#1
i was brosing CL the other night (which i shouldn't do), i found something that i just couldn't pass on. $379 for... nice shape, fresh tubes, has footswitch, etc...

its a...


yep, a JSX for $379. seems like a pretty good deal. so i drove down to get it. and... here she is!






for the review...

first to start off, its heavy as hell. solid build, what else would you expect from peavey?

for those who don't know, this was Satch's signature amp when he was with peavey. its a three channel (clean, crunch, and ultra) and HOT DAMN its got gain. cleans are very nice, pretty simple, not bland, not too bold. the crunch channel is what it says, crunch. it does it very well, good overall balance with the other channels. and the ultra channel... gain galore. too much for most applications, but it sings so sweet and smoothly. one other thing that it has that i like is a built in noise gate. it doesn't seem to do harm, but its nice and quiet when you have the gain cranked (which i don't do for the record).

the amp overall is quite awesome. i love it. its a keeper.

here are two shitty shots of my other gear.





the studio is messy and the blanket on the couch has soooo much mojo... haha.
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#2
Very nice.

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#3
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Very nice.

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thanks!

this is my first NGD i have posted in a while. i got a big one coming soon though with a lot of things i haven't posted yet.
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#5
thanks 311!

i should say that this amp LOVES celestion K85's, better than V30's with the JSX IMO.
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#6


Ver' sexxxxxy!
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Log off and play yer guitar!

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#7
Sweet dude! Trying to hit us up with some sick clippage?
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#8
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Sweet dude! Trying to hit us up with some sick clippage?


Thanks!

i will get around to it someday...

_________


i am messing with the crunch channel and i tweaked it to almost like a 5150 tone. not quite, but nice (but a little different). all of the channels are fully usable (which is nice).
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#9
Yeah I had the Ultra Plus and it was awesome on all the channels, I imagine the JSX is even better.
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#10
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Yeah I had the Ultra Plus and it was awesome on all the channels, I imagine the JSX is even better.


the ultra plus is a hell of an amp. i think i only played one a few time (or maybe it was the regular ultra ).

it is pretty slick though, i like the JSX more than the Ultra, but if i could find an ultra in good shape, i would jump right on it.

___

the thing that impresses me most about the JSX is the crunch channel. i am hitting almost near 6505 shit. its not quite the same, but it has some form of voicing, but it can get brutal.
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#11
Very jealous -- nice score!!! The time I played one, I was very surprised at how much gain it actually had -- definitely plenty for ANY genre of metal, and I wasn't even boosting it. I remember the lead tones being better than my 6505+ too; just more "liquidy", silky, and musical (it's hard to describe, but you know what I'm talking about).

I remember the cleans being very nice too. Actually, I'm going to try to pick up an amp specifically for excellent cleans this winter. Would you say the JSX would be a good candidate? I'd be running a lot of reverb and delay with my cleans, if that makes a difference. The other channels of the JSX would just be a bonus...

Anyway, HNAD!
#12
HNAD

I really liked my JSX, the ultra channel has an almost Recto sound to it. I used the Crunch channel almost exclusively though.

And your right the Ultra channel has way too much gain, I ran mine at about 4-5 and that was almost too saturated for my tastes

Did you get the footswitch with it also? That is a hell of a good deal. In my area those deals are almost unheard of. Best I have done is my JCM for $500
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#13
That sounds like a great deal. CL around here seems to be fairly stagnant at the moment, unless you are down for trading, which I always am. I actually just picked up a 5150 last night.

Those JSX tend to pop up every now and again on GC for decent prices. The condition of yours looks to be very nice. Now, hurry up already with your NGearD post!!!
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#14
Niiiice score dude!


You should get some clips of that puppy if you have the time
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#15
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Very jealous -- nice score!!! The time I played one, I was very surprised at how much gain it actually had -- definitely plenty for ANY genre of metal, and I wasn't even boosting it. I remember the lead tones being better than my 6505+ too; just more "liquidy", silky, and musical (it's hard to describe, but you know what I'm talking about).

I remember the cleans being very nice too. Actually, I'm going to try to pick up an amp specifically for excellent cleans this winter. Would you say the JSX would be a good candidate? I'd be running a lot of reverb and delay with my cleans, if that makes a difference. The other channels of the JSX would just be a bonus...

Anyway, HNAD!


Thanks! I know what you mean by the smooth and silky leads. They are wonderful. If you are looking for a clean only amp, while the JSX has nice cleans, I would look elsewhere.
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#16
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HNAD

I really liked my JSX, the ultra channel has an almost Recto sound to it. I used the Crunch channel almost exclusively though.

And your right the Ultra channel has way too much gain, I ran mine at about 4-5 and that was almost too saturated for my tastes

Did you get the footswitch with it also? That is a hell of a good deal. In my area those deals are almost unheard of. Best I have done is my JCM for $500


I like the ultra channel a lot. It loves the liquifire on my 3570 ibanez. Definitely has enough gain. lol. The crunch is fantastic too.

Yea I did get the footswitch, and a cover, and I got him to throw in a speaker cable too. I haven't found a deal like this in a long time. My CL has gone to shit though, I just got lucky this time.
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#17
Man you do get some sick deals from reading your threads. The best I've done is my EBMM ($800)
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#18
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Man you do get some sick deals from reading your threads. The best I've done is my EBMM ($800)


Damn that is a good price on the EBMM.

I get good deals because I am never really searching for one thing nor need it now. I was actually in the market for a 5150, but saw this at a good price. I will pick up a 5150 one of these days when I find a good deal.
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#19
lucky bastard what a great deal. i really want one as my next amp. no need to get an ULtra as the JSX is an improved version. i find them to be more to my liking than the 6505. the distortion is smoother and does sing on ultra and crunch channels. having a usable clean channel is a big plus.
#20
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lucky bastard what a great deal. i really want one as my next amp. no need to get an ULtra as the JSX is an improved version. i find them to be more to my liking than the 6505. the distortion is smoother and does sing on ultra and crunch channels. having a usable clean channel is a big plus.


yea, it was a hell of a deal i got lucky this time.

i agree that the JSX's overdrive is better (for me) 90% of the time. however the 6505 has that tone that the JSX can't get. i will still be getting one someday. now its on to pickups on prestige RG's, a few pedals, then another cab.
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#21
sweet killer price too
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#22
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sweet killer price too

Thanks Dave! It's probably one of the better deals I have snagged.
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#24
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Wait, I've been call Danny Dave all of these years


Haha, I must have been looking at something else...

Sorry Dave l.
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#25
The tech-death tones just drip out of that thing, eh?

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#26
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The tech-death tones just drip out of that thing, eh?

HNAD!


yessir! it has some sweet melo-death too for sure.
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#28
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Haha, I must have been looking at something else...

Sorry Dave l.


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#29
Awesome deal and amp I know I've been enjoying my combo version since I got it. Didn't realise how massive and heavy (looking) the head is as well. My combo has been breaking my back gigging, only complaint from me.
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#30
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Awesome deal and amp I know I've been enjoying my combo version since I got it. Didn't realise how massive and heavy (looking) the head is as well. My combo has been breaking my back gigging, only complaint froim me.


yea, the head is borderline stupid heavy, i can only imagine the combo.

its a great head though. what are you running for tubes in yours?

the amp is growing on me everyday. my mark and rockerverb are getting less attenting

but i love them all. haha.
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