#1
im lookin into a 5150 and 6505. i play rock, hard rock and getting into some metal. i know both are amazing, but im curious as to which you would opt for. any input would be great because this will greatly infleunce my decision. please list any pros/cons that you could think of that would be helpful to know. thanks in advance!
#2
there the same so id go for whichever you can find cheaper, 5150's are older so with used ones you might get some better tubes put in it but apart form that they are the same.
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#4
Actually ive heard that the 5150s are a little more raw sounding then the 6505s? Hm could just be a rumor though.
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#5
It's just a rumor. Same amp, different name (just so that EVH wouldn't sue Peavey for trademark infringement after he parted ways with the company.)
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#6
Eh who knows though, but most likely it is a rumor.
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#11
they are the same. some people try to make the 5150 out to be better just because they are older and more "original" or some bullcrap. the same way people like only a band's old music just because of the fact that it was original back then when they started listening to it...or something like that lol
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#12
Quote by yocomobebes
Actually ive heard that the 5150s are a little more raw sounding then the 6505s? Hm could just be a rumor though.

I think you're thinking of the 5150/6505 vs the 5150 II/6505+. The 5150/6505 is supposed to be a bit more raw sounding. There is a difference, but it's a preference thing, they are more similar than not.

The idea was that the old block letter 5150 was superior to the signature versions. The only difference was actual block letters saying EVH on the faceplate, as opposed to Ed's signature written in the same place. The only thing that changed, was a different stock tube.

The 5150 and 6505 are the same amp, just as the 5150 II and 6505+ are the same amp. The name change happened because EVH left Peavey, and owned the rights to the name "5150".
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#13
They're the same.

As for the Blockletters, the only thing different about them is they came with better stock tubes, which shouldn't even be an issue since by now I'd hope it's had its stock tubes changed.



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#15
Quote by yocomobebes
Eh who knows though, but most likely it is a rumor.



yeah its just a rumor. i have the 5150 II half stack and sounds almost the same has this guys 6505+ head. his makes a little more noise then mine but all in all its the same amp, same design, different name. thats it
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#16
the 5150/6505 have "slightly" more gain then the 5150 II/6505+

not really that noticeable at all. the 5150 II have an extra preamp tube in it to boost the clean channel and boost the crunch feature as well. and has seperate EQs for each channel. IMO the 5150s/6505s are slighty more raw then the 5150 II/6505+. but the II and + have a smoother sound to them.

i love my 5150 II head. have had it for going on 7 years now
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