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    Massive all-tube power!

    The all-tube Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani combo amp is the fruit of a partnership between Peavey and legendary guitar virtuoso Satriani. The JSX 212 translates the tonal flexibility and responsive gain of the Peavey JSX Joe Satriani Signature amp head into a modern combo amp.

    Augmenting the original JSX amp's 3-channel, 120W configuration are 2 custom-designed 12" JSX speakers in an open-back cabinet, reverb with master control, and a line out with level control. The Joe Satriani Peavey combo amp also includes global presence and resonance controls; 3-band EQ and level on each channel; FAT switches, and fully adjustable noise gates for the Ultra and Crunch channels.

    "We designed the JSX 212 not only for practicality, but also for tone and versatility," says Satriani. "The amp's tone comes to life in a big way using this 2x12 design, and the relationship between the combo and the player sets up an interesting interplay that you can't get with a head. It's a special experience having the amp and speakers in one unit."

    Made in the USA.

    Features

    • 120W
    • Half-power switch
    • 3 footswitchable channels
    • 2 JSX 12" speakers
    • 4 - EL34 tubes and 4 - 12AX7 tubes
    • Power amp switchable to use 6L6GCs
    • Clean channel: volume, bass mid, treble
    • Crunch channel: gain and volume, bass, mid, treble EQ, and FAT switch
    • Ultra channel: gain and volume, bass, mid, treble EQ, and FAT switch
    • Noise gate control for both distortion channels
    • Master volume
    • Master reverb
    • Footswitchable effects loop
    • Resonance and presence controls
    • Line out with level control
    • Footswitch included

    If you throw the JSX 212 in your trunk to travel from gig to gig you might need to carry a concealed weapon permit. Order now and arm yourself for sonic battle.

     

    JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp Specifications:

    • 26-1/2"W x 20-1/2"H x 11"D
    • 85 lb.
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    4.6

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    WOW WOW AND WOW!!!

    I've had this bad boy for about 6 months now and I finally feel that I can give it a real review. I'll start with the sound. The clean channel is nice, though...Read complete review

    I've had this bad boy for about 6 months now and I finally feel that I can give it a real review. I'll start with the sound. The clean channel is nice, though not a Fender clean, mostly because of the EL34s. When paired with a good quality octave (I use the POG) it can have a nice old bluesy breakup. By itself, it's good for darker sounds, like jazz. The crunch channel is great. I used to have a Peavey Classic 50 212 (which is an incredible amp) and wanted something with a similar sounding drive channel. The JSX has that and more. The range of this channel is greater than that of the Classic 50 because it has a lot more distortion (again because of the EL34s), but you can't really dial in just a little crunch with this channel. If you tweek the clean channel, you can get just the right amount of break up. The ultra channel is awesome. I'm not a metal guy, but I wanted an amp that has an over the top gain channel for soloing. And that's exactly what you get with this channel. If you cut the middle and crank the high and low and crank the noise gate, you get a nice scooped sound. All three channels are a little difficult to dial in, but once it's there, it's really there.All of the features are great. The clean channel is a basic clean channel, but the crunch and ultra channels both have a 'Fat' switch for thickening up the sound. They work very well. WIth the 'Presence' and 'Resonance' knobs you can, respectively, further dial in more high end or low end. The footswitch is great, though a little confusing at first. Once you get used to it, it's butter. I only use the effects loop for running louder effects like the POG and Fulltone Octafuzz (BTW, if you can find one of these, get it). It blends perfectly with the crunch channel to create a nice thick, really broken up sound. One little unexpected feature is the noise gate. It works well, but not as well as some other more expensive noise gates. But isn't that always the case? Another nice little feature is that the amp is set up for either EL34s or 6L6s. If you want a brighter, cleaner sound, simply change the power tubes to taste.This amp is great for all types of guitars. I have an American Standard Strat and a custom made Strat with a Hot Rails in the bridge and a Cool Rails in the middle. Both guitars sound incredible through this amp. The only reason I gave it 4.5 on the features is because this baby is H E A V Y!!! I've had heavy amps in the past, but this one is by far the heaviest. It's a real pain to transport it, so I recommend getting something to carry it in with wheels. Bottom line- get this amp. It ain't cheap, but it is well worth the money!!

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    Hartley Peavey where are you?

    I bought this amp after testing it out at a local music store off and on for a year. I own a 5150 half and a peavy ultra. I've been buying Peavey products since...Read complete review

