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Peavey 6505 Guitar Amplifier Head

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Product Description

The Peavey 6505 Series guitar amplifiers were 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.

6505 Series amps feature five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes, with presence and resonance controls and three-band EQ for taming their notorious tone.

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 Guitar Amp Head Features

  • 120 watts (rms) into 16, 8, or 4 ohms (switchable)
  • Five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes
  • High and low gain inputs
  • 2-channel preamp switchable on front panel or remote footswitch
  • Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain, bright and crunch switches
  • Lead channel: pre-/post-gain
  • Channels share 3-band EQ
  • Presence and resonance controls
  • Switchable post-EQ effects loop
  • Preamp output
  • Footswitch included

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Phone:  601-483-5365 Warranty:  Guitars/Basses, Amp, Pre-Amps, Mixers, Electronic Crossovers & EQs: 2 years   Drums: 2 years   Enclosures: 2 years   Digital Effects, Keyboard & MIDI Controllers: 1 year   Mics: 2 years   Speaker Components (incl. replacement parts) and all Accessories: 1 year   Tubes & Meters: 90 days

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Peavey 6505 Head Specifications

    Power Amplifier Section
  • 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 & Noise: Greater than 75 dB below rated power
  • Power Amp EQ:
    • Active Presence: +10 dB @ 2 kHz
    • Active Resonance: + 10 dB @ cabinet resonant frequency
  • Power Consumption: 400 watts 50/60 Hz, 120 V AC (Domestic)

  • Preamp Section
    The following specs are measured @ 1 kHz with the controls preset as follows:
    Low & High EQ @ 10
    Mid EQ @ 0
    Bright out
    Lead & Rhythm Posts @ 10
    Presence & Resonance @ 0 dB
    Nominal levels with Pre Gains @ 5
    Minimum levels with Pre Gains @ 10
  • Preamp High Gain Input: Impedance: Very High-Z, 470K ohms
  • Lead Channel (with channel select in):
    • Nominal Input Level: -80 dBV, .1 mV RMS
    • Minimum Input Level: -92 dBV, .025 mV RMS
  • Clean Channel (with channel select out):
    • Nominal Input Level: -34 dBV, 20 mV RMS
    • Minimum Input Level: -50 dBV, 3 mV RMS
    • Maximum Input Level: 0 dBV, 1.0 V RMS
      (Subtract 16 dB with Crunch switch in)
  • Preamp Low Gain Input (-6 dB pad):
    • Impedance: High-Z, 44K ohms
    • All levels are increased by +6 dB
    Effects Send
  • Load Impedance: 47K ohms or greater
  • Nominal Output: -10 dBV, 300 mV RMS
    Effects Return
  • Impedance: Very High-Z, 470K ohms
  • Designed Level: -10 dBV, 300 mV RMS
    Preamp Output
  • Load Impedance: 47K ohms or greater
  • Nominal Output: +10 dBV, 3 V RMS
    Remote Footswitch
  • Special 2 button unit with LED indicators (supplied)
  • Channel select & Effects loop bypass
    System Hum & Noise @ Nominal Level
    (Clean channel, 20 Hz to 20 kHz unweighted)
  • Greater than 74 dB below rated power
  • Custom Low, Mid & High passive type EQ Push Bright (Rhythm channel only)
  • +6 dB @ 2 kHz
  • Push Crunch (Rhythm channel only) Increases gain
  • 10 inches (H) x 26.625 inches (W) x 11.75 inches (D)
  • 254 mm x 676.275 mm x 756.92 mm
  • Weight: 48.3 lbs. (21.9 kg)

