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Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amplifier Head (120 Watts)

At 120 all-tube watts, Peavey's 6505+ is a beast of an amp head. Grab the knobs to craft earth-shaking tones all your own, from classic rock to modern metal. (37) Read 22 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Modernized Peavey Power

The Peavey 6505 Plus guitar amplifier head is essentially a comprehensive upgrade of the relaunched 5150 head -- the famous amp that Peavey designed in collaboration with Edward Van Halen. The 6505 Plus brings a few modern touches to a classic design. It is a fitting commemorative release from Peavey, celebrating their long and highly audible place in the history of hard rock and heavy metal music.

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Single Input with Two Independent Channels

The 6505 Plus has a single input that is switchable between two independent channels, either via the front panel or a single tap of the included footswitch. This high-gain monster pays tribute to the classic Peavey amps of the '60s and '70s in a hot and heavy way: it boasts 6 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 4 x 6L6GC power amp tubes, both specially designed to deliver overtone-rich signal breakup in an overdriven state. This means that the amp itself is a tonal tool in its own right. The front control panel has a bank of highly musical controls that allow you to dial up exactly a wide range of tone, from clean to crunch and back again. Bright and Crunch switches add further tonal possibilities.

Extremely Rich Tone Controls

Controls on the 6505 Plus's front panel include Presence and Resonance, which allow you to tailor the depth and color of your sound with a great degree of range. There is also an exceptionally musical three-band EQ that helps you not only achieve a good frequency balance, but explore new tonal characteristics entirely. Each channel is also switchable between Pre Gain and Post Gain outputs. It has an effects loop and preamp output, which is very useful when you want to record its unique tonal properties in a studio situation.

Loud -- Very, Very Loud!

The Peavey 6505 Plus has a formidable output of 120 watts RMS into 16, 8 or 4 ohm cabinets. Even for a 120 watt amplifier, the Peavey 6505 Plus is a notably loud amp. But for all its barking power, the 6505 Plus weighs in just under 50 pounds and is easy to transport.

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Features:

- 120 Watts RMS switchable into 16, 8, or 4 Ohms
- 6 x 12AX7 preamp and 4 x 6L6GC power amp tubes
- Footswitch included
- Footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select and FX loop
- 3-band EQ
- Resonance and Presence knobs on each channel
- Rhythm channel Pre-/Post-Gain controls
- Bright and Crunch switches
- Lead channel Pre-/Post-Gain controls
- Preamp output

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- Six 12AX7 preamp and four 6L6GC power amp tubes
- Footswitchable Lead/Rhythm channel select
- Three-band EQ on each channel
- Resonance and Presence controls on each channel
- Pre Gain and Post Gain on each channel
- Footswitchable Crunch boost on Rhythm channel
- Bright switch on Rhythm channel
- Preamp output
- Effects loop
- Bias test point
- Footswitch included
- 120 watts RMS into 16, 8 or 4 ohm
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 58 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 14 x 13 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 00575680
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-732-8391

Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amplifier Head

Peavey proudly offers the 6505 Plus amp head, so named in commemoration of Peavey's first 40 years, 1965 to 2005. The 6505 Plus is the upgraded version of the relaunched 5150 head, the highly renowned amplifiers Peavey designed in conjunction with Edward Van Halen.

The Peavey 6505 Plus features six 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes, with presence and resonance controls and three-band EQ for taming their notorious tone. With its extra preamp tube, the 6505 Plus offers more flexibility in your tone.

While known as the 5150 series, this line of amps became the undisputed go-to amps for scores of rock, hardcore and metal guitarists owing to their raw tone, relentless power and rugged reliability. The 6505 Plus is still the no-brainer choice for an expanding list of endorsers, and its classic tone will ensure it remains a favorite of rockers the world over.

