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Peavey 6505 MH Mini Guitar Amp Head

Written by

Jed Van Wyngaardt

The Peavey 6505 MH is a miniature recreation of the incredible 6505 for those that don't need the full 120w powerhouse. Rated at 20w this little desktop friendly amplifier is perfect for those that need an for home and studio use. Add in some powerful new technology and you have a great value amplifier that will deliver tones that are second to none.

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Based on the original Peavey 6505 the 6505 MH has a lot to live up to. Its big brother is well known as one of the greatest metal guitar amps ever made with an insane amount of saturation and a tight, bitey tone that will cut through any metal mix.

This amplifier matches up to its big brother perfectly just in a much smaller, much quieter fashion. Even after changing the tubes from 6L6 to EL84s they geniuses at Peavey have worked out how to keep as much of the original tone as possible.

Sweet Tech!

Making smaller versions of very loud heads has become really common in the last few years. Peavey didn't just want to leave it as a small clone and ship it out when they have new tech to show off. So not only does this amplifier have more I/O than you can shake it a stick at but it also gives you more information than ever before.

T.S.I tube monitoring can be found on the front of the amplifier and this lets you know the condition of your power amp tubes at any time. It could be that they are running a bit hot or need replacing soon, either way having this knowledge is how you will keep this amp working gig after gig.

Between Peavey's MSDI Mic simulated output, a direct USB output, Headphone outs and even a 3 point attenuator you really can take this amplifier anywhere from the bedroom to the stage. One of the coolest parts of this circuit is the mute switch though. Very few valve amps have a way to safely mute the speaker while still delivering high quality simulated audio through your cans but this does it.

Here's what Peavey say about the 6505 MH Head

Featuring an all tube preamp and power amp, the 6505 MH authentically produces the much loved tones of the legendary Peavey 6505 in a small, portable package. The 6505 MH has two channels that follow the same gain structure and voicing of its big brother! The channels share EQ, lush reverb and an effects loop. Channels, crunch, effects loop and reverb are all footswitchable. T.S.I. tube monitoring constantly lets you know that your power tubes are in good shape, and if not, which ones need to be replaced. The back panel of the 6505 MH is full of modern technology, including Peavey's exclusive MSDI output, USB recording output, headphone output, speaker defeat switch, plus a built-in power attenuator!


  • 2x EL84 power tubes and 3x12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes
  • Two footswitchable channels with 3-band EQ
  • Footswitchable crunch on Rhythm channel
  • Footswitchable reverb
  • Footswitchable buffered effects loop
  • Tube Status indication (T.S.I.) circuit
  • MSDI Output with XLR and ground lift switch
  • USB output
  • Speaker defeat switch
  • Headphone output
  • Attenuator switch for 20 watts, 5 watts, or 1 watt output power
  • Impedance switch for 16 or 8ohm cabinets
  • Weight Unpacked: 16.64 lb(7.55 kg)
  • Weight Packed: 20.50 lb(9.3 kg)
  • Width Packed: 13.125"(33.3375 cm)
  • Height Packed: 19.375"(49.2125 cm)
  • Depth Packed: 12.375"(31.4325 cm)
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