Customer Reviews

BOBBY Submitted: 10/15/2015
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Frank Pecoraro Submitted: 5/17/2015
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My go to head! Built like a tank! Show after show never breaks down. Don't think it's just a metal head it's got some great tones in it! It's just a Beast!
Julian Submitted: 8/12/2014
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Easy peavey
Your general opinion of this product.
So far so good so what
NickeL from CARTHAGE, IL Submitted: 2/13/2014
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still amazing after over 20 years
Your general opinion of this product.
ive been playing rock/hard rock and metal for over 25 years and never tried one of these. big mistake, it's an amazing sounding amp. i've owned marshall, mesa and even peavey jsx. none even hold a candle. the amount of useable gain is staggering. finally bought one and I'm pretty sure its the last amp ill ever buy. one more thing; the clean channel is very useable especially with effects. if you use active pups just back off the volume on your les paul a little.
this amp is built like a tank. only had it for a week but I'm not worried about it breaking down.
very heavy sounding. good stock tubes by ruby. controls are simple and easy to dial in a good tone.
this amp sounds very dark, but you can use the bright switch to get a decent shimmery sound.
not much action, it just sits there and screams!!!
tolex looks good and durable, better than an orange or marshall. the corners are made of metal too unlike marshall that are made of plastic or mesa that are made of leather.
ill let you know
Trent from Lancaster, PA Submitted: 11/11/2013
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Best Purchase I Ever Made
Your general opinion of this product.
An absolute ball buster when it comes to tone. Definitely need some sort of noise suppression because of the crazy amounts of gain, but as far as metal goes, buying anything other than a 6505 is a mistake.
The overall quality is immaculate and the finish is great. The only downer is how much it weighs, but the fact that its heavy only makes your music heavier (lol)
Any possible tone you desire can be found here. The only downer is that it does not have an EQ for both the clean and the distortion channel. They both share one set of EQ's, but for about 500 dollars less than the 6505+, I can deal. It sounds beautiful, but be prepared for a lot of gain.
Perfect. Hands down.
I've owned it for a few months now and it almost seems as if it sounds better now than it did at first. Definitely worth the buy!
Alex M. from Michigan United States Submitted: 3/1/2013
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Amazing amp for a great price
The best amp out there by far quality wise tone wise and price wise. This amp can not only do the dirty metal djenty stuff it has an awesome clean channel as well I would prefer the 6505 over the 6505+ or any amp for that matter the two gain input makes the amp THAT much more versatile to fit any players preference! I love this amp
This amp is a brick your not breaking it. It's beyond road worthy.
Your general opinion of this product.
Love the amp it's the greatest ever made
It does it all Very very well.
Looks sick !
Johnny D Submitted: 8/3/2011
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Good tone...noisy
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Micah from Tulare, Ca, USA, Submitted: 3/16/2011
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I'm expecting the 6505 to be the same beast of an amp as it's predecessor, the 5150. These amps simply hold up for a long time with very little care take, and if you really take care of your equipment like I do, this thing is gonna last even longer. Not to mention the factory warranty from Peavey is 5years of coverage and then AMS throws in an extra year of coverage for free!
I've had this head for a couple of months and it's held up perfectly. I also have a 5150 that I've owned for about 7 or 8 years now, which is still in great condition with only taking basic care and maintenance through the years and I expect the 6505 to be the very same tank.
Your general opinion of this product.
I've read a lot of reviews on this amp. So, here's mine.
I like the available controls for the 6505. The "Presence" and "Resonance" knobs add so much dimension to the sound aside from just the 3 band EQ. The Post and Pre Gain knobs also give a lot of play in the amount of distortion which is nice, because it gives a lot of diversity control. I can dial anything from a smooth wailing blues tone to a completely crushing metal tone even before using any pedals. I do wish that it had separate EQ's for each channel, but then again I didn't think it was too important which is why I didn't go for the 6505+. I've heard a lot about this amp being very noisy, which I have sort of mixed emotions on. The rig IS loud and produces quite a bit of hiss, but I don't have any trouble with feedback even at
I've heard a lot of harsh comments about the clean channel on this amp that I don't think are too fair. I've also heard a lot of people try to justify it by simply saying that they bought it for the lead channel metal brutality or whatever, which I think is kind of a cop-out. My opinion on this is that if you're enough of a tone snob like I am you're probably gonna want a couple pedals like EQ and a TS9 in the loop to give you the extra headroom. I don't think there's an amp out there with every feature for every application out there straight out of the box, but there are some that will get you very close. Also to the ones complaining about the cleans lacking...if you're playing with EMG's, that's probably why and make sure that you're playing with a nice cabinet, a low end cab can really suck the life out of a nice guitar head. This amp pairs extremely well with Mesa's and most cabs with legitimate V30's. Not the new ones. And avoid buying the matching cab. Not the best. Probably the
The tolex covering, knobs, grill, and panel are in perfect condition. This amp is extremely clean looking in my opinion.
Since a guitar head doesn't really have "action". I'm gonna talk about the delivery process here. I wound up receiving 2 heads throughout the process, because the first one was damaged somehow. So this was a bit irritating, but AMS made taking care of that really easy. I emailed them and they got right back to me, telling me exactly what I needed to do and they sent a new one out on 2day ground for free as soon as the damaged one was scanned at the UPS drop off and when I got the new one it was absolutely perfect. I assume UPS must have dropped the first. I live in California and it shipped from Jersey, so there's a lot of things that can go wrong in between there.
Steve-O from Gloucester, Massachusetts Submitted: 2/4/2011
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Awesome Amp!!!
Your general opinion of this product.
What a great sounding metal amp! big bass, masive mids, holy sh*t highs!!! Not the best for clean sounds but that's not why I bought this amp anyway. This amp is the metal amp of all!!!
Zackk from Slidell, LA, anonmyous28550 Submitted: 9/8/2010
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I haven't had any problems.
Your general opinion of this product.
This amp is great if you're into the devil wears prada , a day to remember best amp for you.


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