#1
Ok so im looking into getting a new amp and ive come down to this choice.
Krank Rev Jr
Peavey 5150/6505 (combo)
Now the krank is a bit cheaper roughly 300$, they are both all tube.
would there be any downfall to a micro stack?
im just looking to see what your imput is on this, i play mainly powermetal so
I believe that im going to need some decent high gain output.
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#3
well the micro stack will not even come close volume wise.. whereas the 5150 combo will have tons of blast to it and be good for both jam and gig situation.

the 2 amps have some very different functions.. a microstack could be really good for recording since you could crank it without peeling the skin off of yourself.

this is only word of mouth but i've heard the Krank is terribly overpriced and doesn't sound that great. but we'll never know til you try it out.
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#5
id say a 6505 if you want to gig without a good PA..... but the tone on both amps are different....ive never used the micro stack ive only used the full on half stack but i liked it alot (at a low volume) its a bit smoother than the 6505...good amp...but expensive as hell
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#7
dude have you ever played a krank??..there really good quality and ...the 6505 has very limited features
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#8
6505, extremely high gain, not as versatile at the 05+ but the rev Jr. i didnt like when i played it sounded mroe like.... just kind of crunchy unless you want to use some of the extra 300 youd save and buy a few boutique pedals, but yeah the rev jr. is good for recording and small practice situations the 6505 is is better for gigging and practidce but as for recording unless you have an attentuator your going to ahve to crank it pretty high and mighty to get a good sound for recording and depending ont he mic you use it mght mud it out and with 6505 if you plan on playing at high volumes because it is such a high gain amp you need will probably need a noise gate of some type but i ahve the 05+ and its a great amp hands down sir JMO though
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6505, extremely high gain, not as versatile at the 05+ but the rev Jr. i didnt like when i played it sounded mroe like.... just kind of crunchy unless you want to use some of the extra 300 youd save and buy a few boutique pedals, but yeah the rev jr. is good for recording and small practice situations the 6505 is is better for gigging and practidce but as for recording unless you have an attentuator your going to ahve to crank it pretty high and mighty to get a good sound for recording and depending ont he mic you use it mght mud it out and with 6505 if you plan on playing at high volumes because it is such a high gain amp you need will probably need a noise gate of some type but i ahve the 05+ and its a great amp hands down sir JMO though


If you plan on playing pretty much any hi-gain amp at higher volumes you need a noise gate.

I agree though that the 6505+ does sound a little smoother than the 6505, but it's not *that* different.

And you really don't need to crank a hi-gain head to get a good tone as most of the gain is in the preamps, it does sound better cranked, but an good recording tone can be easily achieved at lower volumes.
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#10
i can not stand recording at low volumes to me its just a much sweeter more brutal sound at higher volume, idk maybe tis just me but i wish they made at 05 micro stack, thatd probably sell pretty good and id buy it form recording instead of lugging around a 40lb head and cab and all racks id have much more room in my car, but also with the rev Jr. the cabs CAn hold upto 100watt head i believe i read so if you want to continue using the cabs and invest in another head at a different time that would also work out considering the cabs ive heard arent all that bad
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#12
the 5150/6505 would be better for power metal. The Krank is freakin awesome as hell though. Played one at guitar center, when i get rich im getting one.
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#13
Personally, Im not a big fan of the revolution. The high-gain tone can get fizzyish and kinda lacks the smoothness of the 5150.

If you search youtube for michael amott, you can hear a big difference between his old 5150 tone and his new revolution tone.
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#14
The 5150 is Metal bang for your buck. It is dark though, not bright, and the cleans aren't that great, but usable. The cleans are a little better on the + from what I hear, but if you play mostly metal and hard rock, the 5150/6505 is veeeeeery hard to beat. It is basically dark, thick and chuggy.
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#15
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dude have you ever played a krank??..there really good quality and ...the 6505 has very limited features


The Krank sounds like ass, and features don't make the amp better.

The 6505 is the better amp.
#16
if your gonna go for the krank u should get a krankenstien, if youre gonna go for the 5150 u should get an engl
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