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What to do? Peavey Triumph 60

vr6pilot

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So I made this interesting find: an unmolested Peavey Triumph 60 head that is 100% original. It has not had any of the popular mods done to it and it even has all of the original Peavey branded tubes. All of them, preamp and post. It was caked with dust when I got it but the cleanup was easy enough. Sadly, the Peavey stamps wiped off the 6L6's but whatevahs.

So I'm not sure what to do with it. As is, it's not my ting, mon. So, does the tone stack mod really transform the amp an appreciable amount? Or is there some value to this beast in it's unmolested form?

Open for discussion.







 

bobbtoz

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Haven't heard talk about this amp in years. I remember them from back in the day.
 

amphog

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A buddy of mine used them, but his tone was a bit over the top gainey. They seemrd to be reliable, spend some time with it before you mod it, always dial an amp with your ears, not your eyes.
 

Mudder

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I thought Soundgarden used VTMs...

Send an email to Jerry at FJA Mods and ask him what he'd do. That cat works wonders on Peaveys.
 

vr6pilot

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I have run several guitars thru it. Played with both gain channels at various settings. Even tried a few different cabs and tubes. It has a real nice clean side...bright but controllable. When you flip to the gain side, there's not enough bright. With the treble and prescence all the way up, it's still super-thick for my taste. I have a Peavey Encore 65 with the "pull-thick" control and it reminds me of this on the Triumph's gain stage.
 

Hacksaw

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Was the Triumph the predecessor to the Ultra model?

Reason I ask is I just picked up a terrible looking Ultra 1x12 combo last night and spent time cleaning and getting the amp back in order. Quite surprised as it sounds really good! The clean sounds nice and handles pedals really well. Went from country to Dick Dale wet reverb, Lots-o-fun.

Took a little while to get the OD channel to were I like it, but I found it finally, and with the active controls for that side of the amp made it touchy. Mine has g12t-75 speaker in it and I think this matches the amp pretty good.

I don't see much on the value for us, well for the Ultra model anyway.
 

Mesa Man

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Was the Triumph the predecessor to the Ultra model?
Yes. The Triumph doesn't have the active EQ.If memory serves me correctly, only one control on the eq band works when in the lead mode.

This was Peavey's poormans Mesa Mark III
 

K.O.

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Sounds VERY peavey .... another amp would have probably sounded better, To my ears ... that Peavey Distorion does not rule.... lost in the mix. No cut.
Its effing grunge dude...

NOT SUPPOSED TO CUT...

I hate seeing electrical ribbon on an amp. Makes me really sad


Very gear snob...

I love that different amps react to eq's, pedals, speakers, differently and sound differently do not give a hoot if it is an 10-100-1000-10,000 $$ amp

confidecent comments help, put downs show a need...
 

K.O.

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I post this for kids out there happy to have any amp that read these forums to get some idea of different amps and their advantages and disadvantages. Try an eq and maybe some boost from an sd-1 or similar for some cut. I remember it being a Very decent mid heavy amp IMO: best there is, not by a long shot, but heck neither is the Mesa I just got...



Not grunge somebody at home...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knV74BilE20
 

vr6pilot

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So, I got a matched set of super clean JJs I'm going to borrow from another amp. I'm going to try those in the T-60 and may even experiment with a 12AT7 since there's no shortage of gain.
And...may need to play a strat-style thru it. The tone just might be what it takes to make a single coil sound like a les paul. Who knows? But I'm going to play off the wisdom posted earlier and not butcher the amp.
 

K.O.

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I thought Soundgarden used VTMs...

Send an email to Jerry at FJA Mods and ask him what he'd do. That cat works wonders on Peaveys.
According to every source on the web you are right :bow

Embarrassing I lived in the Seattle area at the time and always thought that it was Triumphs that were used.
 

Stinky Kitty

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I believe this is one of James Brown's early designs, along with the Rockmaster preamp. I should know this by heart, since I've owned them all but I think the timeline goes something like this:

Peavey VTM>Triumph>Triumph PAG>Ultra>XXX
 






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