NAD: Peavey XXX Super 40 112 combo

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  1. Bentaycanada

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    I didn’t know this existed until last night.
    I’ve owned the 100w head version at least twice. I recorded my last release with the 3120, which is essentially the same amp, just with EL34’s.

    Like most Peavey’s I’ve owned, they are very dependable high gain amps that have great tone for their price.

    This is a 40w 1x12 combo version. I knew there was a 100w combo, I’ve never seen a 40w before. It’s basically the same amp, but this model has 2 channels with 3 modes. Clean/Crunch & Ultra, with reverb on both channels.

    If you know the XXX, it packs a punch. The cleans are great, the crunch is solid and the ultra is ballsy! This 1x12 combo is no slouch. For 40w all tube, is has very good volume tapper. It’s definitely great for home and the stage. However what’s weird is there’s no master volume, there’s just a volume for each channel.

    It’s one heavy little amp, I read online it’s 52lbs, I would have guessed 60lbs. So I might stick some casters on it for easier portability.

    I got it for a great price ($280 CDN) and it sounds awesome. The only thing I might consider doing is replacing the speaker with a V30 or something.

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    erdiablo666 I'm from Canada...and they think I'm slow...eh

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    Fantastic score my friend! HNAD!
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Oof, you practically stole the thing. Congrats!
     
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    I need one of those...
     
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    Nice! What kind of power tubes?

    I have a XXX Head and 412 cab, so I know the family!
     
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    x2 6L6’s, but I am going to swap them out for 34’s soon.
     
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    What a catch. Damn...
     
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    I always liked the XXX. It's not as shall we say organic as a 5150, but it's tighter with a better clean. One can get some real good sounds out of those.
     
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    I have one, it's on long term loan to a kid who plays. It's a great little amp. Mine wound up smoking some molex connector in the power section so I had a tech hard wire around it. Other than that, all aces.

    Also try an eq in the loop.
     
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    It kind of reminds me of a 5150 with an OD in front, and an EQ in the loop. It has the pre-boosted and pre-EQ'ed tone.
     
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    Also they made a 60w combo version too.
     
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    I reeeally want an xxx head. What a great score!!
     
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    Guy in chicago has one of these taken out of the combo and rehoused in a behringer hardcase. I was feeling tempted to check it out, but he says that there's a loud pop when you switch between the clean/crunch channel and the ultra, but that it was an issue with the entire line, not limited to that individual unit. Is that true for you?
     
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    Damn. I never knew Peavey made 40 watt tube amps in a 1x12 combo for metal! And that's an amazing price too for a tube amp!
     
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    Oh cool! Got any pics of this? I'm dead interested in making a head version. No there is no pop when I change channels.
     
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    I dont remember popping on my head, but I dont have a footswitch. I just mean the switch on the front.

    I figured out how to build a footswitch. I need to get on that, lol. I have been putting it off for months.
     
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    My head also doesn't pop and I also don't have a footswitch
     
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    Picked up a modded xxx not long ago. Presence and resonance knobs added on the back. Liking the crunch channel. Not big on the lead channel. I know there’s a lower gain tube in there. That could be why. But 400$ I couldn’t resist haha.
     
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    I am curious about that mod! I have thought about trying to figure out how to do that with mine!

    Mine had some low gain mods when I got it. I found it out as I was inspecting what I bought, and noticed parts missing. I got it all back to factory spec though.
     

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