Peavey Ultra 112 Combo
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Peavey Ultra 112 Combo

Ultra 112 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the Ultra series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 5 reviews )
 1 user review20 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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nickname00902/28/2012

nickname009's review

Peavey Ultra 112 Combo
All tube 60 watts.
3 channels, clean, crunch and ultra.
12ax7s and 6L6s.
Seperate clean EQs, shared crunch/ultra EQs.

Open back.

Good construction. Supposedly the basis and/or foundation that started the legendary peavey triple XXX and other models that soon evolved from the ultra.

This is a HEAVY beast of a 112 combo. I'd put wheels on it if I were you.

UTILIZATION

Very easy and simple. Controls are all laid out well. Start everything at noon and tweak from there. The Crunch and Ultra channels are mainly the same in terms of sound, the crunch has less gain and the ultra has too much gain and maybe more of a midrange hump because of that.

SOUNDS

Cleans sound quite good once you engage the bright switch. It doesn't get super chimey like a fender would but it does have that same sort of vibe. It really depends on the pickups you've got. The Amp itself is quite dark sounding, but the open back brings some of that brightness back and if you're running single coils or tapped humbuckers you should be able to get a convincing strat-like tone from the clean channel alone.

The distortion sounds quite good too. I wouldn't say that it sounds like a marshall or boogie because it doesn't. It sounds neutral to me, almost inbetween the two sounds if that's even possible. Peavey has always had their own sorta sound to begin with. It's definitely more 'american' than 'british' sounding however.

I love the ultra channel for super high gain randomnses. To make crazy whammy noises or crazy fast licks etc. While I am mostly on the crunch channel for most of my distortion sounds I pop into the ultra for these tricks and gimmicks etc etc and it does the job quite well.

This amp is versatile, you're able to get light crunch sounds to super ultra modern heavy metal that hasn't even been invented yet. It's great! Add a tubescreamer for boosting the clean or dirty boosting your gain channel and you'll get into a whole other territory.

Of course this is an early 90s or late 80s amp so of course it won't sound good at bedroom volumes you'll have to crank this thing to get any tube saturation and get away from the buzziness that comes with most traditional tube amps. So don't be suprised that it sounds like crazp when you're playing it in your room at 1.



OVERALL OPINION

Great value for the money if you can find one used. Great workhorse amp to get started with getting good tones and such if you've got some pedals. Also an awesome beginner's first tube amp I'd say. Pretty easy to use and sounds quite decent. If I saw another one of these I'd most likely pick it up!
iamqman07/15/2011

iamqman's review"Metal Monster little combo"

Peavey Ultra 112 Combo
This is a metal machine. This little combo if you can call it little packs a huge wallop of a punch. This is the amp that inspired the XXX amps from Peavey. Some say these amps have more juice and girth than a 5150 or a XXX, but that is a hard battle to take. They are equally appealing and inspiring.

These amps are basically gain and more gain. This is a two channel amp that has a crunch channel and than an ultra channel for even more gain. This is specifically designed for the metal or hard rock player in mind.

This is basically the same amp as the one 12 inch speaker combo. You get all the same tone and features as the single speaker but just an added speaker. It does push more air with the extra speaker so the tone is more open and 3D.

UTILIZATION

FEATURES:

* * All-tube amp: four 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6GC power amp tubes
* * 60 watts at 4, 8, or 16 ohms (selectable impedance)
* * Three footswitchable channels: Ultra, Crunch and Clean
* * High-quality speakers: 112- dual 12" Sheffield® 1230 speaker
* * Footswitchable reverb
* * Effects loop
* * Master volume
* * Clean channel: volume; bright switch; low, mid and high tone controls
* * Crunch and Ultra channels: pre- and post-gain controls; gain boost switch; bottom, body and edge EQ controls
* * Passive EQ for Clean channel, active EQ for Crunch and Ultra channels gives increased tonal response
* * Footswitch included
* * Resonance switch

SOUNDS

I find that the extra speaker of the 2x12 gives a more open tone where the 1x12 can seems a little small . Of course the extra speaker does push more air so that could just be the feeling.If you get the chance to get one of these amps in front of you you will immediately know the power it has with the first strike of the power chord. This crunch master amp has so much gain sometimes it is unusable. Either way it is a lot of fun t play around with that much overdrive.

