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Peavey is Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Legendary 6505 Series Guitar Amplifier Line

Peavey is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its legendary  6505 Series guitar amplifier line, the amps that have defined the sound of aggression in music for two decades.

"The Peavey 6505 Series has earned its place in rock history as the guitar amplifiers of choice for a wide range of top rock and metal artists," said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics.

The Peavey 6505 has helped define the down-tuned sound of modern metal in the arsenals of artists like Machine Head and producers such as Colin Richardson, Andy Sneap and Jason Suecof, who have produced the most enduring metal and hard rock albums of the past two decades.

"The 6505 was the first amp you could plug into for that heavier, thrashier tone," said Sneap.

One of the keys to bringing metal's new lows to the masses was Peavey's patented Resonance circuit, which keeps the extreme low-end tight where other amps cannot. Resonance causes dramatic changes to the low-end response and allows the speaker to recreate the extended low frequencies with clarity and punch. Resonance is still a key ingredient of the 6505 sound today.

"When you throw in the Resonance, you almost get an extra sub-harmonic that is below where the bass is," said Richardson, whose credits include Machine Head, Chimaira and more. "They're some of the heaviest tones I've ever tracked."

Machine Head's Robb Flynn has used the amp since the recording sessions for his band's debut, Burn My Eyes, in the early '90s. "We were trying to get a modern, heavy tone," he said. "And when we came across [the 6505], it was crushing. It's got a really incredible midrange growl that works so well."

The 6505 legacy continues today with an artist roster that includes Bullet For My Valentine, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Black Veil Brides, The Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red and more.

"It might be on 60-70% of [metal] releases that have come out in the last 20 years," said Richardson. "If you put a metal record on, I'm sure Peavey is over 50% of what you're hearing."

Added Flynn, "Now that guitar tone has pretty much defined a generation of guitar tone."

The Peavey 6505 Series includes the original  6505 head; the  6505 Plus, which features two independent channels; the  6534™ Plus, outfitted with EL34 tubes for a more British-sounding tone; and two combo versions of the 6505 Plus, a  1x12 and a  2x12.

 

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Christophe Godin UK Vigier Clinic Tour 2012 Experience French 'kartoon guitarist extraordinaire', Christophe Godin, in these intimate and...

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Fender Introduces New Additions to Revamped Pawn Shop Series

Fender Introduces New Additions to Revamped Pawn Shop Series

Fender Introduces New Additions to Revamped Pawn Shop Series The guitars that never were but should...

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Following the Success of the Recent Rebate Scheme on PRS Studio Models, Headline Music has Announced it's to Extend the Promotion

Following the Success of the Recent Rebate Scheme on PRS Studio Models, Headline Music has...

Following the success of their recent Rebate Scheme on PRS Studio models, Headline Music has announced that it is...

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The Offspring Announce Details of New Album

The Offspring Announce Details of New Album

The Offspring are currently putting the finishing touches to their ninth studio effort and the follow up to 2008's...

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Van Halen Offer Special Edition Vinyl Single of 'She's The Woman'

Van Halen Offer Special Edition Vinyl Single of 'She's The Woman'

Van Halen are offering fans the chance to own a limited-edition seven-inch single of 'She's the Woman' with the...

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Tenacious D Release Promo Video for New Album

Tenacious D Release Promo Video for New Album

The new album from cult-metal duo Tenacious D, 'Rize of the Fenix' is released on May 15th and the...

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Beach Boys Unveil Clip of New Single

Beach Boys Unveil Clip of New Single

One of the most anticipated reunions in music history is well and truly underway as the Beach Boys unveil...

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KISS to Perform One-Off London Date?

KISS to Perform One-Off London Date?

Glam-metal godfathers KISS are reportedly in negations to perform a special one-off show at the London HMV Forum on...

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ASIA Reveal Details on 30th Anniversary World Tour & New Album

ASIA Reveal Details on 30th Anniversary World Tour & New Album

A brand new album and 30th anniversary world-tour has been announced by British super-group, Asia. The band's...

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Spiritualized Announce November UK tour

Spiritualized Announce November UK tour

English space-rockers Spiritualized have announced details of series of UK dates to set commence later this year....

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AC/DC Exhibit to Open in Seattle

AC/DC Exhibit to Open in Seattle

The American premier of AC/DC exhibit 'Australia's Family Jewels' is to open in Seattle on 28th April and will...

