This Peavey 6505 1992 Original Amplifier reissue comes not long after the announcement of the 6505 II models back in January. This latest release is a faithful recreation of the original amp.
6505 1992 Original Amplifier reissue
The Peavey 6505 1992 Original Amplifier reissue is the company’s latest take on the well-known high-gain guitar amp. This latest iteration has gone back to the original blueprints and aims to give an exact recreation of the original.
“Contrary to much folklore since the 6505 Series inception, Peavey’s formula has remained virtually unchanged. However, over the course of time, component suppliers changed ownership, altering their manufacturing processes and ultimately influencing tone and unit-to-unit consistency.” – Peavey
These 120-watt amp heads are pretty well-liked by many guitarists. Especially, if you like that saturated tone. As the High gain input has twice the gain of the Normal input.
They aren’t exactly subtle and if dimed to the max, can get quite muddy, so be prepared to back off the gain a little to get the most out of them.
Over time various component values had drifted, mainly due to changes in suppliers and ownership. One of the main culprits apparently was the output transformers. Peavey believes this change could well have resulted in a varying midrange response from amp to amp.
30 years Ago
Therefore, they are now back to the original specifications and so these reissues should sound just like the originals from 30 years ago. This reissue is just in time for their thirtieth anniversary and I guess they will be showing them off at the NAMM show this month.
MSRP – USD 1899.99
- Back to the original : Peavey