#1
I hear many people use these amps for metal. But I was wondering how they would work for harder rock and grunge. I mean the amps sound was supposedly designed by EVH, surely it can do more than just metal.
#3
My 6505+ can do pretty much all styles of metal but with turning the gain down, re-EQing and using the crunch channel it can get a really concincing rock tone (not sure how you'd specialise between different types of rock but w/e) and if you put it on the clean channel but keep the gain high you can get a great crunchy sound out of it - I personally think that it's way more versatile than people give it credit for, but it's still no Mesa Mark IV.
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My 6505+ can do pretty much all styles of metal but with turning the gain down, re-EQing and using the crunch channel it can get a really concincing rock tone (not sure how you'd specialise between different types of rock but w/e) and if you put it on the clean channel but keep the gain high you can get a great crunchy sound out of it - I personally think that it's way more versatile than people give it credit for, but it's still no Mesa Mark IV.

+1, it is a lot more versatile than given credit.
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#5
if you know how to use your volume knob, tone knob and pickup selector the right way, you can get a decent clean, i imagine a chorus would make it even better.
the crunch channel is great for rock and blues and the lead channel is crushing, although slightly fizzy and very noisy.
get a noise gate, eq and you're set.
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#6
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but srsly, i have a 5150 and its not that great dry but with an eq/chorus/noise gate it really comest to life.
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#7
These amps were designed for rock/hard rock. EVH and Ted Nugent being it's earliest endorsers. They also just happen to have gobs of gain on tap which make them a hit with metal players.

These amps were also designed to have great function with your guitars volume dial which also opens up tone doors. EVH always used this method for cleaner low gain tones and subtle broken clean finger picking.
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#8
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I hear many people use these amps for metal. But I was wondering how they would work for harder rock and grunge. I mean the amps sound was supposedly designed by EVH, surely it can do more than just metal.



it can be fully versitile with

1. Bias mod
2. Maxon OD
3. Zvex wooly mammoth fuzz for retro sounds on clean channel
4. Holy grail reverb for the cleans
6 ISP decimator

However its a fizzy grainy amp when it comes down to it. Im trying to sell mine.