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Peavey XXL 212 Combo Amp

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Designed for heavy metal, classic rock, and alternative rock guitarists, the Peavey XXL 212 Combo Amp delivers the sound, high output, warmth, and pu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Extra, extra-large TransTube tone!

Designed for heavy metal, classic rock, and alternative rock guitarists, the Peavey XXL 212 Combo Amp delivers the sound, high output, warmth, and push-back of a tube amplifier while utilizing solid-state construction. 2 - 12" Blue Marvel speakers. 3 fully independent channels. Bottom, body, and edge active EQ on ultra channel. 3-band passive EQ on clean and lead channels. 3-position EQ and gain voicing switches on each channel. 100W RMS into 4, 8, or 16 ohms using tube amp output transformers. Power level switch for 25, 50, or 100W operation. Power amp damping switch (tight, medium, loose). Footswitchable effects loop with effects level switch. Preamp out/power amp in patching jacks. Digital reverb.
Master volume. 3-button footswitch included. Classic jeweled pilot light. Chromeplated brass control knobs.

FEATURES
  • Tube warmth and push back with solid-state construction
  • 2 - 12" Blue Marvel speakers
  • 3 fully independent channels
  • Bottom, body, and edge active EQ on ultra channel
  • 3-band passive EQ on clean and lead channels
  • 3-position EQ and gain voicing switches on each channel
  • 100W RMS into 4, 8, or 16 ohms
  • Tube amp output transformers
  • 25, 50, or 100W operation
  • Power amp damping switch
  • Footswitchable effects loop
  • Effects level switch
  • Preamp out/power amp in patching jacks
  • Digital reverb
  • Master volume
  • 3-button footswitch included
  • Classic jeweled pilot light
  • Chromeplated brass control knobs

Ever since your dad played it hard and heavy in the garage, Peavy has been there. If you want it loud, tasty, and reliable, this is your amp. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 26-3/4"W x 21-1/4"H x 11-1/2"D
  • 59 lbs.
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4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Get one while you can!

It's my understanding that Peavey has stopped making this model. And that's a total shame.I bought mine second-hand for a great price, but regardless of how much you pay, you will get every...Read complete review

It's my understanding that Peavey has stopped making this model. And that's a total shame.I bought mine second-hand for a great price, but regardless of how much you pay, you will get every dollar you invest out of this amp.The flexibility of sounds, both distortion and clean, that you can wring out of this beast is incredible. Clean channel doesn't quite have the overhead of some other amps, but it will get the job done. The Lead channel is everything from classic rock to heavy metal, try tweaking the EQ to see what you can get. The Ultra channel has enough distortion for *just about* any hard rock or classic metal sound you could ask for. It does not, however, give you the over-the-top "sharp" distortion of some pedals or a triple rec. However, it can accept whatever pedals you put into it with little trouble. Between this amp, my Metal Muff, and Boss Metal Zone, I have about 10+ *good* tones for hard rock/metal, all of which I use for different styles. All for less than 1/5 of what I would have paid for a triple rec head alone, with more flexibility.The clean channel is good enough that I use this rig for jazz gigs as well. I am amazed by the breakup that occurs on the clean channel with the volume knob up-it sounds about 75% authentic compared to real tube breakup.All in all, this amp is EVERY sound that you could possibly want, a blank canvas of any size that you can throw all your effects at. The lack of on-board effects is a plus in my opinion- leave the digital out of this (with the exception of the reverb, which is good) and keep it pure solid state. That's the way that I like it.Did I mention that NO ONE would ever guess this amp isn't tube. It sounds and has the power of a 100W all-tube stack in a compact form. All the reliability of solid state, all the tone of tube, the best of all worlds.The only gigging amp I will ever need to buy after this combo is the XXL head and a worthy cab-simply for the awesome stage presence.

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Ok for Solid-State

This amp has alot of different ways to dial in tone so it doesn't get boring. I think maybe it would be better to get the head version of this amp and a good...Read complete review

This amp has alot of different ways to dial in tone so it doesn't get boring. I think maybe it would be better to get the head version of this amp and a good cabinet because this combo didn't seem to push as well as the regular transtube amps that were sitting right next to it in the shop.

