Although small, this amp has an all-tube preamp and power amp to authentically produce the much loved tones of the iconic larger models on which it is based, albeit at lower power levels. The major advantage is the sheer (or lack of) size and weight.
Forging the sound of aggression for more than two decades, the Peavey 6505 series of amps produce the devastating overdriven tones that modern players demand. Peavey proudly introduces the 6505 MH, as a part of its ‘micro-head’ series. Although all are inherently versatile, each of the models feature very different preamp voicings and gain structures. We are confident that everyone from a country picker to a metal shredder will find at least one of these will work for them.
There are numerous features, several that are unique to Peavey, that are described in more detail in the manual. In summary:
All models have two channels that follow the same gain structure and voicing of the larger amps on which they are based, as well as a boost function that has been designed for the specific model. The channels share EQ, lush reverb and an effects loop. Channels, boost, effects loop and reverb are all footswitchable. The back panel of the 6505 MH is full of modern technology, including Peavey’s exclusive Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI™) with XLR output, USB recording output, headphone output, speaker defeat switch, plus a built-in 3 position power attenuator! T.S.I.™ tube monitoring constantly lets you know that your power tubes are in good shape, and if not, which ones need to be replaced.
The 6505 MH exhibits a tremendous amount of versatility in a small package; it features real tube tone, real tube power! It contains no simulations, emulations or approximations. Before you begin playing through your amplifier, it is very important to ensure that the product has the proper AC line voltage supplied. This is shown on the voltage selector switch near the IEC inlet on the rear panel of the unit.
- 2x EL84 power tubes and 3x 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes
- Two footswitchable channels with three-band EQ
- Footswitchable gain boost on Rhythm channel
- Footswitchable reverb
- Footswitchable buffered effects Loop
- Tube Status Indication (T.S.I.) circuit
- Impedance switch for 16 or 8 ohm cabinets
- MSDI™ Output with XLR and ground lift switch
- USB Output
- Speaker defeat switch
- Headphone output
- Attenuator switch for 20 watts, 5 watts or 1 watt output power