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Old 01-14-2008, 09:27 PM   #81
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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.


Well, I would get a matched set from www.tubedepot.com (great website) Just let them you know you have the Valveking. They gave me a tube bias # of 16
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:28 PM   #82
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gotcha. i am a bit on the poor side right now with bills needed to be paying and all so i cant get tubes and a speaker so which would be more of a "taking off a blanket off my amp" effect, a speaker or a tube swap?
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:35 PM   #83
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Well I'll let you know when I get the speaker but the tubes helped. The speaker I bought was 40.00 and the JJ's were 29.00 with Fedex express shipping for 3.99. Also people say that Tung sol preamp tubes are great. That will be my next and probably final mod for thia amp. Here's what mine looks like after a few little mods.
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that is sick. once you get that speaker give me a heads up!
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:38 PM   #85
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that is sick. once you get that speaker give me a heads up!

Thanks, Don't know why but the wings bothered me and I wanted chrome knobs.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:18 PM   #86
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What speaker did you get?

BTW has anyone heard anything about the TAD 6L6GC-STR tubes?? I heard they're more of a beefed up version of JJ's. Thanks


Well, I know everybody will reccomend Celestion and Eminence but I actually ordered the Jensen Mod 50 watt speaker. I put one of their 8" speakers in my solid state 15 watt crate and it turned the clean channel to gold. They are supposed to have a little bit of a british flavor on the distortion side and fendery cleans. I liked the first one I bought so I figured I would try another for only 35.00. I also read some positive reviews on harmony central for this model. I will let everyone know how it sounds when I get it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:54 PM   #87
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Anyone a little dissapointed with the reverb on this amp?
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:01 AM   #88
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Great thread guys! My ValveKing 112 showing up in a few days. Can't wait!
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:10 AM   #89
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It's just "alright" nothing great, nothing really bad. I thought about disconnecting it for a while. I read somewhere about how the reverb unit can actually affect different types of fx you may have in the loop (or something of that nature) ? . . . has anyone else heard of this?


i get noise when something is connected to the loop. nothing totally horrible though.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:36 AM   #90
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I was also wondering if getting a different reverb tank would help? Like something found in a blues deluxe or something. Otherwise I may get the Line 6 Verbzilla.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:30 PM   #91
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What are the best tubes and speaker to put in my 112?

I play a variety of music, from alternative rock to metal/metalcore.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #92
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I am thinking of buying a VK 100 head. How do you tihnk it would sound with a Mesa Boogie Rectifier 4x12 cab? or would it be better with a Marshall 1965A?
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:38 PM   #93
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Sup guys, im quoting this from my other thread cause i need replies fast
thinking of buying a valveking 112 so here it does:
So basically, I have a schecter hellraiser avenger and i am still using my crappy fender frontman 15g amp that came with my strat pack a while back. Im upgrading amps and im about to choose the Peavey Valveking 112, an all-tube amp. But im wondering if this is too big of an upgrade, cause if it is i was wondering to get a Vox Valvetronix AD-XL. Wit my amp right now, the EMG's on my schecter doesn't sound much different than my squire strat. so, what should i do? Just get the ValveKing?
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Well, all the reviews ive seen for it are from people who play classical, blues, country, etc.... And I play all rock and metal. Is that Valveking good for this kind of music?
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:44 PM   #94
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What kind of replacement speakers are good with the Valveking??

this is for a wide range of music styles.... jazz..... blues.... alternative.....metal
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:40 PM   #95
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Sup guys, im quoting this from my other thread cause i need replies fast
thinking of buying a valveking 112 so here it does:
So basically, I have a schecter hellraiser avenger and i am still using my crappy fender frontman 15g amp that came with my strat pack a while back. Im upgrading amps and im about to choose the Peavey Valveking 112, an all-tube amp. But im wondering if this is too big of an upgrade, cause if it is i was wondering to get a Vox Valvetronix AD-XL. Wit my amp right now, the EMG's on my schecter doesn't sound much different than my squire strat. so, what should i do? Just get the ValveKing?
Thanks btw

Well, all the reviews ive seen for it are from people who play classical, blues, country, etc.... And I play all rock and metal. Is that Valveking good for this kind of music?
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I think the Valveking is great for metal and hard rock. That is what i play and some blues. The clean channel is very good imo. I would go for it. I got mine on ebay almost brand new with a footswitch for $320.00. I am happy but I also made a few upgrades. It is a decent amp that is versatile.
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Well I dropped the 12"Jensen Mod Speaker into the Valveking tonight. It definately cleaned up the muddiness in the distortion channel(non boost) After I put the JJ's in the VK the boost channel was no longer muddy so this speaker mostly affected the distortion channel. This speaker is very clear! Note definition is definately there but is a little trebly at the moment. I imagine the speaker needs time to break in. I'll play it as much as I can and let you all know if it warms up.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #97
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@Lynchworm and Vet454Stang427

can u guys put some sound samples so we can hear what the amp sounds like with the modds ?
i have the 112 ( as it came) and a Epi LP Standard with stock pickups and i hate the muddyness on the lead chanell..

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:19 PM   #98
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given that I play mostly hard rock/metal, and mainly only in my room, do you guys think it would be better to get a VK 112 and change the speaker to something like an eminence red ryder, and possibly change the pre-amp tubes, or get a randall rg50tc with a different speaker, or play a peavey classic 30 with my boss ml-2? I was actually quite impressed by the VK clean channel when I tried it out, but the distortion was a little flat
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:29 PM   #99
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Im planning on doing some upgrades to my VK112.

I play mostly metalcore/hardcore and also some alternative rock and hard rock.

Tubes: I plan on replacing them all, so which should I go with? I've been recommended Tung-sol 12AX7s and JJ 6L6s. I am also under the impression that I do not need to adjust bias because the VK does not have an adjustable bias. True?

Speaker: I am totally lost in this aspect. I've heard Red Ryder (which is extremely hard to find. Discontinued? :S), Celestion V30s and others. I also found a website www.warehousespeakers.com which sells copies of the Celestion line for a much cheaper price. Any feedback on this?

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:50 PM   #100
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The V30 sounds great in my VK. So do JJ power tubes.

Does anybody ahve any recommendations for preamp tubes? I play stuff like Pantera, COB, Opeth, Metallica, Candlemass, along with some classic rock and maybe eventually blues.
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