#1
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-6505-212-Combo-2x12-Guitar-Amp-481433-i1145625.gc


thinking about buying this amp. i play metal, metalcore, blues, pop punk. how is this amp? i heard it has quite a rep.

how are the cleans? do i need an overdrive? or any other amp suggestions. im sure this is loud enuf to gig right? 60 watts tube. thanks
#2
Cleans are nothing to yell about, as it it is pretty much a total metal amp. i wouldnt use it for blues either. I got mine a few weeks ago and im finally dialing in my tone..at first i wasnt totally blown away by it, but that was mostly cause of the hiss and feedback. Got a noise gate yesterday, and now the amp is perfect.
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#3
It's nice for hard rock/metal.
Not very good for anything with less gain.
I suggest a Laney GH50L.
I was choosing between the Laney, a 6505 and an ENGL Screamer, Laney won hands down for tone and all round versatility.
It can get pretty damn heavy, and it sounds great for blues.
But yea, the 6505 is not bad if your main genre is metal/hardcore.

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#4
Cleans are underrated. Just roll your volume knob down a bit and screw with the EQ. It's not amazing or anything, but it's not as bad as some people say. The distortion though....Simply amazing. One of the best metal amps out there. I wouldn't say it's a good blues amp though. I guess it'd be good for pop punk. Most of the pop punk I've heard sounds like they're using a oodles of distortion.
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#5
I'd try before you buy. I always thought it would be really good but I tried out the combo and head and hated it. And I likes my gain.
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#6
^ obviously, the Framus and ENGL Fireball give that away a bit.

Like the guy a couple posts above said, get the GH50L
Decently high gain and great cleans.
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#7
Yeah but I'm just saying the 6505 is renound for it's gain, but gain comes in different shapes and sizes (or sounds :p).

I found the gain muddy and poo like. I'm glad I tried it because I was gonna buy one randomly and it would have been another amp let down.

Never tried a GH50L, want to though because they're highly thought of.
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#8
You found the 5150 muddy?! Really? Did you turn it up to 10? That's probably why.
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#11
Muddy gain on a 5150.. lmfao
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#12
Quote by abcdboy
You found the 5150 muddy?! Really? Did you turn it up to 10? That's probably why.


The volume? No, I quite like being able to hear. And I said the 6505 not the 5150.
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#13
Quote by Chex
The volume? No, I quite like being able to hear. And I said the 6505 not the 5150.


6505 and the 5150 are the same thing just named differently..

Maybe it had ****tier tubes or dead tubes in there.. or maybe it was the cab.
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#14
Quote by tomrules
I've heard the 6505 is **** in comparison to the 5150.
5150 = heaven.



Erm WTF its the SAME amp.

And its probably the least muddy amp Ive heard and my fellow guitarist has a fireball.
I think the fireball can have no balls and can be quite fizzy at times, so what, its still an awesome metal amp!
Cleans arnt even that bad if you use a chorus or something. I dont even mind them on their own.
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#15
Quote by AdRev
Erm WTF its the SAME amp.

And its probably the least muddy amp Ive heard and my fellow guitarist has a fireball.
I think the fireball can have no balls and can be quite fizzy at times, so what, its still an awesome metal amp!
Cleans arnt even that bad if you use a chorus or something. I dont even mind them on their own.


You have no balls and can be quite fizzy.
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Dunlop Crybaby

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#16
check out carcass heartwork album for a demo!!


i have one but i only use it for recording as its too one dimensional but great for overdubbing.
#17
Awesome amps. But definitely go try them out first. They aren't for everyone.
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#18
Quote by Chex
You have no balls and can be quite fizzy.


I could reply but at least I know im right.

And btw I wasnt slating the fireball like you were slating the 6505 because I like Engl.

Grow up.
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#19
IMO the greatest high gain amp on the face of the planet. Theres no difference between the 5150 and 6505.

Heres a couple of clips I put on youtube-

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#20
its practicley the same as a 5150 ive played bolth and they are good
#21
Quote by abcdboy
You found the 5150 muddy?! Really? Did you turn it up to 10? That's probably why.

I used to own a 5150 and I thought it was pretty muddy sounding too. Switched to a Mark IV and never looked back.
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#22
Quote by AdRev
I could reply but at least I know im right.

And btw I wasnt slating the fireball like you were slating the 6505 because I like Engl.

Grow up.


I was just messing around you sensitive beehatch.

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#23
Quote by Chex
Yeah but I'm just saying the 6505 is renound for it's gain, but gain comes in different shapes and sizes (or sounds :p).

I found the gain muddy and poo like. I'm glad I tried it because I was gonna buy one randomly and it would have been another amp let down.

Never tried a GH50L, want to though because they're highly thought of.

Just for reinforcement, I agree. I find the gain to be muddy and not that great. Sure, an EQ pedal and maybe a noise gate could help, but sstill... nothing all that special. Coming from a guy who wanted the amp because it could get an EVH tone, I think the amp is WAAAY overrated