Features

- 120 Watts (rms) into 16, 8, or 4 Ohms (switchable)
- Six 12AX7 preamp and four 6L6GC power amp tubes
- Footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select and effects loop
- 3-band EQ, resonance and presence controls on each channel
- Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain, bright and crunch switches
- Lead channel: pre-/post-gain controls
- Preamp output
- Footswitch included
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Overall: This amp is amazing. The sounds you can get are just mind blowing. No more distortion pedals are needed and the clean channel has such a great tone. I have always bought Peavey products before but this tops them all. People who say this amp is just for metal have apparently never played with it. I bought this amp with a payment plan and was shocked when I found a better price and Zzounds still beat the price for after the purchase. I was skeptical until they gave me a credit on my payment plan. Couldn't ask for a better site than this one.
Style of Music: Anything but country and hip hop.
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Sound: As mentioned above, this amp can do anything. While I primarily play Melodic Metal with my band Thanasphere (yeah, I'm plugging a bit), I also play quite a lot of blues, classic rock and classical. This amp serves all purposes. Clean Channel: Ranging from perfect clarity to a light grit, you can get just about any tone you want from it. I generally engage the coil tap on my EMGs and use the middle selector position on my Schecter when playing cleans to really serve the clarity that you can get from the clean channel. It will allow subtlety within chords (adds, etc...--think Kickapoo if you're unfamiliar), but will also respond well to a boomier low end if that's what you're looking for. All in all I'm very confident that this will achieve any clean to you want--it's certainly better than my Fender DeVille. Crunch: Ranging from a light fuzz to doom quality, you can essentially reach aspects of a clean channel and almost render the full overdrive channel useless by simply adjusting your level of gain. I've been able to get some bitchin' Van Halen tones, some subtle blues fizz, and even low boomy Doom metal from this channel. Overdrive: The high gain channel will fulfill your gainy needs, of this I am certain. With bursting amounts of gain, even with the Pre-gain knob at 7/8 nothing is too fizzy and muddy. I've been able to achieve perfect amounts of clarity even by maxing out the Pre-gain and vice versa, I've been able to get nice, gritty, muddy blunder that will attain the "ugly range" if that's what you're into. My only complaint is that I was spoiled with my built-in spring reverb in my old DeVille, and now I mus live without it. Currently I'm being a purist and running my guitar straight into the amp, but I've experimented with my Zoom G9.2tt and they work quite well together for effects (chorus, reverb, and the luxury of a volume pedal primarily). Feature: If you're deciding between the plus and the regular, spring for the plus; it has a separate EQ for the Clean/Crunch and Gain channels that I wouldn't be able to live without. While it's pretty bare as far as flash goes, it's better for it. It comes across very minimal and pure and leaves you open to far more pre-amp effects and tone customization. Ease of Use: I've never felt like I was trying particularly hard to make it sound good. While I've spent the weeks since I got it turning knobs constantly to find my sweet spot, it has sounded phenomenal throughout. I would also mention that this amp being so minimal in the features dept. lends itself very well to it's ease of use. Quality: I feel confident that when the world inevitably burns, only this amp and my Peavey 412MS will be the headstones marking where Earth once existed, living on into the darkness of time. Value: Given that any other amp I've tried to approached with level of versatility and has surpassed expectations has been in the $2000-$3000 range (with the exception of some tasty vintage amps that you can find used), this really can't be beat. That taken into consideration with the fantastic Play as you Pay plan available through zZounds, I can't think of any reason to complain. If you are a musician--invest in your craft and find the tools to do yourself justice. Manufacturer Support: N/A The Wow Factor: I played my first concert with this amp recently and thought to myself on several occasions "wow I love my tone." I have never had the luxury of thinking that during a show and it makes it worth any price. Overall: The best amplifier I have ever owned, without a doubt. Don't buy into the misconceptions regarding this being an amp that is strictly for metal--it really can do it all. I have been playing through a Fender DeVille 2x12 for several years and the Peavey outshines it in every way, with the exception of not having the tasty built-in Fender Reverb.
Style of Music: My band, Thanasphere, is Melodic Metal (think Dethklok lovechild with Lamb of God and Children of Bodom with melodies passed dow
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