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#1
Hey UG,

I hate doing these threads, and i know you hate them too. I just dont know exactly where to start because i have been mainly into metal, and i need something that isnt just metal.

A friend and I are going to start our own project soon, and I need an amp.

Tube/SS - doesnt matter
Genre- post-rock/hip hop

Needed from the amp - A great clean channel, with the ability to get pretty fricken heavy, and still have a "good" sound to it. not just a **** ton of gain and a whole lot of mud. (so 2 channels)
FX Loop

I was thinking a JCM900, but last time i checked they arent known for their cleans (wouldnt know, never tried one)

I dont need the 100 watter stuff. A combo would be nice.


I will be using a Warmoth tele equiped with a hum in the bridge, and a Schecter C1. All have passive pickups from either SD, or Dimarzio.

Any help, ladies?

EDIT: Budget up to $2000 USD. I was also looking at a Mesa Mark V
Last edited by xXMetal-HeadXx at Sep 29, 2009,
#2
I just bought a Peavey XXX 40efx Combo for $400 on ebay. They are hard to find, but a great value. I'm really impressed by the super clean sounds I can get out of it, and then of course there is a ridiculous amount of gain as well. Built in effects actually sound really good. Very loud for 40 watts, I haven't put it up against a drum set yet but I'm not too worried about it. My only issue is that I want to tighten up the gain with a overdrive/eq, I am asking for some overdrive suggestions in another post.

Also, check musicians friend for the 6505 combo, that a good deal as well. I initially wanted a mesa but I can't argue with $400-600 for a peavey v.s. $1,400-1,600 for a mesa.
Peavey XXX 40efx
Schecter C1+ (sd 59bA4 neck/sd Custom8 Bridge)
Washburn Idol WI45(AirNorton/CrunchLab)

ESP/LTD Viper 300(EMG81b,89n)
Boss SD-1, Crybaby, MXR 6-band EQ,
Digitech DL-8 Delay Looper, SupaCharga
#3
Quote by fnichols1
I just bought a Peavey XXX 40efx Combo for $400 on ebay. They are hard to find, but a great value. I'm really impressed by the super clean sounds I can get out of it, and then of course there is a ridiculous amount of gain as well. Built in effects actually sound really good. Very loud for 40 watts, I haven't put it up against a drum set yet but I'm not too worried about it. My only issue is that I want to tighten up the gain with a overdrive/eq, I am asking for some overdrive suggestions in another post.

Also, check musicians friend for the 6505 combo, that a good deal as well. I initially wanted a mesa but I can't argue with $400-600 for a peavey v.s. $1,400-1,600 for a mesa.

yeah you are right, its hard to argue with prices like those.

Forgot to mention my budget which is anywhere from 500-2000. whatever it takes to get me somethin i need
#4
I love those Mesa Express combo amps. I play them when I go into guitar center sometimes. They are very versatile, you can play at 5watts in the bedroom and 25 or 50 watts live. I saw a cover band playing an outdoor beer festival with nearly 1,000 people. The guitar player only had his little mesa express combo and he rocked the whole neighborhood with it.
Peavey XXX 40efx
Schecter C1+ (sd 59bA4 neck/sd Custom8 Bridge)
Washburn Idol WI45(AirNorton/CrunchLab)

ESP/LTD Viper 300(EMG81b,89n)
Boss SD-1, Crybaby, MXR 6-band EQ,
Digitech DL-8 Delay Looper, SupaCharga
#5
With a 2000 dollar budget the sky is nearly the limit if you go used. I would look into Mesa Mark IV or V, Roadster or Roadking, these are some of the most versatile amps I have ever tried, great cleans as well. Really there are many options.
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#6
Quote by fnichols1
I love those Mesa Express combo amps. I play them when I go into guitar center sometimes. They are very versatile, you can play at 5watts in the bedroom and 25 or 50 watts live. I saw a cover band playing an outdoor beer festival with nearly 1,000 people. The guitar player only had his little mesa express combo and he rocked the whole neighborhood with it.

