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bjovi400
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#1
I decided to take your advise, and delete the XXX thread, especially since everyone was hoping for porn,

OK, this thread is for Peavey's XXX, JSX, and Ultra series' since these amps are somewhat similar.

The 5150/6505 has its own thread, there is an Ultimate Peavey Thread, but Peavey makes a lot of different amps. Its about time XXX, JSX, and Ultra users have a place to talk about their amps.

Post your favorite settings, channel, EQ, reviews, etc. etc. and ill add it in here with your username as a contribution. Hopefully this will deter any new members from making threads on them since there are, about 12 pages of nothing but XXX questions alone, not to mention all of them for the JSX or Ultra.


Various Information, Experiences


  • Active EQ's pwn because each one affects the other. Turning up the bass is like turning treble down. Turning up mids is like turning down bass and treble. It produces such a wide variety of tone even though it seems like it wouldn't. - beadhangingOne



User EQ Settings

Amp- XXX combo

Ultra-

Gain : 1 o clock
Bass : 1:30
Mid : 9 o clock
Treble: 2 o clock


Crunch channel:

Gain : 2 o clock
Bass: 11 o clock
Mid : 12 o clock
Treble: 1 o clock

-beadhangingOne


Amp - JSX

Crunch (80s metal, etc.) :

Gain: 3 o'clock (roll back gain for lighter rock)
Treble: 12.5 o'clock
Mid: 12 o'clock
Bass: 12.5 o'clock

Ultra (Metal):

Gain: 2.5 o'clock
Treble: 1 o'clock
Mid: 11.5 o'clock
Bass: 1.5 o'clock

-moulpatr


Amp - JSX

Chunky metal tone with smooth leads:

Treble: 6
Mids: 6.5
Bass: 6

Presence cranked to 9 and resonance at about 7

*KT77 tubes*

-Tensorspencer



Amp- Peavey XXX 2x12 Combo


Clean:

Bass: 1.5 o'clock
mid: 1 o'clock
Treble: dimed


Ultra:

Gain: 1 o'clock
Bass: 2:15
Mid: 2 o'clock
Treble: 3 o'clock


Ultra:

Gain: 1 o'clock
Bass: 3 o'clock
Mid: 10.5 o'clock
Treble: 2.5 o'clock


-iheartmy7



Price Chart

-Amps

JSX Head - $1,349.99
JSX Half-Stack - $1,999.99
JSX Mini Colossal - $499.99
JSX 212 Combo - $1,549.99
XXX 120w Head - $1,249.99
XXX Half-Stack - $1,699.99
XXX 120w 212 Combo - DISCONTINUED - $1,399.99 *used from $500+*
XXX 60w 112 Combo - DISCONTINUED - $1,299.99 *used from $500+*
XXX Super 40 combo - DISCONTINUED - $850 *used from $300+*

...more coming

-Cabs

JSX 412 - $749.99
XXX 412 - $679.99

*ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, USED PRICES WILL VARY*


Sound Clips

Peavey Ultra Plus - courtesy of IbanezPsycho
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

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Last edited by bjovi400 at Nov 21, 2008,
IbanezPsycho
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#2
I own the Ultra Plus 120 head and love it... I actually prefer it over all the others.

Few things i like about it...

1) Active EQ so you can get any number of sounds out if it with the slightest turn. (can be a pain for some but its nice if you understand how it works)
2) Half power switching right on the front so you can go from 60 to 120 watts instantly
3) Reverb is pretty decnt considering its a high gain amp
4) Cleans are decent as well
5) Its reliable
6) Its rare so not everyone under the sun has one
7) Its very inexpensive if you can find one
8) Resonance switch
9) Can do pretty much any type of metal be it marshall crunch or get as modern a 5150 just a tad bit less gain
10) Huge channel selector light which is a plus because the ultra channel picks up were the crunch channel left off so it is a pain sometimes to tell which channel your in if your using the ultra for a lead boost or so on.
11) Smoother and less Fizzy then the 5150/6505
beadhangingOne
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#3
I got the XXX combo.

Here's my main settings.

for Metal:

-Ultra channel

Gain : 1 o clock
Bass : 1:30
Mid : 9 o clock
Treb: 2 o clock

Crunchy sound

-Crunch channel

Gain : 2 o clock
Bass: 11 o clock
Mid : 12 o clock
Treb: 1 o clock

Great stuff.
yoyodunno
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#4
Well lets see.. i find it helpful when using the active eq on the triple xxx to start with a ratio of bass and treble=1 and mids =.5 and adjust to taste. For some reason that ratio seems to work for me to start eqing no matter where i have the bass set to.

For the crunch channel of my triple xxx it usually sounds fine with bass mid and treble maxed since its a passive eq.

Oh and i just got my Weber attenuator, now i just need to get the right slide quick connectors and i'll see how this thing sounds at 11!
beadhangingOne
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Quote by yoyodunno
Well lets see.. i find it helpful when using the active eq on the triple xxx to start with a ratio of bass and treble=1 and mids =.5 and adjust to taste. For some reason that ratio seems to work for me to start eqing no matter where i have the bass set to.

