Peavey ValveKing 100 Head  

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At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 100 Head is a patent-pending, Class A/B Texture control that allows variable selection and combination of Class A and Class AB power structures. This give... Click To Read More About This Product

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At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 100 Head is a patent-pending, Class A/B Texture control that allows variable selection and combination of Class A and Class AB power structures. This gives you the ability to coax a wide range of tones out of the ValveKing 100 Head. It features 12AX7 preamp and 6L6GC power amp tubes; 2 footswitchable channels with independent 3-band EQ and volume; footswitchable boost on the lead channel; global resonance, presence, and reverb controls; a buffered effects loop; and dual speaker jacks in parallel.

Features
  • 100W all-tube power
  • Texture variable Class A/B simulation control
  • 2 footswitchable channels
  • EQ and volume for each channel
  • Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
  • Reverb with level control
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Resonance and presence controls
  • Dual speaker jacks in parallel
  • 4 - 6L6GC power amp tubes
  • 3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 4, 8, or 16 ohms
  • 21-1/3"W x 18-1/4"H x 10-1/4"D
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PeaveyValveKing 100 Head
 
4.9

(based on 46 reviews)

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(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wicked!!!

By Bugman1620

from Cinci. Oh.

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

I went in the store turned it on messed with the knobs got a decent tone and told the salesman bag it up I'm sold. I used to own a Boogie and i'll have to say that this thing, for the money, blows the Boogie out of the water. If you want face melting distortion turn on the volume boost along with the gain button and turn up the gain knob and stand back!

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Current Amp King

By WorshipNerd

from Sacramento, Ca

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

Peavey has hit the mark with the Valve King by providing a quality tube amp at an affordable price. The VK100 has many features found only on boutique amps. Out of the box you will be able to experience true vintage tones from the four 6L6 tubes. If you're on a budget and looking for a great amp Look no further. This is it!

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great amp for the money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

i think this beats out the blue voodoo, and everything else in it's price range, it's good for many styles of music, i only wish it had a master volume for both channels, and a footswitchable reverb. other than those two things, i love this amp, it sounds amazing, if it died, which i find unlikely, i would buy it again.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome.

By deandude

from smithfield, VA

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

I just picked this up at guitar center. I was skeptical of peavey at first. I had tryed my friends mesa boogie and thought it was pretty nice. I wanted to get one but I tryed a bunch of peaveys first. I was immediately sold by this thing. It is very nice tone and distortion is extremely good and if you get the matching cab it sounds amazing. I dont know why everyone says it doesnt do heavy metal well. I beg to differ it actually does good if you set it up right. Of course you can always use a boost if that doesnt do it for you. But overall its a great great amp for the price.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stop looking and buy this head

By Bad Brad

from Greer, SC

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

I recently bought this head and I can tell you right now, if you are looking for a super sweet tube head, you need to look no further. I have been a Peavey guy since I bought my first 212 Classic in 76 (which I still own and play). I also have a 100 watt XL Supreme solid state head with a 4X12 cab. My Classic went into the shop to be retubed and I got thinking it would be nice to have a tube head to drop on top of the Supreme cabinet, so I started shopping around. I listened to the Marshalls to the Crates and everything else even out of the price range and the ValveKing is far and away the best SOUNDING head I played through. It is really hard to describe the way it sounds. But it is almost like the guitar takes on another dimension of harmonics. When messing around I normally crank up the distortion, but with the ValveKing the clean channel sounds SOO good that I leave it on the clean channel most of the time. I have a Aphex harmonic exciter and a Microverb in the effects loop. That just adds to the sweet sound of this thing. Yes the reverb is not too hot, that is my only complaint, but with the Microverb, I don't need it anyway. Close your eyes, don't look at the price tag. You can save yourself some time and stop looking and buy.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value, Great Amp