those are some of the features from mesa i love. I was really interested in a Mark V because of the possibilities. goes to 10/45/90 watts, all those channel options. seems like it could be a tough one to beat.
#7
Titan amp

I heard many good thing about them,especially retard amount of gain
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#8
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Titan amp

I heard many good thing about them,especially retard amount of gain

care to go into any details? and anything besides what you heard? No disrespect, but first hand is always better then "what i heard"
#11
Look at my thread
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#12
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Look at my thread

Lol, I have looked at your thread a million times. I know what to get if i was only looking for the heavies. i just need somethin that will clean up real nice. I will be the only guitarist for this project, and i would like to have a few different tones at my disposal. A great clean, a passable crunch, and a great rhythm. I will use a Boost for leads.

I am really thinkin a Mark IV would be a good way to go. is there anything else that i should consider?


EDIT: and just because i could spend 2k doesnt mean i want to. are there any lower budgeted options that would be similar to the higher end stuff. I know what 5150/6505's are capable of, i just dont think i will have the variety i need (just throwing that out there so you dont just recommend that, everyone does).
Last edited by xXMetal-HeadXx at Sep 29, 2009,
#13
Quote by xXMetal-HeadXx
Lol, I have looked at your thread a million times. I know what to get if i was only looking for the heavies. i just need somethin that will clean up real nice. I will be the only guitarist for this project, and i would like to have a few different tones at my disposal. A great clean, a passable crunch, and a great rhythm. I will use a Boost for leads.

I am really thinkin a Mark IV would be a good way to go. is there anything else that i should consider?


here are a few of my suggestions.
Baron MII60 or K88 (almost every GG&A regular knows how i love these amps )
Granger Lead Overdrive 100 ( its like an Early Dual Rec[the best dual rec] and an SLO fused together)
ENGL Savage or Invader (they are versatile Mo Fo's )
Randall RM100 or 4 w/ your choice of poweramp (insane amounts of modules so you can get any tone you like)
Ampeg VH140C (Jazz Chorus cleans, tight br00tal overdrive, and its also the cheapest)
Mesa RoadKing/Ster (mesa's most versatile amp, better than the Marks in any other way IMO)
Titan Custom (one of the cheapest custom made amps you can find, sounds amazing too)
AxeFX + your choice of poweramp (It has EVERY SINGLE AMP YOU COULD THINK OF!)
Fortin Bones (its a little bit over your budget but IMO its worth it)
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Last edited by WTF!!is a TAB at Sep 29, 2009,
#14
i have heard word that the mark iv is better than the mark v
though i have tried neither
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Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

Mesa Traditional 4x12 v30's x EVM 12l's


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#15
If your wanting to save a little a JSX, or Triple X/3120 might be up your ally as well. Both amps have a very decent clean tone, and do every thing from light rock-death metal.
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Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
POD 2.0 (the ultimate practice setup)
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#16
I am liking thu suggestions, i will have to do more searching.

the ones i think would be worth looking into

Peavey XXX/JSX
Randall MTS Series 50 watt Combo
Mesa Mark/Roadking Series


I know this is way under my budget, but what about those little Blackstar's? seem like a nice recording amp.


EDIT: anything else i should consider? Orange? Marshall? i know there is other stuff out there.
#18
Quote by sg4ever
The JSX might be up your alley. The one I tried was very nice.

yeah i want to look into those more. i found the 5150's to be dark, and i have no experience with any other Peavey
#19
^ The Ultra's are WAY brighter than the 5150's, better tone IMO and a heck of a lot more versatile as well.
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Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
POD 2.0 (the ultimate practice setup)
Guild DV6
#20
Quote by Johnbryant
^ The Ultra's are WAY brighter than the 5150's, better tone IMO and a heck of a lot more versatile as well.

