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  • Peavey XXX vs 5150

    Any Peavey users have experience with both? I have a chance to get a XXX (with the front grill replaced) but I havent heard much about the amp. I will demo it in a few days but Im not sure if I will be able to dime it. Im getting this amp for brutal metal and live band use, not bedroom wanking. Can it level villages with its power and low end? Is the tone comparable/in the same vein as a 5150? Link me some clips if you have any

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    It is not comparable though there is some overlap. The XXX is easier to get a workable tone in lower volumes but it can sound thinner more easy due to the active eq. Both set up right just kill for me. Think of exodus cutting tone and you have the XXX, it is less forgiving than the 5150 dimed for me and way more articulate. You may like that or don't...You won't get a lot if you don't "dime it" but it still sounds good. I prefer it vs the 5150 because it really is a do it all amp, three channels with separate eq, covers more or less everything...You can't do that easy with the 5150 (having three cool sound all the time for example with the band).
    "is this tone obtainable using the HD500 or Axe Fx? Overall, for convenience and volume control, should I buy the Axe Fx over actual tube amps? I don't plan on playing loud; just playing at home and recording on my Mac. Thanks man, you are awesome!


    short answer: no...

    long answer: no way..."

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    • #3
      Suffocation uses the XXX too!
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      • #4
        XXX > 5150
        Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby


        Imma rape you first, drak.

        With the fury of 1000 white man aids.

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        • #5
          A triple XXX is a more versatile 5150 with the balls removed from it. I've played a few different amps from the Ultra line (even owned a Rockmaster preamp which was killer, and it's the same basic architecture and is tonally VERY similar to the Ultras, the Triple XXX's, etc) and my 5150 cant get nearly as many cool tones, but the good tones my 5150 hits, the Triple XXX cant get close.



          To me the 5150 just has more balls and more character to it. There's a reason so many more professional guitarists play 5150's, and so few play the Ultra variants.
          Move along people, nothing to see here.

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          • #6
            It doesn't have the balls removed, it is a different thing alltogether. If you use an XXX correct live you'll see what I mean by that. But the 5150 is of course the metal standard amp and a bit too much in everything vs the XXX, too much bass, too much compression, looser etc. Splawn owners often describe the 5150 as ******************** amps vs the nitro for example on how the nitro dominates on stage but that doesn't mean the 5150 have no balls...
            "is this tone obtainable using the HD500 or Axe Fx? Overall, for convenience and volume control, should I buy the Axe Fx over actual tube amps? I don't plan on playing loud; just playing at home and recording on my Mac. Thanks man, you are awesome!


            short answer: no...

            long answer: no way..."

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            • #7
              5150 has more balls. XXX is all around more versitile. Its a great inexpensive tube amp to have in the arsenal of a metal player.
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              • #8
                I think most has been covered.. I own both, and agree there is some crossover for sure, but still 2 different and unique sounds.. 5150 is more raw, has more low end girth and overall grit.. Triple x is a bit smoother, tighter low end, different gain structure.. If you boost the xxx(which it definitely doesn't need) you can get the compression and gain to be real similar to the 5150, but it will still be a smoother high end..



                Here are two clips done with same cab, same mics, guitar pickups, etc.. One with each amp..



                5150- http://soundcloud.com/wos-music/wos-...ss-surface-320



                XXX- http://soundcloud.com/wos-music/world-of-****************-terrene
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                • #9
                  what most guys said. I've had many of both amps. XXX is more versatile as it actually has a clean channel. but for just raw tone, the 5150 is a better amp. but it doesn't have a clean channel per se (only has rhythm and lead). the 5150 is the standard for metal and rock. but I dig the XXX's too. try them for yourself and figure it out
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                  Originally Posted by SweepLegatto


                  The noise comes from the cabinet, not from the pots of the front panel.

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyBird
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                    I've played a few different amps from the Ultra line




                    Cool man. Did you ever spend any time with an Ultra Plus? So curious about that maplifier.
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                    • #11
                      I could never bond with the XXX. Which perhaps means it's not great for people who tune to standard E. Or just me.



                      I love 5150's...I don;t think he ever made a bad amp because the II and III are awesome too.
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                      • #12
                        I've got a XXX and a 6505+



                        I gig with the XXX, I rehearse with the 6505+

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                        • #13
                          the 5150 is a classic and an industry standard, it's pretty much THE modern metal tone. The XXX is a good metal amp and somewhat underrated but not as good as the 5150 IMHO.
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                          • #14
                            The XXX doesn't have the thickness of a 5150..now of course you can remedy that with modding and all that. I'll take a modded Ultra series over the 5150 series any day of the week
                            Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby


                            Imma rape you first, drak.

                            With the fury of 1000 white man aids.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by DrakkarTyrannis
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                              XXX > 5150




                              Sweet!

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