Triple XXX Super 40 EFX review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.4 (20 votes)
Peavey: Triple XXX Super 40 EFX

Price paid: $ 400

Purchased from: local

Sound — 9
I use mostly EMG's (love, hate) and I get a really good Metal tone, I suggest buying a EQ for the loop it helps a TON. To get the xxx full potential I think a Speaker swap and a EQ is the way to go. I have heard that a lot of people seem to like them on EL34s, I have yet to get some to try it out but I'm pretty happy on 6l6's. The XXX rips without a EQ or speaker change- but kills with.

Overall Impression — 9
I play all types of stuff: Cleans, Blues, Rock, Metal, some heavy metal, and it is great. I have owned quite a few high-end amps ( I currently have a Engl powerball, Krank Rev, and a 5150). I have to say it is up to par with the 5150's, I seem to like it as much or more then the 5150. Overall the XXX is a great amp, and really looked over. Any questions just send me a message, I'm getting some clips up on my profile soon!!

Reliability & Durability — 10
I've dropped it a couple times, it's pretty well built. Made in the USA. My 5150 is 15 years old and has been abused, and is still working great, Peavey makes some good stuff that is built to last!!! I would gig with it without a backup amp anyday. Peavey builds great stuff!

Features — 9
I'm sure someone listed all the features. I have to say- The built in EFX sound pretty dang good! I was like "I should of got the 60 watt, doesnt't have those digital efx" but when I started playing around with them, I was very surprised. For the price used (around $400-500) they are GREAT. - (If you are going for a speaker swap I wouldn't advise getting a V30. I am a V30 fan but with the XXX it is just a little to bright + treby. I have my treb on 1 or 1.5 most of the time or else it sounds like ice picks in your ear. Not saying with a V30 it sounds bad- just you have to work with it.)

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