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I have the chance to buy a Peavey Triple XXX Super 40 combo amp, but if I get it ive gotta sell my Randall RH200SC halfstack, should go for it? There are only a handful of clips on youtube but from what I heard it sounds killer. Is the amp basically the same as the head just with less wattage? I'll be playing stuff like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Trivium, BFMV, Killswitch, In Flames and Dark Tranquility type stuff, will this amp be able to handle all of these types of tones? Im mainly concerned about the lower tuned tones, as I play a lot of drop C stuff.
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Yes.

That Randall really can't hold a candle to the Triple XXX.
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definitely go for it, the triple xxx will sound much better.
plus i doubt you need a half stack anyway, so it might even be more convenient to haul around.
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awesome thanks guys, and yeah its true I dont need a halfstack.

I do have another question though, how do they sound at lower volumes? It doesnt have a master volume knob. Can it get good tones at lower volumes?
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awesome thanks guys, and yeah its true I dont need a halfstack.

I do have another question though, how do they sound at lower volumes? It doesnt have a master volume knob. Can it get good tones at lower volumes?


It sounds fine at lower volumes. I like it better with the tight resonance when it's at lower volumes though.
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Off topic but, why is it called the "Triple XXX"? Wouldnt that be XXXXXXXXX?
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Off topic but, why is it called the "Triple XXX"? Wouldnt that be XXXXXXXXX?


haha I have no idea

Will the super 40 sound anything like the standard 60 watt combo, like in this clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Me_zYbwKY
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Off topic but, why is it called the "Triple XXX"? Wouldnt that be XXXXXXXXX?


Haha, eggsactly!

And my super 40 is nice at low volume(better higher of course) the only thing that is a little difficult to get used to is the active controls of the ultra channel because you have to make very small adjustments to get the right tone usually.

Oh yeah, that youtube clip has the same growl/raw thing going on that my super 40 has.
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Haha, eggsactly!

And my super 40 is nice at low volume(better higher of course) the only thing that is a little difficult to get used to is the active controls of the ultra channel because you have to make very small adjustments to get the right tone usually.

Oh yeah, that youtube clip has the same growl/raw thing going on that my super 40 has.


awesome bro! really excited about getting this amp now, best get the randall on ebay

I do need to ask though, how is the active eq different to a standard eq?
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awesome bro! really excited about getting this amp now, best get the randall on ebay

I do need to ask though, how is the active eq different to a standard eq?


Well with normal eq's ya kno its like you can only cut the frequencies, but with an active eq you can cut or boost. So its kindof like if you have the active eq at 12 o'clock that would be like a passive one at full. But its not exactly the same because another factor comes into play is that with the triple xxx, each control affects the others, so if you boost one control too much it could overshadow the others, type of thing.

I think the best sound comes from using the controls like a passive eq meaning all of them less than 12 o'clock. But you can get some very exaggerated tones by boosting if thats what you want.
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Well with normal eq's ya kno its like you can only cut the frequencies, but with an active eq you can cut or boost. So its kindof like if you have the active eq at 12 o'clock that would be like a passive one at full. But its not exactly the same because another factor comes into play is that with the triple xxx, each control affects the others, so if you boost one control too much it could overshadow the others, type of thing.

I think the best sound comes from using the controls like a passive eq meaning all of them less than 12 o'clock. But you can get some very exaggerated tones by boosting if thats what you want.


I see, sweet man, im guessing its gonna take a long time for me to find the 'sweet spot' with this amp, well im getting it later today so i'll have plenty of time to have a play with it.
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Haha, eggsactly!

And my super 40 is nice at low volume(better higher of course) the only thing that is a little difficult to get used to is the active controls of the ultra channel because you have to make very small adjustments to get the right tone usually.

Oh yeah, that youtube clip has the same growl/raw thing going on that my super 40 has.

+1

I have the XXL. The active EQ makes it hard to dial in good tones easily. It's taken me a few months to get a sound I really like out of it. If you want some settings just PM me.
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