Peavey JSX Head user reviews
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- The Peavey JSX is a 120 watt all tube head that was designed in collaboration with famed rock guitarist Joe Satriani and the engineers at Peavey. It is a three channel amplifier with clean, crunch and ultra channels which allows for great versatility overall. Each channel has its own controls for gain, volume and EQ adjustment. There's also a separate section that contains a master volume, an onboard noise gate and additional EQ controls. It's powered by a quad of 6L6s giving a nice variety of different tones.
- Getting a good tone out of this rig is pretty easy for sure. Like many other Peavey amps it has a very easy to use and great interface. I particularly like how the controls react to one another. Most Peavey amps don't contain too much of one particular frequency which comes in handy for dialing in a wide variety of pleasing tones. It has a nice low end heft that works well for modern music, balanced and true midrange and a nice sparkly top end that sits very well in a mix by itself or with other musicians.
- This amp is a reasonably versatile amp for being touted as a more modern high gain head. The clean channel has a nice and natural sound that is very tight and percussive. It can be a little flat at times but that's a fairly minor issue if the amp is dialed in right. The crunch channel goes for classic and clear hot tossed type rock tones that work well for everything from classic rock to more modern crunch tones. Channel three or ultra goes for those higher octane and more compressed type of tones that have been steadily more popular in modern rock and metal music as of late. This channel can do really extreme rhythm tones well and sustained and high gain lead tones too.
- Overall Opinion
- All in all I think the Peavey JSX is a great and surprisingly versatile head. They aren't made any more but you can pick them up for about $700 on average which definitely is a great deal for this amp. If you are looking for a high gain and versatile head for under a grand, give one of these a serious look.
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- This is a great amp, 3-channel ultra-versatile and easy to use:
- Clean: very clean and neutral nickel for all styles. Even at high noise level remains clean clean, it does not saturate.
- Crunch: from light bluesy overdrive to his big ROCK! + Switch = fat boost in the midrange.
- Ultra: saturation even further: very BIG sound, accurate, not dirty. you can use this channel to a multitude of sounds for metal: HIGHHIGHHIGH GAIN! + Switch fat.
- with a pedal you get well found the tone of the largest hedrix .. bbking ... paul-gilbert Malmsteem .. .. for nothing just black keys amp ^ ^
short j have not found better to do everything
- Overall Opinion
- There will write Marsall fender or above it will become the ultimate amp
- It has a 120w head in EL34 or 6L6 (your choice!) Preamp with 4 lamps. A three equa-band channel with volume, gain switch + a "fat" for crunch and lead channel, a master general, resonance and presence, and finally a noise gate with a single setting, and very very inuitif music. Bug comprehensive, no complaints on the design.
- It finds its way quickly among the 3 channel amp. You can adjust this little world in every sense, since a channel volume and master general.
The noise gate is pretty devoid of setting, but very well done, so that even at the bottom, it is very musical, even for a soloist. For extreme settings like "cut" "djent", it could not do so. But as it is not my musical register, I'll let you rely on other review here.
Short, easy to adjust an amp, very plug & play.
- I bought this amp by correspondence, Satch fan of waking up a little late, I did not try to store the time when it was produced.
The clean channel is strange, it is like no other. It is dynamic (highly reactive play and types of microphones, perhaps more than the saturated channels) lens. Not cold, it does not heat the vintage. I do not know what to think of the time, except with a pedal overdrive or distortion, we understand the uniqueness of the channel ... Sounds balanced immediately, as if playing with a lead channel of the amp.
The crunch channel is my favorite. Saturation for light and bluesy, it will not. But with the gain fully ... we are in the classic-rock with a grain a little more modern. It does fuzze ever, it remains clear and articulate. So you will not get any vintage sound of this channel, but it offers a serious alternative to a lead channel, offering more heat and fat. This channel alone is sufficient to lead a game in a directory rock hard rock.
The lead channel is the channel the most modern. If I put the gain crunch to bottom, the gain of the lead channel remains 5/6, and that is enough. Smoother, more right, it seems a little more metal, less rock than the crunch channel. It has the same qualities: always open grain, defined and articulated.
What strikes me about this amp, a general way, it is the precision of sound. No harmonics too (or less), it is really difficult to put a bend beside, whatever the rate-distortion or volume of the amp. We feel that this is a soloist who designed it! You can clearly hear what is being played, whatever happens, even in the lowest registers.
For Me, I cut the resonance, but if you like heavy, this amp can do so without worry. I rarely have such a low reserve on an amp, even on a Powerball!
- Overall Opinion
- I do not have much to complain about this amp. If it is it is not one that I needed. I find this amp overall more "metal" (the heavy stuff to the extreme candy today) that rock, and despite the extraordinary precision of sound, I would like to find out more amps, I do not grain that I had in mind the commander.