By Jacob Janowski

from Brookfield, WI

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

I've had this amp for about 5 years now and I play for at least an hour everyday. I use the amp for practice at home through a hot plate and for band practice/gigging. With most amps in this price range, you would expect that I would have had at least some minor issues with this amp... I have not. I have never changed the tubes or had a professional clean my amp or run maintenance. I have done absolutely nothing to this amp other than play it since I took it out of the box and I have had zero problems. That being said, completely regardless of tone or features, this amp has been completely worth the price. However, reliability and value are not the only facets of this amp. Lets start with some clean channel features: 3-band EQ, independent volume control, as well as a high/low tone switch. The EQ is very helpful for shaping tone and the independent volume control comes in handy. One of the great features of this amp is the ability to blend your A/B tube saturation (back panel of the amp). This can allow you to get classic overdrive tones as well as a shimmering, glassy tone out of the clean channel. The hi/low tone switch also is great for switching between lead and rhythm tones. The distortion on this amp is also very versatile: hi/low gain switch, volume control, 3 band eq, and a boost switch. The low distortion section can give you great overdrive tones as well as some highly compressed/borderline fuzz tones at high drive and volume once you get used to the settings. The high distortion section can give you everything from modern rock to metal beatdown to shred and everything in between. The EQ as well as the tone shaping (presence and sustain?) knobs are extremely interactive, especially with the gain channel, and really come in handy. Also, the boost for the distortion channel is foot-switchable and gives you a nice boost of distortion and volume which can be helpful for kicking it into gear for solo time. All in all, this amp is loud, reliable, has great tone (once you get used to tweaking the settings to your liking), and looks pretty decent to boot. I highly recommend it. Now, the bad. Ready for this? Two things. I wish the two distortion sections were foot-switchable and I wish that the effects loop had a wet/dry mix control. But those two little problems can easily be worked around. Hope this review was helpful!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a good band for your buck

By richardwadd

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

With a background in Metal and Hardcore, I needed an amp that would give the tone of a 6505+, but not for as much as the 6505+. I bought this head not expecting to be impressed, but without running any pedals through the VK, it really had a good tone. The VK only has 2 channels, but when the Gain and Volume boosts, it can really seem like 3. The Texture knob, which allows either Class A or Class A/B, really brings a variety of sound to this amp. The stock tubes the VK are Sovteks, which I recommend swapping with Tungsol 12ax7 and JJ 6L6's for a better tone. And if you decide to have a little extra money, I highly advise picking up a BBE Sonic Stomp and The Boss NS-2 to clarify your tone and really bring this amp to life. All in all, this amp and the BBE Sonic Stomp really go together to give you good tone

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!!!!!!!

By A. Grubb

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

This amp rocks! I'm in a metal band, and I'm the only guitarist, so I needed to be loud and heavy and this amp is both. It's amazing that at such a ridiculously low price, this amp kicks so much butt! Do NOT listen to all of the people out there that claim that this amp can't do metal...they're WRONG. It has more than enough pre-amp power to pump out any kind of metal, from thrash to death metal and everywhere in between. It also roars with rock tone, and the texture knob is fantastic. You can literally get nearly any tone out of it because of that knob. The clean is pristine and clear, but it's a Peavey, that's expected. This amp is great for players of any genre that are on a budget and need tube tone and power. Try one out and see for yourself!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best I have played

By J. Merwin

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

I bought this amp last fall and I thought I would give it six months before I reviewed it. When I began shopping for a stack I was playing $1200 guitar heads (XXX, Shockwave, JCM's) and I was just not happy about having to spend that much. But then I tried the Valveking and loved the versitility of it. The clean channel was like a fender amp and the dirty was better than any of the top brands out there. And it is tube. Best of all, it was only around $500. So I got the complete stack for around $1000. This amp is perfect for intermediates or professionals. I am stuck on the Peavey brand from now on.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING, Versatile head

By Jay

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Peavey ValveKing 100 Head:

This is the first head i've ever owned, and i don't think i'll ever need another. It has a really great sounding clean channel, and the bright switch is a really cool feature, i use it all the time. The distortion on the lead channel sounds super-crunchy if you turn the gain boost on. Plus, if you put it in input 2, you can crank the gain up all the way with very little noise. The reverb's ok, just don't turn it up too far or you'll get a lot of buzz. The texture knob in the back is awesome, as well, I usually keep it turned to Class A, which give you a really thick, powerful metal tone. If this thing got stolen, i would track down the jerk who did it, steal it back, and buy another one anyways. :)

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