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ValveKing 212 Combo Amp

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At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 212 Combo Amp is a patent-pending, Class A/B Texture control that allows variable selection and combination of Class A and Class AB power structures. This... Read More

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Overview

At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 212 Combo Amp 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 212. This Peavey amp features 12AX7 preamp and 6L6GC power amp tubes; specially voiced 12" ValveKing speakers; 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/AB blend control
  • 2 footswitchable channels
  • EQ and volume for each channel
  • Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
  • 2 - 12" ValveKing speakers
  • 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
  • 26-1/2"W x 20-3/5"H x 11-1/10"D
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4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

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Killer amp

I wanted to get a Mesa or something, but pretty out of my price range, so i decided to settle for this amp. Now, even if i had the money, i wouldnt...Read complete review

I wanted to get a Mesa or something, but pretty out of my price range, so i decided to settle for this amp. Now, even if i had the money, i wouldnt trade up this amp for any other 2x12. First off, its loud. I run it at about 2 1/2 outta 10 and its the perfect level to match my drummer, and everyone in my small basement during rehearsals. I tried it at 3/10 and it was overpowering. Second, you can get some sick tones out of this. I crank my mids up, with the gain at about 7 and there can't be anything better for punk rock. I can scoop the mids, put the gain at 10 and it has a killer metal tone. Then i can back off on the gain and get an amazing blues tone. Another thing is the 'Presence' knob, which is almost like the tone knob on your guitar but without the hum, its a beautiful addition. The class a/ab control is nice too, cleaning up any muddiness. Only cons are that it's pretty noisy, giving me some mad feedback and hum, but thats partly my old pickups in my epiphone LP, and partly the small room. New pickups and a gate, I'm dead sure I wont have that problem. For the price, this amp is unbeatable. The 5 year warranty got me smiling, and i'm pretty sure I wont need to use it either. If it were stolen, Id replace in a heartbeat. It's not the most pristine amp, but I do punk, I didn't want a pretty sound. It's mean, aggressive, and can scream. Buy it

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anything but this

If you want good distortion DO NOT buy this amp. some people say you"ll need a pedal but an amp like this shouldn't need one, I mean c'mon who uses distortions pedals...Read complete review

If you want good distortion DO NOT buy this amp. some people say you"ll need a pedal but an amp like this shouldn't need one, I mean c'mon who uses distortions pedals now a days? i am not impressed and i wasted $600. save up more $ and buy a marhsall, mesa, bogner, anything but this one!

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5.0

Its amazing!

By Travis Cazel

from Rockton, Illinois

I bought this amp about 2 years ago and I love it. The clean channel is great. Especially with a guitar that has some beef to it. If you run single coils then I recommend beefing up the tone with a pedal before you run it to the amp. The lead is great for singing solos but not very distorted so if your looking for Balls to the wall distortion then use a pedal. If you want a more sweet sounding lead then just run it straight. The quality of build is very well, but make sure you are careful to give the tubes time to warm up and cool off in standby mode or you will wear it faster. In summary, If your looking for a no-nonsense, powerful amp then this amp is for you. It works well with pedals but sounds amazing straight plug and play. Just take care of it and it is well worth it.

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5.0

Best All-Tube Bang for the Buck!

By Alex Grubb

from Chicagoland, IL.

I'm a firm believer of getting your money's worth on everything that you buy and this amp allows me to stick to that 'code of conduct' to a tee. My first point; it's a Peavey. There's a reason that people like EVH used/use Peavey amps to make a name for themselves. My second point; it's ALL tube, ALL the time and it's AFFORDABLE. I think some great things have been done with solid state modeling amps from companies such as Crate and Marshall, but when it comes down to it, tube is the way to go (think of all the famous people that have used tubes to craft their sounds and legacies...there's also a reason for that). That being said, I myself use a POD HD500, but running that already great effects/pre-amp processor through some living, breathing tubes brings the tone to life! My third and final point; should you choose to buy this amp to use strictly for it's own tones, be prepared, because this amp is EXTREMELY versatile! The clean channel is totally solid. I love that there's NO gain function on this channel, because that means that the channel is completely clean (I'm not a huge fan of clean/crunch channels, because that means I'm not running a pure clean tone/signal). The bright switch lightens/brightens things up for those of us without single coils, which is really nice. The Lead channel is also spectacular on it's own. Now, I've read all over the internet about the debate of whether the Valveking can handle heavy metal or not, so here's my opinion on the matter; I find that I get ample gain for metal styles such as Sabbath, early Metallica and Judas Priest, however, once I break into such genres as 'metalcore' or death metal, I personally feel that it doesn't have the 'umph' to handle the drop-tunings like it's bigger brothers, the 6505/6505+ and 3120. That being said, throw a 'screamer' or other overdrive in front of it, that thing will be rippin' and shredding in no time! Peavey has hit budget-tube amplifying gold!

