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6505™ SERIES REPLACES 5150® GUITAR AMPLIFIERS

January 20, 2005

ANAHEIM, CA—Peavey proudly introduces its 6505 Series guitar amplifiers, named in celebration of Peavey's first 40 years, 1965 to 2005. The 6505 is also the relaunch of the 5150 Series, the immensely popular amplifiers Peavey designed with Edward Van Halen.

As previously announced, when Peavey and Van Halen parted ways amicably in December 2004, Van Halen retained the 5150 name while Peavey retained the amp's tone and circuitry. In fact, Peavey made only one alteration to the 5150 before relaunching it as the 6505: changing the logo beneath its metal grille. Rest assured, the signature raw rock tones guitar players have known and loved for the past 14 years are alive, loud and proud in the Peavey 6505 Series.

6505 Series amps feature five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power amp tubes, with presence and resonance controls and three-band EQ for taming their notorious tone. These amps are available in a standard 120 Watt head (6505 and 6505+) and a 60 Watt 2x12 combo with two Peavey Sheffield® loudspeakers (6505 212). The matching 6505 412 cabinets are outfitted with four Sheffield loudspeakers.

While known as the 5150, these amps became the undisputed go-to guitar amps for scores of rock, hardcore and metal bands due to their raw tone, relentless power and road-proven reliability. The 6505 is still the unquestionable choice for an ever-expanding list of endorsers, including 3 Doors Down, Ted Nugent, Atreyu, Steve Morse, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Visqueen, God Forbid, HIMSA, Darkest Hour, Sworn Enemy, Unearth and many more.

Peavey 6505 Series amplifiers will be available in February 2005 from authorized Peavey retailers.

6505 Head

  • 120 Watts RMS into 16, 8, or 4 Ohms (switchable)
  • Five 12AX7 preamp tubes & four 6L6GC power amp tubes
  • High & low gain inputs
  • Two-channel preamp switchable on front panel or footswitch
  • Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain, bright & crunch switches
  • Lead channel: pre-/post-gain
  • Channels share 3-band EQ
  • Presence & resonance controls
  • Switchable post-EQ effects loop
  • Preamp output
  • Footswitch included
  • U.S. MSRP $1249.99
6505 Plus Head

  • 120 Watts RMS into 16, 8, or 4 Ohms (switchable)
  • Six 12AX7 preamp & four 6L6GC power amp tubes
  • Footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select & effects loop
  • Three-band EQ, resonance & presence controls on each channel
  • Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain, bright & crunch switches
  • Lead channel: pre-/post-gain controls
  • Preamp output
  • Footswitch included
  • U.S. MSRP $1299.99
6505 212 Combo

  • 60 Watts RMS into 16 or 8 Ohms
  • Five 12AX7 preamps tubes & two 6L6GC power amp tubes
  • Footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select & reverb defeat
  • Three-band EQ, resonance & presence controls
  • Rhythm channel: pre-/post-gain controls, bright/crunch switches
  • Lead channel: pre-/post-gain controls
  • Two Sheffield® 1200 12” speakers in a closed-back cabinet
  • Footswitch included
  • Cover available
  • U.S. MSRP $1349.99
6505 Straight and Slant Cabinets

  • Four Sheffield® 1200 12” speakers
  • 16 Ohms
  • Locking (XLR) or standard 1/4” inputs
  • 300 Watt RMS closed-back cabinet
  • High-density plywood construction
  • Recessed handles and heavy duty casters
  • U.S. MSRP $849.99
 
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