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Old 12-27-2007, 01:30 PM   #61
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I picked up the 212 combo a few weeks ago and am loving it so far.

I'll agree with alot of the comments about the clean not being great, it isn't, but the only thing I really use the clean channel for is a few ska riffs here and there so it works fine for me. If you're going to be playing blues or jazz it's probably not the amp for you.

I think the 100w 212 may be a slight bit of overkill though. Turned it up to 4 in the basement the other day and one chord shook the light fixture above me so badly the glass globe fell off and smashed. Guess I'll just stick to playing it at practice.

My only complaint as of yet is that it weighs about 100,000lbs. Going to toss some casters on it this weekend to ease my back pain though heh.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:53 PM   #62
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I have a valve king, and I love it . I changed the power tubes to SED 6L6GC's, and it sound a lot warmer now. I like to have my settings like this:
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great plexi-esque tone.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:29 PM   #63
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****, I have the 112 with stock 12AX7's and JJ 6L6GC's, and it rocks pretty well. This Christmas I'm putting a Vintage 30 into it to see if it gets even better. I don't think you can do much better for the price, or even a few hundred more. I have a Jekyll & Hyde OD for it, but I don't really need it or use it for anything. This thing has a ton of gain. The only time you would need an OD is if you're playing some ****ing brutally distorted metal. Also, this thing is LOUD.


So have you put the Vintage 30 in yet. Or anybody really? Has anyone done any tube changes/speaker changes and had good results? I just bought the Valve king and was planning on swapping tubes to jj's and considering the V30 as well. Here is a question, what peavey speaker is worse? The Valve King or the Blue Marvel? This should actually be a poll question.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:45 PM   #64
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So I just dropped in my new eminence redcoat speaker, and the amp is a million times better. I can't wait until it's fully broken in!

and the front:
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:18 PM   #65
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the metal plate the VK wings are on, can you take that off??? i took that off on my head version and put back jsut the peavey logo - looks so much better... ill post up some pics tonight

just wondered if you could on the combo

people dont strait away see it as a vk, not that im ashamed... but ppl hear the nake vavle king and instanly go GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY... this lets them go that sounds sweet then you drop the VK name and they go "really?"

ps - yeah i stole the idea from the 5150 removal thingo thread some guy i cant remember did
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:51 PM   #66
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I'm not positive. I took it off once a long time ago then put it back, but I'm pretty sure it looks dumb underneath, because that's where the speaker cover is attached.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:55 PM   #67
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bummer man, ill post up mine later... looks killer
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:28 AM   #68
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please do, I'm curious how it looks.

oh, forgot to mention. I ripped out my reverb tank and all associated wires. you can see (barely) on my control panel where I blacked out 'master' and 'reverb' around that knob. I only use my holy grail in the fx loop, it sounds much better that way, and I have direct control with my feet over the reverb level.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:40 AM   #69
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two shots of the wing removal thingo i did




i think it looks better - comments/questions?

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Old 12-29-2007, 12:17 PM   #70
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the metal plate the VK wings are on, can you take that off??? i took that off on my head version and put back jsut the peavey logo - looks so much better... ill post up some pics tonight

just wondered if you could on the combo

people dont strait away see it as a vk, not that im ashamed... but ppl hear the nake vavle king and instanly go GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY... this lets them go that sounds sweet then you drop the VK name and they go "really?"

ps - yeah i stole the idea from the 5150 removal thingo thread some guy i cant remember did


I'm not sure this will work because I havent received it yet (this wednesday) and not sure if the wings are just painted on or actual pieces on the metal but I was thinking of just spray painting the metal plate all black. I like the peavey logo, just not the wings.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:02 PM   #71
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yeah i heard it might not work on the combo, it def works on the head (See above)

it looks alot better without the wings, but im unsure if painting over them is the best option. might turn out bad
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:17 AM   #72
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I'm going to trade in my VK112 tomorrow for a nice set of Mogami cables. Anyone know how much in-store credit Guitar Center would give me?
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:07 AM   #73
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yeah i heard it might not work on the combo, it def works on the head (See above)

it looks alot better without the wings, but im unsure if painting over them is the best option. might turn out bad


Well I would spraypaint the metal plate and envision it looking like this after I replace the plastic knobs with chrome because the Valveking looks so bland.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...logy?sku=481332
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:05 PM   #74
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that actually looks pretty good, im jsut not a fan of painting myself... prolyl coz id do a bad job :P
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:29 PM   #75
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that actually looks pretty good, im jsut not a fan of painting myself... prolyl coz id do a bad job :P


I know what you are sayin though. You only get one chance although with paint that isn't necessarily true. We'll have to see when i actually get the amp in my hands if I actually want to paint that metal strip or not but i definately want to replace the plastic knobs with chrome knobs and change the color of the red jewell light to blue. I forgot, I might want to swap the speaker as well. For some reason I do like the way the plastic knobs look on the head (yours looks killer without the wings.)
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:32 PM   #76
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Well I just took out the tubes, and speaker in my Valveking 112. I'm going to go ahead and order new tubes and a speaker. My question is . . . Do I have to put the shields/covers back on (I hated unscrewing the tiny screws that held them on) and the power tube cage? Or can I just leave them hanging freely without the covers or cage? Thanks!


you can leave them dangling but i wouldt as they'd be quite exposed
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What would everyone recommend for the best tubes?
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wow...ive really took the VK's distortion channel for granted. with a tube screamer for extra gain, this thing can really chug. i just compared it with my distortion pedal and it the lead channel on the VK is really thick and does the job for stuff like killswitch and as i lay dying.
but my only problem with the lead is that it can be a bit noisy and a bit muddy at times though.

i want new tubes to make my distortion channel sound better. anyone have any suggestion?
also im planning on getting a speaker from the speakerwarehouse.com or whatever that is since its only 40 bucks
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wow...ive really took the VK's distortion channel for granted. with a tube screamer for extra gain, this thing can really chug. i just compared it with my distortion pedal and it the lead channel on the VK is really thick and does the job for stuff like killswitch and as i lay dying.
but my only problem with the lead is that it can be a bit noisy and a bit muddy at times though.

i want new tubes to make my distortion channel sound better. anyone have any suggestion?
also im planning on getting a speaker from the speakerwarehouse.com or whatever that is since its only 40 bucks


I went with some JJ Power tubes and they cleared it up big time. My new speaker gets here in a day or two so I will let you know how it sounds. (before break in of course)
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jj 6l6 eh? is there something specific or is that the exact thing i should get?

edit: also i think i made my distortion pedal obsolete. the lead channel is really awsome. i cant seem to stress this enough. i guess i just hadnt played through it enough to really make a solid opinion about it.
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