I will have to check em out. Specs wise, the Mesa Express's are looking the best. A little 1x12 combo would be perfect. Now if i could just find one to go try. I wont be buying this for at least another month or 2, so it really can go any way. what about Orange?? do they have anything you would think would be worth looking into? or can they really only hold down the Med Gain territory? I own a TT, and its an okay little amp for some bluesy stuff, not much else though (regardless of what other ppl seem to think on here).
#21
anyone think an A/B option would be better? Maybe running a fender or something for the cleans, and im not really sure of what to run for the crunch/Hi Gain. just at hought i guess. anyone with any insight on a possible A/B setup please post.
#22
JSX FTW.
Really nice clean channel (hit your neck pickup for the best results), crunch channel can get A LOT of tones out of it, and ultra channel is just plain metal.
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#23
Quote by Mr_CiNiC
JSX FTW.
Really nice clean channel (hit your neck pickup for the best results), crunch channel can get A LOT of tones out of it, and ultra channel is just plain metal.

i am gonna go try out a XXX and see if i can find a JSX. for the prices i am seeing, i would be a fool to over look it.
#24
^ If the cleans suck on the Triple X its probaly has 6l6s and it's not biased properly, so don't be afraid to turn the bias pot if the amps running 6l6's, the bias sweep is pretty limited in this mode and and safe to mess with without a bias probe. If its running EL34/KT77 then its a different issue, and the cleans will most likly be decent to mater where the bias pot is set at, since its a pretty hot sweep. Same setup with the JSX so keep that in mind. For the price used they are nearly unbeatable
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Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
POD 2.0 (the ultimate practice setup)
Guild DV6
#25
With a $2000 budget... why not look at the Mark V over the Mark IV?

Alternatively, ENGL Powerball for the versatility?
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#26
Read the Thread before posting:

Quote by xXMetal-HeadXx

EDIT: and just because i could spend 2k doesnt mean i want to. are there any lower budgeted options that would be similar to the higher end stuff. I know what 5150/6505's are capable of, i just dont think i will have the variety i need (just throwing that out there so you dont just recommend that, everyone does).
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My Gear
Custom USA Standard Telecaster
Peavey Triple XXX 212 Combo
Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
POD 2.0 (the ultimate practice setup)
Guild DV6
#27
Quote by Johnbryant
^ If the cleans suck on the Triple X its probaly has 6l6s and it's not biased properly, so don't be afraid to turn the bias pot if the amps running 6l6's, the bias sweep is pretty limited in this mode and and safe to mess with without a bias probe. If its running EL34/KT77 then its a different issue, and the cleans will most likly be decent to mater where the bias pot is set at, since its a pretty hot sweep. Same setup with the JSX so keep that in mind. For the price used they are nearly unbeatable


I like this idea the most. Yeah, he already said he was looking at Mesa's.

I personally didn't care for the Express series the 2 or 3 times I've played them. At least not for the price. Orange Rockerverbs are cool but kinda pricey here in the States.

Peavey 3120 also as JohnBryant suggested is a great amp with the right cab.

Used Splawn Quick Rod or Nitro should also be on your hunt list.



Those clips on the myspace.titan page are pretty sick.
#28
Why don't YOU read the the thread and also read my comment CAREFULLY as well?

Quote by xXMetal-HeadXx
EDIT: and just because i could spend 2k doesnt mean i want to. are there any lower budgeted options that would be similar to the higher end stuff. I know what 5150/6505's are capable of, i just dont think i will have the variety i need (just throwing that out there so you dont just recommend that, everyone does).


I did not insist or say that he had to, I merely suggested amps he could look at.

Also, I was wondering why he'd consider a IV instead of a V when it was still within his budget.

It does not harm him or his budget to keep options open. He has the ability and resources to spend 2k on the amp. Whether or not he ultimately choose to is up to him, however he mentioned 2K and I suggested somthing within his budget.