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Metallica to Bring Back the 'Snake Pit' on European Tour

Metallica to Bring Back the 'Snake Pit' on European Tour

Metallica will soon be trekking through Europe celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their iconic 'Black Album'...

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Orange Music Electronic Company Ltd Awarded Third Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2012

Orange Music Electronic Company Ltd Awarded Third Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2012

Orange Music Electronic Company Ltd (OMEC) has been awarded, for the third time in six years, the coveted Queen's...

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Rolling Stones Movie: Virgin Buys Rights To 'Exile on Main Street' Book

Rolling Stones Movie: Virgin Buys Rights To 'Exile on Main Street' Book

  Rolling Stones 1972 classic double-album 'Exile on Main St' is to be turned into feature film, reports...

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Andy Scott to Release Covers Album with Unique Twist

Andy Scott to Release Covers Album with Unique Twist

Sweet guitarist/voclaist, Andy Scott is about to release a brand new album comprised of various covers by everyone from...

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Primal Scream Announce Trio of Scottish Dates

Primal Scream Announce Trio of Scottish Dates

Primal Scream have announced details on a string of Scottish dates set to take place in June....

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Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo Updates on the Bands Current Hiatus

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo Updates on the Bands Current Hiatus

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo released a new side-project last month entitled, 'Between The Times and the Tides', which has...

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Blur to Release 65 Unheard Tracks as Part of Definitive Box-Set '21'

Blur to Release 65 Unheard Tracks as Part of Definitive Box-Set '21'

A treasure trove of unreleased Blur tracks and rarities will be released as part of a huge reissue campaign...

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Steve Hackett to Release Charity Single for Childline Rocks

Steve Hackett to Release Charity Single for Childline Rocks

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will be release a brand new Double A Side on 21st May and the...

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Iced Earth Announce Bassist Replacement and New Live DVD

Iced Earth Announce Bassist Replacement and New Live DVD

Florida power-metallers, Iced Earth have announced yet another new member to their ever-changing line-up along with details of a...

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Santana Shape Shifter East Coast Tour 2012 Dates Announced.

Santana Shape Shifter East Coast Tour 2012 Dates Announced.

Carlos Santana will be hitting the road this summer with his legendary Santana band in tow for a 10-date...

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Rush Reveal Artwork for New Single 'Headlong Flight'

Rush Reveal Artwork for New Single 'Headlong Flight'

Canadian prog legends, Rush will be releasing the first single from their upcoming album, 'Clockwork Angels' this week....

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Kurt Cobain Was Working on Solo Album When he Died

Kurt Cobain Was Working on Solo Album When he Died

Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson has revealed that Kurt Cobain was working on a new album when he died....

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Orange Amplification Sponsor Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2012

Orange Amplification Sponsor Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2012

Orange Amplification are proud to be the 2012 headline sponsor of the Metal Hammer 10th Golden God Awards. This...

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iGuitar Magazine To Compile The Worlds Biggest Collaborative Guitar Playlist With Your Help

iGuitar Magazine To Compile The Worlds Biggest Collaborative Guitar Playlist With Your Help

At iGuitar Magazine, we listen to thousands of artists daily and are constantly searching for great guitar music to...

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At The Drive-In play first show together in 11 years

At The Drive-In play first show together in 11 years

The newly reformed 'At The Drive-In' played their first show together in 11 years on Monday night to a...

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Pantera Set To Unveil "Lost track" From Vulgar Display Of Power At Tonights Golden God Awards

Pantera Set To Unveil Lost track From Vulgar Display Of Power At Tonights...

Exciting news has emerged as Los Angeles prepares to play host to the annual Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards...

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'Still In Love With You: The Phil Lynott Exhibition' comes to London!

'Still In Love With You: The Phil Lynott Exhibition' comes to London!

After an impressive eight-month run in Dublin, 'Still In Love With You: The Phil Lynott Exhibition' has made its...

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Skindred's Mikey Demus tours with new DigiTech Whammy DT & HardWire pedals

Skindred's Mikey Demus tours with new DigiTech Whammy DT & HardWire pedals

Sound Technology Ltd, DigiTech distributor in the UK/ROI, are pleased to announce Skindred guitarist Mikey Demus as a new...

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The Power of Claw: A Complete Course in Clawhammer Guitar

The Power of Claw: A Complete Course in Clawhammer Guitar

A new way to play guitar! This is the first DVD ever to be released on clawhammer guitar, the...

