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#41
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.



yes,..an eq in the loop is a big help on the xxx...it would be an even bigger help for your valve king.
#42
How can I get my XXX to sound less harsh and bright sounding? I like to use alot of treble, but it seems when i turn it up its just way to harsh, and the sharpness of the attack suffers from this.

Would some JJ 6l6's do the trick?
#43
Quote by patriotplayer90
How can I get my XXX to sound less harsh and bright sounding? I like to use alot of treble, but it seems when i turn it up its just way to harsh, and the sharpness of the attack suffers from this.

Would some JJ 6l6's do the trick?



dont turn your gain past 12 oclock,..some people swear by el34's in a xxx....thou it goes againts logic for what they say it produces,...check out the peavey web site...there is a bunch of excellent advice there on how to tone down the beast!

good luck
#46
Quote by patriotplayer90
How can I get my XXX to sound less harsh and bright sounding? I like to use alot of treble, but it seems when i turn it up its just way to harsh, and the sharpness of the attack suffers from this.

Would some JJ 6l6's do the trick?


You could turn your bass and mids up a little since it has active eq's.
#47
Quote by yoyodunno
I've got el34's in my triple xxx, and its not too hard to eq it to be a little darker. Also adding an od like the badmonkey i have helps a huge amount.



did you have the stock 616's in it previously??....just curiuos about the tone and gain change...
#49
Soon to be proud owner of an Ultra Plus 120 head here !!


and a B52 AT412 cab to go with it
#50
What would be the best type of cabinet to use with a JSX head. If I were playing mostly rock, metal, but at the same time a nice clean sound. I have heard that peavey cabinets were not to great.
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#52
Quote by Led man32
What would be the best type of cabinet to use with a JSX head. If I were playing mostly rock, metal, but at the same time a nice clean sound. I have heard that peavey cabinets were not to great.


i went through a cabinet quest for my xxx

heres what i tried (all 4x12's)

-marshall 1960
-marshall mode 4
-genz benz g-flex
-krank
-fender
-mesa standard
-recto
-peavey xxx

the recto cabs are by far the best cabs for this amp (imho),...i was getting to the point of considering selling my xxx until i tried/got the recto cabs....completely eliminated all the fizz,...the note definition is outstanding,...amazing combo....seriously give it a try!!...you'll be very very happy.
#53
Quote by jessexxx
i went through a cabinet quest for my xxx

heres what i tried (all 4x12's)

-marshall 1960
-marshall mode 4
-genz benz g-flex
-krank
-fender
-mesa standard
-recto
-peavey xxx

the recto cabs are by far the best cabs for this amp (imho),...i was getting to the point of considering selling my xxx until i tried/got the recto cabs....completely eliminated all the fizz,...the note definition is outstanding,...amazing combo....seriously give it a try!!...you'll be very very happy.


What powertubes are you running in your Triple? Might be looking for a speaker change down the line as well..
#54
Quote by IbanezPsycho
What powertubes are you running in your Triple? Might be looking for a speaker change down the line as well..


there the stock 6l6's,....i was going to try the el34 swap but right now i am so happy with my sound i think i will stick with them!!!....(didn't you do the el34 swap??)

i may try some jj's in the near future............................................definatley try a recto cab....i am willing to bet you will fall in love with it...
#55
JSX settings for chunky metal tone with smooth leads.
Treble: 6
Mids: 6.5
Bass: 6
Presence cranked to 9 and resonance at about 7.

I use this setting in drop B tunning for a really chunky tone for breakdowns, and still capable of nice leads because of the mids.
Keep in mind this is with KT77 tubes not EL34's.
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#56
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.

the jsx doenst like active pups for some off reason. Mine shined with clarity on ultra with evos, tone zone and sd JB
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#57
Quote by jessexxx
there the stock 6l6's,....i was going to try the el34 swap but right now i am so happy with my sound i think i will stick with them!!!....(didn't you do the el34 swap??)

i may try some jj's in the near future............................................definatley try a recto cab....i am willing to bet you will fall in love with it...



Cool, mine are 6l6's as well... that's why I was wondering. Im still warming up to el34's I don't really like insanely bright amps so I avoid them. Thats one reason I like Peaveys so much.