Maybe you'd like to reserve your comments when I suggest a USD4K amp when he mentions that his budget is USD2K.

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#29
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Why don't YOU read the the thread and also read my comment CAREFULLY as well?


I did not insist or say that he had to, I merely suggested amps he could look at.

Also, I was wondering why he'd consider a IV instead of a V when it was still within his budget.

It does not harm him or his budget to keep options open. He has the ability and resources to spend 2k on the amp. Whether or not he ultimately choose to is up to him, however he mentioned 2K and I suggested somthing within his budget.

Maybe you'd like to reserve your comments when I suggest a USD4K amp when he mentions that his budget is USD2K.


Don't be dick, I was not trying to be BTW ethier, I already mentioned the Mark IV/V a long time ago,
Quote by Johnbryant
With a 2000 dollar budget the sky is nearly the limit if you go used. I would look into Mesa Mark IV or V, Roadster or Roadking, these are some of the most versatile amps I have ever tried, great cleans as well. Really there are many options.
so your sugestion had already been taken into concideration, you would know this if you read the entire thread. Also the TS said he didn't really want to spend 2K as I mentioned in my last post, although he would if he had too. I was not blasting you, I think a Mark IV would be awesome, thats why I sugested it, but the TS wants to keep the price down from what I understand.
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Peavey Triple XXX 212 Combo
Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
POD 2.0 (the ultimate practice setup)
Guild DV6
#30
WOW TS:

Go check some of this stuff out. All posted in the last week. Are you familiar with how craigslist works?


Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 $700 (not my thing, but works for lots of people.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1400166844.html

Marshall JCM900 4500 2 channel $625
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/msg/1399048441.html

Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401 combo $550 (eh)
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1398599138.html

Mesa Boogie Triple Rec with cab $1,900
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/msg/1395735675.html

Hughes & Kettner MK1 Triamp head $900 (needs cab)
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1395202505.html
(has a channel issue but is also willing to sell a Mesa cab for $1,250 total)

Carvin Legacy head with cab $1,000
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1395065307.html

Ampeg VT-22 combo $500
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/msg/1393225934.html

Marshall JCM800 '87 2210 2 channel $1,200 (talk down but
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1393203564.html

VHT Deliverance head $995
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1392003681.html

Mesa Boogie Steletto Deuce head $800 (wow)
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1390763942.html

Laney GH50L head $650
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1387487939.html

Rivera 55w Rake head with 212 cab $800
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1387401682.html


Here are some cabs I found too. 2x12 is the way to go.


Avatar 212 with G12H80s $325
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1400201876.html

Avatar 212 with Hellatone 60s $250
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1400166844.html

Marshall 212 with Celestion Vintage 30s $300
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1400166844.html

Bogner 212 cab $500
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1394127652.html


Good luck.
#31
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
WOW TS:

Go check some of this stuff out. All posted in the last week. Are you familiar with how craigslist works?


Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 $700 (not my thing, but works for lots of people.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1400166844.html

Marshall JCM900 4500 2 channel $625
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/msg/1399048441.html

Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401 combo $550 (eh)
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1398599138.html

Mesa Boogie Triple Rec with cab $1,900
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/msg/1395735675.html

Hughes & Kettner MK1 Triamp head $900 (needs cab)
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1395202505.html
(has a channel issue but is also willing to sell a Mesa cab for $1,250 total)

Carvin Legacy head with cab $1,000
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1395065307.html

Ampeg VT-22 combo $500
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/msg/1393225934.html

Marshall JCM800 '87 2210 2 channel $1,200 (talk down but
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1393203564.html

VHT Deliverance head $995
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1392003681.html

Mesa Boogie Steletto Deuce head $800 (wow)
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1390763942.html

Laney GH50L head $650
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1387487939.html

Rivera 55w Rake head with 212 cab $800
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1387401682.html


Here are some cabs I found too. 2x12 is the way to go.