    I bought this amp after testing it out at a local music store off and on for a year. I own a 5150 half and a peavy ultra. I've been buying Peavey products since 1977 (my first used P.A. mixing board) and have never once had to return one due to a factory and/or design flaw....until now.The Good:All 3 channels sound great! The clean channel, while not super clean, is superb. Very warm sounding. The ultra and crunch channel are wide open, smooth break-up, with very good sustain. This is not an amp for nu-metal. More 80's/early 90's type of gain. Works well with the current pop or rock. This is a heavey amp. You will need to buy a rolling case of some type if you are going to gig with it. The Bad:The noise gate does not work all that well. My Rocktron Hush unit is a superior to the one built into this amp. The factory tubes are horrible. I had to take the amp back to the music store four time in the first six weeks I owned it (I've only owned 4 months of this writing). The tubes power tubes being shipped with the amp don't even meet Peavey's own spec's and my service guy has yet to receive a good set. And lastly, Peavey had a new warehouse order system that still does still has lots of bugs. I have a short in the impedance switch. 2 months later and I still do not have a switch. I've called and left a message for Sales Rep to call me back twice and they've never returned my calls. The Verdict:"Caveat emptor"...I love Peavey, but my patience is at it's end. Over the years I've bought and still own lot's of Peavey equipment. At this point, they need to do something to win me back. Peavey is not the company it used be. Hartley Peavey where are you?

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    5.0

    Fantastic sound, versatile amp

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    Finally satisfied with my guitar sound. Three channels that each have their own identity. Clean sounds are not shimmering, but very nice. Channel two is my favorite. Fantastic tone and crunch. Actually can get a very very heavy Marshall meets Soldano tone out of this. Not quite the brown sound, but close. Channel three is hard to handle. Keep the gain down, and use it for solos only because it has a very noisy Mesa Boogie tone which I only find useful for solos.The only negatives are the odd footswitch functions and the weight. It is HEAVY!

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    1.0

    Blows Up Every Other Day

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    I bought a Peavey JSX 212 about two months ago.Right out of the box it kept blowing fuses. Then a preamp tube blew up. I replaced it then a few more fuses blew. Then ALL the preamp tubes blew up. I have owned this amp for two months and have only gotten to play out of it for several hours.The JSX sounds great! But it performs terribly! Buy a 1970's music man 212 if you want a combo amp that sounds great AND performs great as well!

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    5.0

    Very versatile amp

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    I picked this amp up around January and now I feel that I can give it a proper review.Clean channel:Very nice,especially with some chorus or moderate delay from my MXR carbon copy.The voicing is a bit on the dark side,which is great for jazz and other complex styles.The EQ is balanced well,and it retains dynamics even when pushed hard.This amp has a lot of headroom,so if you want a break up type sound then a low gain setting on the crunch channel would probably be your best bet.Crunch channel: Anything from bluesy break up to 80's rock.This is the channel to go for if you want classic rock and vintage distortion tones.I'm not a huge fan of it,but that isn't because it's bad,it's simply because I've never really been a mid-gain tone type of guitarist.Ultra channel:Now,this is where the amp really shines in my opinion.This channel oozes tight and dynamic modern high gain tones that are harmonically alive and clear as a bell.I exclusively play seven string guitars and the bass response on this channel makes the low B ring through without any muddiness at all.It's balanced well,like all the other channels,and can go from punk and 80's metal tones all the way to brutal modern metal.Throw an OD pedal in the mix and I don't see how you could need any more gain.Overall:With 3 versatile channels,voicing switches for the OD channels,a warm reverb,and a built in noise gate, this amp can handle just about anything you throw at it.It is a bit expensive,but the quality and sound is well worth the price.I've had mine or about a year and it has become an invaluable part of my sound both live and at home.Check it out if you get the chance,you owe it to yourself to play one of the most versatile amps out there.

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    5.0

    Very versitile amp

    By srvfan

    from Wichita Falls, TX

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    I've had this amp for a few years and I couldn't be happier. The first time I plugged into it, I knew it was the one for me. I did have an effects loop problem with my original amp where the sound would cut in and out with the effects button pushed, but my replacement amp has worked great...for the past 2 years. I gig a few times a month with this amp (play with a PRS custom 24) and have had so many compliments on my sound. The cleans are great, the crunch gives you the driving rock and roll sound and the ultra gives sustain for days. By the way, a Keeley modded tube screamer sounds so great with the clean setting! I'm able to pull off SRV through Ozzy with this amp. Love it!

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    5.0

    loving it!!!

    By renaissanceman

    from South Carolina

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    I have not had a lot of experience with tube amps(I like the smooth cleans I get from my fender 1/2 stack)but when I plugged into this amp I said "now this is a good sounding amp." Well after a few visits to the store I have bought it. The clean is clear and bright where you want it and not muddy. The crunch and ultra channels will melt the walls. They are not clouded. They are laced with harmonics. Buy this thing if you can it is awesome. My only beef would be that the one little handle on the top just is not enough, this thing weighs a ton. Some 1/2 stack handles on the side would be a little better.

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    5.0

    WOW WOW AND WOW!!!

