#1
Instead of getting the the 6505+ 212, for double the price, I think I might get the VK 212. If I get a good pedal, could it do metal fine? Or whats a better option in that price range?
Gear:

Peavey 5150
Crate 4x12
Jackson King V (for sale!)
Ibanez 7321
Digitech Hothead(for sale!)
Digitech Deathmetal(for sale!)
#2
it will do metal fine if you do the right mods which can cost you extra........
i suggest looking at the Peavey xxx used on Ebay if you dont want to ,or just wait for the 6505+.......
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#3
What mods?
Gear:

Peavey 5150
Crate 4x12
Jackson King V (for sale!)
Ibanez 7321
Digitech Hothead(for sale!)
Digitech Deathmetal(for sale!)
#4
I have to second WTF there. The VK is probably best described as "solid." It's a budget tube, and it does well for the pricetag, but if you want it to really push, you have to end up modding it, effectively upping that price tag. Why not just spend the money on the "right" amp from jump street?

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#5
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
it will do metal fine if you do the right mods which can cost you extra........
i suggest looking at the Peavey xxx used on Ebay if you dont want to ,or just wait for the 6505+.......


Yeah, you can do better for the price. I would say just wait for the 6505+ Combo, but if you don't want to, check out some used Mesa DC's or F-Series amps and the Peavey XXX, of course.

Quote by jackson player
What mods?


Tube swap, speaker swap, OD pedal to push it more.

After all that, it sounds A LOT better, but you're into the $800-900 range, and you can get a better amp than the VK even with mods for that price.
#6
Quote by jackson player
What mods?


Tube and speaker swaps.

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#7
Eh. I have 1100. I want to get a Les Paul and a new amp. I want to get an EC-1000 used or a Epi ultra. So I want to try and get both without having to save any more.
Gear:

Peavey 5150
Crate 4x12
Jackson King V (for sale!)
Ibanez 7321
Digitech Hothead(for sale!)
Digitech Deathmetal(for sale!)
#8
You're gonna get more out of your amp, why not spend your money there, then save up for a new guitar down the road?

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#9
I'm really gasing for a Les Paul, and I wont come across this much money for awhile. I was thinking about getting the valveking, buying the les paul, then getting some pedals.
Gear:

Peavey 5150
Crate 4x12
Jackson King V (for sale!)
Ibanez 7321
Digitech Hothead(for sale!)
Digitech Deathmetal(for sale!)
#10
Quote by jackson player
I'm really gasing for a Les Paul, and I wont come across this much money for awhile. I was thinking about getting the valveking, buying the les paul, then getting some pedals.

do these easy steps.......

save up
Get the Les Paul
Buy the XXX/F-30/DC3
OR
wait for the 6505+
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#11
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
do these easy steps.......

save up
Get the Les Paul
Buy the XXX/F-30/DC3
OR
wait for the 6505+


Now give me one reason not to listen to WTF.
#12
peavey will be coming out with the 6505+ 1x12 soon for roughly the same price as the vk212 in apr-june
#13
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
it will do metal fine if you do the right mods which can cost you extra........
i suggest looking at the Peavey xxx used on Ebay if you dont want to ,or just wait for the 6505+.......



Every thread I see you suggesting amps in, the XXX is always one of them.
I don't blame you though. It's nice.
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#14
Quote by cavalier14
Every thread I see you suggesting amps in, the XXX is always one of them.
I don't blame you though. It's nice.

mah uncle lets me use it in my gigs ( i only went to 2 gigs) and jamming with friends
and its pretty versatile
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#15
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Peavey 5150
Crate 4x12
Jackson King V (for sale!)
Ibanez 7321
Digitech Hothead(for sale!)
Digitech Deathmetal(for sale!)
#16
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#17

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#18
Quote by cavalier14
Every thread I see you suggesting amps in, the XXX is always one of them.
I don't blame you though. It's nice.


the xxx and the ultra are two of the most overlooked amps for metal and for this type of budget its great if you can snatch one thats in good condition, used.
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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#19
Basically what these guys said. The VK can do metal, but be prepared to go through a good chunk of cash and a lot of frustration to get the sound you're after. There are better inexpensive tubes amps out there for metal.