Yea and actually I have been wanting to try one because it should give me that dark tone im after and smooth things out a bit. But I haven't been able to find a Ultra or XXX and Mesa cab all in the same store to test it. Post up some clips when get get everything setup would love to hear it.
#58
woo hoo i just won a peavey ultra 112 on ebay. i cant freaking wait. just a question though. if i turned up the master volume and turned down the channel volume could i get enough powertube saturation to play classic rock/blues
#60
Quote by ironman1478
woo hoo i just won a peavey ultra 112 on ebay. i cant freaking wait. just a question though. if i turned up the master volume and turned down the channel volume could i get enough powertube saturation to play classic rock/blues

To simply answer your question, no, but truning the Master way up to atleast 3:00 will give the amp a lot fuller more balls to wall type tone with less fizz, if your ultra is any thing like my Triple XXX you will love it set this way. The Ultras are supose to have less gain than the Triple XXX on the Crunch channel, or so I thought. But regardless the best way to get a more classic pre jcm 800 tone is to dial your gain way down, then turn your all eqs to 9:00 and adjust from there. I think people often for get that the Ultra series all have active eqs and if you wish to treat like a more classic amp to should not turn your eqs past 12:00, doing this really takes out a lot of the amps balzyness and really tones it down. I think people who say these amps are incapeable of classic rock don't understand the Active Eq, and are treating it like a traditional amp. I agree there are better amps for classic rock, but these amps can pull it off with ease if know how to Eq it right.
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#61
guys i need some help here,

http://cgi.ebay.com/Peavey-Triple-X-XXX-Guitar-Combo-Amplifier-Head-Amp_W0QQitemZ250279731094QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250279731094&_trkparms=72%3A1075%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1318

is this the 60w? or is it the 40? it says 60wRMS so im assuming it is the 60, but then again i have no idea what RMS means.

If i bid on it, how high do you guys think it'll go to??
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#62
Quote by Johnbryant
To simply answer your question, no, but truning the Master way up to atleast 3:00 will give the amp a lot fuller more balls to wall type tone with less fizz, if your ultra is any thing like my Triple XXX you will love it set this way. The Ultras are supose to have less gain than the Triple XXX on the Crunch channel, or so I thought. But regardless the best way to get a more classic pre jcm 800 tone is to dial your gain way down, then turn your all eqs to 9:00 and adjust from there. I think people often for get that the Ultra series all have active eqs and if you wish to treat like a more classic amp to should not turn your eqs past 12:00, doing this really takes out a lot of the amps balzyness and really tones it down. I think people who say these amps are incapeable of classic rock don't understand the Active Eq, and are treating it like a traditional amp. I agree there are better amps for classic rock, but these amps can pull it off with ease if know how to Eq it right.

awesome, because i played a XXX(which is basically an ultra) and loved the cleans/metal tones, but i was afraid to crank the master of lower the channel because i thought i might blow the place down lawl
#63
The 60 watt Triple XXX's are kinda rare, but honestly it doesn't matter, the difference in volume between 40 and 60 watts is minimal. I do think the one in your link is 60 watt though becasue most of the 40 watters had some on board FX. As far as what to bid, IDK, I personally think its worth 500 USD solid, its looks like its brand new and I think you would have a good chance at winning the bid at that. It should go for 450-550, depending on how bad people want it. These amps rock, they are quite the gem, honestly if the amp was idenicall in every way but was made by Mesa Boogie, it would bring 750-1000 seriusly.
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#64
Quote by ironman1478
awesome, because i played a XXX(which is basically an ultra) and loved the cleans/metal tones, but i was afraid to crank the master of lower the channel because i thought i might blow the place down lawl

I control the volume on each channel with its on volume knob, where I usually play each channels volume pot is around 8:30-9:00 when the master is between 3:00-4:00. I am pretty limited on volume, I play on a small stage in a farly small buiding, and usually only trun my amp up loud enough to hear me self over the drums, and I mic it so it comes through the PA so the sound guy can bring me up for solos and have more control. The amp is still very loud even set at these low setting, I have yet to play where I can really krank it up get it cooking. Turning the Master up really pushes the power tubes hard, and makes the power section really work to amplify such a low signal from the preamp, it gets rid of the fuzz and makes it sound much more natrual. At the volume I run is right at the point where the amp starts really sounding good so that a big plus.
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#65
guys, i need some prices for the Ultra and Ultra Plus for the first post

thanx
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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#67
Quote by bjovi400
guys, i need some prices for the Ultra and Ultra Plus for the first post

thanx


Usually Plus runs from $449.99 and the Older Ultras hardly ever see them but there usually $250+
#68
those are used prices? you wouldnt happen to know what they were new? not that its usefull, i just would like to have it for records
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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#70
I posted this in another thread, but I thought I'd see what other Peavey owners might have to say...

