So, I've been looking for a compliment to my Engl Fireball lately. Something with more channels, more wattage, and more mids. Also, it had to be relatively inexpensive, because I'm a cheap fuck.
Now, a few years ago I played through a Peavey Triple XXX locally, and came away less than thrilled. Too much low end, IMO(and it was tacky with the porn/slut theme). Also messed around with the JSX, which has a great Ultra channel, but I felt the crunch channel needed a bit more saturation to be useful for me.
While in Orlando over the weekend I demoed a few amps, couple Bugeras(flimsy as hell, the knobs felt like they'd break off turning them), an older Peavey Ultra, a Bogner Alchemist, and this 3120. Once I had the gain channels tweaked, I knew I wanted it. The GC had it hooked up to an awful Marshall MG cab, which is pretty much garbage, so I knew it would sound better at home, and I was so right.
This amp sounds great, IMO. Lots of gain on the rhythm channel, more than enough for thrash. Mids are nice and crunchy, and the amp feels tight doing gallops. Ultra channel is saturated and lovely for the lead stuff. It's also not that ugly either.
Now I just need to sell some stuff to help cover the costs! They did knock a couple hundred off the price for me though, mostly because they couldn't find the footswitch.
New rig shot:
I've always wanted one of these. I've got friends who have XXX's and the trucker girl never bothered me.