First post but sounds like I'm in the right place...
Here is my gear list -
6505+ 2012 model, all original tubes
Marshall 1936 2x12 with G12T75's - bought it new probably 13 years ago?
BBE Green screamer - level 10, tone around 4, drive at 0
Ibanez RG921F premium, dimarzio/IBZ pu's
Ibanez RG560 from around 1988 with Evolution in the bridge
All over youtube I see clips like this -
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq0NIeOoiBI]Peavey 6505 - Metal - YouTube[/VIDEO]
I can't get that kind of really tight sound. The tone is way more flabby and does not have the harsh, stacato quality I like when I listen to bands like Sybreed, Fear Factory, Pantera, etc. On the head I usually have the lead channel on, gain around 5, bass 5, mid 4, treble 6, res 5, presence 7. The green screamer cuts the lows a bit, adds a layer of presence and crunch, but it doesn't make a huge difference.
One theory I have is that shortly after I bought this head, I got a new job which forced me to move to a new city into an apartment and I can't get the post gain past like 0.75. In fact I've never had the opportunity to take this thing to a location I can crank it. Does the amp totally open up at higher volumes? Maybe I expect too much from bedroom levels.
That being said, if you were me, what is the one or two things you would do to get a better sound at bedroom level? Different tubes? Hot plate?
Thanks for the advice - I hope to buy a house in a year or so but for now this is what I've got. I find myself plugging into PodFarm and ReCabinet most of the time to get a good sound while practicing. Wish I could do something with my real amp!
It does indeed open up at high volumes. Ola will probably best answering this though, hope he chimes in!