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i am really interested in purchasing a combo amp,just curious if any one could tell me a little more about the difference between the vai legacy combo and the peavey jsx combo,thanx
 

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jsx is more mesa/boogy-ish as I know and legacy is more vintage style. depends on you. if you want to play something heavy take jsx if u like classic rock take legacy.

correct me jemsiters if i'm wrong.
 

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I bought a JSX head last December, and it has the best combination of sounds available from a single amp that I've played to date. I'd classify the JSX as having the clean of a Fender Twin, the crunch of a Marshall JCM800 and the Ultra gain of a Peavey XXX.

The high gain Ultra channel is similar to a Mesa Rectumfrier, but not as warm, due to the EL34 tubes in the Peavey as opposed to the 6L6s in the Mesa. I prefer the EL34 sound, but your mileage may vary.
 

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In cases like this always always always always go for the amp with the best clean channel.... gain can always be added later in FX....

You can get a carvin belair quite cheap and it has very similar (identical to me and I have both ;)) clean channel to the legacy for less than 1/2 the price.... plus it has a nice vintage vibe.

If you do get a belair... then get it retubed too.... its cheap and you wont regret it
 

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ScreamJem7 said:
I bought a JSX head last December, and it has the best combination of sounds available from a single amp that I've played to date. I'd classify the JSX as having the clean of a Fender Twin, the crunch of a Marshall JCM800 and the Ultra gain of a Peavey XXX.

The high gain Ultra channel is similar to a Mesa Rectumfrier, but not as warm, due to the EL34 tubes in the Peavey as opposed to the 6L6s in the Mesa. I prefer the EL34 sound, but your mileage may vary.
I also bought one recently and Im loving it! Very Versitile. Its a 3 channel amp as opposed to the Legacy which is only 2 channels.Its nice not having to fiddle with using something in the effects loop to use for a lead boost. As you stated the crunch channel can sound very Marshall or can blow right past it in terms of gain! Hell I can go on about it but for me this amp is "it"!
 

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ScreamJem7 said:
I bought a JSX head last December, and it has the best combination of sounds available from a single amp that I've played to date. I'd classify the JSX as having the clean of a Fender Twin, the crunch of a Marshall JCM800 and the Ultra gain of a Peavey XXX.

The high gain Ultra channel is similar to a Mesa Rectumfrier, but not as warm, due to the EL34 tubes in the Peavey as opposed to the 6L6s in the Mesa. I prefer the EL34 sound, but your mileage may vary.
EL34s not as warm as 6L6s? WHAT????!?!?
 

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EL34s not as warm as 6L6s? WHAT????!?!?
Maybe I used the wrong term trying to describe something that is indescernable to 99% of the general public.

To me, the distorted tones from a 6L6 equipped amp are smoother or warmer when compared to the gritty, biting tone of an amp loaded with EL34s.
 
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