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.

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.

Check out how modern metal artist use the Peavey 6505:

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 read more 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.

Learn more about the Peavey 6505 plus guitar amp head:


- 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 57.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 14 x 13 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PEV 6505HP

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 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.


- 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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 10 out of 10 stars. (39 ratings)
Submitted April 4, 2012 by Joe Visman in Wellsboro, PA
Overall: 10 out of 10 stars
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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.
Musical Background:
10 years. Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, and Mandolin
Musical Style:
Anything but country and hip hop.
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