any 5150 / 6505 fans?

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  1. bluffalo

    bluffalo Junior Member

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    The 5150 / 6505 is known as a metal amp, but it seriously is good on the green channel with the crunch on and the pre gain on 2 or 3 on the dial!
     
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    Dick Banks Senior Member

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    This amp has always been known a well-engineered, well-put together unit, clean or dirty.
     
  3. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    I love my 5150! I use it mostly for metal but it does have a decent range.
     
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    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    I just played a 6505 today, I was pleasantly surprised by it.
     
  5. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    I want to get a 6505+ some time next year.
    The 6505 just has that iconic Metal sound
    Has anyone played the 6505 Piranha ?
    Thinking of getting one to scratch the itch until I can afford the big one
     
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    I owned a 6505+ combo for a period of time. If you're into metal, that is about as badass of an amp as it gets. Very tight chugging tones with the Pre-Gain on about 4 or 5. Many people use an overdrive as a boost but I personally didn't think it was necessary because the amp sounded great on its own. I ended up selling it and getting an Orange OR15, but it wasn't a knock against the Peavey, just wanted something different at the time. I may end up getting another one somewhere down the road, probably in head form the next time.
     
  7. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    This video shows the quintessential 6505 sound IMHO, f***cking awesome.
    That grunty, barky sound with tight bottom end :dude:

     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Whats do you guys think: is the 6505+ worth the extra money over the regular 6505 ?
     
  9. wallyguitar

    wallyguitar Senior Member

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    I've been using 5150's since 1995.
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  10. Riffraff12571

    Riffraff12571 Senior Member

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    I've got a 6505+. It's a monster amp. As awesome as it is for metal it's also a great amp for classic rock.

    Here are a few short, less typical 6505+ clips of mine. I'm screwing around with a Ditto looper.





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  11. Bad.Seed

    Bad.Seed Senior Member

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    That depends on your needs. The II has separate EQ and Res/Presence controls for each of the 2 channels, and each channel has been tweaked from the I.

    I personally prefer the II. Has a little more upper mid emphasis, tighter low end and more clarity overall. They can both be had for the same price on the used market. I've paid $400 for the last 3 6505+/5150 II's I've picked up.
     
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    jimmer_5 Senior Member

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    I really want to try one of the new 5150III 50 watt heads with EL34 tubes. The dual concentric pots for channel 1 and 2 are a huge improvement, and I love EL34's.
     
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