#1
For mostly heavy metal, but with some variety... what amp?

The Peavey 6505 2x12 combo, or the JSX 2x12 combo?

(I'm posting for a friend, as I already have a 5150 II half-stack. lol)
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#3
if you're looking for more variety I would say the JSX
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#4
yup ^
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#5
JSX, but the head is cheaper than the combo....
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#6
now that i read your question, the best amp for metal AND versatility would be the JSX with an OD. The 6505 is heavier but lacks in cleans and crunch.
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#7
Quote by beadhangingOne
JSX is more versatile, but 6505 has better metal tones. However, JSX has better cleans.

Sounds about right. If he is mostly metal with a variety of other styles, go JSX. Strictly death metal and the 6505
#8
why a 6505? 5150 is cheaper O.o...well i like 6505. JSX sounds too uhhh punchy, if you know what i mean. 6505 has better metal tones and the cleans are ok if you use a nice chorus to clear it up. and if you're really gonna play METAL, you dont need a good clean. the 6505 doesnt even have a dedicated clean channel. because it's made for metal. there you go.
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#9
Quote by apak
why a 6505? 5150 is cheaper O.o...well i like 6505. JSX sounds too uhhh punchy, if you know what i mean. 6505 has better metal tones and the cleans are ok if you use a nice chorus to clear it up. and if you're really gonna play METAL, you dont need a good clean. the 6505 doesnt even have a dedicated clean channel. because it's made for metal. there you go.

So using cleans is not "metal?"
Metallica is not "metal" because they use cleans in some of their songs?
And the 6505 and 5150 are the same amp, really so if you want the 5150 cause it's cheaper, go for it.
It's true that the 6505 will do generall metal better. The JSX just does everything else better.
#10
Where we live there is only one Peavey dealer, and they only stock the newest gear (re: the JSX and 6505).

My buddy loves my 5150 (as do I) but seems to have taken a shine to the JSX as well. Go figure.
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#11
JSX!!!! I ****ing hate the 6505s... Thats not a metal tone... Thats a piece of **** that seems to be in the hands of metal musicians... Go with a jsx
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