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Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

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In addition to all the boutique qualities and hot-rodded tones that guitarists have come to expect from the ValveKing series, the new generation line incorporates brand new cutting-edge features for r... Click To Read More About This Product

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In addition to all the boutique qualities and hot-rodded tones that guitarists have come to expect from the ValveKing series, the new generation line incorporates brand new cutting-edge features for recording and performing musicians. For the recording musician, the ValveKing features a USB-direct recording output, which pipes the miked amp vibe directly into a computer. On the rear panel, the built-in Peavey MSDI (Microphone Simulated Direct Interface) XLR direct interface eliminates the need for miking by allowing users to send the amp's signal directly to a recording device or mixing console.

With versatile tone for rock, jazz, or metal, the new generation ValveKings have the capabilities to create almost any sound imaginable. ValveKing's proprietary Vari-ClassTM knob enables guitarists to adjust the ValveKing's "class" characteristics, allowing for complete power amp type versatility. True to its name, ValveKing even includes the new TSITM tube-monitoring indicator that keeps you apprised of the health of your tubes.

ValveKing offers other high-end features, including variable power control, so you can tailor your output to your performance situation without compromising tone. With triple 12AX7s, two independent foot-switchable channels each with their own EQ, and the Vari-Class variable Class A/AB simulation control, the next generation ValveKing delivers massive amounts of completely customizable all-tube power.

FEATURES

Power: 50W (switchable to 12W and 2W)
Two independent footswitchable channels
Separate EQ for each channel
Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
Reverb with level control
Buffered effects loop
Damping control controls Presence and Resonance at the same time
Vari-Class variable Class A simulation control
Patented Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDITM) output with ground lift and speaker mute switch
Two footswitch inputs”one controls channel & boost; one controls reverb & effects loop.
Two powered outputs with impedance switch for using an external cabinet
TSITM tube monitoring with LED pass/fail indicator lights
USB direct recording output
Tubes: Two 6L6GC and three 12AX7 tubes
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PeaveyValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Performances (3)

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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value!

By DUWAYNE

from Wallis, Texas

Comments about Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I've played a ValveKing 100 for 6 years and enjoyed great tone, but paid for it every time I had to move it. With all performances either miked or direct connected from my pedal, a 2x12 combo is way too much. So when the new VK II 50 was introduced, I wanted it immediately. Almost the same control over tone, a direct connection for sound reinforcement and recording, and plenty of stage sound even while using only 12 watts. And it weighs 30 pounds less! I even use my pedal less and go direct into the amp with my LP Signature. A super amp for every situation.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most All-Around Amp

By Kiefer

from SLC, Utah

Comments about Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I found one of these used for a steal. With this thing you have total control of your sound. The class A-A/B variables open up a wide range of different clean and dirty sounds. From glass to thrash you can do everything you could on an amp three times it's price and size. The most all-around, picture-perfect amp for recording.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great amp for the price

By Hayden

from Fort Riley, Kansas

Comments about Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Honestly, I went in looking for a 6505+ 1x12 for recording and solo usage. And I am glad I didn't, the cleans are still muddied up with distortion not giving a clear picture through. So I went and looked at this Valveking II, hearing good things about the originals before. This is a great amp for the price, doing everything you need while still being relatively portable. Great for recording or small gigs, even medium sized because it does put out some power to it. The only problem I have seen is that the distortion that comes with the amp is not that great, but being half and half you really are sacrificing one or the other. It records well, and the tubes are pretty durable. It just doesn't get heavy enough for metal at times, but really, teaching through equipment to broaden your horizons isn't such a bad thing, eh?

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By Mrparts

from Martinez,CA.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    Sweet and versatile

     
    5.0

    A Great All-Around Tube Amp!

    By Dirty Harry

    from Colorado Springs

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • No Master Volume

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This versatile amp is great for both home use and gigging. It takes pedals extremely well (I use a Fulltone OCD) and has its own range of excellent tones from glassy clean to down and dirty. The pedal control inputs are very versatile also. There are two TRS jacks for two 2-button latching switches (there are many that will work). They control channel, reverb, boost, and effects loop (being able to bypass the effects loop via footswitch is very handy). The only thing to be aware of is that the "boost" jack controls both the gain and volume boosts, depending on which one has the button pushed in on the front panel. If they are both pushed in, the pedal will boost them both.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Bad drive channel

    By Alex

    from Portland

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I found the clean channel decent but channel two on mine was terrible. I couldn't find a non-harsh sounding overdrive. I had the previous model and the drive channel was much better while the clean channel wasn't as good. It's just kind of strange. Maybe I had gotten a couple of duds. The first one died on me and was replaced by the current model. In the end I sold the current one. I also don't care much for the changing of wattage on the back. I usually find that amps with it are wasting their time with it because the tone usually suffers as you go down in watts. An decent attenuator is preferred.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Hard Rock machine

      By B-rad

      from Placerville

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I'm a home player that likes to noodle and record my own tunes. I found this VK combo to be a bit harsh - great hard rock tones but less than desireable light crunch and those deliciously soft, slightly driven tones. I compared this, the VK 20 MH and the Tubemeister 18 and returned them all. I'm comparing them to my Fender Bassbreaker but the only other thing coming close so far is the Hot Rod Deluxe III - sweet! Might have to get another Fender. I did try the VK through one of my Fender cabs and it was better but I don't want to have to mod up a new amp.

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