I found a deal on a 6505+...

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  1. iRaiseTheDead

    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    For me its either Bugera 6262 or Peavey 6505+...

    I have to figure all the stuff about the 6505+ very soon (as it is a craigslist offer xD)

    I know the Bugera have 4 tubes, and the 6505+ has 6 power tubes and 4 preamps (maybe that is backwards) so does this mean I'd need to replace 10 different tubes?

    is $850 for a like new 6505+ a good price in your opinions?

    I know I had a few more questions that I forgot, but I'll edit them as they come to me.

    Like I said trying to find out quickly so I can give the guy an answer.

    Thanks so much.
     
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    stevo1 ClearTrack Studios

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    how old is the 6505+? If it's like 2 or 3 months and hasn't had a lot of use, then I'd think that would be fair, But if it's like 2 years old, but in good condition, then the price is a high for me
     
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    Asking right now, and my friend told me the 6505 is better than the PLUS? we found a 6505 standard on Ebay for 650
     
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    He said he had it since Nov. of last year, but it previously owned at a studio.
     
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    $850 is a bit much methinks.




    The 6505 is not BETTER then the plus.

    That's like saying Granny Smith apples are better then golden delicious.
    It's preference.

    The regular 6505 is darker and looser.
    650 for a regular 6505 is a good price.
     
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    What would be a good price to ask?
     
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    I wouldn't pay more than $700 for any 5150/6505 variant. There are tons of them on the used market.
     
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    Either way, I think it's safe to say that the Peavey is a better choice than the Bugera.. :agreed:
     
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    I got my used 6505+ last september for $600, the guy i bought it from had it for about a year, The manufacture date on the back says 5/3/10 so just a bit older than a year when i got it. Great amp BTW :hbang:

    EDIT: He had it posted on CL for $700, I was able to get him to knock off $100 :D
     
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    This guy won't budge at 850 :c
     
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    I'd pass on it then. I bought my last 6505 for $700 WITH an amp/rack roadcase. The amp was 6 months old at the time.
     
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    No one will buy that, he'll get bummed, then you come along and get later for a reasonable price. I just payed 300 for a 5150II the other day.
     
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    Where are you guys finding these great deals?
     
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    Ebay, here, Harmony Central, Rig-Talk, Gear Page, Craigslist
     
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    There are barely any 6505's on Ebay anymore :/
    and craigslist there are none. I found an out of state one by accident (the $850)
     
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    Check out guitarcenter.com's used section if you're not having luck with craigslist or ebay. I just checked and they have multiple 6505s/5150s. They're shipping isn't unreasonable and I think you can have them ship to the guitar center closest to you for much less or even free. Maybe there's even one in a store near you used. Be willing to travel a little too. If it's a good deal and it's something you really want then a 2-3 hour drive is well worth it and it gives you a larger area to consider for gear.
     
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    Also, keep an eye out for broken 5150s, a common problem is screen resistors going bad, and it is a fairly cheap endeavor to get it fixed by a tech. Or find which one is bad, and just run it at 60 watts.

    The one I bought was just had some shitty preamp tubes.
     
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    used.guitarcenter.com

    Look there, and you can find great deals. They do normally charge for shipping and taxes, if they have a store in your state.
     

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