Triple XXX Head review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.6 (36 votes)
Peavey: Triple XXX Head
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Purchased from: Sam Ash

Sound — 8
I played this with a ESP EC-1000 with EMG pickups. The combination suited my tone extremely well. It was easy for me to tune in my own settings and tone into this amp. Along with my style of music, it perfectly fit in and beat most of the other amps I have played. It can be noisy if you blast the gain though. I suggest putting the gain up only half way because even then it's a good amount of gain. The bad thing is the amp isint too versitle. It would work good for any kind of metal, rock, alternative, progressive and etc. but isint able to reach some more Vintage classic rock tones or blues tones. It seems to made direct for the metal audience, if so, they did a damn good job there. The clean channel actually sounds better in high volumes (sounds more warm and slightly less distorted). The Distortion is everything you can dream of when it comes to wanting a heavy clear high gain amp.

Overall Impression — 9
For my style of music, It is a perfect match. I just wish it gave you the little features the JSX has. The price difference for them is very little. If this were stolen, I swear I would do some crazy DNA crap, and track the ****er down Who stole it, and do thing too graphic to post on this review, I love my amp, and It does me well. It gives me nice warm cleans as well as heavy clear distortion with a nice big bite. I compared this to a few amps, like the JCM2000, and the Triple blew it away. In the end, It just leaves you hanging on features, yet gives you a mind blowing awesome sound (If you want a metal/rock tone) and durablity.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I have used this amp for everything so far. I really do love it. It is extremely durable. It has had it's fair share of amps bumps and bangs and still works as if new. it's very durable, and seems to never give out. I've never had to have it repaired once. Considering it's a tube amp, you will have to change the tubes once in a very long while but other then that, flawless.

Features — 7
This amp is a pretty great amp. I'm mostly a metal player so this fed my needs very well. It has 3 channels; clean, which is a very warm clear clean which actually does sound really nice and smooth, crunch, which if you do try on this one, you can pull out a more 6505 sound to it, and well, the name describes the gain, crunchy, and last of all, ultra, which is a very clear high gain distortion. These are all great features but feels a bit overpriced. It's great tone but your paying for as much as the JSX and they both sound simular but the JSX has more features dispite the small price difference.

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    AGL23
    Why did you not put the price on? I don't understand why you wouldn't do that???
    High_o
    you seem to favour the JSX over this (due to the features). would you buy a JSX if this was stolen/lost/etc.?
    DaBlackE
    AGL23 wrote: Why did you not put the price on? I don't understand why you wouldn't do that???
    It costs $1199 new
    SMK626
    High_o wrote: you seem to favour the JSX over this (due to the features). would you buy a JSX if this was stolen/lost/etc.?
    well i do sort of favor the JSX a bit more but i've become too accustom to my Triple XXX more and favor the tone difference to this.
    SMK626
    AGL23 wrote: Why did you not put the price on? I don't understand why you wouldn't do that???
    sorry for not puting the price, i resubmitted this 3 times due to getting the model name wrong -_- (i didn't know i was supose to put "Head") and i never noticed it took off the model price