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Peavey Supreme XL Guitar Amp Head  

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The Peavey Supreme XL Guitar Amp Head's 100W RMS @ 8 ohms with 2 fully independent channels are the heart and soul of a truly heavy-duty professional...Click To Read More About This Product

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Enormous power and professional flexibility for an amazingly low price.

The Peavey Supreme XL Guitar Amp Head's 100W RMS @ 8 ohms with 2 fully independent channels are the heart and soul of a truly heavy-duty professional tone machine. 3-band EQ on both channels plus bottom, body, and edge EQ presets on the red channel give you precision tonal adjustment. The Supreme XL has 4 different amp sound styles plus 25W, 50W, or 100W selectable power. Tight, medium, and loose power amp damping switch; footswitchable effects loop; digital reverb; included 2-button footswitch; and killer Peavey cosmetics with reversible faceplate and classic jeweled pilot light.

FEATURES
  • 100W RMS @ 8 ohms
  • 2 fully independent channels
  • 3-band EQ on both channels
  • Bottom, body, and edge EQ presets on the red channel
  • Lead, British, Modern, and Ultra amp sound styles
  • 25W, 50W, or 100W selectable power
  • Tight, medium, and loose power amp damping
  • Footswitchable effects loop
  • Digital reverb
  • Included 2-button footswitch
  • Reversible faceplate
  • Jeweled pilot light

Drive your cabs with a head that can really dish it out, and give you a broad range of tonal possibilities to boot. Call or click today to make it yours.

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4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Time Machine......

THIS AMP ROCKS!!!....I can't get a BAD sound from this thing. Now before you go on and start to complain that you can't get a good sound out of this,...Read complete review

THIS AMP ROCKS!!!....I can't get a BAD sound from this thing. Now before you go on and start to complain that you can't get a good sound out of this, let me clue you in on something: I play various types of music, from blues, to metal....from jazz to Hendrix / Pantera / Oasis / Ozzy / B.B. King / George Benson....etc. And I use a slew of different effects pedals....and no matter which one I use (metal / fuzz / octave / chorus / phaser / flanger / pitch shifter / ring modulator / compressor / wah) I tell you this amp reproduces it perfectly. I use the clean channel for glassy, pristine jazz chords, and country twang, and it's never failed to give me JUST what I wanted. Then there's the crunch channel, it's perfect for chords, some fuzzy, Hendrixian runs, and the more compressed, tightly focused bass heavy rythyms. Finally there's the Ultra channel, and it's just what the Dr. ordered when it comes time to "fly" with your fingers. I can do Yngvwie, Satriani, Vai, Hammett, Mustaine etc. If you can think it up, you can find the sound in this amp. And it's not so much the PRICE that grabs me, it's the facvt that unlike my friend down the road from me, who has to invest sometimes as much as $100.00 for tubes and the servicing of them, THIS amp is TUBELESS! It's all Solid State, uinless you plan on dropping this thinkg into the shark tank at your local zoo, or in your bathtub, then it should work fine gig after gig, after gig, after gig....etc. My suggestion?...GET ONE NOW BEFORE YOU CAN'T FIND ONE ANYMORE AND THEY RAISE THE PRICE TO SOME ASTRONOMICAL RANGE!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Consider this first.......

I bought this amp because I did not have the time to save up and get anything better (I bought this a week before my band's first show) and bought it w/ a...Read complete review

I bought this amp because I did not have the time to save up and get anything better (I bought this a week before my band's first show) and bought it w/ a very cheap peavey cab. This head can get very loud but with my cab it is very limited in sound. I am about to trade in my current cab for a line6 412. The Clean sounds pretty good (prefer the modern setting) because of the pick-ups on my Ibanez RG. Now for the distortion In my mind it has alot of crunch, is alittle weak, but has ALOT of unbareable feedback. I HAD to buy a suppressor and it cut down alot on the feedback (The pickups on my guitar also cut down on alot of the feedback, fooling around w/ other guitars has showed me that w/out good pickups you will not be able to play this amp). The Modern is a very digital sound but I use it for very light practice. The Ultra setting is the only way I am able to keep up w/ my friend's setup (Line 6 HD147 and the Spider II cab). The Ultra has a very dirty sound that is decent for breakdowns. But it is also dirty playing harmonic notes. The effect setting does not even work on my head but I have no need for it anyway. This review is based on the head paired w/ the cab I currently use, and even when I played it on my friends line 6 II cab the ultra and modern distortion sounded remarkably better and cleaner. If you are short on cash and want this amp you will NEED to experiment with the cabs you use for the tone you want. You will also have to consider that you'll need the sound suppressor and a guitar with good pickups. If you can afford waiting for more money you should probably look to upgrade to a XXX or something better.

