To mark the 30th anniversary of one of the best and most imitated amps of all time, an amp that literally helped create an entire genre of music, Peavey is proud to
launch the reissued 6505 1992 Original and 6505 II. Contrary to much folklore since the amplifier’s inception, the recipe has remained virtually unchanged. However, over the course of time, component suppliers have experienced changes of ownership and changes to their manufacturing processes,
things which can ultimately influence tone and unit-to-unit consistency. After countless hours of A/B comparisons, conversations with scores of users and
artists, and deep dives into the amplifier at a component level, we discovered some items had drifted. In particular, one of the most important items: the output
transformer. The changes over the years resulted in a midrange that varied from amp to amp, so the purists here at Peavey decided to search for a solution. Thatled us to develop a top-secret output transformer, made in an undisclosed location to mimic the magical crushing tone of the original series.
These reissues are true to form cosmetically and sonically, going as far as returning to the plexiglass on the front of the 6505 II. Often imitated, our competitors have gone to great lengths to duplicate our success, but none are closer to the original than these. Peavey is proud to reissue the legendary amplifiers, the 6505 series.