#1
What are your thoughts on the new mini heads peaveys putting out?

The 6505+ looks interesting, with the power scaling, DI's and all.
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#2
The 6505+ looks cool
The classic 20 is pointless when you have a classic 30 head
Not a fan of the VK20
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#3
Good that they finally listened to the consumers. One of the big problems with any 5150/6505 amp is that the thing with blow the walls off your house with the volume at 2-3.

I find it a bit strange though they went with EL84s and not 6V6s like most American-style low wattage amps have.
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Good that they finally listened to the consumers. One of the big problems with any 5150/6505 amp is that the thing with blow the walls off your house with the volume at 2-3.

I find it a bit strange though they went with EL84s and not 6V6s like most American-style low wattage amps have.

Just because it is low wattage doesn't mean it will be any better at low volumes

But the fact it is smaller and more portable will help it sell. What is the street price on these?
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#5
$599 for the 6505
$499 for the others.
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#6
thats CAD btw, so probably less USD
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#7
It's cool but I could get a VK 100 watter used for the same price. Same goes for the classic one.


The 6505 is really the only one I'd consider but even still...
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#8
Quite like the look of the 6505 mini myself.

Really like EL84 tubes atm.
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#9
Has anyone seen these in stores yet?
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#10
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What are your thoughts on the new mini heads peaveys putting out?
I am sooo damn tired of people making small amps just for the sake of marketing.

They put EL84's in a 6505 ffs that's just wrong.

The classic 20 might be good tho, still depending on how much of a classic they fit into that tiny box.
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Has anyone seen these in stores yet?


My bet is it won't be for another couple of months...even then they'll probably be spread out to every other GC or the like.
#12
I am planning to pick up a mini 6505 for rehearsals to be honest, just for a different flavour to my small heads already. I'm liking the idea of a 6505 in a smaller box, but it might not be as good as the idea of it.

(I suffer bad backs and I've just had major surgery so I can't physically lift bigger heads. I'd use them if I could!)
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I am planning to pick up a mini 6505 for rehearsals to be honest, just for a different flavour to my small heads already. I'm liking the idea of a 6505 in a smaller box, but it might not be as good as the idea of it.

(I suffer bad backs and I've just had major surgery so I can't physically lift bigger heads. I'd use them if I could!)

You should get a 5150 III mini or a Krank K-stein Jr.

You should check these guys out also http://revolutionamps.com/index.php/20-watt-guitar-heads

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Just because it is low wattage doesn't mean it will be any better at low volumes


+1

and a 20 watter will pretty much blow the walls off your house at 2-3 as well.
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#15
I think the cleans on the 6505MH sound a lot better than the standard 6505 from demos. So if the lead channel is half as good as its big brothers, then it's going to be one of the best amps in the price range for people looking who play more than metal. The small size makes it even more appealing. Mesa is the only big company making small amps that do high gain AND clean well as well as everything in-between. But those cost twice as much as the Peaveys.
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I think the cleans on the 6505MH sound a lot better than the standard 6505 from demos. So if the lead channel is half as good as its big brothers, then it's going to be one of the best amps in the price range for people looking who play more than metal. The small size makes it even more appealing. Mesa is the only big company making small amps that do high gain AND clean well as well as everything in-between. But those cost twice as much as the Peaveys.

Revolution amps (ex-Krank) has a full line of 20 watt heads and 2 of them have good cleans and do hi-gain well.
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#17
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+1

and a 20 watter will pretty much blow the walls off your house at 2-3 as well.



THe 6505MH goes down to .1 of a watt though so it's should work as a bedroom amp
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#18
My 6505+ 112 (converted into a head) runs at 60 watts, and powering my 412, still works well at bedroom volumes. This small wattage trend is a gimmick, on high-gain amps at least. They get their tone from the preamp.
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#19
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#20
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THe 6505MH goes down to .1 of a watt though so it's should work as a bedroom amp
Sounds like a gimmick to me.
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#21
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THe 6505MH goes down to .1 of a watt though so it's should work as a bedroom amp
It's not like less powerful amps sound better than more powerful amps at low volumes y know, and if you're getting a 6505 you're most likely not getting it for power tube distortion anyway.
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It's not like less powerful amps sound better than more powerful amps at low volumes y know, and if you're getting a 6505 you're most likely not getting it for power tube distortion anyway.


Yep. And I pity the fool who actually gets power tube distortion on a 6505, because I could never get it even with the volume on 8 (man, that was painful). They are designed to stay clean in the power section.

Furthermore, I'm not so sure anything sounds truly 'excellent' at low volumes anyway. Part of what makes any amp start to sound good is its interaction with the speakers. Case in point, I find that my Vypyr doesn't really sound any better than my 6505+ at low volumes. At extremely low volumes, it does, but once I turn it up to TV volumes the 6505+ starts to sound better. And they both sound A LOT better when turned up to around "coffee shop gig" volumes and beyond. Because at that point, the speakers are starting to add their color and characteristics to the sound, and the frequency spectrum becomes more full.

But I digress. I'm actually hoping to try the Classic 20, because on that kind of amp, it might be nice to turn down the wattage and get some power tube breakup without shattering the windows.
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#23
Quote by boblittle
THe 6505MH goes down to .1 of a watt though so it's should work as a bedroom amp


does it sound good at that setting, though?
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