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    Peavey ValveKing 212 Guitar Amplifier, 100 Watts, 2x12 Inch

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    Overall:
    *********.* 9.2 out of 10
    Quality:
    ********** 9.5 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    *********.* 9.3 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    ********.** 8.3 out of 10
    Features:
    ********.** 8.3 out of 10
    Value:
    ********** 9.7 out of 10
    Sound:
    ********** 9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    ********** 9.5 out of 10

     

    User Reviews for Peavey Valve King 212 Guitar Combo Amplifier (100 Watts, 2x12")


    Overall:
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    Quality:
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    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********10 out of 10

    67% of users found this reviews helpful (3 votes).

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    By a customer from hotmail.com

    Submitted: 12/31/2005

    Style of Music: metal, industrial, alot of electronics roots

    Experience: Producer and I can play just about anything

    "beginners and pros will agree for the price its awesome"

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    ahhh refreshing exactually how a class A and class AB should sound the sound is rich full and can get to the nitty gritty. The thing that surprised me most is that it does not distort at full volum (that is of course with a straight signal from the guitar to the amp). I play this thing with the bass almost and way up and I play alot of metal with alot of muting and this thing takes what you feed it. and for those mellow rockers the clean channel is great and flexible
    Feature:
    the power to choose your tube sound is an excellent concept compared to amp modeling and hybrid amp models. ppl should have come up with this years ago.. ima versatile musician and i like my gear to be the same way too and this thing just does the trick. one thing i would like to have seen offered with the amp is 4 channels instead of two.. it prolly would have jacked the price up more but this baby is soo worth every penny!
    Quality:
    everything is in tact no probs.
    Manufacturer Support:
    never had to deal with them yet
    Value:
    two different tube amps and the ability to mix and match them in one package who seriously would complain
    The Wow Factor:
    this thing screams sexy tones and gets wild with metal
    Overall:
    i love as my first tuba amp i couldn't be happier even though i wish there was 2 more channels
    Overall:
    **********10 out of 10
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    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********10 out of 10

    67% of users found this reviews helpful (6 votes).

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    By stickman35002yahoo.com

    Submitted: 7/1/2007

    Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Classical, Metal

    Experience: Active Musician

    "Peavey Gets It Right Again!"

    Sound:
    I have had this for a week. One thing to keep in mind is that it will take a little time to break in the tubes. The clean channel will do nicely for almost any tone you need. It is a little dirty but my Schecter's tap switch clears that up nicely. I have always found Peavey to be legendary with their on board distortion. This amp is no exception. I however use a DX-7 pedal which also eliminates the problem of the amp not including a footswitch. For those who know what I am talking about; I took the tubes out. It runs with two 12AX7 Electro Harmonix preamp tubes (0608's) and one JJ ECC83 preamp tube. For the power tubes it runs four Ruby 6L6GCM-STR's. Not bad but a future upgrade for me seems likely. The two Valveking 16ohm speakers are quite nice. I may upgrade later to some Celestions.
    Feature:
    Some people will say that the a/b dial supplies no difference. I have found this to be untrue. Lets be logical. Any selector knob that lets you increase or decrease the power going through the tubes is going to make a difference. Maybe it just takes a more skilled musician to really feel this feature out. The master reverb seems a little weird. Again, it is a Peavey. Don't expect Fender quality reverb but do expect it to work just fine. The addition of a dampening knob is nice as well as presence adjustments. I also like the buttons that let you increase gain boost, volume, and a bright boost for the clean channel. Just something else to mess with. The lack of a footswitch will annoy those who use on board distortion. It isn't a big deal since there is only two channels. I could easily use the pedal from my bandit 112. I won't pay 50$ for Peavey's version for the Valveking footswitch since I do have a distortion pedal. Some people want more channels, but I don't mind so that's not a real concern for me.
    Ease of Use:
    Tube amps naturally require more dedication to dial in and locate the tone you desire than solid state amplifiers. What you see is what you get with solid state. You can modify more things on a tube amp to get a desired tone. However, once you find that tone it is a thousand times better than running through a solid state amplifier (my opinion of course). That being said the features listed above make it certain that you will find the sounds you want. It is very straight forward. The manual is there if you need it. I browsed through it but found nothing I couldn't figure out by just turning it on and messing with it for five minutes. There is a learning curve for any amplifier so just find what makes you happy. It has a great adaptive range. Whatever sound you want it can make.
    Quality:
    All I have to say is it's a Peavey, it will be fine. They do a good job guarding the tubes in the back and covering the preamp tubes with metal housings. I am sure if you drop it you could easily break a tube, but I highly doubt you will mess anything else up. At 65 pounds not much is going to ruin this thing.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Only had to deal with them once a few years ago and they were great. They are pretty well known for good customer support. I wouldn't worry about that.
    Value:
    Even if this thing sounded terrible (which it doesn't come even close to sounding terrible) you are paying about 600 dollars for an all tube amp. At the very least you slap in some new tubes and some new speakers. Then you still pay the same if not less for the best out there. It is a great platform to play stock and a great platform to upgrade.
    The Wow Factor:
    If you don't at least consider this amp you are making a huge mistake. It all comes down to what kind of sound you like. You may not like this amp. But, I guarantee you there are a lot of people that are going to fall in love with this. I definitely fell in love with it. For the money, it is absolutely amazing. Almost (and very closely) comparable to a 6505+.
    Overall:
    I will keep this setup for a long time. The only change I will make is adding the Valveking 4x12 cab. If I had it to do over again I would have just gotten the half-stack with the Valveking 100 head. No harm done though. The main reason I chose this amp in place of the Mesa Boogies and the Marshalls I looked at was the price. How on earth can you beat that? It stands up to those quite nicely. The biggest con of the amp is the dual channels and no footswitch included. I easily overcame both of those. If you are smart you will overlook them too.
    Overall:
    **********4 out of 10
    Features:
    **********4 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********7 out of 10
    Value:
    **********6 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********8 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********4 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********6 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********7 out of 10

    10% of users found this reviews helpful (10 votes).

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 1/29/2007

    Style of Music: Rock, Hard Rock, Blues some Country

    Experience: active musician

    "Save your money, buy a Mesa."

    Sound:
    The clean channel is not bad, fine for strumming chords. The dirty channel is lacking low end once the volume is brought up to stage level, and sounds rather thin. I doesn't drive like other tube amps do. The amp is very noisy when the gain is turned up and the channel switching is "poppy" not good for main speakers if you mic this amp and run it through a PA.
    Feature:
    What's with selling an amp and not including a footswitch??? Come on Peavey you can do better than that. Other than that, the knob in back that changes your class A to Class A/B doesn't change the sound much.
    Ease of Use:
    The clean channel is average, my solid state Marshall head sounded better on clean. It just doesn't have that tube tone I was expecting. I couldn't figure out how to use the lead volume boost, probably because it didn't come with a footswitch.
    Quality:
    The craftsmanship seems to be good other than the grill has small ripples in it.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Haven't talked to them.
    Value:
    Fine for a practice amp, not for gigging. If you are looking for that good Nickelback type tone, save your money and buy a Mesa Boogie.
    The Wow Factor:
    Unit has some nice looks to it. I do like the wings around the logo.
    Overall:
    I owned this amp for a total of 5 days. I brought it back to the store and picked up a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. Now that amp is a monster!!
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