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Rating and Reviews: Peavey 6505 Amp Head

Based on the classic 5150 head, Peavey's 6505 is one of rock's most reliable guitar amplifiers. For that crushing all-tube tone, it's tough to beat the 6505!

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"Lots of fun to use." submitted July 14, 2011

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Musical Background: guitar dork.
Music Style: metal
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Sound: The distortion is really thick and easy to dial in. The clean channel is usable but obviously not a Fender-type circuit. Feature: Footswitch included, it has knobs, it's black. WTF more do you want. Ease of Use: Doesn't get much easier than this. Quality: American made, everyone knows these are unbreakable. Value: I felt that it sounded much clearer than the Single and Triple rectifiers I AB'd it with. Manufacturer Support: Never dealt with Peavey customer support, I've owned a Valveking and currently a 6505 and since neither have ever malfunctioned I rated this as 10. The Wow Factor: Been wanting this since I started playing guitar. I've heard that they wire parts of the circuit with fibers from Eddie Van Halen's back hair to give it extra fancy tone. Overall: Everyone knows this is the go to amp for Metal and Rock.
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"SICK!" submitted December 5, 2008

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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: Progressive, Death Metal
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Sound: This amp is a very ballsy amplifier. You can get everything from a jazz fusion to crushing death metal distortion. Really the only thing it is lacking is a reverb. Stompbox distortions aren't even needed with this head. Even though with EMG Active pickups it sounds a little thin. Then a Metal Zone, or a Preamp Overdrive used as a gain boost would add definite body to the sound. And compared to other heads, mesa, carvin, and others similiar. It isn't near as fizzy, all it has to offer is pure aggressive tone. I am in a melodic Death metal band. and it definitely can work with nearly every playing style. A great head for every guitarist. :) Feature: There isn't too many features, but thats what i like about it. This amp makes you work with it. I have always had a real stripped down and simple set up. Im a tone guy, I freak if it isn't clear. And i think the simple equalization setup is a bonus. :) The effects loop works great also. Ease of Use: By it being a fairly simple setup, it is quite possibly the easiest head to use that i have ever jammed on. Its not like a V3 (having somewhere between 21, and 23 knobs to get in your way and confuse you.) It simply has what you need. Quality: Quite possibly one of the best things about the 6505, is the road proven reliability. It has a very solid and sturdy construction. Built for the road, and works more than perfect in any studio situation. Value: It really isn't too much, yeah a grand is alot. But for an amp head that you can make last years and years, why wouldn't it be worth it? Manufacturer Support: The company worked with us just fine. I'd say they actually care about you being satisfied with their product. The Wow Factor: I have wanted the 6505 since i started playing the guitar. It doesn't look all prestine and insane like an engl or a carvin V3. But it is plain better. Overall: This head has helped me in the studio, live, and just writing music. I was very satisfied with it, and i have no need to buy another head in the near future.
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"best amp ever!!" submitted December 1, 2013

By Sean B
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Musical Background: 20 yrs experience guitar/bass
Music Style: Heavy doomy groovy metal
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Overall: I bought this amp as an upgrade from a B-52 atx100. Couldn't be happier. It has lived up to the hype. Worth every penny. It actually accentuates my playing and make everything i play sound clearer and stronger. Simplicity and raw power.
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"Peavey 6505 and Zzounds customer service." submitted December 29, 2013

By Leon Garcia in Albuquerque, NM
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Musical Background: Professional Touring Musician for Eat A Helicopter.
Music Style: Death metal.
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Overall: The peavey arrived fully packaged and was brand new like they told me it would be and sounds amazing! Great quality of priduct and the customer service that was provided was very excellent. I haad many questions and spoke to many different agents and they all dealt with me with accurate knowledge and had great attitudes.
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