6505 for cheap or 6505+ for more?

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  1. dudeskin

    dudeskin SS.org Regular

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    hi all, another noob gear question from me. i have seen a 6505 in good condish for sale, and its not too badly priced. but should i spend more and get a new/newer 6505+? what would i be missing out on if i got a 6505?
    would it be worth me getting, then selling once im use to it and get a 6505+?

    cheers
    joe
     
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    155 SS.org Regular

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    if you care about clean get the + for me the clean on the 6505 is fine for as little as I use it so...
     
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    Fzau Unleash the proggies

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    It would be stupid to buy the 6505, then sell it (for a lower price) and buy a 6505+.
    Either buy the 6505 or the 6505+.
    They're different amps, the 6505 is a tad more aggressive than the 6505+.
    6505 has only 1 EQ for both channels, making it not very versatile. 6505+ has seperate EQ for the rhythm/lead channel.
    The +s distortion is a bit smoother, making it better for leads.
    There have been loads of threads on this, so just try and figure out what you want.
    IMO if you need crushing aggressive distortion and play mostly rhythm, get the 6505.
    If you play lots of lead, want a more versatile amp and like a usable clean channel, get the 6505+
     
  4. Leuchty

    Leuchty Previously CYBERSYN

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    Whats the price difference?

    6505 = Cool Metal toanz
    6505+ = Cool Metal toanz but a bit more versatile.
     
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    6505+ for those of us who hate shared EQ's :yesway:
     
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    +1

    I have my 6505+ on it's way to FJA mods to get it awesome-ified. :hbang:
     
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    in what way do they mod it?
     
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    It's just one guy, Jerry.
    5150
    There's the info you seek.
     
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    Yeah, he basically will make your 5150/6505 (or any amp for that matter) much much better. He also does a lot of hardware mods and his custom work can get you just about whatever you want.
     
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    Don't get your amp modded until you know exactly what it is and isn't capable of, and you are still unsatisfied with only 1 aspect of your tone, and you know what area of the amp you want to improve on.
     
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    This.
     
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    I'd say get the 6505+. It has two separately EQ'ed channels which provides a lot of options and it sounds better for leads.
     
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    Groff Medicine Chief/RHLC© Contributor

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    :agreed: The crunch/clean channel behaves MUCH differently than the lead channel with the same settings, so having that different EQ is a must if you plan on doing anything with the clean channel.
     
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    in my band, that i've only just joined, we dont realy use the clean, but it could always change.
    the amp comes with a cab for less than i can get a new head for.
    im going to pick up my guitar from the shop tomorrow, so i WILL try them both (keep telling myself that, and i may get the confidence to do it.lol.)
    and make my mind up then.
     
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    so, i've been, i've played, i want!!!!!
    he turned it on, on any random settings, and i was like WOW!
    im so gonna be getting one soon. before my 1st gig in this band on the 16th of dec.
    mmmmmmmmmm
     
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    which one????
     
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    Go for the +. The shared eq leaves you without the ability to have a decent clean tone otherwise.
     
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    it was the +, sounded mint, clean channel is decent, dont think i would use it much, but if money permits, i will have the plus and the clean will be there just incase. i will write stuff to make sure i get the full use out of it tho.
    i can use with my cab at the moment, but hope it wont sound much differant.

    can i ask, (noob question) what is a v30 cab?
    also, what is meant by using a pedal to boost the gain? i dont get it, and cant find an explination that i can understand.lol.
     
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    Thats a speaker cabinet loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Some people love'em some hate' em all just personal preference.

    a pedal boost is when you use an overdrive (or clean boost) pedal with the volume at ten and gain at zero after your guitar and before the amps input to "boost" your guitars signal and "push" the pre-amp tubes harder for more gain and clearer tone.

    Hope that helps.:yesway:
     
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    ↲Ah,that makes sence.i thort it would be somethimg like that. Does it make a big differance then?worth doing? Is it jus any pedal,or does any specific pedal give best results?
     

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