#1
Sorry for posting so many threads recently but im so confused about what to buy and i dont want to buy the wrong one. Okay, I could buy a used Peavey XXX on ebay for around 300-400$. And maybe if it doesnt sound as good as i want i'll buy some distortion or OD pedals. My second choice is to buy a Peavey Valveking 212 from eBay for around 500. Which should I buy?

I play metal and hard rock. Like Pantera all the way to Nirvana. Oh, and I need an amp that is louder that a Line 6 Spider III 75w and sounds better when its cranked.
Thanks.
#3
Quote by ClementWave
XXX > Valveking, the valvekings (imo) are sorry excuses for valve amps.

Well my good sir, that's your OPINION.

VKs are good, but if you can get that XXX for less than the peavey... what the hell are you doing on UG?!
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#4
if you up your budget a bit you could get a used JSX which imo is better then both of those
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#6
Quote by Dimebag Bill
Oh, and I need an amp that is louder that a Line 6 Spider III 75w and sounds better when its cranked.
Thanks.


Just get any other amp
#7
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Just get any other amp


Dude, I totally agree. I think I could buy either amps im considering and I wouldnt be unhappy about how they sound. Considering how long I've had to play with a Spider III.
#8
Quote by Dimebag Bill
Dude, I totally agree. I think I could buy either amps im considering and I wouldnt be unhappy about how they sound. Considering how long I've had to play with a Spider III.

Now that's something ANYONE will agree with.

Even though many say a Valveking isn't that great of an amp, before i modded it, and it was just stock, it was STILL an awesome step up from my Spider III. Which i'm selling this weekend!!! W00T!!!!
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#9
i liked the xxx i tried, and it gets pretty high gain (i tried the head version though, not certain if the combo is identical). i'd definitely take one over a valveking, certainly for heavier stuff.
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#10
XXX hands down.
I too, think valvekings sound pretty mediocre.
And after a speaker and a tube upgrade, you could have bought a better amp.
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#12
That was me

and yeah Dimebag Bill - we don't mind helping but you sure have a lot of threads out there on basically the same topic. So if I didn't recognize you or came in here for the first time, I would be doing one of these numbers:

budget: ($600)
new or used
home or gig
music style
current gear
etc


Get that JSX!

And for the Valveking haters - I'm going to keep posting this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CI117wHoKQ

and this:
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Sadistic+sponge/music/
#14
Really the XXX is an awesome amp is not even in the same league as the VK, its honestly right up there with the mesa boogies as far as tone and brutalness is concerend, they are just not not as versatile. But your wanting a rocker amp, so really a Triple XXX would be great for you. And Honestly compared to the JSX, the JSX only silghtly more versatile, the tone is still all in the XXX. Honestly I really like the XXX better for Rythm than the JSX, but the JSX is better for lead work. Both are awesome amps can do ethier rythm or lead work, but both have thier pros and cons.
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#15
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It always is you or gregs

I wasn't sure, I've posted more used gear lately that gets ignored. One guy sent me a friend request and said I found him the perfect amp. It's nice to hear at least one of our efforts wasn't in vain.

TS - if you think you are going to get that XXX for $300 on e-bay - you have highly underestimated my bidding abilities!!! JK - I'm all set for now. Good luck. Don't even think about a $500 VK - please...

Edit: NOT a VK hater, (check any posts I have made) I just think there are better options at $500 FTR.
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Quote by gregs1020
I wasn't sure, I've posted more used gear lately that gets ignored. One guy sent me a friend request and said I found him the perfect amp. It's nice to hear at least one of our efforts wasn't in vain.

TS - if you think you are going to get that XXX for $300 on e-bay - you have highly underestimated my bidding abilities!!! JK - I'm all set for now. Good luck. Don't even think about a $500 VK - please...

Edit: NOT a VK hater, (check any posts I have made) I just think there are better options at $500 FTR.



for all i know it was you bro...they all start to bleed together after a while. Now that I think about it, I was probably thinking of that Ultra 120 down in Atlanta for $300 or whatever.

And yeah, it's scarry how many great amps are out there at affordable prices and better quality. And don't worry about the VK hate....I'm used to it

You CAN find better for $400-$500 and that is the point! For me it is what it is and is better then the Spider I was going to get. plus, i've learned so much about tubes and tricks and speakers and tone that I'll be much more preparred for next purchase then I was 6 months ago

Oh....Dimebag Bill - I didn't realize Cinnci was 4 hours. Keep looking bro and start a new thread if you find something. Later.
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