NAMM 2015 – Peavey 6505 MH Lunchbox Head is Cute, But Not Cuddly

The Peavey 5150/6505 amp is certainly one of the more iconic amps in all of metal history. From Van Halen to In Flames to every metalcore band ever, it is ubiquitous as it is heavy. It needs no introduction, really, but it also deserves one.


Despite the historicity of the amp and the tradition it is steeped in, Peavey is not immune to the recent trend of small, lunchbox-sized versions of larger amps. Thus is born the Peavey 6505 MH (mini head?).

Here are the specs:

  • 2x EL84 power tubes and 3x 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes
  • Two footswitchable channels with three-band EQ
  • Footswitchable crunch on Rhythm channel, footswitchable reverb, footswitchable buffered effects loop
  • Tube Status Indication (TSI™) 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

Now watch as our Peavey rep friend Paul takes it for a spin and gives you the 411:

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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