Bugera 6202 vs Peavey 6505

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  1. SHRC7

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    I've heard these two amps are very similar, the Peavey being better but the Bugera being cheaper, is the extra cash really worth it on the Peavey? or is it almost as good to save alot and get the Bugera?
     
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    Andii MAMMALHAMMER

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    Get the Peavey. Made in the USA and very reliable. It's definitely worth the extra money.
     
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    Peaveys are rock solid amps. I suggest looking for a used one. It will be about the same price as the bugera is new. Supposedly the problems Bugera were having are fixed now. Its up to you though.
     
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    Can only speak for the 6505 as that is the only one I got. But it is a fantastic amp, havent regret buying it for a second.
     
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    save now pay later
     
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    I'd just go with the 6505, its a damn solid amp.
     
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    I've played through both, Peavy all the way....
     
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    Count me in for another 6505 vote. Get a 6505+ if you can.
     
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    6505+
     
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    Peavey 3120 is the best IMO :)
     
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    6505. You can usually find great deals on them used.:yesway:
     
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    6505, it's a lot better at volumes.
     
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    6505+ don't bother with the "make believe" amps:cool:
     
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    6505 hands down great amp
     
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    Your location says Sydney. I'm assuming that's Australia, which means the Bugera might be a better value for you since Peavey is retardedly expensive there IIRC. Look at the price of both, and if the Peavey is a shit load more than the Bugera than I think the choice is obvious. Just make sure you buy a newer one that's had the reliability issues fixed if you do go that route.
     
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    I owned a Bugera 333XL for a while. Incredible amp for the money.

    I believe there are a few videos on YouTube of people A/B's the 6260 and the 6505 and you can't really tell the difference.

    Here's a guy who sold his 6505 for a 6202:

    He also has a 2 part review of the 6202.
     
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    you get what you pay for.

    everyone loves to save money and a lot of deals usually happen because of good deals in terms of money also, its ultimately up to you and you probably already have your mind made up to go with the 6262.

    if you really are passionate about having a good tone and not a "similar" tone, im all for saving for the 5150/6505
     
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    Thanks guys, I'm definately going Peavey now but JJ is right, Peaveys are retardedly expensive over here but I can wangle a used one for about $1200 or new they are $2000> but I reckon I'll try find a used one, and I'm going 6505 not the +
     
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    you may find you want seperate EQ's later ;)
     
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    Watching the first part of his review, and I'm fairly certain this guy has ONLY ever owned the 6505+ he sold because stuff he's listing as "features" or "nice touches" actually exist on like 90% of amps :lol:

    If I could score a Bugera for like $300 used or something, I might just because it's cheap. I think I actually almost bought one one time because I saw it used but it got snatched up too quickly.

    EDIT: Also says he never got any "umph" out of the 6505+. I'm pretty sure that guy doesn't know what the hell he's talking about :lol:
     

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