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GAS Amp advice - demo 6505 or bugera 6262??

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Pot, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Pot

    Pot Member

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    That´s it my friends,
    Which one would u get knowing that the 6505 would cost 870 euros (ex-demo item) and the buger 6262 around 450 euros.
    We all now what they do and that the second clones the first,etc.
    I´m leaning towards the deal on the 6505 but the buger sure sounds tempting.
    I guess the my main problem is that i have no way to try them side by side, nor separatly (no music shops with them nearby).

    Do u fell the price paid for a 6505 nowadays is justifiable??
    Are they still better enough than the copies that justifies the price tag?

    i´ve seen one or two posts from people (FJAmods) saying that is is really EXACTLY the same circuit minus the resonance feature (that it is there but fixed, from what i remember reading)

    Does the buger play it´s role as a faithfull 6505/5150 replica?

    I´m a bit divided by the two and have to make a decision till the end of the week, so Your opinions/advices are welcome :)
     
  2. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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    I would go for the 6505. probably a more reliable amp. Sure, you will get awesome results from each amp, but I think the 6505 is much more reliable and will last much longer!
     
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    The 6505 is basically what the 6262 is trying to achieve, and I haven't heard the best reliability stories about Bugera amps.
     
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    6505, it's a far better amp.
     
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    6505 vs. Bugera, are you high? :loco:
     
  8. Pot

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    $$$$:erk:

    Have you or anybody A/B them?
    i ´ve heard the reliability stories....i´m talking about tone. is it really that close?
    i´ve seen that toneking shootout on youtube but it didn´t convince me and some others , because of the way it is presented
     
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    Ashgarth Jordi Vaquero

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    WOW!!!Everyone seems to love the Bugera:loco::loco::loco:
     
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    slayercannibalsuffohead Get a dog up ya!

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    Id go the Bugera, but I heard that a company called Peavey make a copy that is more reliable, sounds fuller and tighter, looks better, has more street cred, better resale value and is used on countless metal albums around the world. I think it called a 6405 or something like that. :heh:
     
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    slashvanyoung Dopefish lives!

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    I spent some hours A/Bing them several times.

    To break it down: As expected, they're similar but not identical tone-wise. Doing what they do best (hardly anyone would shoot for a fiddy when searching for something really versatile anyway), the 6505 just sounds that tad little better as far as clarity and punch goes. But it's not anywhere near a "double the price" difference in tone. I might even say that the Booger does some things actually even better: the crunch on the clean channel has more bite to my ears, for example.

    Buck for buck, I'd say the Bugera is the better deal. But if you're a tone perfectionist, there's still no way around the real thing. :worship:

    I really wonder if changing the stock tubes in the Bugera could make the difference even more negligible...
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Thx, this is the kind of feedback i was hoping for.
    still haven´t pulled the plug but it looks like a 6505 on the way....just don´t know if i´d get it biasmodded right away since they still give the warranty, but they charge too much to do it..
     
  17. MetalJonesy

    MetalJonesy more metal, more booze!!!

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    6505, i bought mine a week ago only played on it for a cpl of hours as ive been on hols for a week, bt i love it!!!!
     
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    the 65 its on it's way..unmodded.
     
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    you made a wise choice

    having played them both, and owned a few 5150's...the real thing is a better amp IMO

    if i found a 6262 used, for a price that was ridiculously cheap, i'd probably pick one up...but no way i'd pay the going price for one, when you can get a peavey for just a little more
     
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    16S all gods fail...

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    Ive had 3 6505's thru repplacemnts. At this point i dont think its any better quality than the bug.
     

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