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  • Change tubes Peavey Triple XXX

    Hello,

    I just bought the Peavey Triple XXX head and I'm quite happy with the sound except tha fact that the overall tone is a bit fuzzy.

    Is there any chance I can change this by replace the tubes??

    I don't care much about the clean channel.I want the hugest sound possible but without that "fizz"

    Thank you in advance
    Custom made Ibanez style guitar
    EMG81 EMG-SA EMG89

    Peavey Triple XXX
    Peavey Studio Pro 112
    Peavey Triple XXX 412 Slanted

    Digitech Whammy
    Digitech Multichorus
    Digitech SynthWah
    Digitech HyperPhase
    Digitech Turbo Flange
    Digitech DigiDelay
    Morley Wah Pro Series II
    Boss GE-7

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  • #2
    i've heard that changing the power tubes out to some el34's (they come stock with 6l6's) will help out quite a bit with that
    Framus Cobra, Mesa Mark III, VHT Deliverance, Ampeg SS150
    Splawn OS 2x12 & two 4x12's

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    • #3
      I read in this forum that there's a possibility to lose a bit low end by changing to EL34's
      Custom made Ibanez style guitar
      EMG81 EMG-SA EMG89

      Peavey Triple XXX
      Peavey Studio Pro 112
      Peavey Triple XXX 412 Slanted

      Digitech Whammy
      Digitech Multichorus
      Digitech SynthWah
      Digitech HyperPhase
      Digitech Turbo Flange
      Digitech DigiDelay
      Morley Wah Pro Series II
      Boss GE-7

      www.myspace.com/apositivetheband

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      • #4
        Maybe try some of the JJ KT77s in there? They're sorta like a mix of EL34s and 6L6s. Not as much low end as much a 6L6 but still have alot. the mids are more present than boxy sounding and the highs are smooth.

        maybe try some Highgain graded JJ ECC83S for preamp tubes?
        http://www.dukeofmetal.tk

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Babis
          I read in this forum that there's a possibility to lose a bit low end by changing to EL34's


          i'm not entirely certain about that, with the active eq tho i wouldn't think one would ever have trouble getting enough bottom end
          Framus Cobra, Mesa Mark III, VHT Deliverance, Ampeg SS150
          Splawn OS 2x12 & two 4x12's

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Duke of Metal
            Maybe try some of the JJ KT77s in there? They're sorta like a mix of EL34s and 6L6s. Not as much low end as much a 6L6 but still have alot. the mids are more present than boxy sounding and the highs are smooth.

            maybe try some Highgain graded JJ ECC83S for preamp tubes?


            Characteristics?Are they going to solve my "fuz problem"??
            Custom made Ibanez style guitar
            EMG81 EMG-SA EMG89

            Peavey Triple XXX
            Peavey Studio Pro 112
            Peavey Triple XXX 412 Slanted

            Digitech Whammy
            Digitech Multichorus
            Digitech SynthWah
            Digitech HyperPhase
            Digitech Turbo Flange
            Digitech DigiDelay
            Morley Wah Pro Series II
            Boss GE-7

            www.myspace.com/apositivetheband

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            • #7
              I had one for a long time and always ran e34l's. It still has plenty of low end and sounds a lot better. The kt77's I think would be even better because they give you a better tone and still have tons of low end. If you really want to cut the fuzz get some JJ ecc83's for the preamp and get a 12dw7 or 12at7 for the v2 spot and it will smooth it out a ton. Doing that does cut the gain substantially but there is still enough. When I had mine I ran a 12at7 in v1 and v4 and JJ ecc83s's in the other spots with the e34l's and it really helped the tone out.
              my clips: www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio-JSXJCM800


              My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.

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              • #8
                I have a Triple XXX 112. 60watt version.
                After using it for a few weeks --
                I have some of the same issues.
                No matter how far I turn the gain on the crunch channel down, there's always that 'fuzz'. I don't mind it so much on the ultra channel, but I hoped turning the crunch gain way down and the channel volume up, would give me a good grind without the 'fizz'.
                I ordered a set of tubes (low gain) from Bob @ Eurotubes and they should be here today. I'll let you know if that helps any.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by imnoshredder
                  I have a Triple XXX 112. 60watt version.
                  After using it for a few weeks --
                  I have some of the same issues.
                  No matter how far I turn the gain on the crunch channel down, there's always that 'fuzz'. I don't mind it so much on the ultra channel, but I hoped turning the crunch gain way down and the channel volume up, would give me a good grind without the 'fizz'.
                  I ordered a set of tubes (low gain) from Bob @ Eurotubes and they should be here today. I'll let you know if that helps any.