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4.0

this thing rocks!!!

By Rick B

from Massachusettd

I purchased this after using , and abusing a Marshall twin cab. This amp is heavy as you need to play modern rock for shure , and the clean channel is just that-smooth and clean . I play a Fender strat through it and love it . Would recommend playing around with the sound a bit before hitting the stage . I'm sure you'll find a sound right for you ..

 
3.0

Consider this first.......

By Icky Plague

from Alabama

I bought this amp because I did not have the time to save up and get anything better (I bought this a week before my band's first show) and bought it w/ a very cheap peavey cab. This head can get very loud but with my cab it is very limited in sound. I am about to trade in my current cab for a line6 412. The Clean sounds pretty good (prefer the modern setting) because of the pick-ups on my Ibanez RG. Now for the distortion In my mind it has alot of crunch, is alittle weak, but has ALOT of unbareable feedback. I HAD to buy a suppressor and it cut down alot on the feedback (The pickups on my guitar also cut down on alot of the feedback, fooling around w/ other guitars has showed me that w/out good pickups you will not be able to play this amp). The Modern is a very digital sound but I use it for very light practice. The Ultra setting is the only way I am able to keep up w/ my friend's setup (Line 6 HD147 and the Spider II cab). The Ultra has a very dirty sound that is decent for breakdowns. But it is also dirty playing harmonic notes. The effect setting does not even work on my head but I have no need for it anyway. This review is based on the head paired w/ the cab I currently use, and even when I played it on my friends line 6 II cab the ultra and modern distortion sounded remarkably better and cleaner. If you are short on cash and want this amp you will NEED to experiment with the cabs you use for the tone you want. You will also have to consider that you'll need the sound suppressor and a guitar with good pickups. If you can afford waiting for more money you should probably look to upgrade to a XXX or something better.

 
5.0

Power house

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I say it is quite a nifty head. The clean has a nice warm and full sound to it, even when its set on the vintage mode. The overdrive is nice and ballsy even for the most gain freaks, but one thing I don't like about the head is when set on the ULTRA mode, it sounds too bitey. Other than that, it's a good amp for a tight budget.

 
5.0

mmhmm

By flash1989

from shawano wisconsin

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I bought this head almost a year ago, along with a XXX cab. I couldn't afford another head at the time so i bought it (stupid at the time) anyway i love my supreme all the same, in fact i came to love it, adn i came to hate it. first off this babys loud, really loud which is good. the second channel distortion, sounds like crap, serisouly, i use my distortion pedal instead. the effects loop doesnt work well i cant use half my presets on my effects processor i just get feedback galore. otehr then that its definently worth it for the price, belive me, a man on a budget. but if you can go big!

 
5.0

Best Rock Amp for the DOLLAR!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This amp is one of the best amps I have ever owned!I've been playing for 15 years and I have owned a lot of different amps, but this amp is by far the BEST AMP I have ever owned.The Lead/Rhyhtm channels are extremely versatile, there are tones of options to get the sound your looking for. This is the only amp I have ever owned where you can get a Van Halen sound and a Skynyrd sound from the same amp. If you looking for an amp to play Heavy Metal or Rock, this amp is the best, PERIOD!

 
5.0

Rock woot!

By Metal_Methodist

from Oceanside, CA

I play mostly Metal/metalcore/hardcore/Country/misc and this head works for it all. You're able to get your own kind of sound with pretty basic settings; although, I'm not to keen on that modern setting.

 
5.0

Review

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Awesome sound and quality

 
5.0

Sweet!

By Mark Nasty

from Chicago,IL

Pick it up, love it. It has that dimebag darrell kinda mid crunch. I like It more than my old mesa. The only thing I hate about it is the handles! They really suck to carry and are very uncomfortable. My marshall was always in the shop, my crate was always giving me problems, my line 6 sounded too digital, this thing blows em out of the water. And I'm not just saying that because they pay me too. Buy It, you won't regret it.