Theres this weird popping noise that seems to come out of my amp every so often.

Yesterday when I was playing, I noticed that the sound seemed to slowly get quieter until it just about faded. I looked and noticed inside the head that one of the power tubes had lit up really bright compared to the rest. I shut everything off for a minute or so, and restarted it and everything seemed to play fine with the odd popping noise every so often.

I was advised that I should probably replace the preamp tubes. If I do, I figure I might take this chance to change the power tubes to.

The JSX comes with EL34s but can be swapped for 6L6GSs? Whats the sound difference? I like being able to play teh br00talz although being able to have lighter, cleaner sound if I need it.
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Boss GT-10
Yamaha FG720S Acoustic
#71
I would say its more likly to be the power tubes, if a preamp tube fails, typically they just get real micophonic, "nosiy and uncontolably feeds back" Make sure that you have the switch one the amp set for 6l6, or EL34s what ever your running thats a real quick way to ruin a good set of tubes. Whats the make and model of the power tubes in the amp, and how long have you owned it?
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#72
yup...sounds like it's tube change time!

as far as the el34's...more of a mid marshall tone.
as far as the 6l6's...more of a darker sound..

not sure if your does or not..but my xxx has a bias switch to switch between these two tubes,...

then of course we could get into the different brands and there different characteristics....

i like jj's...some dont.

good luck
#73
Judging by the logos, they look like JJ's. I have no idea which model they are. I've owned the amp for about 4 months.

Yeah theres a switch for EL34's and 6l6's.

Could anyone recommend a good site for buying tubes from? I hear a lot of people saying good things about KT77 tubes? Would I set my bias to el34 or 6l6 if I was to get kt77's?
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Boss GT-10
Yamaha FG720S Acoustic
Last edited by Demonazzz at Aug 21, 2008,
#75
Quote by Demonazzz
Judging by the logos, they look like JJ's. I have no idea which model they are. I've owned the amp for about 4 months.

Look on the tube, pull it out if you have to, there should be some letters and numbers on the tube like 6l6GC El-34. What are these numbers? The reason I ask is since you said they are JJ tubes, makes me wonder if you have a different problem with your amp other than the tube being worn out. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with JJ tubes, I use them in my amp, but the thing is there is one JJ EL-34 based tube that is not compatable with the JSX and XXX. The tube is the JJ E34L, this tubes grid voltage is to high, and will burn up the screen grid resistors in the amp, which could be your problem if those are the tubes you have.
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#76
Quote by Johnbryant
Look on the tube, pull it out if you have to, there should be some letters and numbers on the tube like 6l6GC El-34. What are these numbers? The reason I ask is since you said they are JJ tubes, makes me wonder if you have a different problem with your amp other than the tube being worn out. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with JJ tubes, I use them in my amp, but the thing is there is one JJ EL-34 based tube that is not compatable with the JSX and XXX. The tube is the JJ E34L, this tubes grid voltage is to high, and will burn up the screen grid resistors in the amp, which could be your problem if those are the tubes you have.


I heard that the newest made triple xxx's have those higher rated screen resistors, do you know if they do?
#77
^they do, but peavey still strongly recomends not using them, at least thats what the peavey rep told me over the phone.
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#78
Quote by Johnbryant
Look on the tube, pull it out if you have to, there should be some letters and numbers on the tube like 6l6GC El-34. What are these numbers? The reason I ask is since you said they are JJ tubes, makes me wonder if you have a different problem with your amp other than the tube being worn out. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with JJ tubes, I use them in my amp, but the thing is there is one JJ EL-34 based tube that is not compatable with the JSX and XXX. The tube is the JJ E34L, this tubes grid voltage is to high, and will burn up the screen grid resistors in the amp, which could be your problem if those are the tubes you have.


They're EL34's. I've ordered some KT77's from thetubestore.com

Can a guitar tech adjust the bias the amp for me? Does it need to be done if I'm directly replacing EL34's?

Sorry for all the questions...I don't know **** about electricity and I'd rather not electrocute myself or mess up my stuff.
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Peavey 412 Cab
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#79
With KT77 you will need to re bias, since those tubes are kinda a cross between 6l6 and EL34s, a tech should have no problems, or you can fiddle with the Bias sweep on the amp, the test points are inaccurate and hard to discern.
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Guild DV6
#80
I'm considering selling my 5150 and purchasing a JSX.
I want the extra versatility.
But i have a question:

With a boost, would i be able to push the crunch channel to give me a nice tight death metal rythym tone and just use the ultra channel for leads?
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