The amp like all Peavey amps sounds the best with a Gibson Les Paul or another guitar with a humbucker installed. The Peavey amps can sometimes have a lot of fizzy distortion which isn't a bad thing but just a taste thing. A think the humbucker is able to clean that up a bit with the double wound pickups. This is a rocker guitar amp and with two distortion channels there isn't much in the heavy metal world that this amp cannot cover.

OVERALL OPINION

These amps have been discontinued for a while now. I have seen them in the classifieds for around $410, which isn't bad for a two channel tube amp. You can find them pretty easily on ebay or a forum of some kind. They stick out like sore thumbs sometimes.

I would recommend this amp to anyone who need a great sounding metal amps that can do just about any metal or hard rock tone imaginable. This is a good and cheap amp for someone needing to rock out.
maxperro12/13/2012

maxperro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellentéééé!"

Peavey Ultra 112 Combo
Combo 112 all lamps:
12AX7 pre-amp
6L6-in power
-60 W

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use as long as you know how to adjust an amp. You still need dose adjustments to find her'' his''.

SOUNDS

I play punk, and really punkcore this amp was created for this style. But not too aggressive, the sound is pretty happening everywhere and goes very well in a group.

A note that I use with the 112 SX cab that do a great job at low. I play it with a cort evl z4 with micro emg h4 very close emg 81.

I use the crunch channel at all times for rhythm and solo for the lead channel. A note that this is a typical modern amp mesa mark III therefore the old rock 70 or 60, I would go to a peavey classic but if you like metal, punk, hard rock, you will be served!

Oh and for the clean, well I do not use it and frankly it is not terrible but I do not care!

OVERALL OPINION

I for 1 year and I am really satisfied. Enough power for group play but also has low volume. I had a mesa, orange, 5150, Marshall and several others but this one in addition to not Listen dear me forget my other amp correct and that I 'who had ended up being sold because I could not find the sound you want.

Really is excellent value for money and I think keep it very long. I would do this choice without hesitate in against it is rather rare to find so if I do steal, but I'll go stick a lool I guess!
Hugue31011/10/2010

Hugue310's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Ultra 112 Combo
Everything has been said and not being a pro I will avoid writing errors but basically everything is a combo 60w lamps with a clear channel with its own EQ and two others for the loadings: either way "crunch" or "ultra", and for everyone the chance to equalize, increase the saturation level, volume and gain. They share the equalizer and it's been pretty good.
It also has a reverb available for each channel and a boost to increase the resonance. This has the effect of making the sound more "punchy". Entry HiGain and LowGain:)

UTILIZATION

Having unfortunately never had the manual so I have always been free and it's not complicated: it connects the guitar to the amp, is heated ( 5 to 10 minutes) then put StandBy "ON" and voilou:)

Question "her" yes it sounds a little amp, but I always found the sound of the ULTRA too "dull" despite various settings, guitar pedals and then finally I decided to invest in a good jack.
This may sound silly but I assure you that since I never heard my amp sound so good. And frankly it sounds !!!!!

For example with AMT SS-20 and although the amp sounds better without frankly, no problem with that.

EDIT: Having re-did the test with the AMT is ultimately sound better defines this lovely pedal, especially the clean sound. You lose a little side "natural" but gains in cleanliness. Again, it becomes aware that the speaker is not the best of the best. But the Ultra is very good without the addition of the AMT.

SOUNDS

Yes because I have always agreed with a lot of saturation at the base and being on my side of the metal is quite pleasant. No need for metal area and co.

I said that I play on a ESP KH2 so that helps too.
If you want a metal sound has been a rock sound and well again without problem. Personally I use the same channel "crunch" to the metal and I keep the "ultra" for the lead.

My only criticism is that the enclosure seems to have its limitations in defining the sound and the clear sound that has nothing mirobolant.
I used it with a 4x12 cabinet JS but I prefer it without.
He served in many concerts and even in studio pro although again it shows its limits, but honestly it's still a good amp that I finally can not separate myself, I realized that it might be more than its price (even if I had bought at high prices at the time).


OVERALL OPINION

I use it since 2000 and this is my first amp but I had the opportunity to play on many other models including the heavy and the ULTRA not be ashamed necessarily.

What I like most, the possibility of having a panel of its quite nice and what I dislike is its weight (it is heavy !!!!!).

Finally level value for money it's still good at all.