 
5.0

Great bang for your buck

By zonaria143

from Six Nations ON CA

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I have had a good amount of time to play around with this amp in my local store, and I was impressed at the quality for such a low price. Each channel (lead and clean) has three different voicings, and each is unique. You'd definately be able to find your tone with this. Using a Strat with humbuckers I was able to get great lead and rhythm distortion great for hard rock or metal. The amp has a nice amount of low end chunk. Though when trying this amp out be sure to turn it up, you won't find it's true sound at bedroom levels. The clean channel held some awesome clean tones, reminiscent of Fender tube combos, very nice. The clean channel can be set to a nice crunch rhythm, with lots of low end chunk. I was able to find country, blues, jazz, rock, metal, death metal, grunge, and basically every other genre's voice in this amp, it's great. So be sure to check it out, it's an awesome deal.

 
5.0

Good But Not Great...

By WNH Ryan (aim)

from Milwaukee

When it came down the the point of purchase, it was either this head or the randall 200h. I went back and forth about the 2. Now that I look back, I would definitely still be sitting there chosing which one. This amp is pretty noisy, when your 5 ft away from it. You get a 20 ft. cable, you are fine. The distortion channel needs a lot of tweaking, it's too muddy. But I have made it sound pretty good coming out of my marshall 1960a. 2 independant channels are pretty sweet, and if you like this head but don't mind about separate EQ and you want tube. Try out the peavey classic 50 head and cab. Sounds great, just like this one.

 
5.0

Peavey Supreme Head

By Chris Degarmo

from Carthage, N.C.

Although this is my first head, I've played and used tons. This is by far one of the best heads I have yet to play, The gain is tremendous and very thick and full. The clean channel is also very good, It's very clean as long as you don't have the gain on the channel.

 
2.0

Good but could be alot better...

By P.R. Russell-aDZD9

from Reynoldsburg, OH

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It?s an okay amp if you?re going for a first half stack thing. The modern clean and crunch channels are okay, but the vintage clean is awesome it has a warm tube feel to it. As for the overdrive channels, they could be a lot better if they had a contour knob or something like it. The pseudo ultra gain channel has no flexibility, it's muddy and dull and it doesn?t even have enough gain to be called ultra. The modern overdrive channel is so damn muddy and bassy you can?t hear anything. But the British channel has a great vintage Marshall sound, perfect for Zeppelin, Hendrix, and Deep Purple. The reverb isn?t that great, either. There is no perfect amount of reverb at all, it's either too much or not enough. I played on this amp at a local store and loved it over the Peavey XXL head. After getting it home and setting it up it turned into a muddy piece of s***. Even the reversible face plate is a pain, the name plate that says "Supreme" has four six-point star screw heads on it. I had to go out and buy a special screw driver just to change the face plate. This isn?t an amp for a metal head, I have to use high gain distortion pedals to get the sound I want out of this thing. All in all okay. Could be a lot better, though. Great for classic rock but I?m into playing heavier things at the moment. I wouldn?t bother with this amp at all. I'm already thinking about selling it and I haven?t even had mine for 6 months. Save up and buy something better.

 
5.0

cannibalcorpsejunky

By steve-wc8IZ

from algonquin, il

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i bought this amp about a year ago, and i dont regret buying it, this amp is amazing. it will give you just what you want for rock, and it's amazing for blues. if you're more of a metal player like me, it won't be exactly what you want, but if you're just looking at buying something that will give you good sound at a low price this is definitely a great buy. as for me now that i have become a better guitar player i have bought a better amp, marshall jcm 800, with 1960b cabs. amazing tone, but the drawback (which is why this amp is good) you need a distortion pedal on any marshall, but this will give you a nice heavy feel built right into it, unfortunatly peavey didn't go the extra mile on there versatility and distortion which would have made this amp the greatest buy of all time. great amp for the price, but if you can afford better then buy a marshall or boogie.