We can consider this as a JSX XXX a bit more versatile. The lead channel offers more gain than necessary, and the crunch channel allows a more rock that offered by XXX or 3120. It is, to my knowledge, the only head capable of metal, while offering a true rock channel, with the heat that goes with it.
The only real downside of this head is its weight. But already, remove the metal panels of the front a bit lighter overall load. It is less good, but if you move with the head, lower back you say thank you!
In short, although I finally pass my way, I confirm that I have read here on the quality of the amp, having played on various Marshall (plexi 69 at the Silver Jubilee up my trusty 800), Rivera , Engl, Brunetti, The Valve, Mesa, Fender, etc.. There is always a fear with Peavey because of their inputs ranges (also very good value for money) and we forget that the brand has still provided the first model siganture Van Halen, Satriani then, the rather demanding guy!
- View the previous opinion. Head very complete. Aesthetically it is a nice product.
- Very simple. Is heated and go.
The manual is present and explains all the functions but can do without.
The footswitch request an adjustment period but we made it fast ...
Otherwise, it is heavy, logical for a head lamp ...
- I play in a metal band with old (70-80). The JSX is ideal but not only. It is very versatile and can venture into other styles, or softer, more savage.
The clean channel is amazing. I do not have a vocabulary of guitar very developed, so to describe it, I would say it is "beautiful." It sounds at once and with a wide range equalizer is very effective.
The crunch channel is already a pretty impressive headroom, when was the ultra, then sending that severe .... Gros its insured and adjustments simple and really effective. I emphasize the versatility made possible by an equalizer that changes the sound completely. Just look, there is necessarily a good sound.
Otherwise, it's not an amp for playing in his room. It is powerful, very powerful ... That said you can still play a low retaining good sound. But it is for letting the horses!
I play with my 2 Jackson and his emg emg 81 and a speaker peavey 5150.
I add 2 pedals in the loop that I press for solos or clean sounds: A delay / chorus and a boost.
- Overall Opinion
- I use it for about 3 months. I'm so glad that I can not wait to go and repeat to release watts. Like a kid with his toy what!
When I started looking for a head, I thought a lot of models (single correct, Mr. Hector Krankenstein, 5150, 6505, XXX, JVM410 ... etc.) and oddly not that one. Error ....
By any chance that my research I found one of OCCAZ near me. So I went to try it and I was hooked. By the sound it out, power, versatile side, and the fact that it is very comprehensive.
While counsel to those seeking a head: Add the JSX in the list and try ... It probably will surprise you.
- The beast is a head lamps:
- 120W (no switch "half power" as the combo, hlas: it is because of this tiny dtail I am not 10/10; o)
- Section power: EL34, but can be configured in 6L6 (the switch has rear) through re-rglage of bias
- 3 channels, a real legalization per channel, too rare these days for me.
- Active EQ on each channel, min max it goes from-12dB +12 dB for the frquence (!)
- No rverbe, no effects (thank you)
- Noise gate for channels 2 & 3
- 2 inputs: low gain / hi gain (aie aie in hi gain ... Read more: o)
At the rear:
- Knobs levels of input and output for the effects loop
- Switch EL34 / 6L6
- 4/8/16 ohm switch to impdance: increasing the number of configurations with baffles
- Access Point for the bias rglage
The head comes with a footswitch for channel select, and enable / disable the effects loop.
Come on, I put 8 / 10 for no switch "half power": no one is perfect, o)
- - Configuration: ben ... is an amp, you know. One branch is heated, it turns on, and ... let's rock & roll!
- I think we can easily obtain a good sound, active legalization has much to do, you get quick sounds DIFFERENT trs, and it's not as hard as Mesa, for example. This same legalization compensates for the other characters of the string lments: guitars, speakers, ...
- I did not consult the manual (plug and play: o)
- - Given the number of amps I tried, yes, it is done all my style of music like funk (clear sound: o), blues and rock (crunch), the metal ( distortion): 3 channels is really the foot.
- Sound: easy, I tried a bunch in combos, heads or racks ... Carvin, Mesa, ENGL, Randall, Fender, Marshall (yes), Line 6, Bogner (the good I can not afford) I have rarely found as versatile, there's not much to say: says it all. The grain I was looking, clear sound trs (slamming, round, everything is there) unsaturated, and yet it's not for lack of trying o). As for the crunch, it would be even necessary to go into channel 3: the rate of distortion is just-tru-mons them. A gain = 10, it's pretty hard AGRER (breath, feedback, etc.). Finally, the channel 3 all the extravagances ... legalization by a typical (bass and treble boosts, a medium mini) ad-Chira ... eardrums o). It dpend normment of baffles, all fawns. Finally I tried on the 4 * 12 Mesa, teuf teuf excuse the lack ...