With the experience I confess that I do not know if I would do the same choice. I have more experience now and I'm looking now to get it over but for a first amp is a great choice when you discover the world of electric guitars to play at all or that in rehearsal.

I would not even be surprised to make it sound great in studio, but that's another story ...

Very good little amp
Kal02/28/2009

Kal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Ultra 112 Combo
- What kind of amplification?

All Tube amp, 4 * 12AX7 in preamp, 2 * 6L6 power
The section also accepts EL34 power
- What is the power delivered?

60 W RMS 4.8, or 16 ohms
The original HP 12 inches is a reference sheffield 1230, 8 ohms.
- What connection?

- 2 entries: Hi Gain and Low Gain
- A serial effects loop, without adjustment of levels.
- A preamp output
- A footswitch to switch the 3 channels, and to bypass the reverb.
- 2 HP, with a switch to select the impedance (ohms 4,8,16).

The HP of the box is connected via one of these two inputs, to use an external HP, simply disconnect the HP original, it is also possible to use the HP combo, plus one (or) HP external choosing the right impedance.
- What are the settings, effects? ...

- 3 channels: clean and crunch and ultra

The clean channel has a 3-band passive EQ and a bright switch to boost treble, and a volume control.

The crunch and ultra channels each have a gain control, volume, and a gain boosting switch the channel gain.

They share a common active EQ 3-band.

The level of the reverb is managed by a potentiometer.

Finally there is a set of master switch and a "resonance", which adjusts the resonance of low-level power section.

8/10 because at that price the features are comprehensive, allowing to consider a lot of configurations, however, the equalization common to both channels and ultra crunch may pose problems. The footswitch is very narrow and close buttons cause some hiccups at first. We made it, but must aim well (I plan to change it, I'm tired of planting its passages on a little hot)

One detail that bothers me too, is placed before the reverb effects loop, I wish I could use the reverb on the amp with an external chorus for example, but this is impossible, damage.

The hi gain channel of the JSX is based on the ultra channel of this amp.

UTILIZATION

- Set up is simple?

Yes, the settings are easy to use, you immediately understand how it works. We shoot and it sounds, this is where the mesa aps régléges interact, not push-pull knobs on either

- Do I get a good sound easy?

Yes, for my part I found quite quickly the settings that suit me, to note that I use just the crunch channel, but it will fine tune precisely to have a good balance of crunch and ultra sound, the due to the equalization common.

I also noted that when the crunch is set with a low gain, you really push the volume to get the same level as with ultra high gain, and if the difference between the respective gains is very great, the crunch channel will be lower than the ultra.

This amp is resolutely oriented sounds rather "modern", despite his age, all sounds pretty straight, do not look here if you want a crunch distos drooling and fluffy.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Succinct manual, but gives the basics. Anyway it's a pretty simple amp.
Technical details are sufficient (impedances, "flow chart" showing the configurations of the channels and the signal flow within the different amplification stages, dimensions weight ... etc.)

The translation was probably made with the automatic translator google ;-)

Some basic settings are mentioned but they are of no use to that already used an amp, the more I find rather unsubtle (v EQUAL kind with the gain way down to the metal ("/>;)

SOUNDS

- Will it fit your style of music?

This is my rehearsal amp for my metal band (influenced melodic death, thrash ...), it does its job as I expect.

The distortion channel is ultra ... Ultra. No need to turn up the gain enough is done to direct avoiner, pushing the gain too much we lose by having a dynamic and its not too compressed spring that group.

As I said above the distortion is rather aggressive type (it is very close grain of 5150, with a grain a little less tight.
- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I use it mostly with my LTD EC 400 EMG rise 81 and 60, a wha and distortion for a different sound distortion occasinnellement (DOD Grunge or Proco Rat)
- What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat", ....)?

The clean channel is very nice, a little right, begins pleasantly cruncher at 6/7 to channel volume. I use this because I love being on the edge of cunch plain.

It lacks character to some, it's true that it is not typed, however it has the merit to exist! what differentiates the combo 5150 (not yet tried the 6505) which also has an overdrive channel very thorough, but it comes rather its lack of very clear ... clear.

The switch "bright" can rechopper immediately Treble formidable to bring out the guitar in the mix.

With the neck pickup and cutting a little shine to the knob scratch, you get something very warm.

With the intermediate positions of my ibanez pickups and simple, it's rhythmic clapping for a clean sound.

