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Peavey ValveKing 112 Combo Amp  

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At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 112 is a patent-pending, Class A/B Texture control that allows variable selection and combinations of Class A and Class AB power structures. The Texture k... Click To Read More About This Product

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At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 112 is a patent-pending, Class A/B Texture control that allows variable selection and combinations of Class A and Class AB power structures. The Texture knob lets you coax a wide range of tones out of this amplifier. It features 12AX7 preamp and 6L6GC power amp tubes; a specially voiced 12" ValveKing speaker; 2 footswitchable channels with independent 3-band EQ and volume; footswitchable boost on the lead channel; global reverb control; a buffered effects loop; and external speaker jack.

Features
  • 50W 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
  • 12" ValveKing speaker
  • Reverb with level control
  • Buffered effects loop
  • External speaker jack
  • 2 - 6L6GC power amp tubes
  • 3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes
Specifications
  • 21-2/5"W x 18-1/4"H x 10-1/4"D
    44-1/2 lbs.
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4.4

(based on 52 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally! I can get the tone i've been looking for

Let's just begin by saying this... I am not a professional nor can I afford to pay a grand for an amp. I don't need a stack or even a half stack...Read complete review

Let's just begin by saying this... I am not a professional nor can I afford to pay a grand for an amp. I don't need a stack or even a half stack really. Now... If you are like me (and most of you really are)and you are looking for that REAL TONE that you just cannot get out of a flat, muddy solid-state combo amp, then try this amp on for size. I won't dog my last amp, a fender princeton series, but I was always trying to get it to do things that it just was not capable of doing. This amp has great TONE starting at 0.5 on the volume knob! Its unbelievable. My Fender was virtually off at 0 and too loud and muddied at 1. Yeah, this thing can get loud but it is a beautiful thing to not have to be loud. If metal is your thing, buy something else, but if your tired of not hearing your guitar and your playing through the ugly roar of a solid-state, this is the one for you. And as I began... Whether or not you will admit it, we are not all professionals, nor are we all rich. You would have to be loaded to buy a Marshall or other high end boutique amp that could rival this jewell's tone and quality. P.S. I went into my local GC looking to by a Marshall but I carried this beauty out. Up until now, I always turned my nose up at anything Peavey, but now I'm a firm believer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One trick Pony

Had this amp and sold it after 6 months. It was my first dip into the tube amp world. The good things ..excellent clean tone with a very nice sounding reverb. The...Read complete review

Had this amp and sold it after 6 months. It was my first dip into the tube amp world. The good things ..excellent clean tone with a very nice sounding reverb. The bad.. fixed bias on the tubes. The bias is set on the cold side. Very difficult to get a good warm tubey sound. Swapped out the speaker and it helped a little. Called Peavey and this model doesnt allow you to re-bias the amp. Colder tubes = less amp problems = less warranty issues. Plus at 50 watts, I woulda had to crank the volume to 8 to get a good break up. And wound up in jail for noise violations. So my desire to get the nice warm tube sound with an OD pedal was gonzo. The overdrive channel on this amp is just horrible. Not even usable. And the almost totally open back takes away from the bass response. This amp was so thin sounding that it drove me nutz. Sold it..gone. Next tube amp will be a head and a 2x12 closed cab.. This amp was just not worth the money. My little Fender 25R was warmer and more versatile then this thing was. Sorry Peavey.. not a good design.

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(47 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally! I can get the tone i've been looking for

By TheJoyfulNoise

from Knoxvill, TN

Let's just begin by saying this... I am not a professional nor can I afford to pay a grand for an amp. I don't need a stack or even a half stack really. Now... If you are like me (and most of you really are)and you are looking for that REAL TONE that you just cannot get out of a flat, muddy solid-state combo amp, then try this amp on for size. I won't dog my last amp, a fender princeton series, but I was always trying to get it to do things that it just was not capable of doing. This amp has great TONE starting at 0.5 on the volume knob! Its unbelievable. My Fender was virtually off at 0 and too loud and muddied at 1. Yeah, this thing can get loud but it is a beautiful thing to not have to be loud. If metal is your thing, buy something else, but if your tired of not hearing your guitar and your playing through the ugly roar of a solid-state, this is the one for you. And as I began... Whether or not you will admit it, we are not all professionals, nor are we all rich. You would have to be loaded to buy a Marshall or other high end boutique amp that could rival this jewell's tone and quality. P.S. I went into my local GC looking to by a Marshall but I carried this beauty out. Up until now, I always turned my nose up at anything Peavey, but now I'm a firm believer.

