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Peavey 6505 Plus 112 Tube Combo Guitar Amplifier 60W 1×12 (Discontinued)

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Gearank Recommendation

The Peavey 6505 Plus appeared on our recommended list for Tube Amps Under $1000 from November 2019 until September 2020.


The 6505 Plus 112 is a direct descendent of the Peavey 5150 Eddie Van Halen signature which up to this day is sought after its high gain tone. Peavey changed the name to 6505 after EVH parted ways with the company.

This particular model is rated at 60W and equipped with a 12″ Sheffield speaker.

It has five 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6GC power tubes, and comes in a 2-channel format with pre/post gain controls and 3-band EQ per channel.

Other features include effects loop and built-in Accutronics 3-spring reverb.

The Peavey 6505 Plus 112 should be near the top of the list for rock and metal players who are looking for a reliable high-gain tube amp.


  • Power Rating: 60W
  • Preamp Tube: 5 x 12AX7
  • Poweramp Tube: 2 x 6L6GC
  • Speaker: 1 x 12″ Sheffield
  • Input: 1 x Instrument
  • Output: 2 x Speaker, 1 x MSCI (XLR)
  • Cabinet: Rear Ported
  • Control Knobs: Pre Channel: Presence, Resonance, Post, Pre, High, Mid, Low / Reverb
  • Weight: 64.2 lbs


Although this was previously on our recommended list, it is no longer available new in stores, however there are many other highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Combo Tube Amps.


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