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Hi all, hope all is well.
Quite self explanatory really, which do you prefer and why in the Peavey 6505+ and the Triple XXX? They are both the same price on Peavey's site.
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Anybody any opinions? To me the 6505+ has more meat to it (the 6505+ has more features including an extra preamp tube over the 6505.)

The rhythm channel- how good is it for clean?
Please comment ;)
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Both great metal amps. Although cleans aren't brilliant, although are usable. Personally speaking the XXX is my favourite out of the two.
I take it you are interested in getting one of these? If so, what kind of stuff will you be playing? Also, if you want a high gain amp with a good clean channel, try a JSX ;)
 

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Yea I'm looking for a new amp- I currently have a valveking and I'm just using it as a power amp really 'coz I'm usin' my uncles GT-8 before it, the valveking's distortion just isnt enough its so weak (think I've got a dodgey one tho coz I get alot of weird noises from the amp- even tried unpluggin everything and an intermittance fuzz still makes its appearances lol.)
In all honesty I hadn't thought of the JSX- it seems very good. I've considered so far:
Marshall TSL 100
Line6 SpiderValve 100 (head)
Peavey 6505+
Peavey XXX
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
I've had a look at Kirk Hammett's signature head too which seems very impressive and the JSX which you mentioned.
What do you reckon of each? I can't get any decent TSL videos on youtube to be honest :S. Thanks ;)

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Never played through a TSL or the Line6, so I can't really comment on those.
Did have a Triple Rec, monster amp! Good leads, crushing rhythm tones and very nice clean channel. The only problem I've ever had with Mesas is that you really need to turn the amp up to get the best out of them. And the Triple Rec is a 150w monster!! Just way too loud unless you getting an attenuator. I do actually miss mine and hopefully will one day have one again.
The XXX and particularly JSX are much more usuable at lower volumes. For me the JSX is much more versatile than the XXX. The XXX is more of a one trick pony, it's a metal amp pure and simple.

Before you go and buy one, I'd definately recommend you take your guitar and go try some out. Also, if you can, try them with different cabs. My JSX sounds okay with my XXX cab, but comes alive when I put it through a Cornford 2 x 12 with v30 speakers. Just awesome tone (imo) :)
 

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Would you say the 6505+ is like the XXX in the metal only amp genre? I will definately try out some amps- thanks dude :D! Which do you prefer- your JSX or your Triple Rectifier that you used to have? Through cabs of your choice? Cheers :p

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I had a 6505+ for about 6 months. It did the job for the band I was in. Definitely better for aggressive rhythm. You can get a half 'bluesy' tone out of the dirty channel. This amp sounds best cranked-- at lower volumes it is grainy--similar to a marshall..

The XXX would sound better at a lower volume, is a bit more smooth, but does not cut through the mix as well.

I rented a JSX for a month to use in the studio. Very nice for both lead and rhythm! Obviously, a very satchy tone. Reason for not buying = not quite enough compression for my likings.

Dual Recto's are for rhythm players. Not much in the lead department if your looking for a quality tone.

The marshall stuff is okay, but I would get a JSX over a TSL, anyday.
 

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Cheers dude- have you had any experience with the line 6 spidervalve or Kirk Hammetts signature head? thanks
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I tried the valve for about 10 min and didn't like it at all. didn't find much improvement in comparison to the regular spiders. don't know a lot about the KH sig but it probably is only good for his sound, which is great for heavy rhythms, but isn't what I would like for lead.

what kind of stuff do you play?
 

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The Spidervalve is good but the more i listen to it the more digital it seems to sound to me, I play a bit of everythin but the tones I'm after is a versatile lead sound that is flexible to use within a wide range of music- from light to heavy. Would you recommend anything?
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Does the JSX sound alot like Satch tho?

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Are you using a JS1000? Do you play like Joe? If you want to sound like Joe it will probably get you closer but it all depends on your axe and for the most part your hands. I tried the JSX a few times and I was impressed every single time I played it. It has the best of what Peavey has ever done with amps IMHO all in one amp. Just my 2cents ;)

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Are you using a JS1000? Do you play like Joe? If you want to sound like Joe it will probably get you closer but it all depends on your axe and for the most part your hands. I tried the JSX a few times and I was impressed every single time I played it. It has the best of what Peavey has ever done with amps IMHO all in one amp. Just my 2cents ;)

~Bones
agreed, TJ!

JSX is sounding like the best choice..
 

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Wow thanks guys :D! My main guitar is a Yamaha Pacifica 821D at the mo it has air classic humbuckers and a blue velvet single coil (HSH). I know some Satch songs and stuff, I'll have to try it and hear now it seems awesome :D! Would you recommend the JSX over a Mesa?
Thanks ;)
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Would you recommend the JSX over a Mesa?
Personally, yes. I sold the Triple Rec and kept my JSX ;) But that's because it suited me more. The JSX is damn versatile. Imo very good cleans, good for rock songs, old school metal, nu-metal and a great lead tone :) I love this amp!!!
However, others here will no doubt speak up for the Mesa. It's a good amp. What you need to do is try them for yourself and see which suits you the best :)

As far as sounding like Satch? Sure, you can dial his tone in. But like I said, it's very versatile and I'm sure you'll find your own sound from it. Try it!!!!!
 

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Agreed, you have to try them both and see which one suits you. It would also depend on what Mesa you compared it to. I would take a Mesa Roadster in a sec over the JSX but would take the JSX over a Triple Rec but that is just personal preference. Bang for the buck the JSX is nice but I also haven't tried the V3 from Carvin or the reissue X-100b heads either which both have very friendly price points.

~Bones
 
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