Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amplifier Head

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    Product Description

    The Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amp Head 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.

    Peavey proudly introduces its 6505 Series guitar amplifiers, named in celebration of Peavey's first 40 years, 1965 to 2005. The 6505 is also the relaunch of the 5150 Series, the immensely popular amplifiers Peavey designed with Edward Van Halen.

    While known as the 5150, these amps became the undisputed go-to guitar amps for scores of rock, hardcore and metal bands due to their raw tone, relentless power and road-proven reliability. The 6505 is still the unquestionable choice for an ever-expanding list of endorsers, including 3 Doors Down, Ted Nugent, Atreyu, Steve Morse, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Visqueen, God Forbid, HIMSA, Darkest Hour, Sworn Enemy, Unearth and many more.

    Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amp Head Features

    • Two distinct tube channels with footswitch control
    • LED "active" indicators for each channel
    • Bright switch for Rhythm channel
    • Crunch switch on Rhythm channel with footswitch control
    • Separate equalizer sections for each channel
    • Separate power amp controls (Resonance and Presence) for each channel
    • Separate preamp controls (Pre and Post Gain) for each channel
    • Standby power switch
    • Bias test points on rear panel
    • Effects loop with footswitch control
    • 1/4 inch Preamp output jack
    • Speaker impedance selection switch (4, 8, 16 ohm)
    • Two parallel 1/4" speaker output jacks
    • 120 watts output power
    • Metal three button footswitch with detachable 25-foot cable
    Peavey 5 Year Extended Warranty

    Product Specifications

    Peavey 6505 Plus Specifications

    • RATED POWER AND LOAD: 120 W RMS into 16, 8, or 4 ohms
    • POWER @ CLIPPING (Typically @ 5% THD, 1 kHz, 120 V AC line): 130 W RMS into 16, 8, or 4 ohms
      (Bias must be reduced to measure.)
    • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +0, -3 dB, 50 Hz to 20 kHz @ 100 W RMS into 8 ohms
    • HUM AND NOISE: Greater than 75 dB below rated power
      • Active Presence: +10 dB @ 2 kHz
      • Active Resonance: +10 dB @ cabinet resonant frequency
    • POWER CONSUMPTION (Domestic): 400 watts 50/60 Hz, 120 V AC
    • TUBE COMPLEMENT: Six x 12AX7 preamp tubes (1 for clean/crunch, 3 for Lead, 1 for EFX and 1 phase splitter 4-6L6GC

    The following specs are measured @ 1 kHz with the controls preset as follows:

      Low and High EQ @ 10
      Mid EQ @ 0
      Bright out
      Lead and Rhythm Posts @ 10
      Presence and Resonance @ 0 dB
      Nominal levels with Pre Gains @ 5
      Minimum levels with Pre Gains @ 10
    • PREAMP INPUT: Impedance: Very high Z, 470K ohms
    • Lead Channel (with channel select in):
      • Nominal Input Level: -60 dBV, 1 mV RMS
      • Minimum Input Level: -76 dBV, .15 mV RMS
    • Clean Channel (with channel select out):
      • Nominal Input Level: -30 dBV, 30 mV RMS
      • Minimum Input Level: -34 dBV, 20 mV RMS
      • Maximum Input Level: 0 dBV, 1.0 V RMS
        (Subtract 24 dB with Crunch switch in.)


    • Load Impedance: 47 k ohms or greater
    • Nominal Output: -10 dBV, 300 mV RMS


    • Impedance: Very High Z, 470 k ohms
    • Designed Level: -10 dBV, 300 mV RMS


    • Load Impedance: 47 k ohms or greater
    • Nominal Output: +10 dBV, 3 V RMS


    • Special 3-button unit with LED indicators (supplied)
    • Channel select and effects loop

    (20 Hz to 20 kHz unweighted)

    • Greater than 63 dB below rated power


    • Custom Low, Mid, and High passive type EQ
    • Push Bright (Rhythm Channel only): +6 dB @ 2 kHz
    • Push Crunch (Rhythm Channel only): Increases gain

    DIMENSIONS (H x W x D)

    • 10" x 26.625" x 11.75" (25.4 cm x 67.6 cm x 29.8 cm)


    • 48.3 lbs. (21.91 kg)

    Features and specifications subject to change without notice.

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  601-483-5365 Warranty: 

    Guitars/Basses, Amp, Pre-Amps, Mixers, Electronic Crossovers & EQs: 2 years *(+ 3 years)
    Drums: 2 years *(+ 1 year)
    Enclosures: 3 years *(+ 2 years)
    Digital Effects, Keyboard & MIDI Controllers: 1 year *(+ 1 year)
    Mics: 2 years
    Speaker Components (incl. replacement parts) and all Accessories: 1 year
    Tubes & Meters: 90 days
    * Add'l warranty period applicable if Warranty Registration Card is completed & returned to Peavey by original retail purchaser within 90 days.

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    This amp is a beast
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    If you need heavy this is your amp. but that is not all it does. clean is not crystal clean fender clean but it is good. Crunch channel is where i live anything from classic rock to Van Halen 80's style. lead channel is face melting high gain destroy everything. No need for distortion or boost pedal here. highly recommend this amp. and built like a tank.
    Jeffrey Osborne
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    I keep coming back to you...
    What is your opinion of this product?
    When I think of that dream thump and tube powered air-cannon tone all guitarists dream up I sigh and say, "That ****ing Peavey." Not going to diss other heavy music/rock n' roll amplifiers by name but they should really just stop and move along because the 6505+ amplifier can produce any and all overdriven tones. As a sufferer of GAS, I have owned them all and I can say without a doubt that it's truly pointless to look elsewhere. Dependable, sturdy, commanding, and affordable as the dickens. The new 5150iii has people's attention but eventually they'll come crawling back. A+ for Peavey! (Side note: Reverb would be rad.)
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    This thing is amazing
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I've played on a lot of amps, this is single handedly the best of them all. I jammed on my buddy's a couple times and ordered it the next month.
    Rick T
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    Very Nice!!!!!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This amp is a beast!!!! everything about this amp is great. I purchased this amp with a Marshall 1960 A 4x12 loaded with Celestion g12-75 speakers and the combination is perfect. I tried this amp for 2 weeks with the EVH 5150III 4x12 and that cab is very "honky" in the midrange and has an overly bright top end, soloing was harsh sounding but the rhythm was chunky sounding. The Marshall cab is a perfect match with a singing lead tone and an aggressive crunchy rhythm. This amp is also extremely quiet at full gain unlike the original 5150 that I had years ago that had the high gain "hiss" no need for a noise suppressor with this amp. Made in the USA. I bought this amp for its incredible tone and because of the trouble free performance that I had for 12 years before trading my original 5150 in on a new guitar.
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    Haven't had it for to long, yet it's the best sound I have ever heard. This is beautiful, metal metal metal. American musical supply is also very helpful, definitely order from here
    marky sinister from orange county,ca.
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    owned the original 5150,this is that on steroids. american made.whats to not like?
    Scott Schultz,
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    Great hard rock / metal head
    Your general opinion of this product.
    Great sound and tone. I have had this head now just over two years. Love the sound. However I had an issue where the head died. No sound. Took the head to the authorized repair place and they could not duplicate the issue. Got the head back and has worked perfectly since. I did get stuck with the $50 bench fee.
    Ken from Westland MI. USA
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    Great distortion and very loud, Cleans O.K. but load!
    Your general opinion of this product.
    Great product does what its suppose to do.
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