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5.0

Thrash and shred metal machine

By Jonathon Young

from Springfield,OH

This amp is one of the best out there. You can get a wide variety of sound in this thing. If you have Les Paul and plug it right in the amp and turn it to the crunch channnel you can get the early Metallica sound or get a Zakk Wylde overdrive pedal into that channel and start shredding. Have fun.

 
5.0

Had no Idea a solid state could sound this good

By James

from Vail AZ

GREAT amp, best solid state amp I have ever heard. I still have some tube amps, but for certain sounds, this thing is even better than a tube amp. The variable wattage is awesome also, there is no venue you couldn't play with this amp. It is super reliable too...LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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5.0

The chunky bottom-end on the lead channel is HUGE.

By Vertigo Vibe

from West Lawn, PA

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Sparkling clean channel, crisp lead channel, wild and out front ultra channel, with the 3 independent channel switching. I don't fuss with my volume controls as much, plus, with the separate volume for each channel, you know your leads will be soaring through the mix, and assured that your rhythms will be back in the mix just by a click of the footswitch.

 
5.0

Get one while you can!

By Garrett-Msuir

from NC

It's my understanding that Peavey has stopped making this model. And that's a total shame.I bought mine second-hand for a great price, but regardless of how much you pay, you will get every dollar you invest out of this amp.The flexibility of sounds, both distortion and clean, that you can wring out of this beast is incredible. Clean channel doesn't quite have the overhead of some other amps, but it will get the job done. The Lead channel is everything from classic rock to heavy metal, try tweaking the EQ to see what you can get. The Ultra channel has enough distortion for *just about* any hard rock or classic metal sound you could ask for. It does not, however, give you the over-the-top "sharp" distortion of some pedals or a triple rec. However, it can accept whatever pedals you put into it with little trouble. Between this amp, my Metal Muff, and Boss Metal Zone, I have about 10+ *good* tones for hard rock/metal, all of which I use for different styles. All for less than 1/5 of what I would have paid for a triple rec head alone, with more flexibility.The clean channel is good enough that I use this rig for jazz gigs as well. I am amazed by the breakup that occurs on the clean channel with the volume knob up-it sounds about 75% authentic compared to real tube breakup.All in all, this amp is EVERY sound that you could possibly want, a blank canvas of any size that you can throw all your effects at. The lack of on-board effects is a plus in my opinion- leave the digital out of this (with the exception of the reverb, which is good) and keep it pure solid state. That's the way that I like it.Did I mention that NO ONE would ever guess this amp isn't tube. It sounds and has the power of a 100W all-tube stack in a compact form. All the reliability of solid state, all the tone of tube, the best of all worlds.The only gigging amp I will ever need to buy after this combo is the XXL head and a worthy cab-simply for the awesome stage presence.

 
5.0

Best Solid state... possibly.

By dark1349-QxQ7H

from SE Asia

it's a very good amp, what else is there to say? the gain here is superb & the overall tone will give a good tube amp a run for its money. i hold this amp in good stead because it's fantastic feature-wise & it's not a poor man's XXX for goodness sake! oh, i've sold my tube amp after its acquisition, also, i gave up all drive pedals... yes, it's that good.

