#1
Hello there, I just bought my Peavey 6505 head, and a Marshall cab, I'm loving it, but the cleans are kinda balls...

Anyone got any idea how I could improve them without having to buy a chorus pedal or anything?

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#2
Buy a chorus pedal.

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#3
well a chorus is a modulation effect, not a clean thing. though it's used much more often on a clean setting.

I don't own one though. So I don't know. I have a Peavey valveking. YEah.
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#4
Nah man you gotta live with that shit, you must have heard they were going to be awful before you bought the amp? Best you can do is roll off on your guitars volume knob, use any effects you have got to hide the faggotry of the cleans, mainly though I would say just try and avoid playing clean! Or A/B another better amp or something
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#5
Chorus pedal (EHX small clone is what I'm aiming for) and possibly a delay/reverb pedal. An EQ would help too, and you have to be decent on the EQ- shame you only have one EQ (one of the reasons I love the extra one on my 6505+)
Also try rolling off the volume a little on the guitar
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#6
well, it doesnt' really have a true "clean channel". it's really not meant for that. and it's a waste of an amp like that to turn down the gain on the rhythm channel just to get cleans. idk man, if u want good clean tones, u might need to add a second amp to ur set up.
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Chorus pedal (EHX small clone is what I'm aiming for) and possibly a delay/reverb pedal. An EQ would help too, and you have to be decent on the EQ- shame you only have one EQ (one of the reasons I love the extra one on my 6505+)
Also try rolling off the volume a little on the guitar

yeah a an eq would be a great way to get a cleaner sound out of that amp
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#8
i use a chorus pedal on the clean channel and it doest sound too bad. im never getting rid of my 5150 II though....nothing else has enough gain+balls for me. i A/B my rivera thirty-twelve for cleans
#9
hm, I might look into getting a chorus pedal then =]

any suggestions which one?
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#10
if you really wanna improve your sound than buy a g-major

i played the 5150 with the g-major and its incredible what it did with the clean tone!!!

you can get awsome cleans out of it!
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#11
EQ it correctly.

Otherwise, check out modulation effects.
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#12
who makes the g-major, cos googling it gives me theory website lol
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#13
I like the cleans on my 5150mkII.
Considering what amp I had before, it's a huge improvement. And they're not really that bad for cleans, its just the Fenders and Laneys and such are too good. :P

Also, Neck pickup. :P
#14
Maybe get a delay pedal. I'd get a delay pedal over a chorus/reverb, because delay is just cooler IMO haha.

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#15
yeah, I've been experimenting with different stuff, and I can get an alright sound, at LOW volumes, but I dunno about when I'm an band practice / gigs, and its at higher volumes =\

can anyone tell me about this g-major thing?
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#16
Personally i think the Electro Harmonix POG could add great overtones to your clean sound and really add depth to your sound
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yeah, I've been experimenting with different stuff, and I can get an alright sound, at LOW volumes, but I dunno about when I'm an band practice / gigs, and its at higher volumes =\

can anyone tell me about this g-major thing?


The highest I've pushed the volume as of yet on mine is about 2.3. Seemed loud enough for band practices. The cleans started breaking up a little easily, but I just turned the gain down and it was fine.
It's not like you're gonna be really hitting the strings for clean stuff, so for chords played gently and leads n stuff it shouldnt be a problem.
#18
hmm, I've usually got the volume between 3 - 5, and like 0.25 in the house lol

So I supposed I'll see what like it is next band p =]

I might still look into getting a g-major, cos they seem pretty good.
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#20
If were talking about a TC Electronics G-major then they are pretty good. I wanted one myself for my 5150II, the only thing is Ive read you cant get a very good foot controller for it because the G-Minor isn't very good and the construction isn't too sturdy from the reviews Ive read either. But I havent tried it first hand.


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#21
TC Electronics makes the G-Major I think. It has a bunch of things like acoustic simulators, EQs...etc. I would get a good EQ pedal, or an acoustic sim to make it shine a bit.
#22
you are just not eqing it in right. you realise there is gain on the clean channel right?. pre gain down and post gain up.
#23
^ well on the 6505 the rhythm and the lead channel share a 3 band EQ...so what might sound good on the lead channel might sound horrible on the rhythm channel. Thats why I prefer the 6505+ since it has EQs on both channels.
#24
out of the box, 6505 heads are biased way too cold, resulting in crappy cleans. You'll get improvements if you have it biased warmer. But still, its no Fender reverb.
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