#1
I'm planning on buying a 6505. I've checked out the specs and some soundclips, and I think it should be great for what I want.

The 6505 is cheaper, but I've heard the cleans aren't as good.

The 6505+ apparently has better cleans and a EQ for each channel, which is always good.

But would you say that the extra £200 is worth it for the 6505+ or not?

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#2
go for the 6505+. I would much rather have an EQ for each channel than a master EQ.


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#3
The difference in gain is neglibible, and the difference in cleans isn't THAT noticable - you can notice it, but they're still not GREAT cleans.

I find the extra EQ gives it much more diversity though, so it depends if you're ONLY playing metal and suchlike or you want to fool around in some other genres too.
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#4
The 6505+ is better, but 200£?


...naah. I'd say that's so much it ain't worth it. You're probably better off getting the 6505 and better speakers/tubes or something.
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#5
I'd say it depends on what you plan on playing. If you are going to be using the clean tones regularly, the 6505+ is for you. If you're looking purely for t3h br00talz, I don't think the 2 EQs are worth the extra cash. You'll probably want an OD anyway, and you can rig that as your second channel. Hell, buy a Fish N Chips EQ and throw it in front... turn it on to go to "channel 2"... that's a whopping $40.
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#6
^^^ I play progressive metal, Tool/Mastodon, various shred... I do play clean a bit of the time. Do you reckon sticking a chorus in front of the 6505 would do the job?
#7
Could go for a different amp and use a TS9 or something in front of it. You'd get a heavy tone and some nice cleans at the same time.
#8
WOW, do u guys know the difference between the two?

The 6505+ has a clean channel, the 6505 is just a lead head, so take advice from someone who owns won, you almost wasted your money, if you want cleans buy a 6505+, also the 6505+ comes with plenty of more options.
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^^^ I thought the 6505 had 2 channels... why else would it come with a footswitch?


Yes, it has 2 channels. The "clean" channel isn't totally clean unless you use very little gain and maybe turn guitar volume down tho. Also, the 6505 doesn't have a separate EQ for the clean channel, making it worse than the 6505+'s clean channel.
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#11
No, it has to channels, Crunch and Lead, turning the gain all the way down will still have distortion on it (like an 80s distortion/classic), there is no way to get an ACTUAL clean tone from it, the whole point of the 6505+ (+2 EQ).
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#12
Well the 6505+ gives Matt Tuck "that ripping tone I need" so I say go for that

But seriously, I don't know much about the 5150s and 6505s but I'd prefer seperate EQs for the channels whatever amp I had.
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No, it has to channels, Crunch and Lead, turning the gain all the way down will still have distortion on it (like an 80s distortion/classic), there is no way to get an ACTUAL clean tone from it, the whole point of the 6505+ (+2 EQ).



No you can go from clean to 80s crunch on the "Clean" channel, or cleans i leave the gain at 2, it breaks up a tinny bit, if you dont want that just turn the gain down and roll of the volume/and tone
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#14
Sounds like the 6505+ is probably the best decision, although I'm still not it'll give me the right tone...