Randall V2 or Peavey xxl

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  1. js75

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    I Have both these amps,but am looking to possibly sell on or both.Both sound really good ,I seem to like the peavey a little more.What are some opinions on these amps.Should I keep the Peavey or The Randall?Sell 1 or both and buy an MT15?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    If you love the XXL more, the V2 will probably get you more money.

    I feel like the V2 will be better in a live environment though.
     
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    I agree. The V2 has a lot more power and the 3 channels are pretty sufficient. I used to own a T2 and it was a LOT better than the Peavey (I also had a Supreme XL at one point). The XXL is great for jamming and/or recording but for playing live, the Randall would bury it alive.
     
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    I would keep the V2... but that’s just me.
     
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    Do you have to sell anything? If yes, sell the one you like less. If no, keep them both.
     
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    I’ve spent considerable time with an XXL and owned a V2 and honestly prefer the Peavey over the Randall. If you’re going to keep one, I’d sell the Randall if I were you (you’ll get more). If not sell both and get something you know you’ll like
     
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    I just play at home so I generally don't krank the volume to much.The V2 is definately the louder of the two.If I do sell one then it opens up the possibilty of buying some different gear.What is a fair asking price for the V2?Canadian.
     
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    How much you thinking of selling either for? I'd be more interested in the XXL.
     
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    I want an xxl so bad.
     
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    Dare to dream dude. Those things are like < $200 on the Guitar center used site.
     
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    lol Canada problems.
     
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    I never understood the lust for the XXL. The other guitarist in a band I was in had one, and I always despised the tone. It never kept up with my recto at gigs, and just had a "cheap" amp tone to me. Maybe they work for bedroom jamming?
     
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    I wouldn’t say there’s a lust for them, (if there is, I digress) they just happen to be one of the few SS amps that actually sound killer...great bang/buck amps, they take boosts well...and realize most solid state amps will have trouble keeping up with a 50-100 watt tube amp -let alone a Recto! As far a SS amps IMO it’s right behind a Randall rg100es or Ampeg vh140c...
     
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    Well im in love with the peavey transtube special 2x12 (ultimate death metal!!) which as far as i know is the same as a bandit which as far as i know.........is the precursor to the xxl. The xxl being at the top of the transtube spectrum.
     
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    Well pretty sure I will sell my V2.For what it is the XXl is a killer amp.Will it ever sound as good as a 2000 dollar tube amp,nope.But man for a solid state amp, it sounds so good.Would love a tube amp again ,but in all honesty I just jam at home and really don't need one.So what is a fair asking price for my V2?Maybe I can upgrade to a better cab once I sell it.
     
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    Probably not as much as you think. Check kijiji for your province, get a trade value from l&m against something (that way its 80% of what they can sell for, thusly realistic) and realize its a very niche amp.

    You may be sitting on it for a while.
     

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