#1
Whats everyone's opinion of using a royal 8 as a main amp. I play mostly rock and need something quieter than my epi valve standard.
#2
There's a review of it in the Valveking Thread on the first page. I've never used one, so I can't really comment.
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#4
If its 8 watt tube, good luck cranking it. VK's are **** imo, so many people say to swap speaker and tubes, yet if you were to replace the speaker and tubes in almost any amp it would sound a lot better than before.
#5
i doubt there's much point, to be honest. why do you need it quieter? do you need more overdrive? you'd be better buying a higher wattage amp with more pre-amp gain available and a better master volume, if you ask me. (i haven't tried the valve special, though, but i'm assuming the problem is that it doesn't have enough pre-amp gain)
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#7
Well right now I have to keep my 15 watt valve standard pretty low on the volume when I play in my dorm room. I feel that with the lower wattage I'll be able to really take advantage of the tubes, plus the valve standard is a beast size wise for a practice amp. I am open to suggestions however and I don't really want to go used for several reasons.
#8
If u want something that sounds good at low volume, buy a solid state amp, tubes only gte good wen they heat up, (loud) so buy a 15-30 watt ss amp,
#9
It will be too loud to get the amp really singing, five watt tube amps cranked are not that quiet.
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No.

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If its 8 watt tube, good luck cranking it. VK's are **** imo, so many people say to swap speaker and tubes, yet if you were to replace the speaker and tubes in almost any amp it would sound a lot better than before.
It's nothing like a normal valveking. It's a 5w SE tube combo amp, 8" speaker, with tone (and maybe gain?) control similar to a lot of the 5w tube amps out. It's only a valveking in name.

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It will be too loud to get the amp really singing, five watt tube amps cranked are not that quiet.
Very much agreed, especially as you have to crank or use an external OD pedal to even get any gain which may not be a similar situation to your valve standard which I believe has controls such as gain etc.

Just use your current amp.
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#11
My old valve junior and my Traynor YCV20 are a pain to use at regular volume levels. When others are at home trying to watch tv I turn them down and use an overdrive pedal to fake the overdriven sound. Lately I have been thinking to get a micro cube as an simple solution
#12
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No.

It's nothing like a normal valveking. It's a 5w SE tube combo amp, 8" speaker, with tone (and maybe gain?) control similar to a lot of the 5w tube amps out. It's only a valveking in name.

Very much agreed, especially as you have to crank or use an external OD pedal to even get any gain which may not be a similar situation to your valve standard which I believe has controls such as gain etc.

Just use your current amp.


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#13
Thanks for the help i guess ill just stick with what i have maybe get a distortion pedal
#15
Or buy an attenuator.
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