 
5.0

Review

By xjake

from knightstown, IN

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After 3 months of owning this and playing shows with it, I have come to the conclusion that I needed more on the distortion side. The clean chanels are very nice though.Now I play this with a Line 6 Uber Metal pedal for my distortion needs. But don't get me wrong... the stock distortion is pretty amazing if you're not into playing some insane and chaotic stuff. So if you're looking to play metal, get it. and if you're looking to play my kind of stuff like harmonized nonsense, get it with an additional pedal. I play a jackson DXMG through the Uber Metal and a Peavey Supreme XL through a Carvin 412 . Very nice head for guitarists looking to get thee best out of their money

 
5.0

Gotta take the good with the bad

By ZazzyZulu-nVwko

from Los Angeles, CA

This is a pretty good amp. I bought it because it was the best I could do for my price range. I compared it with a Marshall MG (just awful tone, nothing good about this amp) and the B-52 solid state head (which is similar to this but has a weaker clean sound and less features). This amp had the best clean tone, which is extremely important in the genre of music I play. That, coupled with the whole 3 tone switches per channel sold the amp for me. The distortion ain't great, but what solid state amp is? The Ultra is easily THE worst sounding setting of this amp, however you tweak it. Just muddy, bastardized nu-metal. The modern can be ok, a very digital, solid-state sounding, thin distortion. I like the British the best, you can get a good JCM-like tone out of it. I find the clean to be the best on the modern selection, although the vintage is pretty good too. Crystal clear clean even at very high volumes. The distortion feeds back A LOT, which is probably the worst part of this amp.

 
5.0

Review

By fallbehind23-CtZas

from KANTNER, PA

This is an amazing head. The distortion is very heavy and it doesn't make the sound of my guitar all muddy. The cleans are amazing and crystal clear. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it can only handle an 8 ohm load. To accompany this spec, I bought a XXX 4x12. This combination is deadly.

 
5.0

This head owns.

By Eidolon

from Arapaho, OK

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I run this head through a Marshall AVT412 slant cab and it gives me the sound of my dreams. I have always wanted the tone of this amp. The low end of the head is phenomenal. Feels like a bass amp with the high quality of a high end guitar head. Screw Boogie. Get this.

 
5.0

Time Machine......

By Orion Reaper II

from Mt. Olive, NJ

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THIS AMP ROCKS!!!....I can't get a BAD sound from this thing. Now before you go on and start to complain that you can't get a good sound out of this, let me clue you in on something: I play various types of music, from blues, to metal....from jazz to Hendrix / Pantera / Oasis / Ozzy / B.B. King / George Benson....etc. And I use a slew of different effects pedals....and no matter which one I use (metal / fuzz / octave / chorus / phaser / flanger / pitch shifter / ring modulator / compressor / wah) I tell you this amp reproduces it perfectly. I use the clean channel for glassy, pristine jazz chords, and country twang, and it's never failed to give me JUST what I wanted. Then there's the crunch channel, it's perfect for chords, some fuzzy, Hendrixian runs, and the more compressed, tightly focused bass heavy rythyms. Finally there's the Ultra channel, and it's just what the Dr. ordered when it comes time to "fly" with your fingers. I can do Yngvwie, Satriani, Vai, Hammett, Mustaine etc. If you can think it up, you can find the sound in this amp. And it's not so much the PRICE that grabs me, it's the facvt that unlike my friend down the road from me, who has to invest sometimes as much as $100.00 for tubes and the servicing of them, THIS amp is TUBELESS! It's all Solid State, uinless you plan on dropping this thinkg into the shark tank at your local zoo, or in your bathtub, then it should work fine gig after gig, after gig, after gig....etc. My suggestion?...GET ONE NOW BEFORE YOU CAN'T FIND ONE ANYMORE AND THEY RAISE THE PRICE TO SOME ASTRONOMICAL RANGE!!!

 
4.0

Budget Bang!

By NoMoreTears2k

from Lafayette, IN

This is a pretty sweet amp for the money. It can't compete with the $2000 heads, but for it price range, I haven't played anything as good.

 
5.0

Its a pretty good head for the money.

By BCE-Tzhmu

from Indiana

It is only $400, so can you go wrong? If you are going to spend 400, you might as well just get the XXL unless you are set on getting this one. The one bad thing about it is its noise. I have emgs (81 & 85) and it is still pretty noisey. Overall, it is a pretty nice solid state amp.

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