I have ordered a Peavey 6505 Head....think its just what I need !!

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  1. Rock Fella

    Rock Fella Member

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    My criteria is

    Its gotta have a rhythm channel capable of huge drive

    Its gotta have a seriously High Gain Lead Channel also

    Its gotta have all the Volume I would EVER need

    Its gotta be totally reliable and dependable

    Its gotta be non-reliant on fx pedals in any way in terms of quantity and quality of drive.

    Seems the Peavey 6505 Head is completely just what I need

    Its identical to the 5150 Mark 1 head, which from experience of playing one, is just savage :dude in every respect of the word. For those gigs in which the rafters will be vibrating, Im 100% the 6505 will serve me well , the Hellcat rocks for mic`ed work, but if we aint got no PA , it just aint loud enough., especially since we are a twin gtr line up with a heavy hitting drummer. The 120 watts of the 6505 , IMO, eliminates the need for "must have" PA .

    Shame, its gonna take 8 weeks for it to arrive, my no 1 dealer Steve at Sounds Great Music wont have em until then.......who said patience was a virtue !!!!:D

    jimmy
     
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    tsk, tsk, tsk............now you have to leave the Gear Page. PV just ain't cork sniffer material.........next you'll want to play epihones:eek:. What is this world coming to?
     
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    Epi`s..............:eek: :eek: :eek:

    just took a dump in my pants spike :D

    the 5150 / 6505 is mighty fine twin channel hi gain head !!:dude
     
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    gotcha!!!!

    and believe me it was hard to type that also....
     
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    Spike

    the word epiphone made me have to go and lie down for 10 mins with an icepack on my head
     
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    Indeed. My head hurts. epi...the worst. I could never...:NUTS

    But as a lower priced amp owner(xxx), they make good amps.

    PV Is great stuff no matter which way you slice it.
    Plus, it is a great project amp if you feel like playing god!!

    I bet you that thing will be in working order 20 yrs from now.
    :dude
     
  7. Rock Fella

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    I think you are so right, marshall junk i had in form of DSL100 and DSL50 both clapped out in 4 months and 11 hours respectively , peavey are very reliable. The mk1 5150 I played was just a savage wild animal, now thats what i call an amp :D
     
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    Are you running it in just a 2x12?
     
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    Ill NEVER go 4x12 ever again, THD and Cornford 2x12`s are in my opinion, just about some of the best cabs of their kind, the Cornford 2x12 sounds huge and im very happy indeed with it.
     
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    Nice! But all that bending over!!!:D
     
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    I got an itch for one of these (6505) after playing one localing a couple weeks back. For gain they cook. I didn't want to spend the cash so I found a Peavey Rockmaster preamp cheap and the UltraGain channel does a convincing 6505.
     
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    Not me, maybe this guy
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    :D
     
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    Does anyone know if Peavey addressed the bias issue form the original 5150 power amp circuit? I did a adjustable bias mod on a 5150 and it really helped the tone of the amp, IMO..... :confused: :confused:
     
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    Oh yeah, thats why those are great projects. What specific issue are you speaking of?
     
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    wouldn't turn my back on that guy/gal
    (disclaimer- not that theres anything wrong with that;) )
     
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    Well, my early 5150 was biased very "cold" and the bias was not adjustable. I had my tech install a bias adjust pot and dial the bias in and the amp got brighter and clearer...and sounded much better, IMO. My understanding is that the 5150 II (6505+ ?)has and adjustable bias, but I was wondering if they put an adjustable bias in the 6505 base model?
     

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