#1
Hey guys, I have a peavey valveking 212 amp and i can never get a good distortion sound out of it, but i know people have before, so can any of you hook me up with some settings for it?
Much appreciated
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#2
If u want standard metal distortion start by raising your highs and lows to a couple notches below their maximum and drop the mids. standard rock distortion, you start raising the mids a bit. Also note that you may need an overdrive to get metal distortion from it.
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#3
You will need an OD pedal to push the amp for metal. It doesn't have enough gain without it. For EQ settings, just do what moose said.
#4
i just use the metal preset in the manual and it works pretty well
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#5
do NOT scoop the mids, boost them. you'll thank yourself when you actually cut through the mix.

and when i played the valve king it had plenty of gain for metal. you don't need everything super saturated to play metal.
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#6
just drop the mids and add all the distortion and bass you can. im sick of people saying that scooped mids sound like crap, in fact, i might start a club.
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#7
I hate that amp so much. you cant get a good distortion out of it
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Quote by shredmeiser101
just drop the mids and add all the distortion and bass you can. im sick of people saying that scooped mids sound like crap, in fact, i might start a club.

well you might think it sounds good, and thats all well and good. but you're going to have one hell of a time being heard if its more then just you playing.
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#10
scooping the mids..sounds kool..but once u start playing with the rest of the band..u cant hear **** wut ur playing...
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#11
Scooped mids sound great when you're by yourself, but it's been proven time and time again, it sounds like absolute ASS in a band setting. Why? Because you're inaudible.

Here's my valveking settings...for modern metal, metalcore...etc..This is the VK100, running through a 4x12 with V30s.

Treble - 2 o'clock
Mids - Noon, or a slight bit higher
Bass - 3 o'clock

Volume - 10 o'clock (band volume)
Gain - 3 o'clock
Gain boost - ON

Presence - 1 o'clock
Resonance - 11 o'clock

Texture - Class A/B (all the way to the right)

I have a BOSS GE-7 Graphic EQ in the loop, and I boost mid frequencies ever so slighty, cuts the highs a little and give it a bit a level boost to tighten it up . The end result is a very tight, thick, punchy rhythm tone that fits in great with my other guitarist's mesa rig. Blends in surprisingly well. I played out last week, and I got asked several times if I was running a 5150.

However, the tubes aren't stock in my head. Tungsol in V1, EH in the rest. And then SED Winged C 6L6GC's in the power section. Amp became some what brighter(Which is great, because I found the VK stock didn't really have a lot of treble, even when cranked, very dark) and gave it a lot more throat. Highs are crystal clear now as well.

I spent $700 to achieve this, and that's still less than what most 5150's go for now-a-days, and I have an amazing clean channel to boot.
Last edited by Colony5150 at Nov 25, 2007,
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