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  • #76





    Originally posted by mtbiac

    so what do you all think about the XXX Super 40 1x12 combo? basically a 40w version of an XXX head in a 1x12 cab and they merged 2 of the channels together so now there are 2 total (not a big deal for me at all). I'm coming from a 15w tube amp, but wanted something more high gain, and this seems perfect. I like to play mostly classic rock and metal, and i hear this can do both pretty damn well. Led zep, iron maiden, ac/dc, van halen, satriani, GNR, velvet revolver is mostly what I play.



    think the XXX super 40 combo fits the bill?



    btw - how much louder is 40 tube watts compared to 15 tube watts?



    thanks




    I have a XXX 40 and recently had 2 (the other being the EFX). These amps can be great for bedroom levels or get ****************ING LOUD!!!!!! The amp is pretty versatile but you may have to tweak the EQ a bit to get the exact sounds. Its pretty high gain and can do quite a bit. This being my first tube amp i was pretty thrilled with it. Pickups actually sound different and not all pretty much the same as it seemed with the modeling amps I've owned.

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    • #77
      I love my XXX head......was wondering what kinda cabs you guys are pushing........im running a 5150 straight.......not bad, but im sure there are better cabs out there.....what cabs are some of you guys that are playing heavy/brutal type stuff using???

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      • #78





        Originally posted by OldSkin

        I love my XXX head......was wondering what kinda cabs you guys are pushing........im running a 5150 straight.......not bad, but im sure there are better cabs out there.....what cabs are some of you guys that are playing heavy/brutal type stuff using???





        I use a 5150 slant cab and it sounds really good to me, although, I haven't tried it with many others.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="2"><font color="CRIMSON"><b>I defy you to get a convincing death or black metal vocal down perfectly in one week if you think its so easy. It will never happen because you lack the years of practice needed to aquire such a skill. - DaevasAsmodeus</b></font><br />
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        <font color="GREEN">&quot;Ed Roman should have a car alarm shoved up his ass.&quot; - Bikehorn</font></font><br />
        </div>

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        • #79
          I finally got my 12dw7 in yesterday and did some messing around. I first tried the v2 like everyone else and liked it but to me it lowered the gain a little too much although the inbetween sounds were great. I tried it in v3 next and that was better since the crunch channel was still pretty much the same but the ultra channel was now lower gain. Last I tried the V1 and that is where it is staying. With it in V1 it seems to make the clean a touch sweeter and lowers the gain just enough on the other two channels where I can now get those inbetween sounds without sacrificing my lead sounds. It definitely is more open now and has less gain but just not quite as drastic of a change as with it in the v2. So I think I am officially 100% happy with this amp at this point.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">my clips: <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio" target="_blank">www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio</a>-JSXJCM800 <br />
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          My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.</div>

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          • #80





            Originally posted by OldSkin

            I love my XXX head......was wondering what kinda cabs you guys are pushing........im running a 5150 straight.......not bad, but im sure there are better cabs out there.....what cabs are some of you guys that are playing heavy/brutal type stuff using???



            the G-flex is the best match I have used with it. The Marshall 1960's sound good as well as do the Mesa recto cabs. The 5150 cabs are actually a pretty good match too.
            <div class="signaturecontainer">my clips: <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio" target="_blank">www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio</a>-JSXJCM800 <br />
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            My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.</div>

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            • #81





              Last I tried the V1 and that is where it is staying.



              I'll have to try that.
              <div class="signaturecontainer">Krank Rev Jr. Pro 50 Watt<br />
              Mesa Traditional 2x12<br />
              PRS SE w/ EMG 81/60<br />
              ISP Decimator<br />
              Randall RG 100SC G2 Combo</div>

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              • #82
                Killswitch, let me know what you think. I know you like it the way it is so it might be TOO much gain for you this way. Be careful in there, I broke one of my tubes in the process being a little impatient.
                <div class="signaturecontainer">my clips: <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio" target="_blank">www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio</a>-JSXJCM800 <br />
                <br />
                <br />
                My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.</div>

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                • #83
                  Did you find that it took some of the buzzy gain away? That was the biggest thing that I noticed. Give it a little volume and it was thick as hell. Quite nice
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">Krank Rev Jr. Pro 50 Watt<br />
                  Mesa Traditional 2x12<br />
                  PRS SE w/ EMG 81/60<br />
                  ISP Decimator<br />
                  Randall RG 100SC G2 Combo</div>