Avatar 212 with G12H80s $325
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1400201876.html

Avatar 212 with Hellatone 60s $250
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1400166844.html

Marshall 212 with Celestion Vintage 30s $300
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/msg/1400166844.html

Bogner 212 cab $500
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/1394127652.html


Good luck.

how what works? I have never heard of this "craigslist"

could you go into more details about it?


and what just because there is a ton of stuff on CL, doesnt mean that i want those amps. i might consider the JCM 900, or the laney, but i dont think any of those would suit me. trust me, i have looked all over CL, just because there is a ton of stuff that interested you doesnt mean it gets me going.

GGOODD that Mark V is hard to look away from. I have heard that the channel 4 extreme Pre amp is a bit lacking tho...and i would have considered a mark IV because well, its a fu ckin Mark IV.. CALM DOWN ppl its a discussion not a war about what fu ckin amp to get.
#32
i was gonna suggest Fryette Sig:X or Mesa/Boogie Mark V if you decide to go new.
some people say that the Sig:X's clean sound surpasses all other models from Fryette Amplification.
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#33
Quote by xXMetal-HeadXx
how what works? I have never heard of this "craigslist"

could you go into more details about it?


and what just because there is a ton of stuff on CL, doesnt mean that i want those amps. i might consider the JCM 900, or the laney, but i dont think any of those would suit me. trust me, i have looked all over CL, just because there is a ton of stuff that interested you doesnt mean it gets me going.

GGOODD that Mark V is hard to look away from. I have heard that the channel 4 extreme Pre amp is a bit lacking tho...and i would have considered a mark IV because well, its a fu ckin Mark IV.. CALM DOWN ppl its a discussion not a war about what fu ckin amp to get.


OK. Well, now I'm confused. You say you've never heard of this "craigslist" and then you say you've 'looked all over CL"?

Anyway, Craigslist is just like the newspaper classifieds only it's online and usually has pictures. If you see something you like, you inquire to the seller, possibly set up a time and place for you to check it out, negotiate if you like it, and then pay cash (or trade).


Also, I take a bit of offense to your comment that just because I like it you should like it. That wasn't my point. It's up to you to go play these amps if YOU choose to and then buy it if YOU like it. I'm just trying to give you a hand by showing you some alternatives. That took some time to put together so if you are not grateful for even three seconds you can (deleted out). Additionally, I don't care for the DSL (so I noted it in my list) and I do care for the Mesa Stiletto and JCM800 which I noted.

I've also recommended the JSX and XXX and 3120 that John rec'ed as well as the Rockerverb and Splawns.



Good luck
#34
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
OK. Well, now I'm confused. You say you've never heard of this "craigslist" and then you say you've 'looked all over CL"?

Anyway, Craigslist is just like the newspaper classifieds only it's online and usually has pictures. If you see something you like, you inquire to the seller, possibly set up a time and place for you to check it out, negotiate if you like it, and then pay cash (or trade).


Also, I take a bit of offense to your comment that just because I like it you should like it. That wasn't my point. It's up to you to go play these amps if YOU choose to and then buy it if YOU like it. I'm just trying to give you a hand by showing you some alternatives. That took some time to put together so if you are not grateful for even three seconds you can (deleted out). Additionally, I don't care for the DSL (so I noted it in my list) and I do care for the Mesa Stiletto and JCM800 which I noted.

I've also recommended the JSX and XXX and 3120 that John rec'ed as well as the Rockerverb and Splawns.



Good luck

didnt mean to offend, but my statements/oppinions tend to do that. sorry for that. im not saying that i am not grateful for your boredom and willingness to show me whats in my area (i truely do like that, you did it in the best interest) i just browsed through all of that a day before you posted it, so i knew. I didnt mean to come off like an ass (obviously aware that i did).

and i was being sarcastic. with all the **** that has happened to craigslist over the years (murders, lawsuits, etc.) it would be tough to not know about it.

i hear the 3120 is like a re-packaged XXX. any truth to that?

