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Peavey 6505 Plus Guitar Amplifier Head

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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


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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  877-732-8391 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

Peavey 6505 Plus Specifications

    POWER AMPLIFICATION 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 AND 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 (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

PREAMP SECTION
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.)

EFFECTS SEND

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

EFFECTS RETURN

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

PREAMP OUT

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

REMOTE FOOTSWITCH

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

SYSTEM HUM AND NOISE @ NOMINAL LEVEL (clean channel):
(20 Hz to 20 kHz unweighted)

  • Greater than 63 dB below rated power

EQUALIZATION

  • 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)

WEIGHT

  • 48.3 lbs. (21.91 kg)

Features and specifications subject to change without notice.

Customer Reviews

Review: Bo Cashman Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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One of the best guitar amplifier heads!
Product Rating

Product Review

Owned one of these years ago when they first came out and loved the tones you could get out of this thing. Super crisp cleans with great high gain tones as well. Had to sell my first one, so now I bought another!

Review: Brandon Quinterro Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Love the metal tone

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Love the heavy gain coming out this tube! Recommend!

Review: Artie J Submitted: 8/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Crushing Tones. Couldn't Be Happier.

Product Review

Amazing amp head. Heavy but tough as a tank. Punchy lows. Soaring highs. A TON of mids. The presence and resonance knobs are what make this amp special. Being able to tweak the high and low mids is a game changer. This thing is LOUD so be careful bedroom players. I play this with a 2x12 closed-back cab with an Eminence Governor/Swamp Thang combo. Even at 1, this thing makes nearby objects vibrate. Once you open it up by cranking the post, it's a dragon of an amp. Great for rhythm and lead playing alike. I would highly recommend getting a noise gate to cancel out all the hum this thing creates. My only complaint would be that the cleans aren't too great, but I barely use cleans anyway so it's not a big deal for me. Running a Maxon OD808 (or TubeScreamer) in front of this beast also really supercharges it. If you love rock, metal, and all the intricate subgenres, you'll love this amp.

Review: Mike B. Submitted: 8/23/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Everybody who wrote a review was right.

Product Review

Like everyone says this head is awesome. It rocks clean and distorted. I am very pleased I purchased this. Was thinking about another brand, but the reviews were to good. Don't hesitate to buy this. AMS set me up with great payments. Will definitely be back. Eric was great very pleasant to talk to. Got back to me quickly.

Review: Karpathian_V, eduran_92@yahoo.com Submitted: 4/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

The head is monstrous like nobodies business

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I ordered this head with a small bit of scepticism to be quite honest. I wanted something with a proven track record that would be able to deliver the type of distortion I craved while not being over the top expensive, I play hardcore/death metal/ nu metal style for reference. This head has way more distortion than I will ever EVER need (4/10 compared to 7-8/10 from my line 6) I'm barely starting to understand the potential of this tube head, extremely impressed with this product. Truly think with enough time and calculated choices you could get any sound you want from it heavy wise. I've been playing solid state amps up until this point and MAN does it make me feel like a rookie. I'm playing at about a level 2/10 on the post gain (volume) and I honestly couldn't imagine anybody playing over a 3-4 (unless you are playing arenas haha) Huge thanks to American music supply who came through with the quick 2 day shipping, really came in 2 days like it says. They also emailed me with tracking number within 3 hours and the head came in its original packaging inside another box so its factory shipping box came out looking like it came off the shelf. Couldn't express my happiness enough, I really don't think I could have ever gotten this type of equipment if it wasn't for American music supply.

Review: VV Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

So worth it! Great sound and value!

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Overall love it!

Review: Frank Submitted: 2/12/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Heavy, loud and perfect for death metal

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This amp is awesome! I took a risk buying it without trying it, but watched many YouTube videos on this product. I was not disappointed. It gives me the live heavy sound I was looking for. Buy this amp!! And buy it thru AMS! They made it so easy and the no credit check payment plan made it possible for me to purchase. Hats off to this AMS and peavey ??

Review: Elijah Boyer Submitted: 10/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Lord have mercy

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Just buy it and you won’t regret it. I love playing to the 6505+ that I own. 5/5 in my book. (Yes it goes to 11)

Review: Clinton Fryer Submitted: 9/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

One of the best amps I've ever used.

Product Review

I've been a big Peavey fan ever since I started playing. I recently decided to upgrade to this amp,best decision ever!

Review: MRBLITX Submitted: 8/9/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

Wow has massive gain & power.

Product Review

If you need the power and gain, this is it. Unleash it on stage.

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