The Peavey 6505 is one of the worlds most iconic high gain amplifiers. It has been produced constantly since its inception in 1992 and has taken over the metal guitar world with artists like Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Stone Cherry, The Black Dahlia Murder and Amon Amarth.
The 6505 is well known for its bright and heavily saturated guitar tones that lets it cut through any mix with a harsh and powerful sound. It along with a particular tread plate covered amplifier became the go to amps for any hard rock and metal bands across the globe.
One of the things that made the Peavey so popular is how clear it sounds when used with downtuned and extended range guitars. On most amps when you go below a low 'C' they start to sound flabby and un-precise. But the Peavey kept clear due to its Resonance and PResence controls which were dialed in to work really well even at very low frequencies.
Another big reason people love the 6505 is just how loud it is. This is not an amp for your bedroom as with 120w of all valve power coming from a quad of 6L6 power amp tubes this is made for live use. Just plug this amp in to your 2x12 or 4x12 cab of choice and you are ready to rock any size stage...most of the time without needing a mic.
All of the tonal aspects that made them such a good studio amp translate incredibly well to the stage as well. Not many amps can claim to have the same tight low end and incredible cutting saturation that the 6505 does and that is why metal players love it.
Built Like A Tank
Peavey gear is known for lasting a long time and lot of that reputation comes from the 6505. These have been on tour all around the world with every kind of band imaginable and the reason these keep getting used is the absolutely incredible tone as well as the fact that they survive. You will very rarely see any 6505 amps fail on your so you know that this will take everything you can throw at it.
Here's what Peavey say about the 6505 Amp
Named in celebration of Peavey's first 40 years, the 6505 Series is the undisputed go-to guitar amplifier for scores of rock, hardcore and metal bands for their raw tone, relentless power and road-proven reliability. The 6505 is still the unquestionable choice for an ever-expanding list of endorsers. 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. The 6505 Series is the undisputed go-to guitar amp series for scores of rock and metal bands due to their raw tone, relentless power and road-proven reliability.
- High and low gain inputs
- 120 watts (rms) into 16, 8, or 4 ohms (switchable)
- 2-channel preamp switchable on front panel or remote footswitch
- Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain, bright and crunch switches
- Five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes
- Channels share 3-band EQ
- Presence and resonance controls
- Switchable post-EQ effects loop
- Preamp output
- Footswitch included
- Lead channel: pre-/post-gain
- Weight Unpacked: 48.00 lb(21.772 kg)
- Weight Packed: 54.00 lb(24.494 kg)
- Width Packed: 12.25"(31.115 cm)
- Height Packed: 28.5"(72.39 cm)
- Depth Packed: 14"(35.56 cm)