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Machine Head Set Release Date For 'Inside The Machine' Biography

Machine Head Set Release Date For 'Inside The Machine' Biography

Omnibus Press has announced an October 15th release date for 'Inside The Machine', which is said to the world's...

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Peavey Announces Availability of Eagerly Awaited Butcher Amplifier Head

Peavey Announces Availability of Eagerly Awaited Butcher Amplifier Head

The Butcher is a two-channel amplifier with five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 power amp tubes. Both the...

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Marilyn Manson To Release 'No Reflection' 7" Single For Record Store Day

Marilyn Manson To Release 'No Reflection' 7 Single For Record Store Day

Marilyn Manson has announced plans to release his new single, No Reflection , as a white seven-inch vinyl...

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RØDE ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE BAND COMPETITION - RØDE ROCKS!

RØDE ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE BAND COMPETITION - RØDE ROCKS!

RØDE Microphones is very excited to announce today's launch of 'RØDE Rocks' - an international band competition designed to...

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New Blackstar ID Series Demonstration

New Blackstar ID Series Demonstration

Last week at Musicmesse 2012, Blackstar Amps unveiled their new and revolutionary ID Series of Programmable Amps....

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Sammy Hagar reunites original Montrose band plus Joe Satriani to perform landmark 1st Montrose album

Sammy Hagar reunites original Montrose band plus Joe Satriani to perform landmark 1st Montrose album

The Bay Area music community is coming together to produce A Concert for Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration...

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New! 65amps presents high-quality portable amp, The Ventura

New! 65amps presents high-quality portable amp, The Ventura

65amps introduces The Ventura guitar amplifier, the latest addition to its more affordable Working Pro Red Line....

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Sonisphere Knebworth Cancelled

Sonisphere Knebworth Cancelled

The festival promoters of this summer's Sonisphere festival have released a statement to announce the cancellation of the Knebworth...

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Aerosmith Officially Announce 'Global Warming' tour dates with Cheap Trick

Aerosmith Officially Announce 'Global Warming' tour dates with Cheap Trick

Rock giants Aerosmith are back in the saddle again after announcing plans for a US tour and an appearance...

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AmpKit 1.3 Features Trace Elliot, the First Modern Bass Amp Modeled for the iOS Platform

AmpKit 1.3 Features Trace Elliot, the First Modern Bass Amp Modeled for the iOS Platform

The new  version 1.3 of AmpKit, the award-winning iOS guitar and bass amp modeling application from Agile Partners, makes ...

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The Institute presents exclusive masterclass from Guthrie Govan

The Institute presents exclusive masterclass from Guthrie Govan

On Tuesday 17th April, the Institute will welcome Guthrie Govan to give an exclusive masterclass* to Institute students at...

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Roland Announces two new Stage Amps at Musikmesse

Roland Announces two new Stage Amps at Musikmesse

Custom built and supercharged for the stage, the new GA-112 and GA-212 are powerhouse guitar amplifiers. With the...

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Carlsbro Shows Classic Tube and New VAC Amp Series Amps at Frankfurt

Carlsbro Shows Classic Tube and New VAC Amp Series Amps at Frankfurt

The revival of the classic British Carlsbro guitar amplifier marque continues apace at Frankfurt, with the company exhibiting the...

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Introducing the NEW Matrix GM50!

Introducing the NEW Matrix GM50!

Matrix Guitar Amplification are proud to announce the release of the GM50, a versatile, lightweight, power amp module made...

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Rotosound announce Billy Sheehan, Paul Allender and Michael Amott Messe 2012 Artist Appearances

Rotosound announce Billy Sheehan, Paul Allender and Michael Amott Messe 2012 Artist Appearances

Rotosound are at the 2012 Messe with a select group of endorsees making an appearance at their booth on...

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Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini Now Deliver the Pro Tools Experience

Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini Now Deliver the Pro Tools Experience

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that its ultra-portable, professional-grade Mbox® and Mbox Mini audio interfaces now come with Pro Tools®...

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Ampeg Expands Popular Portaflex Series  With Two New Cabinet Designs

Ampeg Expands Popular Portaflex Series With Two New Cabinet Designs

Ampeg have today extended their Portaflex series, announcing two new cabinets - the PF-115LF and PF-410HLF. These new cabinets...

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