For the crunch channel of my triple xxx it usually sounds fine with bass mid and treble maxed since its a passive eq.

Oh and i just got my Weber attenuator, now i just need to get the right slide quick connectors and i'll see how this thing sounds at 11!


Cool. Active EQ's pwn because each one affects the other. Turning up the bass is like turning trebs down. Turning up mids is like turning down bass and treble. It produces such a wide variety of tone even though it seems like it wouldn't.
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#7
My post on tips with these amps was deleted along with the original thread. That was just a huge waste of time

Whatever, I'm not repeating myself.
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bjovi400
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Sorry bud, if you write it up again, i promise not to delete this thread, and ill put your stuff up in the first post.
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
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metallax57
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#9
im considerin buyin a JSX right now, n just wanna know how the cleans are. i know the distortion is awesome but nobody talks about the clean tone, which is important to me cuz i play a lot of jazz n stuff
bjovi400
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yeah, of the JSX, 6505, Ultra, and the XXX, the JSX is most versatile, IMO
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
moulpatr
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#12
JSX

Crunch (80s metal, etc.) :

Gain- 3 o'clock (roll back gain for lighter rock)
Treb- 12.5 o'clock
Mid- 12 o'clock
Bass- 12.5 o'clock

Ultra (Metal):

Gain- 2.5 o'clock
Treb- 1 o'clock
Mid- 11.5 o'clock
Bass- 1.5 o'clock
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bjovi400
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im buying a XXX, im already set on it, but im starting to rethink my idea of getting the halfstack. I want one soooo ****ing bad, but its a ****in 120w head. and 60%of my playing time is in my bedroom, and 40% being gigs. And most people say stacks are too much for bedrooms, and i do agree, cause i dont turn them up past 4-5 in guitar center because of being bitched at

So how do the combos compare to the stack? my GC doesnt ever get them in so i cant try it out. they do however have the stack,


edit: oh ****, i cant find them online... dont tell me there discontinued... damnit what am i gonna do now?
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
Last edited by bjovi400 at May 2, 2009,
moulpatr
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Quote by guitaruboy
how high gain can the jsx get?


Im gonna venture and say that the JSX can cover just about every style of heavier music without the aid of a boost or distortion pedal.
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Ziggy936
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#16
Quote by moulpatr
Im gonna venture and say that the JSX can cover just about every style of heavier music without the aid of a boost or distortion pedal.

amen moulpatr, this is quite true, one of the best amps out there. can't go wrong here.
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beadhangingOne
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#17
Quote by bjovi400
im buying a XXX, im already set on it, but im starting to rethink my idea of getting the halfstack. I want one soooo ****ing bad, but its a ****in 120w head. and 60%of my playing time is in my bedroom, and 40% being gigs. And most people say stacks are too much for bedrooms, and i do agree, cause i dont turn them up past 4-5 in guitar center because of being bitched at

So how do the combos compare to the stack? my GC doesnt ever get them in so i cant try it out. they do however have the stack,

How many tubes do the combos have?, what watt combo is best?

edit: oh ****, i cant find them online... dont tell me there discontinued... damnit what am i gonna do now?


There's a 40 watt combo (I think it's not discontinued?) and a discontinued 60 watt combo. The 40 has two 12ax7's and two 6L6's. I don't know about the 60 watt. But yea, get the combo. Unless you like playing half stacks at volume 1

Get a used one on ebay if you have to. Mine came modded with a new speaker, which was pretty cool.
yoyodunno
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About the JSX having enough gain, yes it does have enough gain but the thing is it doesn't have the clarity on the ultra channel that the XXX has. I used the ultra channel with a guitar with EMG's and it sounded good but it was very saturated which sounded good but not as br00tal imho.

And bjovi400 yeah the combo that i have is discontinued, but its not too hard to find them used and once in a while they pop up on musicians friend.
moulpatr
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Quote by yoyodunno
About the JSX having enough gain, yes it does have enough gain but the thing is it doesn't have the clarity on the ultra channel that the XXX has. I used the ultra channel with a guitar with EMG's and it sounded good but it was very saturated which sounded good but not as br00tal imho.

And bjovi400 yeah the combo that i have is discontinued, but its not too hard to find them used and once in a while they pop up on musicians friend.


Thats where i disagree with you :p. While the XXX is very clear on the Ultra channel, the JSX is just as clear if not clearer in my opinion. Even with the gain up at 3 o'clock, you can still hear every string strummed when playing an open chord. The EQ the amp is set at will also play a large role in how "clear" it is going to sound.

EDIT: why did it put a thumbs down above my post??
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Last edited by moulpatr at Jul 20, 2008,
yoyodunno
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Haha, aren't you the only one that can put the thumbs down?

I don't know maybe the JSX i played was super saturated because of the EMG's in the guitar i was playing.
moulpatr
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Quote by yoyodunno
Haha, aren't you the only one that can put the thumbs down?

