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I have a peavey triple X cab. I'm pretty much not allowed to sell it, and i want to put new speakers in it when i have the money.

Now, i was thinking V30's.. then people were throwing around nasty terms like "mid spike" - i heard a JSX with a recto cab, and it sounded pretty good and not satchy to me. i havent used my head with any other cab though (yes, this IS a problem).

so i was thinking "hm, what about WGS CL80 clones?". but here's the thing:

Is it possible to get 4 speakers that warm up my clean channel.. and still give me crazy sweet metal distortion, which i can back off to accomodate other things (like overdrive, and some punk)? I like the JSX's tone and all, but I want it to be more mine then his, if that makes any sense. the "satchness" adds some djent to it, but i would still like a tone that is ultimately recognizeable as Mine. The current setup sounds fine for recording, i dont know about live use (new tubes and TS since i last played).

Or should i go ahead and save up for the CL80's, and look for PAF-style pickups to warm up the clean channel? the LP stays stock, the tokai has been getting far more action - it's currently looking at the JB/'59 swap. The current pickups seem to be lower output, they have a very "open" sound to them which i find good for the metal-esque music im playing (at times), i know that the JB/59 setup is rather common.

sorry for all those brackets and whatnot, but I'm trying to tweak my rig, for minimal $$, to get what i want from it :p. unemployed, in college, and upgrading my rig.. go figure!

THANKS!
 

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I've had great results with my V30 loaded Mesa. The mids that V30's give aren't piercing or raw sounding, they're very fat sounding mids. Which compliments the JSX.
 

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I love v30's, but a half and half mix with G12H30's can be a bit more versatile.

As for pickups I'd get Jon Moore to wind you up a set if you want PAF's. His pickups sound noticably better than the Duncans (which aren't bad) and his prices are very reasonable (I think its $80 per pickup).

http://www.tonefordays.com/html/pickups.html

I have a set of his V59's and they are the best PAF clones I've ever heard (I also have a Les Paul Studio) I'd also recommend putting in a set of 500K pots and a good set of caps if you can afford it. The Mojo prewired kits are about $80.

http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/item.asp?pid=11508&pg=92721&id=2113384-1
 

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I love v30's, but a half and half mix with G12H30's can be a bit more versatile.

As for pickups I'd get Jon Moore to wind you up a set if you want PAF's. His pickups sound noticably better than the Duncans (which aren't bad) and his prices are very reasonable (I think its $80 per pickup).

http://www.tonefordays.com/html/pickups.html

I have a set of his V59's and they are the best PAF clones I've ever heard (I also have a Les Paul Studio) I'd also recommend putting in a set of 500K pots and a good set of caps if you can afford it. The Mojo prewired kits are about $80.

http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/item.asp?pid=11508&pg=92721&id=2113384-1
Great video to change out a 335 preassembly

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I'll third the V30 choice...especially if you want a warmer clean channel. I find a WHG V30 in my Koch is almost too dark on the clean channel; there's no pop and snap to the WHG V30, it's all smmmooooothed out. Sounded fantastic on the overdrive channel, very much like the Celestion V30s in the Mesa 2x12 rectifier cab I used to own. But I missed the snap and air on my clean channel so it's back to the Jensen and the V30 is going into a 1x12 extension cab.
 

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Well the v30 clones never did much for me and I have tried and tried and tried.. they definitely have tight bass but for me it does not sound as full as the g12h30. It has a bit of a high end cutting which annoyed my ears too. Maybe its just me, but you seem to have already heard them and liked them so all the power to ya. I think they might have to be played extremely loud..just like a g12h30. The higher these go, the less high end crying I hear.. or maybe mine are just breaking in!
 

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thanks for all of the tips guys. i am thinking about doign G12H30's and V30's.

i have 2 cabs, maybe i will experiment hahaha. again, many thanks!
 

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Yup, just like the sound clips... those damn g12h30's are fizzy and harsh when they start. Mine are slowly and i mean very slowly breaking in. the harshness is still there but less soo... great bass response and best cleans. The greenback is nicer though, fuller in the recording.
 

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oh im sure i can open up the JSX when no-one's home and break the speakers in :p
 
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