#1
I play a lot, and I have my Peavey XXX on for an average of about 2 hours a day for the past year that I've owned it. It was a floor model too, so it had a lot of wear on it before I bought it. Anyway, lately it seems like I cant get any gain out of the thing. I have to put my TS9 over the Ultra channel to get the amount of gain I was used to getting my itself. If I play it without the tubescreamer it still sounds distorted, but my palm mutes sound very weak, and if I pick lightly enough, even with the gain on 10, it sounds like I'm playing on clean. Also, the mids just kind of sound too boxy for me. I normally never make the mids go over 5, because if I do, its just very obnoxious. So I'm thinking that these reasons should lead for me to change out the tubes, but I dont want to spend $50 and find out its another problem. So if anyone could help me out and let me know if that sounds like what tubes do when they start to die, because I havent had this experience yet. If not, what else could it be? Also, if I change out the tubes I would likely get the high gain tubes from here. Are they good? Thanks for any help. If you need any more info let me know.
#2
I would go to guitar center/other music place and ask them.
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#3
Seems pretty likely that its the tubes. You're due for a replacement anyway so if they aren't the problem for some reason it won' be a waste.
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I would go to guitar center/other music place and ask them.

NEVER!

Yeah, TS, but the link given is for the head, not the combo...
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#5
chances are yes. i wouldnt know, speaking from experience, but common sense would say to me that if i think it's the tubes, it's the tubes.
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Yeah, TS, but the link given is for the head, not the combo...

Well I assumed they would be the same tubes used, and if it came with extras because theres a difference in power or preamp tubes between the head and the combo, I'll just have backups. Thanks guys, Ill try to get my amp in soon.