#1
Anyone mind enlightening me? Did these go out of production/are they replaced?

In any case i'm pretty interested in picking one up. Peavey doesn't list them on their website any more
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#2
Name changed to 3120. Cosmetics were also changed and it now comes stock with EL34s instead of 6L6s.
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#3
Are now called 3120. Weep for the loss of embossed pin-up girls on the faceplate of your amp.
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Name changed to 3120. Cosmetics were also changed and it now comes stock with EL34s instead of 6L6s.

Ugh it looks so ugly now. But whats with the tube change? I don't want a British voiced Peavey amp..

Call i tacky but I liked the chicks on the faceplate, gave it a bit more personality if you will.
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#5
You can also use 6L6s in it if you like. There's more to a British voicing than just EL34s though, the tubes alone won't make a 3120 sound like a Marshall.
#6
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Ugh it looks so ugly now. But whats with the tube change? I don't want a British voiced Peavey amp..

Call i tacky but I liked the chicks on the faceplate, gave it a bit more personality if you will.


Agreed, plus you can pick up a used XXX for under $500 versus $999 for a new 3120. Completely worth it imo.
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Ugh it looks so ugly now. But whats with the tube change? I don't want a British voiced Peavey amp..

Call i tacky but I liked the chicks on the faceplate, gave it a bit more personality if you will.


Most people think the XXX sounded better with EL34s.

As for British-voiced, all their amps until the Ultra were British-type.
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#8
Check my sig

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but as far as 6l6 vs el34, in the same amp I don't normally notice TOO much difference in recordings, live is a different matter but that's just my opinion
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#10
Most think it sounds better with el34's. I'm switching back to 6l6 in mine. Try out some JJ's me thinks.

Used XXX's go for cheap now too.
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#11
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Ugh it looks so ugly now. But whats with the tube change? I don't want a British voiced Peavey amp..

Call i tacky but I liked the chicks on the faceplate, gave it a bit more personality if you will.

It sounds absolutely nothing like a british amp with EL34s. But this amp, which is bright already, the mids from the EL34s, plus a cab with V30s equals a f ing headache.

I am completely against mid scooping, but it is the only thing that makes this amp bareable.
#12
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Call i tacky but I liked the chicks on the faceplate, gave it a bit more personality if you will.


I love the trucker girls too. 20 years from now those faceplates will be worth a fortune!

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It sounds absolutely nothing like a british amp with EL34s. But this amp, which is bright already, the mids from the EL34s, plus a cab with V30s equals a f ing headache.

I am completely against mid scooping, but it is the only thing that makes this amp bareable.
Weird, I nearly crank the mids on my 333. Going below 10 o' clock on the mids sounds like crap. Maybe it's my cab.
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Weird, I nearly crank the mids on my 333. Going below 10 o' clock on the mids sounds like crap. Maybe it's my cab.

Yeah, plus its a different amp

J/k, but on a serious note the 333 sounds a bit darker to me than the XXX. Based on the little I have heard of both. I actually prefer the sound of the bugera to be quite honest.
#17
Quote by patriotplayer90
Yeah, plus its a different amp

J/k, but on a serious note the 333 sounds a bit darker to me than the XXX. Based on the little I have heard of both. I actually prefer the sound of the bugera to be quite honest.
Could be because of the tubes. Bugera uses Shuguangs, and reportedly those work pretty well in XXXs.
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Could be because of the tubes. Bugera uses Shuguangs, and reportedly those work pretty well in XXXs.

Tubes made very minor differences in that amp. I couldn't tell you all the different tubes I tried in it to make it sound decent but nothing worked
#19
Got a G3 video with Satch playing through a XXX. His tone absolutely crushes the other 2. Killer mids. However, that sound was from a dvd, not live, and was something done to his Peav?
#20
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Tubes made very minor differences in that amp. I couldn't tell you all the different tubes I tried in it to make it sound decent but nothing worked
Weird, don't know what to tell ya. They're supposed to sound pretty like-for-like. Someone who A/B'd the JSX and 333XL said they were practically identical sounding. Maybe it was the rest of your setup that didn't jive with the XXX.
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#21
Quote by adj209
Ugh it looks so ugly now. But whats with the tube change? I don't want a British voiced Peavey amp..

Changing the tubes to EL34's does not automatically change the tone stack and make it "british" souding. It affects break up and some dynamics/feel and slight EQ more than anything.

But maybe I'm wrong. This is just what I've gotten out of my hours of being on UG.

edit:
My main point is that putting EL34s in a Dual Rectifier doesn't make it sound like a Marshall. At all.
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#22
I didn't like the EL34s in my XXX...it made the mids too honky and I lost my beloved lows and lower mids. I went back to 6L6s after a day

XXX's go cheap now. I see them all the time for $350-$400....and if you can find a Ultra Plus head...it's the same as the XXX. The 3120 is also the exact same (except for stock tubes, but all can be swapped between 6L6/EL34s with a bias).
#23
where are you guys finding those deals on XXX's I've yet to see one for that price. maybe you guys are in some foturnate gear pricing areas but I have yet to see anything priced that cheap in VA.
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where are you guys finding those deals on XXX's I've yet to see one for that price. maybe you guys are in some foturnate gear pricing areas but I have yet to see anything priced that cheap in VA.


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#26
i got my xxx for 100
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#27
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i got my xxx for 100

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#28
I would sell mine for 475 shipped. <.<
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#30
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Yeah, get one used

Been looking into it, in the UK I can't seem to find any used XXXs at all, that is unless i Import from the US
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