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                  • #84
                    yeah, it cut it down just enough. I personally like the sound of the XXX with the ecc83s's but I like it better now. It is a little more open than it was and definitely is clearer.
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">my clips: <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio" target="_blank">www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio</a>-JSXJCM800 <br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.</div>

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                    • #85
                      At the recommendation of Doug Preston, DougsTubes, I just bought a set of Ruby EL34's, a JJ-ECC803S for V1, a JJ-ECC83S High Gain for V2, I have ECC83S in V3 and a Matched one in V4. I had put the JJ E34L's in and thought that they were a little boomy. I have the bias set @ 36mA, the JJ's were set @ 38mA from JerryP. The JJ 803 is more Open sounding than the regular ECC83s. I tried a full compliment of JJ's and the sound was muddy. I swapped the V1 socket with an Electro-Harmonix 12AX7 and that made is a little to trebly for my taste but helped the clarity of the gain channels. I spoke with Doug about this to some extent and he recommended for the sound he thought I was describing to switch to the long plate JJ for V-1, and going with a high gain for V-2. This didn't sound like the best direction to me but I gave it a try. I really like it so far but only have about an hour on the Power tubes and a couple on the preamp tubes. I changed them out separately to hear the differences as I was doing them.



                      I also need to mention I have FJAMods clarity mod, a Mercury Magnetics OT and choke and I've had the Crunch gain slightly lowered in the circuit. I can back of the gain to between .5 and 1 and gave a pushed Blackface sound that cleans up nicely by rolling the guitar's volume back.



                      I am playing through a Carvin Cabinet with Celestions and Carvin British speakers in it. (*I think I'm going to try the Carvin Vin30 clones next).



                      I have run pedals in front of the amp and really like the versatility but perfer the straight sound. I have a DS-1, TS-9 and an SD-1 that have all been modified. I works very well if you use one of these through the loop as a boost after the effects processor.



                      I use a Rocktron Intellifex through the loop with a Ground Control and an Ernie Ball Volume pedal set up as an expression pedal to modulate effect level, mixer level, delay times, etc. I have a Boss DD-6 I use for tap tempo stuff.



                      I also have a Modded Crybaby and TC Electronics Chorus that I put out front for certain songs and sounds.



                      I cannot think of anything the XXX cannot do short of the 5150 6L6 all out Gain Snarl. But I'm working on that too. I might just have to break down and buy another amp. Naw, fugetaboutit.

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                      • #86
                        one thing I forgot to mention with the lower gain preamp tube is that with less gain going on the bass response is greater so I had to lower the lowend on my eq to get a sound I was happy with.
                        <div class="signaturecontainer">my clips: <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio" target="_blank">www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio</a>-JSXJCM800 <br />
                        <br />
                        <br />
                        My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.</div>

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                        • #87
                          just sent out the money for my XXX 1x12 combo



                          can't wait to play this thing!!!





                          any tips for a first time XXX combo user? The XXX head and combo are pretty similar I hear. The head has a bit more bass since it's usually run through closed back, larger cabs, but other than this are there any other huge differences besides the combo only having 2ch vs 3?? This is mainly a bedroom/practice amp, but i can't wait to crank it
                          <div class="signaturecontainer">Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany<br />
                          Avatar 4x12 w/V30s (currently ampless)<br />
                          Taylor 110<br />
                          Fish n' Chips EQ, Boss SD-1<br />
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                          Recording:<br />
                          SM57, MXL 604<br />
                          M-audio Firewire Solo<br />
                          Apple Macbook</div>

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                          • #88
                            The combo's I have played are really good sounding and I don't think there is a big difference in the two.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">my clips: <a href="http://www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio" target="_blank">www.soundclick.com/angrygodsoftheradio</a>-JSXJCM800 <br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            My fingers, PRS and Taylor guitars, Budda, Fryette and Orange amps, Genz Benz cabs, Line6 effects and wireless, various dirt and fuzz boxes.</div>

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                            • #89
                              In case anybody cares...



                              Here's my XXX on ebay

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                              • #90
                                Will I still be allowed in this lounge after I get one of these?



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