#1
what amps have similar gain to a xxx, just better?
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

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#3

all worse, imo, except the 3120 (exact same)
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

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


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#4
Peavey JSX or 6505?

Mesa Dual Rectifier?

"Better" comes down to personal taste.
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#5
Quote by Holy-Diver

all worse, imo, except the 3120 (exact same)


I was just fooling around. How much are you looking to spend to upgrade from the XXX? If a Mesa is in your budget I'd look into a rectifier (not the triple, not a fan myself).
#6
Quote by eyebanez333
I was just fooling around. How much are you looking to spend to upgrade from the XXX? If a Mesa is in your budget I'd look into a rectifier (not the triple, not a fan myself).

i figured as much
and i HATE the triple recto. i was looking to sell/trade my xxx and vh140c for something better to pair with my next amp in stereo and as a backup.
2 chs, clean and various metal.

and when i said better i meant more defined and maybe a little bit quieter.
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

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


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#7
Have you tried EL34s in the XXX? They're supposed to sound better with EL34s.
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#8
i originally retubed it with el34s, but it sounded too harsh and the cleans were.... meh to me
i really want an avenger, but every one i have seen around here the person has not replied
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

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


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#9
Quote by Holy-Diver
what amps have similar gain to a xxx, just better?


Better is subjective. What kind of tone are you looking for, or what don't you like about your current gain?
Ibanez RGT42DX
Vox AC30C2
Digitech Whammy (FOR SALE!)
Dunlop GCB-95F Crybaby
Boss DD-20
Boss SD-1
Ibanez TS9DX
MXR M-108 10 Band EQ
#10
have u look at bogner at all?
the alchemist is quieter and i realy liked the sound when i played it
#11
Quote by soul.power
Better is subjective. What kind of tone are you looking for, or what don't you like about your current gain?

Yes better is subjective.

However, I can safely say that there are a lot of better amps with the same or more gain than a Triple XXX.
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack
#12
wasn't the triple x loosely based on the triple rec? or am i buying into a myth here?

anyone?

TS - what tone are you going after? It's all preference as said. List some bands etc...
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#13
Peavey Ultra.

They go cheap used and it is the EXACT same thing as a XXX.
#14
that's right, my bad... thanks.
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