- Guitar playing: see my profile. My 2 main guitars are a Vigier Excalibur Special, DM pickups and an Ibanez SZ520 with micro SD up. The guitars are quite diffrent, yet the sound of the amp suits me quite. Note that for quite some time now I'm only in the branch between "HiGain" pataaaaate, grain, dynamic ...
- I really clean the clear trs, trs "crystalline" as they say, given the saturation drive Tage derrire power there. Crunches and distos are great, warm, round, fat, but trash .. y 'for every taste, really.
On this point, I put a 10/10 because I am completely satisfied in my search of "beautiful" sound.
- Overall Opinion
- - I use it for over a year, I'm still happy. Acouphnes yet but will be soon!
- What really j'apprcie above all is the versatile and the "intelligibilitquot; of what comes out of the cabinet (Framus 2 * 12" Vintage 30 in this case) j ' would like to try a nice Strato Branchel in to see what was given in clean / crunch!
- Most Gnant for me is the lack of switch "half power" as I said above dj; 110W tural measures on a passive load, a shoot.
- Report Q / P: excellent
- Finally, a purchase that I do not regret and I would do without hsitation, eyes closed and leaves wide open: o)))
EDIT March 3, 2008:
I sell the killings because 1) no longer support my vertbres 2) I change my musical style, so less need to gain ... and 3) I am considering the one dpart abroad. If intresss, appointment announcements in the section AF.
EDIT March 27 2008:
Ben is the head is sold, 'nif' nif .. we will have good memories. In any case I think it's in good hands, hello Jean-Michel) And I will not repeat everything I have said above: this one s head MRIT ' linger there .. and that attached to it!
- 120 watt all-tube, no staff, just a prescence, and a blade resonance what idea??
- I do not have the manual,
However, this head is really easy to use, 3 Channel, each with their settings midle bass treble volume and gain for 2 channels of distortion, so 2cannux of distortion with separate setting, which gives a crunch sound quite vintage, but clean enough back, and the ultra channel is a very powerful distortion, catching vrément, but remains a prepreté perfect, I had never seen her before, it is on it is very easy to get a sound very clean and has your taste, whether plain or distortion, relative to mesa boogie, or distortion is not easy and often spills controller, over the JSX over a mesa just produced a very distal modern, relevant, even while pushing the button on a modern mesa, ba I feel to stay in vintage (at least for the solo head)
- For style, it is imperative to be a fan of Satriani playing the head, not at all, I try and I was conquered, (I did not even know it was a signature at my purchase, clear sound was very good, but not good with emg 81 (normal is not for her) said that his pass anyway, the sound remains clear of exellent quality, be it with a gibson, ibanez or fender, the sound still retains the imprint of your microphones, these materials are very versatile vrément, I chose vrément for accuracy and sound quality, I insist on quality, j ' love all the sound of this head, I play it, pop, rock, metal, heavy, and even the gypsy or bossa, everything goes with me, for my part, I play with a deluxe ltd EC1000 , an ibanez jem 7v, I also play with a ibanez rg350 and heard a les paul studio above all I like, has the ecception of emg 81 for the clear sound, which normally
- Overall Opinion
- It's been 3 years I use it in repeats and on stage,
what is practical is the noise reduction (noise gate)
j'aprécie much the fact that there is a footswitch on amplacement reserved to the effects loop is very practical, the only thing I regret is that there have not a little reverb integrated (such as in the small combo marshall dfx) just the reverb would have been enough, but it's good vrément tro ask for stuff so complete, for my part I have a Vox Valvetronix advt60, a small marshall mgfx, a 60watts all tube marshall, mesa boogie head a solo grinding head and his cabinet, the choice of cabinet in the JSX if you can not give you the cabinet that goes with it, I board the ultra berringher stack 412, in effect I tested the mesa boogie as speaker, and it must be clear, mesa is the quality of course, but it is a speaker for the mesa mesa, so if you can not aquérir a peavey, the most sensible and economical, u best suited his style of jsx and ULTRASTACK, berringher (brand not highly reliable) and pouratnt I changed my mind about it,
for the price I pay for relatively expensive 2200 with the baffle,
but otherwise, without hesitation, I bought the same day or it is necessary, I following very satisfied.
- I totally agree with other opinions dj posts. It is clear that the channel IMMEDIATE directed my choice to the JSX, not too typ amazing dynamic, it becomes almost superfluous to change both the micro and flatterers prcis rglages are, even with a dble humbucker "acute". As for the Distortion channel ... a killing. The game on mdiums covers virtually the whole range of so-called modern sound, still retain the typical small grain that we all admire in Mister Satch (even if it does not always apparent distortion of the JSX but hey, even if it sometimes goes by the Marshall before attacking the clean channel of the JSX (which I also tried to output from pramp JMP-1), the diffrence is I was so minimal that it seems superfluous.
1580 euros, if you find more complete and compelling for less, let me know;)
- Simpler, you die but you're not crippled.
- Fits almost all modern styles
- Overall Opinion
- 1 month