                  if you didn't actually get a 12dw7 or 12at7 even the "low gain" tubes he sells aren't going to cut much. However they are dark preamp tubes which definitely take the fuzz down some.
                  my clips: www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio-JSXJCM800


                  My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sordid1
                    I had one for a long time and always ran e34l's. It still has plenty of low end and sounds a lot better. The kt77's I think would be even better because they give you a better tone and still have tons of low end. If you really want to cut the fuzz get some JJ ecc83's for the preamp and get a 12dw7 or 12at7 for the v2 spot and it will smooth it out a ton. Doing that does cut the gain substantially but there is still enough. When I had mine I ran a 12at7 in v1 and v4 and JJ ecc83s's in the other spots with the e34l's and it really helped the tone out.


                    Does XXX support KT77's??It says 6L6 or EL34.

                    So you suggest
                    V1 12at7
                    V2 JJ ecc83
                    V3 JJ ecc83
                    V4 12at7

                    and EL34's as power tubes right??

                    I hope substantially doesn't mean thinner or less "balls" sound
                    Custom made Ibanez style guitar
                    EMG81 EMG-SA EMG89

                    Peavey Triple XXX
                    Peavey Studio Pro 112
                    Peavey Triple XXX 412 Slanted

                    Digitech Whammy
                    Digitech Multichorus
                    Digitech SynthWah
                    Digitech HyperPhase
                    Digitech Turbo Flange
                    Digitech DigiDelay
                    Morley Wah Pro Series II
                    Boss GE-7

                    www.myspace.com/apositivetheband

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Babis


                      Does XXX support KT77's??It says 6L6 or EL34.

                      So you suggest
                      V1 12at7
                      V2 JJ ecc83
                      V3 JJ ecc83
                      V4 12at7

                      and EL34's as power tubes right??

                      I hope substantially doesn't mean thinner or less "balls" sound


                      Yes they are a direct replacement for el34 type tubes. I had them briefly with my JSX but I like 6l6gc's better in it. I liked e34l's way more in the XXX so go figure.
                      my clips: www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio-JSXJCM800


                      My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.

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                      • #12
                        Oh and I forgot to mension that there's a lot of noise coming through the speakers when setting the gain above 12 o' clock.

                        Can I solve this by changing tubes??
                        Custom made Ibanez style guitar
                        EMG81 EMG-SA EMG89

                        Peavey Triple XXX
                        Peavey Studio Pro 112
                        Peavey Triple XXX 412 Slanted

                        Digitech Whammy
                        Digitech Multichorus
                        Digitech SynthWah
                        Digitech HyperPhase
                        Digitech Turbo Flange
                        Digitech DigiDelay
                        Morley Wah Pro Series II
                        Boss GE-7

                        www.myspace.com/apositivetheband

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Babis
                          Oh and I forgot to mension that there's a lot of noise coming through the speakers when setting the gain above 12 o' clock.

                          Can I solve this by changing tubes??


                          the preamp tube change will help with that but the way the noise gate is set on that amp you will need an additional gate if you want to run the gain anywhere over noon. I never needed more gain that that for metal anyway since that amp has the most gain of anything I have ever plugged into.
                          my clips: www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio-JSXJCM800


                          My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cobrahead1030


                            i'm not entirely certain about that, with the active eq tho i wouldn't think one would ever have trouble getting enough bottom end


                            Unless the amp was fundementally flawed by design....which it is.
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                            • #15
                              Even than the Triple Rectifier??

                              One last thing...

                              I haven't turned tha amp really loud yet cause it arrived today and you know my neighbours will kick me out of the building.iI have the volume knobs at around 200 o'clock.Does it have really much difference if I crank it up??

                              PS Don't blame me.It's my first tube amp
                              Custom made Ibanez style guitar
                              EMG81 EMG-SA EMG89

                              Peavey Triple XXX
                              Peavey Studio Pro 112
                              Peavey Triple XXX 412 Slanted

                              Digitech Whammy
                              Digitech Multichorus
                              Digitech SynthWah
                              Digitech HyperPhase
                              Digitech Turbo Flange
                              Digitech DigiDelay
                              Morley Wah Pro Series II
                              Boss GE-7

                              www.myspace.com/apositivetheband

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