 
5.0

Strong loud amp

By unpatient mink

from CA

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I've had this amp for about 5 days now, and i'm loving it. The clean is spectacular. I put the clean on vintage, boost the highs and lows and scoop the mids, put the reverb at about 12:00, and (if you have 2 humbuckers) i put the switch in the middle. Very convincing tube tone.The Lead setting is a very nice classic touch to it. The classic and british are really good for classic rock. Put the gain about 10:30, and you have a soft british gain similar to beatles. Put the gain up a bit to 1:00 to 2:00, and you get a lynyrd skynyrd gain, very nice and crunchy. This is also a very good rhythm channel, too, when you're on the neck pickup.The Ultra channel is for the lead solos and heavy metal. The eq is VERY expandable, it being active and all... So it'll take you a little while to get it to your setting... The modern setting is more of a scooped mid setting, and the ultra being more of a solo channel. The gain on this this channel is tremendous. You could put it to 10:00, and be completely satisfied with metal and solos. You get above 1 or 2 o-clock, and it starts getting very muddy.The volume on this thing is quite inmpressive too. I usually have it on the 25 watt setting (25, 50, and 100 watt settings) and i have the master at 10:30, and channel volumes varying from 10:00 to 12:30, and it's a very good bedroom volume.I haven't cranked the amp yet, but i bet it would be very loud...The reverb on this thing is a nice feature. Put it on about 10:00, and you have a nice rhythm reverb, and 1:00 for nice soloing reverb/ delay.The footswitch that comes with it is very big and easy to use.The amp is pretty heavy, but the sound makes up for it.

 
5.0

This amp rocks

By Gil Kless

from Buffalo, NY

This amp is great for anyone. Sounds exactly like a tube amp. Peavey has worked wonders again with this amp.

 
3.0

Ok for Solid-State

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This amp has alot of different ways to dial in tone so it doesn't get boring. I think maybe it would be better to get the head version of this amp and a good cabinet because this combo didn't seem to push as well as the regular transtube amps that were sitting right next to it in the shop.

 
5.0

Absolutely heavy!

By Virtuoso-cTXM4

from Arkansas

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Great gain, super low-end that as soon as it tramps through your speaker the treble bites you like a rabid dog!

 
5.0

It's great

By mike-w8.TC

from Spearfish SD

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I have a had the best experience with this amp. it sounds just a great as a tube amp and doesn't cost as much. the distortion is amazingly crisp, and the clean setting is smooth and sound. This amp blew my buddy's marshall full stack out of the water and i haven't even purchased the cabinet for it. it's a great amp.

 
5.0

Good Amp

By K b34r

from Nj

first I gotta say something about the features. It doesn't have fx built in, which is good because most built in fx suck. Second it has average features, other than distortion and eq what do you really need a mp to do?I was disappointed with it having digital reverb but than again spring reverb is about extinct. The reverb is good but could be more loud. The distortion on this thing is amazing for preamp! The clean is good but I am more into Pantera and Juist Priest so I obviously only use one of the three channels.Over all I think this amp is severely well priced. I think the distortion is the most amazinf thing really. It has great solid state like sound and great lead harmonics. All I use with it is a chorus pedal.

 
5.0

Peavey rocks

By captain Fernando

from Dallas, TX

This combo was warm, fat and had rich overdrive. When used onstage it sounded awesome and really cut through the mix during leads and solos. I highly recommend this amp.

 
4.0

Good quality amp!

By Lord of the Ax

from Undisclosed

You get what you pay for, and this amp will really give it to you.

 
5.0

Excellent amp and features.

By ColdHit

from Del Mar, CA

The features on this amp are incredible and Peavey's Transtube technology emulates tubes better than most tube amps in the market. Very versatile.

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4.0

Great punch, but there are better amps for less

By Brando-RYDsd

from Waterloo, IA

I will keep this brief.. I owned the XXL amp for 2 1/2 years and must say, it does kick some booty. BUT, I just purchased the new VOX (yes, VOX) AD50VT and must say that it does circles around this amp. The Vox has 11 built in fully customizable effects as well as 11 amp models.. and it costs about $250 LESS than this amp. While this wouldn't be a waste of your money, you should be happier with the Vox, especially at louder volumes thanks to the tube preamp. Check my review on the Vox amp. Save some money.

 
4.0

It's nice for solid state

By clseairsppt

from Selinsgrove, PA

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Decent amp, alot more quiet than I hoped. My classic 30 seems louder and more alive. For a solid state amp, it's ok, definitely one of the better ones.

 
5.0

It's a great amp, over powers my friends stack

By mike-w8.TC

from Spearfish SD

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This amp is great and it pushes more sound and better crunch than my friends Marshall half stack, and you can hook a cabinet up to this amp also. This thing produces great distortion and I love the clean sound on it too!

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