#1
Hey guys, Tobias here.

I'm looking into getting a tube amp, possibly a Peavey Valveking 112, and I was wondering, how does distortion from that vary to, say, a Line 6 Spider III?

I wanted to ask here because I didn't want to seem all big headed and pretend I knew what I was going on about and regret buying the wrong kind of amp.


Sorry if this kind of post has been done before but, hey, I wanna hear it fresh from the Voice of UG

Tarra for now!
#2
tube distortion sounds more natural and warm...
needless to say i have been struggling to get my tube sound heavy enough
then again i am a retard lol
i run a triple x so it is somewhat similar.
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

Mesa Traditional 4x12 v30's x EVM 12l's


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#3
spiders are really digital. if you havnt already developed an ear for tone, you'l need to hear some nice tone from a tube amp. i had a spider, thought it was good, and to say the least my jaw dropped when i got my first tube. i'm movin on to a mesa now thought
My band's one cover is in my profile!

Rig:

Charvel San Dimas Style 2 Pagan Gold
Traynor YCS50
Visual Sound H2O
Morley Bad Horsie
Ibanez TS9
ISP Decimator
EHX Metal Muff
#5
Quote by Holy-Diver
tube distortion sounds more natural and warm...
needless to say i have been struggling to get my tube sound heavy enough
then again i am a retard lol
i run a triple x so it is somewhat similar.


Dude, you have a triple X, I think you can get it!
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez S2170FB
Peavey JSX
Marshall 1960A
TEXAS A&M
#6
Quote by sacamano79
Dude, you have a triple X, I think you can get it!

i know. i have just been struggling to get it lol
it sttill sounds way better than solid state
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

Mesa Traditional 4x12 v30's x EVM 12l's


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#8
seeing as ive owned a spider II and now i own a valveking i can say this. the gain on the valveking isnt as good as the spider but its really digital. the valveking has a better tone and with a decent pedal like a bad monkey or a multi effects run into the input it can have the gain of a spider (or even better) and the tone of a tube amp. valvkeing is much better over all
"every prince has to slay a few dragons before he meets his princess"
#9
Yeah I have a VK Halfstack, and a line 6 spider, and I really struggle to get that good chugga-chug because the Valveking doesn't have very much gain.
You're gonna need an OD pedal to play metalcore+ with the Valveking..
Unless you can settle with a realllyy decent heavy tone.

(I can go aloot heavier on my line 6, but the line 6's tone is just bad.)
#10
Quote by Holy-Diver
i know. i have just been struggling to get it lol
it sttill sounds way better than solid state

Try changing the tubes, and for sure try out and overdrive pedal, also if its a combo either get better speakers, or try diffrent cabs if youve got money around and its a head.
#11
with tube amps what you get is more nuances of your playing. Better dynamics overall.
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52