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    UnderTheFlame83
    Super Toneologist

  • UnderTheFlame83
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    It's going to be interesting to compare this to my other Peavey.

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  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
    Slightly_Glazed_Believer

  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
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    Originally posted by JamesPaul View Post

    Sounded great!

    Plenty of thump!

    I am with you in that, I have never needed the levels of gain the 5150/6505 can bring. Always been able to get by with my Triple XXX. But not being critical as I know there are players out there who use more gain than me. The 6505 is a little fuller/thicker in the lows and mids than my Triple XXX, but I still have not needed that enough to buy a real 6505 - yet.
    Yes, and in my opinion, there is an immense amount of gain in these amps. And the XXX can be at times, fizzy or buzzy even, the jsx can be a professional cleaned up version and a bit meatier, but the 6505 just rips faces off. It does one thing very well.
    ...my favorite video explanation is from fluff where he calls the 6505 a drunken college kid or something. It's hilarious...

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  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
    Slightly_Glazed_Believer

  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
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    Originally posted by UnderTheFlame83 View Post

    That sounds good. The gain half way up? Wow. That's a lot of gain. Have you tried a Tube Screamer with those settings?

    Yes, I've always got a ts or clone up front to tighten things up.

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  • UnderTheFlame83
    Super Toneologist

  • UnderTheFlame83
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    Originally posted by 80's_Thrash_Metal View Post
    I just recorded this for Sharts and Gargles...

    It's the 6505mh thru a marshall cab with Manowars and K100s.
    It's got loads of low end.

    Truth is, the 6505 has more gain than you can really use, I run this at about half gain.

    Anyhow, here's a flavor.
    That sounds good. The gain half way up? Wow. That's a lot of gain. Have you tried a Tube Screamer with those settings?

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  • JamesPaul
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • JamesPaul
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    Originally posted by 80's_Thrash_Metal View Post
    I just recorded this for Sharts and Gargles...

    It's the 6505mh thru a marshall cab with Manowars and K100s.
    It's got loads of low end.

    Truth is, the 6505 has more gain than you can really use, I run this at about half gain.

    Anyhow, here's a flavor.
    Sounded great!

    Plenty of thump!

    I am with you in that, I have never needed the levels of gain the 5150/6505 can bring. Always been able to get by with my Triple XXX. But not being critical as I know there are players out there who use more gain than me. The 6505 is a little fuller/thicker in the lows and mids than my Triple XXX, but I still have not needed that enough to buy a real 6505 - yet.

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  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
    Slightly_Glazed_Believer

  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
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    I just recorded this for Sharts and Gargles...

    It's the 6505mh thru a marshall cab with Manowars and K100s.
    It's got loads of low end.

    Truth is, the 6505 has more gain than you can really use, I run this at about half gain.

    Anyhow, here's a flavor.

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  • JamesPaul
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • JamesPaul
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    Technically it should be able to bring all the gain of 6505. All 3 of the 12AX7's, so all 6 triodes, are in the preamp. That is the same number as the 6505.

    Peavey likely changes the tone shaping circuits in the 6505 MH, since the power tubes are EL84, instead of the 6505 6L6. The MH should still have plenty of thump with a closed back cab.

    I have the ValveKing 20 MH, and not only does it have the thump on my 112, it can compete with my JSX or Triple XXX on my 412.

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  • UnderTheFlame83
    Super Toneologist

  • UnderTheFlame83
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    Yep looking forward to it. I have played through a 6505+ but it's been years. Kinda odd the big brother don't include reverb like the MH. Good thing this amp includes the footswitch, too. Been a long time since I have owned a tube amp and this one is pretty affordable compared to others.

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  • Securb
    One of Jerry's Kids

  • Securb
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    I don't have the 6505 I have the Classic 20 mini head. It has the same back panel features. They are feature full little amps and very loud. If the 6505 is built anything like the C20 you are going to be a very happy person.

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  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
    Slightly_Glazed_Believer

  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
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    Congrats! You're going to love it.
    80's_Thrash_Metal
    Slightly_Glazed_Believer
    Last edited by 80's_Thrash_Metal; 05-17-2022, 10:10 PM.

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  • UnderTheFlame83
    Super Toneologist

  • UnderTheFlame83
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    Originally posted by 80's_Thrash_Metal View Post
    I've got one and had a 6505+ as well,

    I am flat out impressed. IMHO, it's every bit a 6505!

    if I had to nit pick, the big brother has a bit more headspace and a touch, just a touch more low end.
    Other than these small differences.... this little guy absolutely rips!
    That's awesome. I figured it would sound just as good. As for the low end I think my Marshall 212 will have that covered with this mini head. I'm going to pull the trigger on it. Glad it has reverb too. I should have it Saturday

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  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
    Slightly_Glazed_Believer

  • 80's_Thrash_Metal
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    I've got one and had a 6505+ as well,

    I am flat out impressed. IMHO, it's every bit a 6505!

    if I had to nit pick, the big brother has a bit more headspace and a touch, just a touch more low end.
    Other than these small differences.... this little guy absolutely rips!

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  • UnderTheFlame83
    Super Toneologist

  • UnderTheFlame83
    started a topic Peavey 6505 Mini Head

    Peavey 6505 Mini Head

    Does anyone have this 20 watt amp? How do you like it? Does it sound like it's big brother?

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