Re: Need some tube head advise
I've never played the H&K before, but I have put a lot of time into the Marshall JVM and Peavey JSX. Out of those two, I'd take the JVM over the JSX any day.
I was very impressed with the JVM, it sounds great at bedroom level and kicks ass cranked! The sound is very refined. Once you crank the gain past about 1 o'clock, it gets a bit muddy but it's got more than enough gain at 12 o'clock for a heavy rhythm sound. It's got typical Marshall cleans, nothing special. It also has digital reverb but sounds pretty damn good. It's about time Marshall put something good out.
The JSX is a nice amp, great cleans. I couldn't get away from that high end buzz no matter how I EQ'd the amp. I tried it with the JSX cab, XXX cab, 5150 cab, and a Marshall 1960A cab.
Out of the JVM and JSX, my vote would go for the JVM.