Since I've joined a new band there has been a severe lack of low end clarity coming from my 1983 JCM800 2204. We play mostly in drop C, in the genre of metalcore (kinda). I started the hunt for an amp better suited for my needs, and today it ended!
I Was able to try the Peavey 6505 and 6534, a mesa dual rec, a randall rm100, and a mesa mark IV. While they all sounded great the peavey 6505 still gave me the most of what I was looking for. Thanks to the dudes on this forum, the online reviews, and y-tube vids etc, I determined that the 5150ii was what I was looking for, and scooped a used one off kijiji.
The seller wouldn't separate the halfstack so I just bought the whole thing .. A little overkill for the rehearsal studio but meh .
The marshall cab was mine from before - 1936 vintage 2x12 with celestian v30's.
Do every metalcore band use 6505's?