So... I bought a used 6505 in mint condition the other day. Got it for a decent price and I'm generally happy about my purchase. I considered some other alternatives but I figured this was a safe bet and as I'm living in Gothenburg, the bedrock of melodic death metal, I'm pretty much obliged to own one
This is my first tube amp and only my second amp ever so I'm not very experienced in this area. I'm using a 2*12 cab that I built some 25 yrs ago, yeah, you read that right. two. five. years. It's loaded with V30s.
The amp delivers of course, no news here. A heavy, pretty tight chugg, love it!
But I can't get that really sharp chugg, that KKKKK thing, on top. Like Ola gets here for example:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXXIh-Qqnh8&feature=relmfu]Peavey 6505 - Playthrough - YouTube[/VIDEO]
I know he is using a boost and I am not. Is this the trick? I'm under the impression that a boost is normally used to tighten up the low end?
Can it be my old speakers? The cab has not been used for something like 13 years. Tried to google on this and I don't think this is a factor.
The speakers are wired in parallell which gives an impedance of 4 ohms. A wireing in series gives 16 ohms. Does this have an influence on the sound?
I think not but what do you think?
Any ideas? Thanks!
That's a lot to do with the mic placement/choice etc too. Don't forget that the mic'd sound won't sound like it does in your ear, it doesn't yield identical sonic properties of the cab as it does when it's just you and the cab in a room.
A boost will help of course, the 6505/5150 are quite saggy in the low mids if you don't have it really cranked, so a tubescreamer would definitely help get that attack out of it. It could also be the room you are in, amps sound different depending on where you have them. Try different spots in the room, and try really opening it up with the presence control!