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    I've had this bad boy for about 6 months now and I finally feel that I can give it a real review. I'll start with the sound. The clean channel is nice, though not a Fender clean, mostly because of the EL34s. When paired with a good quality octave (I use the POG) it can have a nice old bluesy breakup. By itself, it's good for darker sounds, like jazz. The crunch channel is great. I used to have a Peavey Classic 50 212 (which is an incredible amp) and wanted something with a similar sounding drive channel. The JSX has that and more. The range of this channel is greater than that of the Classic 50 because it has a lot more distortion (again because of the EL34s), but you can't really dial in just a little crunch with this channel. If you tweek the clean channel, you can get just the right amount of break up. The ultra channel is awesome. I'm not a metal guy, but I wanted an amp that has an over the top gain channel for soloing. And that's exactly what you get with this channel. If you cut the middle and crank the high and low and crank the noise gate, you get a nice scooped sound. All three channels are a little difficult to dial in, but once it's there, it's really there.All of the features are great. The clean channel is a basic clean channel, but the crunch and ultra channels both have a 'Fat' switch for thickening up the sound. They work very well. WIth the 'Presence' and 'Resonance' knobs you can, respectively, further dial in more high end or low end. The footswitch is great, though a little confusing at first. Once you get used to it, it's butter. I only use the effects loop for running louder effects like the POG and Fulltone Octafuzz (BTW, if you can find one of these, get it). It blends perfectly with the crunch channel to create a nice thick, really broken up sound. One little unexpected feature is the noise gate. It works well, but not as well as some other more expensive noise gates. But isn't that always the case? Another nice little feature is that the amp is set up for either EL34s or 6L6s. If you want a brighter, cleaner sound, simply change the power tubes to taste.This amp is great for all types of guitars. I have an American Standard Strat and a custom made Strat with a Hot Rails in the bridge and a Cool Rails in the middle. Both guitars sound incredible through this amp. The only reason I gave it 4.5 on the features is because this baby is H E A V Y!!! I've had heavy amps in the past, but this one is by far the heaviest. It's a real pain to transport it, so I recommend getting something to carry it in with wheels. Bottom line- get this amp. It ain't cheap, but it is well worth the money!!

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    3.0

    Hartley Peavey where are you?

    By Kansas Rocker

    from Wichita

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    I bought this amp after testing it out at a local music store off and on for a year. I own a 5150 half and a peavy ultra. I've been buying Peavey products since 1977 (my first used P.A. mixing board) and have never once had to return one due to a factory and/or design flaw....until now.The Good:All 3 channels sound great! The clean channel, while not super clean, is superb. Very warm sounding. The ultra and crunch channel are wide open, smooth break-up, with very good sustain. This is not an amp for nu-metal. More 80's/early 90's type of gain. Works well with the current pop or rock. This is a heavey amp. You will need to buy a rolling case of some type if you are going to gig with it. The Bad:The noise gate does not work all that well. My Rocktron Hush unit is a superior to the one built into this amp. The factory tubes are horrible. I had to take the amp back to the music store four time in the first six weeks I owned it (I've only owned 4 months of this writing). The tubes power tubes being shipped with the amp don't even meet Peavey's own spec's and my service guy has yet to receive a good set. And lastly, Peavey had a new warehouse order system that still does still has lots of bugs. I have a short in the impedance switch. 2 months later and I still do not have a switch. I've called and left a message for Sales Rep to call me back twice and they've never returned my calls. The Verdict:"Caveat emptor"...I love Peavey, but my patience is at it's end. Over the years I've bought and still own lot's of Peavey equipment. At this point, they need to do something to win me back. Peavey is not the company it used be. Hartley Peavey where are you?

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    5.0

    money saver of the year

    By Mike D-oVr.5

    from Lincon, RI

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    This amp absolutely destroys any of the competition. I shopped around, and for the price range this amp is the way to go. the clean is perfect, theres nothing like a tube amp for cleans. The crunch setting is good for songs like The Metal (Tenacious D) or any song by Necrophagist. The Ultra setting, is perfect for metal. with the fat switch on its basically the perfect amp, hook it up to some cabs and you got yourself a gig piece.

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    5.0

    Better than a marshal, about 3/4s the cost

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    I absolutely love this amp, the effects are great, the tone is perfect, and the power is plenty. People have been knocking it because it cant play the heavy metal riffs. I will remind you that this is a Joe Satriani amp, he is not a metal guitarist. And when he does play something really heavy, he uses a mesa triple/dual rectifier head with Peavey cabs. I compared this to the top of the line 2k+ Marshall amps, and this thing just blew them away. Marshall is a rip off compared to this thing.Save the 500$ and buy this if your considering a marshall.

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    5.0

    JSX 212

    Comments about Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp:

    I sold my 5150 for something smaller, and the JSX212 really has a big sound that was not a step down from the 5150, although the sound is different from the 5150. I love that there are 3 channels- one clean, two distortion, which allows for one distortion channel for rhythm and another for leads that you can set at a slightly higher volume. The only imperfection with the JSX212 is that the clean channel is pretty crunchy and isn't truly "clean." I wish they would have given the clean channel a true clean tone since there are 2 other "dirty" channels that one could fool around with. Luckily I don't use the clean channel for very many songs. Another nice thing about both distortion channels is that you can get a good variety of tones from either channel by fooling around w/ the bass/mid/treble, and also by playing with the presence/resonance. The "fat" toggle switches don't really seem to do much to tell the truth. Overall, a great amp. Pretty costly, but if you can afford it, it's stupendous!

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