I don't know maybe the JSX i played was super saturated because of the EMG's in the guitar i was playing.


yea i know thats what i was thinking UG has a mind of its own it seems
Yea you never know that might have been the reason. A guitar with active EMGs could definitely push the JSX slightly over the edge.
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JoshSGPGH
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hey guys im selling my XXX 212 combo if anyone is interested...

thanks!
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bjovi400
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how much? would you wanna trade+ cash?

edit: wait a minute,...a 120w XXX combo? did they even make a 120w combo? no i see it, i really want it now

edit2: and how does the combo sound in comparison to the head? gain wise?

edit3: ah **** dude, you live in PA, im in MD. horray for no shipping!!
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

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Last edited by bjovi400 at Jul 20, 2008,
neon10th
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#26
My EQ Pedal makes my XXX sound like heaven. I use the Dano Fish N' Chips.

I also heard from the Peavey XXX Lounge (HERE) that putting EL34 tubes or JJ KT77's for the power tubes make a world of a difference to it. Also, for the preamp tubes, putting JJ 12AT7 in the V1 and V4 slots and JJ 12AX7 it the V2 and V3 slots gives the XXX even more versatility and adds a high end 'chime' to the clean channel that was never there before. As for the speakers, many people like the Celestion V30's (I prefer Hellatone 60L's from Avatar myself). You guys should search through that huge thread. It helped me so much.

I hope this helps!
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hey, im asking 500 for it... its in like mmint condition just check out my criagslist article... btw im selling an avatar 4x12 with v30s in it if anyone is interested.... i will actually be in deep creek Maryland next week for vacation if you are really interested... http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/763035330.html

thanks!
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bjovi400
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i posted in your add in the gear ad forum. lets take it over there.
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
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gordy420
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Quote by moulpatr
yea i know thats what i was thinking UG has a mind of its own it seems
Yea you never know that might have been the reason. A guitar with active EMGs could definitely push the JSX slightly over the edge.


use the low gain input and/or back the gain down a little....
bjovi400
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i was in GC the other day playin on my dream XXX stack, lmao, and i had it on the ultra channel, gain on 7, treble on 7, mid on 4, bass on 6 and the volume half way up, and i was throwin down some riffs, then i stopped for a sec and thought, hmmm why isnt this amp sounding really really nice? i looked over and was like...oh ****, ill turn the treble up, i did and hit an open c, and damn that thing was searing!

im still tryin to get one.

In your opinion, which is better for gain and metal, the Super 40 w/o EFX or the 2x12

http://cgi.ebay.com/PEAVEY-TRIPLE-XXX-212-GUITAR-COMBO-AMP_W0QQitemZ190238739731QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item190238739731&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318
or
http://cgi.ebay.com/Peavey-Triple-XXX-Super-40-Guitar-Amp-Excellent-Cond_W0QQitemZ160264272469QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160264272469
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
yoyodunno
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#31
I'd go for the 40w one cause its less expensive and less money to spend on tubes too. The 120w 212 might be overkill and you can't crank it as much.

Oh but I see the 120w has three separate eq's, so if you really want to eq the crunch and clean separately then thats the one you'd have to get.
Now that i read all the stuff, it looks like the 120w 212 would be slightly better with its couple extra options.
Last edited by yoyodunno at Jul 22, 2008,
bjovi400
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yeah i was lookin more toward the 120w 2x12 too, just because it seems to have more EQing options, and it has a switch to lower the wattage used. that seems pretty damn useful. lmfao

that would work great for me, especially because i play in different places, i can adjust it accordingly.
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
Johnbryant
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#33
350 is a steal for the 40 watter, I would expect the 212 to go for around 750-850, if someone gets on there who wants it.
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#34
Quote by bjovi400
yeah i was lookin more toward the 120w 2x12 too, just because it seems to have more EQing options, and it has a switch to lower the wattage used. that seems pretty damn useful. lmfao

that would work great for me, especially because i play in different places, i can adjust it accordingly.

No wattage drop switch on any of the Triple XXXs, still 120 watts is no big deal, they make high gain amps that a way so you don't get power tube OD which is a bit sloppy and loose.
yoyodunno
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#35
On the ad it says it has a variable wattage switch. Maybe they are liars!

And actually i like to mix a little power tube saturation since with just preamp saturation its a little too harsh imo.
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#36
I own a Peavey Triple XXX 212 Combo amp and I must say this:
Take off the little cage that protects the tubes and you will see a little knob (Imean really litte) mess around with that a bit it greatly alters the sound but remember its original setting. It changes the usage of all the tubes pre amp and power amp. Also for the love of God switch the speakers the stock speakers arent really great.

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yocomobebes
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#38
Im looking at maybe gettin the XXX as my next amp to replace my VK, and i was wondering if an eq pedal would help with the brightness of the XXX at all? Or maybe putting darker sounding tubes in it would help? Thanks.
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IbanezPsycho
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#39
Quote by yocomobebes
Im looking at maybe gettin the XXX as my next amp to replace my VK, and i was wondering if an eq pedal would help with the brightness of the XXX at all? Or maybe putting darker sounding tubes in it would help? Thanks.


Eq really helps out and tubes would make a pretty big difference as well... JJ's should darken it a bit... My Ultra can get pretty dark with just eq and its loaded with EHX tubes...
bjovi400
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#40
pretty much ^
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"