost much, at least here in Europe.


6505s are recommended all the time for a reason. When people want a metal amp it can deliver a rich, cutting, and brutal metal tone without costing an arm, a leg, and a kidney. I converted mine to a head and would put it up against any other amp when it comes to high-gain (I have played most of them with the exception of Diezel amps). 6505s are used by probably more metal acts than any other model, which can get kind of cliche, I'll admit. Yet, it still comes down to the player and there are things you can do to the amp to still get a signature tone. I, for one, don't make mine sound like the typical 'metalcore' tone.

If you need excellent cleans, then yes, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. (Though there are things you can do to a a Peavey for that too).
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#23
Quote by PiercedBand
By amp do you mean head or combo? If you mean head get a Bugera 333XL infinium and el34 tubes. There's no such thing as a "metal amp", anything can be used for metal, honestly. Got my Bugera with a 412 cab in like new condition with only a few hours of play and it was only $350, the head alone is $500

Combo.
#25
Quote by Cheeseshark
Thanks for the link! Seems to be only one hours drive my house so that should work out.


go for it! they are rock. personally not my #1 favorite amp, for ****s sake metal amp $400. there is no comparison. i had a head shortly a long time ago. sold it for something else.

but it is a staple in a few different prominent metal genres.

go get it and have some fun.
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#26
Quote by KailM
6505s are recommended all the time for a reason. When people want a metal amp it can deliver a rich, cutting, and brutal metal tone without costing an arm, a leg, and a kidney. I converted mine to a head and would put it up against any other amp when it comes to high-gain (I have played most of them with the exception of Diezel amps). 6505s are used by probably more metal acts than any other model, which can get kind of cliche, I'll admit. Yet, it still comes down to the player and there are things you can do to the amp to still get a signature tone. I, for one, don't make mine sound like the typical 'metalcore' tone.

If you need excellent cleans, then yes, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. (Though there are things you can do to a a Peavey for that too).


i think your statement is a little overzealous. but they are good sounding amp.
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#27
If you don't want to join the 6505 club which is not a bad club at all check out a JSX or XXX both solid amps capable of what you want.
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#29
Bugera amps are made out of plastic enought said.
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#30
Quote by trashedlostfdup
i think your statement is a little overzealous. but they are good sounding amp.


Yeah, probably, lol. But I'm being honest when I say that on many occasions, after playing something higher-end at a store (Mesas, Engls, Marshalls, etc.), I come home, plug into my amp, and come to the same conclusion: "Damn, my rig sounds good." It's not that those others don't sound good too -- it's that if you're on a tight budget, the 6505 will meet or exceed most other amps when it comes to all-out aggression and bang for your buck.
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#31
^ Agreed, good point.

I was all about the Archon and what it was about but man the 6505 with the right pedals (OD, noise gate, EQ, etc.) is just so good everytime I plug into it. Between amp head and pedal board mine costs about what a Rectifier or something else would new.
#32
Hi Buddy,

If you definitely want the sounds of Metallica you should get the Hiwatt Spitfire its such a versatile amp for all metal needs. James Hetfield uses one but I would tell you now boy it is very heavy indeed. Weighs around 500kg. The tone is extreme and loudness is scary. Check it out here.


Mickey
#33
Quote by MickeysReviews
Hi Buddy,

If you definitely want the sounds of Metallica you should get the Hiwatt Spitfire its such a versatile amp for all metal needs. James Hetfield uses one but I would tell you now boy it is very heavy indeed. Weighs around 500kg. The tone is extreme and loudness is scary. Check it out here.


Mickey


+1 this is so true, totally forgot about that amp!
#34
Do you guys have any tips for buying used amps? Should i take my guitar to try it out before buying? Any warning signs i should look out for? Thanks.
#35
For sure take your guitar and a buddy who plays or a more experienced player is always helpful.
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#36
Another question, is it really worth spending extra money for a tube amp? I mean this used one is pretty cheap, but i mean if it was between like a new 300$ solid state and a new 6-700$ tube.
#37
its worth it.. if you are unsure, wait buying an amp until you can tell yourself
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#38
Quote by trashedlostfdup
its worth it.. if you are unsure, wait buying an amp until you can tell yourself

I'm definitely getting this amp considering it's like 30$ more than the peavey solid state i wanted. Just wondering if it's worth spending over a 100$ extra on.
#39
I sold my Peavey 6505 plus tonight off of Craigslist and I told the buyer to bring his favorite guitar and try it out , he did and he bought it ..... if someone is against you bringing a guitar to try out a amp then keep on looking for a amp
#40
Yes. It's worth it.

Buy buy buy.

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