Peavey 6505 vs Bugera 6262 – Which is better?
December 18, 2014 by Charlie
First up in this tube guitar amplifier shootout is the Peavey 6505+ (aka Peavey 5150) – Peavey 6505+ 120W Guitar Amp Head is great for hardcore or metal players. SIX – 12AX7s in the preamp add up to even more terrifying punch and mind-rattling gain. Includes footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select, effects loop, 3-band EQ, plus resonance and presence controls on each channel. Rhythm channel includes pre/post gain controls and bright/crunch switches. Lead channel includes pre/post gain controls only. Preamp output. Footswitch included. 4, 8, or 16 ohms.
The 6505 Series guitar amplifiers are named in celebration of Peavey’s first 40 years, (1965-2005.) While known as the 5150 Series, these amps became the undisputed go-to guitar amps for scores of rock, hardcore, and metal bands because of their raw tone, relentless power, and road proven reliability. And best of all, Made in the USA.. Check for price
This Peavey 6505+ demo is played using a 2×12 Marshall 1936V guitar speaker cabinet and a Jackson guitar.
Peavey 6505+ Video / Audio Demo
Performed by morbider
Next up is the Bugera 6262 tube amplifier – The BUGERA 6262 amp head is the guru of tone, designed for ultimate versatility for those who want every type of amp sound at their finger tips. From rock to country, metal to alternative, this one performs them all with raw massive power and roadworthy reliability, and virtually unlimited dynamics in a two channel configuration. The 6262’s brutal power comes from 4 hand-selected and matched BUGERA 6L6 power valves. Six BUGERA 12AX7 valves in the preamp add up for terrifying punch and mind-rattling gain. Plus you’ll love the detail in the fine reverb tails individually controllable on each channel.
Each channel features a vintage designed EQ section with Bass, Mid and Treble. Both channels offer Classic Presence control, plus additional controls to expand upon the 6260 platform for further adjustments to your monstrous tone. BUGERA added Impedance switching to match virtually any speaker cabinet, from 4, 8 to 16 Ohms. The amp comes with a four-way, heavy-duty metal footswitch for channel and effects loop selection to tap your favorite effects.
This boutique-style valve head is constructed using precision manufacturing, blended with artisan hand assembly, so you can be confident it will stand the test of time. The next time you wield your axe, feel the Soul of Valves with the BUGERA 6262. Bugera 6262 is MADE IN CHINA. Check for price
The Bugera 6262 demo is played using a ENGL 2×12 cabinet loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 and a fully stock Epiphone Les Paul Classic equipped with the original Epi pickups.
Bugera 6262 Video / Audio Demo
performed by Thomas Sladek