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Peavey 6505 II Tube Guitar Amplifier

Peavey Electronics® Reissues 6505 II Tube Guitar Amplifier

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MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Electronics® carries on its high-gain legacy with the release of the 6505 II tube guitar amplifier. A continuation of the 30th anniversary celebration of the 6505 Series, the 6505 II stays true to the key design components of the original, while offering functional upgrades for an improved performance. Whether players are rediscovering the fan-favorite 6505 Series or hearing this high-gain tube amp for the first time, the 6505 II is a celebration of a proven road warrior built to withstand and deliver intensity.

Contrary to much folklore since the 6505 Series inception, Peavey’s formula has remained virtually unchanged. The 6505 II reissue is true to form cosmetically and sonically, going as far as returning to plexiglass in the front. However, over the course of time, component suppliers changed ownership, altering their manufacturing processes, tone, and unit-to-unit consistency. The 6505 II is the product of countless hours of A/B comparisons, conversations with scores of users and artists, and deep dives into the amplifiers at a component level. Studying the original design, Peavey’s engineers identified some items that had drifted, in particular one of the most important components — the output transformer. The changes over the years resulted in a midrange quality that varied from amp to amp. After isolating the problem, the team retreated to an undisclosed location and got to work developing a top-secret output transformer, successfully improving the midrange performance and mimicking the magical crushing tone of the best examples of the original series.

Peavey 6505 II Tube Guitar Amplifier

The 6505 II offers an output power of 120W(rms) into 16, 8, or 4 ohms, with a speaker Impedance Selector switch located on the rear panel. On the front panel, the Channel Select Switch allows selection of the Rhythm or Lead Channel, each with LED active indicators. Each channel has separate EQ as well as separate power amp controls (Resonance and Presence) and separate preamp controls (Pre and Post Gain), giving players more control and flexibility. A Crunch Select Switch and Bright Switch are available for the Rhythm channel.

Something that players have grown accustomed to with Peavey instrument amplifiers, the Resonance control works like a low EQ to offset low-end frequency dropout. The Presence control works in the same manner, boosting the high frequencies. Peavey encourages players to experiment with their particular speaker cabinet, connectable via two quarter-inch jacks, and adjust according to personal taste. Also on the rear panel, non-gain effects devices, i.e, chorus, reverb, delay, can be connected with quarter-inch mono phone plugs. The adjacent Preamp Out can send a preamp signal from the 6505 II to a mixing console or recording device.

The 6505 II’s newly updated footswitch offers a three button design and a detachable 25-foot cable. The footswitch provides both foot control of channel selection, effects loop, and the ability to select the Crunch feature .

Peavey 6505 II Tube Guitar Amplifier

Adjacent to the 6505 II’s power switch, users will find a Standby Switch that allows the amp to be placed in a non-operational standby mode. The tubes remain hot and ready for instantaneous operation, eliminating warm-up time. A ground switch and bias test terminal allow for optimization.

Peavey’s competitors have gone to great lengths to duplicate the success of the 6505 Series, but none will get as close to the original manufacturer. Peavey is proud to reissue the 6505 II to delight fans and inspire a new generation of tube amp enthusiasts.

Learn more about the 6505 II tube guitar amplifier and see its Series counterpart, the 6505 1992 Original, at www.peavey.com.

About Peavey Electronics ®

Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics®, Budda®, and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks, and other venues around the world. Chief Operating Officer Courtland Gray says, “We are striving every day to produce the world’s finest music and audio equipment.” To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.

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