#1
which one would you choose between the marshall avt50 or peavey valveking 112??
consider i play blues, rock, metal, hard rock, anything that is good rock and roll; versatility in other words.
mycurrent gear is jackson dk2 with duncan designed, boss me-70 and a marshall mg15dfx.
obviously i need a new amp, i dont play in a band but im shurely going to.
note: my sound for shredding is a very defined one, like evh's, but in my own way. i play iron maiden, metallica, acdc, etc. blues, hendrix.
i know the peavey is good for metal but dont know about blues or cleans
good cleans please!!
#2
personally i'd pick the valveking. that doesn't mean you would, of course, and you should try both to see which works better for you, but i know i would. i had an avt100 that i hated, whereas the valveking, while hardly earth-shatteringly amazing, is at least decent, and pretty versatile.

i've heard al98748568603895whatever say that the 50 sounds better than the 100 (which i had), and he normally knows his stuff, but i'm almost certain i've tried a 50, and i didn't think it sounded much better than my 100 did.
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#4
tube powered is the way to go, solid state marshalls tend to suck, if you don't need 50watts you could look at the blackstar ht-5
#6
I would try to steer you away from the VK. I really don't like mine. If you feel like swapping tubes and getting new speakers and more importantly at first, an EQ pedal, it can be usable. I would say the cleans/blues on it are BETTER than the metal. The VK gain is muddy and sort of fizzy. I've been tweaking that thing for 2 years.

A lot of people recommend them never having owned one. I, having owned one, don't recommend it unless you're willing to do the work to make it a better amp.
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#7
Budget? The perfect amp for your needs might be the Hiwatt HG50 combo which, at around £650 is cheap for the brand but way more than a Valveking. The tip I will give you is that, for gigging those styles, have plenty of headroom. That will allow you clean cleans rather than pushing a smaller amp towards its limits.
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