EDIT: I am going to have to look into Fryette more, i havent heard much about them.

DOUBLE EDIT: what is the difference between VHT and Fryette?
Last edited by xXMetal-HeadXx at Oct 1, 2009,
#35
3120=Triple X, only difference (other than cosmetics) is the 3120 ships with EL34 and the TX with 6l6, etheir amp can run ethier tube type, peavey opted to go with EL34 as the "stock" tubes, which is a plus because they work well in these amps.
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Johnbryant you are obviously a genius

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Custom USA Standard Telecaster
Peavey Triple XXX 212 Combo
Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
POD 2.0 (the ultimate practice setup)
Guild DV6
#36
Quote by Johnbryant
3120=Triple X, only difference (other than cosmetics) is the 3120 ships with EL34 and the TX with 6l6, etheir amp can run ethier tube type, peavey opted to go with EL34 as the "stock" tubes, which is a plus because they work well in these amps.

do you have El34's in your XXX?
#37
Kinda, I used JJ EL34 in the past and like them, I am now running JJ KT77, I like them better than both EL34 and 6l6, they have alot more bass than EL34, (still not as much as 6l6) and nearly all the midrange detail of the EL34. I like them a lot I doubt I'll use any other tube with this amp any more.
Quote by Cachao

Johnbryant you are obviously a genius

My Gear
Custom USA Standard Telecaster
Peavey Triple XXX 212 Combo
Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
POD 2.0 (the ultimate practice setup)
Guild DV6
#38
Quote by Johnbryant
Kinda, I used JJ EL34 in the past and like them, I am now running JJ KT77, I like them better than both EL34 and 6l6, they have alot more bass than EL34, (still not as much as 6l6) and nearly all the midrange detail of the EL34. I like them a lot I doubt I'll use any other tube with this amp any more.

interesting. its hard to look away from these amps because alot around going for around 500 used. thats a tough price to deal with especially if it can be compared to higher end amps. seriously i am just looking for a good clean channel, with the ability to get ****in heavy. I am going to try one of these out very soon. and they are available in combos. a tough one to beat.

i really loved my 5150 that i owned. i should have just kept it. I was thinkin about lookin into the new 6505+ combo, but i still feel like the clean channel will be lacking.


EDIT: Holy ****, i didnt know the 6505 combos were going for 600 new. damn you peavey!
Last edited by xXMetal-HeadXx at Oct 1, 2009,
#39
I'd get a JCM800, they are really good. But if you are looking for a combo, get Blackstar.
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#40
Quote by xXMetal-HeadXx
interesting. its hard to look away from these amps because alot around going for around 500 used. thats a tough price to deal with especially if it can be compared to higher end amps. seriously i am just looking for a good clean channel, with the ability to get ****in heavy. I am going to try one of these out very soon. and they are available in combos. a tough one to beat.

i really loved my 5150 that i owned. i should have just kept it. I was thinkin about lookin into the new 6505+ combo, but i still feel like the clean channel will be lacking.


EDIT: Holy ****, i didnt know the 6505 combos were going for 600 new. damn you peavey!

IMO Triple X is nearly=Rectifiers I like the TX beter, the lowend is tighter and the overall voice of the amp is more along the lines that I like. Also when properly biased the cleans are just as good as the Rectos, with EL34 it adds some warmth and makes the cleans have some life, and sound less sterile, with 6l6 the cleans tend to go that way. It's no Fender, but it holds its own, and IMO for 500 they are one of the best things going in the used market, if you where a little closer I would let you try mine, hell I might even sell it.

Edit: Mesa DC, & F Series are awesome values in the used market, as well as the Mesa Nomads, all are killer, and can be found 500-800 dollars.
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Last edited by Johnbryant at Oct 1, 2009,
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