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  • Difference in tone: Peavey Ultra 60 head vs. newer 112/212 line...

    The Ultra 60 head is older and has the old color/logo (turquoise trim and the pointy Peavey logo) and the Ultra combo's have the new Peavey block lettered logo...

    but they have the same tube setup (60 watts, 4 12AX7 preamp and 2 6L6 power tubes) and almost identical features.

    Is there a difference in the tone or did they just make combo amps based on the old Ultra 60 head and spiff up the amp cosmetically?

    Thanks for any insight.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by cvogue
      The Ultra 60 head is older and has the old color/logo (turquoise trim and the pointy Peavey logo) and the Ultra combo's have the new Peavey block lettered logo...

      but they have the same tube setup (60 watts, 4 12AX7 preamp and 2 6L6 power tubes) and almost identical features.

      Is there a difference in the tone or did they just make combo amps based on the old Ultra 60 head and spiff up the amp cosmetically?

      Thanks for any insight.


      I have the 112 combo version and the only difference I can tell is that they added a resonance switch. Other than that, it's pretty much the old head version. I like mine very much. I recently put a Vintage 30 speaker in and want to eventually retube it with JJ tubes. They are very inexpensive used as I got mine for $299!

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      • #4
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        • #5
          I know that my Ultra 212 combo ran into a 4x12 XXX cabinet sounds identical to an Ultra head ran into a 4X12 XXX cabinet.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve Drojo


            I have the 112 combo version and the only difference I can tell is that they added a resonance switch. Other than that, it's pretty much the old head version. I like mine very much. I recently put a Vintage 30 speaker in and want to eventually retube it with JJ tubes. They are very inexpensive used as I got mine for $299!


            Thanks Steve! Yeah I'd be driving Vintage 30's and a G12H30.

            Have you heard the Ultra 60 head? How did it sound compared to your 112?

            I played the 2x12 combo and it sounded great. I've got a line on an old Ultra 60 head for cheap and I'm really tempted!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mystixboi1
              come on peavey people.... help answer cvogue!!!! he's totally cool!!!


              Thanks man! Appreciate it.

              I don't know how cool I am really...

              although I do have Oolong as my avatar
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mrbigisbudgood
                I know that my Ultra 212 combo ran into a 4x12 XXX cabinet sounds identical to an Ultra head ran into a 4X12 XXX cabinet.


                Is that the old Ultra head (Ultra 60, old school Peavey look with non light up logo and turquoise trim) or the newer Ultra (plus?) head?

                THanks!
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