Peavey 6505 120 Watt

Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amplifier Head

The Peavey 6505 was released in 2005, and was essentially a rebirth of the 5150 line of Peavey amps. The name change was incorporated to help celebrate the forty year anniversary of Peavey, which began in 1965. The 6505 comes stock with five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power tubes. It is 120 watts, and can be switched between 16, 8, or 4 ohms. A footswitch comes standard, allowing you to change between the two preamp channels with your foot, or on the front panel of the amp itself.

The 6505 has high and normal gain inputs, a two-channel preamp, and controls for presence and resonance, as well as three-band equalization, so you can get a great range of sounds from rock to jazz or blues out of the same amp. A switchable post-EQ effects loop has also been designed into this amp for even more versatility. The 5150 was originally designed with help of legend Edward Van Halen, so you know this thing can rock.

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Peavey 6505 120 Watt Reviews

  1. Dave on 06.11.2011

    The Peavey 6505 1X12 combo is total crap. Had two fail in a weeks time. Faulty impedance switch in the first and blown power tube and fuse in the second after three hours of playing. Clean sound is muddy, reverb weak and also muddy. Gain channel is not much better, it’s all too muddy. Built like a tank, though, and weighs about the same as one, without casters. Handle has only one mounting screw at each end for this weight so it should also drop off in a short time. Don’t waste your money.

  2. admin on 06.14.2011

    The Peavey 6505 head sounds great, I find the 2×12 combo pretty impressive as well. Not sure I would pay for a new one, but definitely one at a used price!

  3. Johnathan on 12.08.2011

    I am 40 years old and have been playing since I was 8. I have, at one point or another, heard and/or played through almost every well-known/non-boutique make and model amp first-hand. I have always favored hard rock to extreme metal. This amplifier is absolutely, hands-down the best sounding metal/extreme high gain amplifier for anyone’s money. Period.

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