The crunch channel can be used in real crunch, but he left very quickly (beyond the gain with 3 doubles) in saturation than enough to rock rhythms, so it's either a crunch channel, a first distortion, I use distortion rather, finding the crunch by lowering the volume on the guitar.

This is not the type of sound that I prefer crucnh there in my opinion the best amps in this style (the grain is too rocky to fair what I call a crunch, I've said but it is not at all a good crunch mushy roots well)

The ultra channel will distos of rock to extreme metal, this is right, as it should be accurate but not icy.

The active equalizer allows very large variations in sound, exploring a little bit we create many different sounds.

The resonant switch is very handy for playing the bass, and allows them to contain and prevent the sound becomes rough in large satus and palm muting.
Its action on the clean sound is also interesting.

In the end you can choose to configure the channels for either a clear, crunch and distortion, a clear sound, a rhythmic distortion and a distortion solo, this aspect is quite pleasant.
- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

The reverb is decent, and reconciled me with the reverb amp that I was often disappointed, I use it frequently in his light.

The ultra channel is really the headroom it allows to obtain distos full grain tight enough that I love, I am really very satisfied.

In its clear I like to crack the strings, the dynamic feel of my sound, especially since I have my LTD with an EMG 60 in neck, I rediscovered the clean from this amp, a pleasure to snap good rhythm in the clear, keeping in volmue dessosu of 6 and pushing the master is still very clean while coloring the sound, and there, it's beautiful.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long you use it?

I edit this section again.
I have now tested this amp in different configs: live on small stage, large stage, home recording.

Bah is not shit, it sounds, period!

The housing and HP are very good, compared to a Triple X 2 * 12 the sound is huge!

This little combo really has energy to spare, if I change it to a head ... Ultra is sometimes more convenient when traveling to a concert.

And yet I will change it, I'll keep more of the head.

Its only major flaw, and it is sometimes very annoying, it's the damn footswitch minsuscule which caused me more misfires on stage, I will look for another solution, and anger I lower the rating, NA!
- What is so special that you love the most, least?

The ultra channel!!!! and the overall sound is very good, it is no problem with the comparison of amps really liked sonéreux.

Moreover it is a very quiet amp (again I compare to 5150), very little background noise, even with many ultra gain.
- Did you tried many other models before buying it?

Yes (I'm overprudent nature, and especially I lent an amp until I find my happiness, which allowed me to rummage around and wait for the right opportunity):

- So I played a long time on a Hiwatt Custom 50, it sounds good, but it's not the kind of config I was looking for (only one channel, mandatory use of pedals)
- A 212 spider, which I was very moderately satisfied
- A H & K edition blue that I found quite convincing in distortion, but the power (60w transistors) seemed too low for group play.
- A H & K zenamp, modeling combo 2 * 60 watts, convincing low volume in a cabin, but new product, I'm not the pioneer style that takes the risk of teething
<p class="bbcode-offtopic"> Off topic: <span>and when I see that this product was originally proposed in 1200 euros, then overnight at about 550, I think that somewhere there&#39;s laughing at us, for the anecdote, a store in my town the still exhibits at the old price, while its competitors offer at the new price ...</span>
- A Behringer gmx 210, which sounded pretty good at low volumes, I wanted to try the vampire, but the opportunity presented itself of peavey.
- A 60 watt marshall TSL: not convinced
- A Bogner Uberschall (good but not even there I compare, I did not have in mind to buy it for that matter).

I also had the opportunity to plug it into 4 * 12 H & K, where the sound gaining momentum (not surprising). Nevertheless the original HP cash fine, I think just adding a HP of 12, or 2 * 12, for more broadcast repeats.
- How would you rate the quality / price?

The value for money at the low depreciation is excellent (500 euros), a choice without hesitation as long as the noise characteristics are right for you. (If you like the 5150&#39;s and others he is doing as well)

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

no doubt, I have not found any amp with similar qualities with this budget.

Note that this model is now replaced by the triple XXX, which has substantially the same grain, with some improvements (eg the effects loop foostwitchable, an equalizer for the two channels saturated, a footswitch digen of the name )

on the other hand, counting more than double the price.

for more info, I give you a link to view (http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data/Peavey/Ultra_112-1.html) users across the Atlantic where this amp is more widespread.

Finally a little video made by a scratch rather rock, where one sees that this amp is pretty rock oriented.

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=QMsZ4xaH8Z8