#1
looking to get a new amp, i've been looking at the blackstar series 1 100 and randall xl series V2, and there expensive the peavey valve king is way cheaper, ive heard there pretty good for the price. (obviously i will be trying them out at my local guitar shop)


your thoughts?
better shred than dead
#2
not to be rude but there is a thread dedicated to the Valveking amps and to answer your question because I have a valveking they sound muddy to me. I changed my speaker in it to a man-o-war and it made a world of difference. To be honest I would say save your cash and get the 6505+ combo or continue to save up for Bugera 6262 w/cab for $800.
ESP EC-Clockwork Zombie
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#3
not the best amps out there...not the worst. Can sound pretty good if you mod them. Tube swap, speaker swap and an EQ pedal and/or OD is a must if you play metal IMO...

Do you play metal?
#4
+1

Here is what I did

Man O War speaker $70
EQ pedal $40
OD pedal $50

If you mostly play metal, you would be better off buying the 6505+ 112 combo as mentioned for $599 (although that may need a new speaker too)

If you play lots of stuff and need a better than average clean channel a modded Valveking is decent. Look for a used one.
#5
I agree, if you're going to mod it then it becomes a great amp, especially if you buy it used in the first place.

What kind of budget are you on? We could recommend more amps if you give us a little info about what you're looking for, e.g.

Budget
New or Used
Nearest city
Gigging
Type of music you play
Ibanez RG370DX
Schecter C-1 Classic
Valveking 112 w/ Celestion V30
Bad Monkey
Tanglewood TW28 Acoustic
#6
Not trying to be a search bar douche here, but this has been asked and answered so many times that its getting a bit redundant. All the info you could want on these is in the VK thread and the countless other threads of people asking about the VK.
#7
the 1st thing you need to do with the VK is upgrade the tubes, you won`t believe the difference, stick in some jj`s and get rid of the narly stock tubes (EH or Ruby) which are the biggest let down....alot of peeps swap the speakers out, but i actually find them ok (a little dark...but nothing i couldn`t EQ out)
#9
I'm surprised Rijouta hasn't killed this post yet. Wait for him to answer. It's a good amp after mods. The 1st thing Rijouta is probably gonna say is get a new OT. lol