#1
Ok so I'm wantin to upgrade my solidstate crate 15w to something a little better and with more power for gigging and such. I like all styles tho I want tones from asking Alexandria and Chelsea grin heavy kinda stuff to classic rock and that kinda thing. I'm lookin for maybe $500. I found a used peavey valveking 212 100w for 300. How are those? They seem nice but I wanted ugs help! So thanks in advance guys
#2
I have the Valveking 112 and replaced the Stock Valveking speaker with a
Celestion Vintage 30. The Stock speakers are extremely muddy so they must be replaced, otherwise it will always sound mediocre. With the new speakers it's a much more versatile amp.

Keep the 15W for practice and Valveking 212 for gigs cause 100w is too loud to play at home.
You also need a boost pedal of some sort or OD pedal that serves as a boost. Lastly you need a noise gate/suppressor if you want to gig.

$300 (amp) + 2x $150 (Speakers) + $140 (OD pedal/boost) + $140 (Noise suppressor) =
$ 880 ( A setup worthy of gigging).
#4
Save up $80 more, and buy an Egnater Tweaker. Nao!
EDIT: I read your post more carefully and realized you are looking for a more powerful amp. In that case, I have heard good things about the Peavey 6505. I have never tried one, but I played the 5150, and I imagine they are a little similar. (Correct me if I'm wrong)
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#5
I've heard good things about the 5150 But idk if this amp is worth it and for 300 I don't think that's too bad of a price
#6
Wrong forum. Post this in GG&A if you want answers from people who know what they're talking about.
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I have the Valveking 112 and replaced the Stock Valveking speaker with a
Celestion Vintage 30. The Stock speakers are extremely muddy so they must be replaced, otherwise it will always sound mediocre. With the new speakers it's a much more versatile amp.

Keep the 15W for practice and Valveking 212 for gigs cause 100w is too loud to play at home.
You also need a boost pedal of some sort or OD pedal that serves as a boost. Lastly you need a noise gate/suppressor if you want to gig.

$300 (amp) + 2x $150 (Speakers) + $140 (OD pedal/boost) + $140 (Noise suppressor) =
$ 880 ( A setup worthy of gigging).

dude for 900 bucks he can buy a mesa combo
Guitars:
94' Epiphone Les Paul Honeyburst
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Marshall 1960b
#8
Ok, no on the valveking.

Peavey 6505 112 combo if you are looking for a new amp.

Used, well we need a "nearest major city".
#9
i think you can find a bugera v22, which should be enough power to gig with, for under $500. i dont own one personally but i played one at a guitar center and it seems very good for the price. another one you could consider would be one of the amps from Marshall's haze series. its a little bit more but it will be well worth it. that amp should last you a long time and im 100% happy with mine
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Did you happen to notice that this *is* the GG&A forum? :P
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#11
Louisville Kentucky theres like twomusic stores around here and one doesn't carry many amps and the other is way overpriced. I saw the valveking on cl and that's why I asked