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"Really, it's less than $500?!\

By Stratjammer

from Mount Pleasant , NC

I am an avid guitarist playing for over 24 years and when I sampled this little amp I was shocked! Peavey has had a bad rap for many years now but I can assure you this amp competes with the best of them. Tubes, A/B, seperate equalizers, and 50 watts!! Now, you can have all of this and terrible sound but, this amp sounds wonderful. The lead channel is screaming with incredible classic rock tones. A few easy changes and you have SRV sounds bouncing off the walls. The clean channel is good, and yes, it does not sound like a Fender but, it will not dissapoint you. Whether you are a pro or a hobbyist this amp will inpire you to play and play and play. No better value out there

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey ValveKing 112

By MikeP

from NJ

The Peavey ValveKing 112 was bought for me as a gift. I have had the amp for more than one year now and NO issues�ۡ��_(knock on wood).I brought it in to practice one night and I can�ۡ���t keep it home, everyone really enjoys the quality sound. This amp really kicks out high rich tones and warm mellow lows. The standby switch is nice so you can keep the tubes nice and warm with no delay for a quick start up. I bought the footswitch and it is a nice addition to the amp providing a classics overdriven sound with volume boost. This Amp is loud. I don�ۡ���t think I even had to crack it all the way up yet�ۡ��_ I have not noticed a huge difference in the A/B blend switch on the back, very subtle. One thing about this amp it also is heavy lugging around to gigs. I guess with a heavy amp comes great muscles. One thing for sure when this amp flexes its muscles it is going to turn some heads.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tube Amp

By Amps

from Manchester Ohio

Playing in a rock band I have to ammit this amp is loud,good quality sound both clean and distorted.playing against a fender Hot Rod 40 watt,the sound is better and louder,against the high dollar fender amp. you will not go wrong in buying this amp.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Solid, Great sounding tube amplifier

By Steve

from Lafayette, IN

I have had this amp going on 6 months and am very pleased. I also had a Frontman 25Watt Dsp prior to buying this amp. My single coil Strat has never sounded better than on tthe valve king, and my Les Paul wails and moans. I have been happy with the clean and lead tones on the valve king. There is no comparison between the tonal quality on the valve king and my solid state Frontman - the valve king rules. The valve king can also get very loud which I like very much. II like the fact the class A and class A/b can be controlled. I can tone it down for practice which helps the tubes last longer. Its also fun to have friends over and plug in two guitars to this amp. It also easily accomodates all my effects pedals. I encourage everyone to read the manual as there is alot of good information in there on getting the most from this amplifier.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

4 Years and Still Strong!

By TEXAXESLINGER

from Dublin, Texas

I wrote a review about a year and a half ago saying that I loved this amp. Well, it's still going strong with NO issues! Tone is just as good as always and it is used EVERY DAY! Don't fear the Peavey!

(8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good amp..loud

By Teebee62strat

from Ruckersville VA

Bought this amp 6 months ago but only started using it within the last month.Found that there was definitely something wrong as I did not have the volume or tone that other owners had.Eventually I pulled the speaker and found to my dismay that there were what seems to be screwdiver holes on the outer rim of the speaker.These seem to have been patched up with some type of expoxy or silcon glue.Also the reverb tank only had one screw holding it in place.So much for Peaveys quality control in their China facilities.Tightened down reverb tank and replaced speaker with a Celestion G12-75.Unbeleivable difference .I can now see why this amp is getting rave reviews.Its loud...very loud and clear.The tubes are some no-name Chinese Brand.....the Texture control could have been a ClassA/AB Switch for what its worth and the amp should have come with a footswitch included. (the first one I bought had to be returned cause it did not work)All in all great value for money.I will be contacting Peavy to reimburse me for the cost of a speaker

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Wonderful

By Rhoads77

from San Francisco, CA

This amp is the best tube amp under $600. I am so glad I traded in my Marshall MG50Dfx for this valveking It has such a nice, crisp tone. Also the overdrive channel is amazing. I might not even have to use my Seymour Duncan SFX - 03. Coming in at 50 watts this is so loud you can practice with your band and go gigging with it. If you need a tube amp this is the one.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love tone, reliable, affordable, amazing...

By Mauricio

from Cuernavaca, Mexico

i bought this amp like 3 months ago, and im very happy with it, in the biggining i wasnt shure about it, its my first tube amp and i researched every where i could to find recommendations and demos, when i finally bought i was wondering how my pedals and over all tone will improve, i was looking that fendery tone, its not a fender and it will never be of course, but it does a very decent job, the clean channel has a very clear sound, which you can adjust with the bright switch, wich i love, because it gives me that near "fendery" tone, the lead channel its pretty decent, the only upgrade i had to it was an EQ pedal, to scoop the mids to my preference, but in general its a very nice amp, built like a tank, which i needed, im a giggin̴��musician, i play in clubs, and travel, rehearse, i was scared my imp or the tubes would get damged, but it looks awsome, plays awsome and with time i dont know if its my imagination but its sounding better every day, maybe ill upgrade the tubes some day, but i definitely love my amp!!! and i forgot to mention its very very loud!! i can compete with no problems with my bandamates amp̴��s ( Fender solid state front man 100 watts and bass̴�� Fender rumble 100)

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome amp...

By fender19

from MI

I've had this amp for a couple of weeks now...it is the best all tube amp you can get for the money. It has good presence and great tone. the only con is there is slight static when you really crank the tubes...but it's nothing major. You can't find a better amp in this price range. Go buy one.

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