5150/6505 vs II/+ tightness

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  1. iff

    iff SS.org Regular

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    I've never been able to try the two out side by side, but I see everywhere that the II/+ version is tighter than the regular 5150/6505. But just how much tighter is it?
     
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    idk about tighter...

    the II/+ is smoother and not as aggressive.
     
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    the II/+ has less low end girth so it may cause added tightness but the difference is minimal. I much prefer the MkI, has a much growlier lower midrange and is generally more aggressive sounding.
     
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    I much prefer the II to the original it's a better lead amp than the original.
    I find it more versatile than the original.
     
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    this is totally true that the II has a better lead tone & greater versatility.
    I think each model has it's strengths
     
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    I do think that the original version is a "nastier" sounding amp and it's "thicker" sounding than the II(+).
    If I was more of a rhythm player I would stick with the original
     
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    So original for rhythm and II/+ for leads.

    But what about for tech stuff? :nuts:
     
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    I'd say the 6505+ for tech stuff. That's what I use. You'll want lower gain for tech stuff anyway (I'm somewhere between 4 and 4.5)


    Although I haven't played out of a regular 6505, I've been advised by many people to go with the 6505+ for tech stuff.
     
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    i own one, and i wouldnt recommend the 5150 for tech stuff.
     
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    5150s/6505s have been used for countless amounts of tech bands with great tonal success :shrug:
     
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    Leuchty Previously CYBERSYN

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    It was established in another thread, By you Harry :lol:, that "tech" stuff is better with lower gain and a damn good right hand.

    5150/6505 are fine for tech as are the II/+'s.

    Sorry, PICKING HAND for all the lefties in the house. :lol:
     

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