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4.0

Perfect... except for...

By Jason Hoehne

from The Boro, TN

This amp is absolutely amazing. For 20 years I suffered the solid states and knock off tube amps hoping for the perfect sound without breaking 300 bucks. Well, you get what you pay for. Now, I adore the XXX. Unfortunately I have issues with buying used amps. For once I wanted a brand new rig that rocked out of the box. This amp delivers with ferocity. The clean is amazing and you can tweak it for any sound (VOX, Fender, etc... respectively). The distortion channel is what really sold me. The perfection with it's distortion freed up my floor space. You can pump out just about any kind of distortion you want from this amp (sans solid state). The only issue I have was with the speakers. While in clean the break-up is very poppy and crackles a lot. I checked the wiring and everything under the dashboard. Went to playing style and settings. Still this "rice crispie" sound haunted me. Up graded the speakers to some choice Eminence and that solved every issue. The amp is now perfect in every way for my style. Absolutely perfect amp for a wide variety of styles but invest in some choice speakers. This amp will serve you well.

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5.0

No, no, no...

By Juan Rodriguez

from Miami, Florida

I've had this amp for a year and I think its getting better every month. The real reason I'm writing this review is to let everyone know that if you think its distortion sucks, like all the reviews with less than 5 stars, or that then only good thing it has is the clean channel you are more than wrong. I play old school thrash metal, and metal in general, and I'm in love with this distortion. That being said I do use a pedal to tight the distortion up, an OD (Full volume, no gain, play with the tone knob to taste), and I've read thousands of times that with a 10 band EQ pedal you can make it shine like a $1,000 head so I'm getting MXR 10 Band EQ to nail my tone, but that's it, this is THE amp for rehearsal and small venues.

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5.0

Valveking 212

By Joe McC

from Champlin, MN

Picked one of these up used about two months ago at my local Guitar Center. I had been looking at this and many other amps before finally deciding on the Valveking. I won't tell you that I just plugged it in and got exactly the sound that I wanted, but with some playing I have gotten a really sick tone out of the thing. I'm really picky, so for it to even get close(which it has FAR exceeded my expectations) to what I want is pretty incredible. I would like a bit more gain during some lead parts(need a new OD to push it over the edge) and new speakers and a noise gate would help too. Other than that, this thing is awesome. Specially for the price

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2.0

anything but this

By bob

from des moines

If you want good distortion DO NOT buy this amp. some people say you"ll need a pedal but an amp like this shouldn't need one, I mean c'mon who uses distortions pedals now a days? i am not impressed and i wasted $600. save up more $ and buy a marhsall, mesa, bogner, anything but this one!

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Somw days I love it Some days i hate it

By Casey

from Lake Ozark Mo

Great amp for the money. I have onwed it for three years, but have replaced tubes twice and i am careful on warming and cooling the tubes. Also after putting new tubes in the other day the imput jack broke. How? Because they are plastic. Very iritating sometimes but hey for the cash this thing rocks. Loud as hell and great cleans. Buy it but be ready for some pretty regular maintainance,

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5.0

Killer amp

By Josh Kniss

from Longmont Co

This amp owns. you could go all the way and get the half stack. but the 2 12 gets loud enough by itself and you can always get an external cab later. But the distortion rocks the house, The clean is pretty pure and you can get some pretty sweet tones out of it. perfect for a low budget and great for gigs of any size. plain out rocks. Peavey you did a killer job on this amp.

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5.0

Fantastic amp

By Jake

from Gig Harbor ,WA

I bought this amp used with everything stock (original tubes, speakers etc.) It is a fantastic amp considering that it is all tube and has such a decent price. Pros: Cost, good power, fairly good overdrive channel, built in spring reverb. Cons: no footswitch is included (an extra $40), the knobs make reading the titles hard if your amp isn't at eye level. Also, with out the "damping" knobs at a higher level the amp sounds like a box with speakers in it. I plan on putting new speakers in it eventually. All in all, this is a phenomenal amp with decent clean tones but it exceeds in dirtier, grunge/punk style tones. This is NOT a blues amp. Look elsewhere if that is what you want out of a tube amplifier.

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5.0

the King of Valves

By Austin

from Independence, Missouri

pshhhh. and i thought i'd be a marshall man my whole life. i got this sucker for christmas two years ago and its been my favorite amp of all time since. its got that genuinely killer tube amp sound, and it can go from clean mellow jazz chords to rip-your-face-off-and-throw-it-across-the-room death metal insanity. the foot switch (which i believe is a separate purchase, but worth its weight in gold. the only problem i've ever had with mine is that it occasionally likes to turn off its own reverb. this is kind of strange, but im pretty sure my amp wasn't new, but second hand, and had likely been dropped a few times before, so that explains it. over all, an amazing piece of equipment and well worth the money. does the job of any full stack, hands down.

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