#1
OK,

Should I get:

1. Peavey Valveking 212 Combo then use extra money to speaker/tube swap down the track, and eventually, hook it up to a cab of some sorts.

OR

2. Other Amp Head (around AU$1000, suggestions please) then use extra money to buy a good cab with good speakers in it?

Opinions/suggestions?
#2
See if you can find a used:

Triple X, Ultra, VMT, XXL, etc from Peavey.

Otherwise, if you have to go new, look for a VK head or a VK112. The 212 is the worst value imo as swapping 2 speakers does not make sense.

Vypyr 60, B52 ATs
#3
Blackheart Handsome Devil (stock speaker for good dark british tone or Vintage 30 for American Metal.)

Put a Cab on it if you want, but a good cab with good speakers is gonna cost most of that $1k
Agile 2800 Baritone (Crunchy Rail bridge/Fat Pat Neck) or Douglas WRL 590 -> MXR Super Comp -> -> MXR M108 EQ -> Peavey 5150 212 (Eminence Redcoat Gov) or Bugera V5
#4
Bugera 6262 isn't bad either.
Agile 2800 Baritone (Crunchy Rail bridge/Fat Pat Neck) or Douglas WRL 590 -> MXR Super Comp -> -> MXR M108 EQ -> Peavey 5150 212 (Eminence Redcoat Gov) or Bugera V5
#5
This is Australia... there are no secondhand peaveys.
What do you play?
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#6
Quote by PimpSmurf
Blackheart Handsome Devil (stock speaker for good dark british tone or Vintage 30 for American Metal.)

Put a Cab on it if you want, but a good cab with good speakers is gonna cost most of that $1k


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#8
A Marshall DSL100 head over here will set you back between 700-900AUD.
Match it with a 1960A, and if in 12 months time you don't dig the tone, do an X-pattern swap and change two g12t-75s to V30, to tighten up the bass, push the mids a bit harder and dial the treble back a bit. But you'd have to be patient to get a reasonable deal.
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive