#1
I'm planning to buy a new amp, and I managed to pick 2 amps I like... Which one in your opinion is te best?

Vox Valvetronix AD50VT
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD50VT-50W-Guitar-Combo-Amp-?sku=482615

or

Peavy Valveking 112
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

(If you have other suggestions, my budget is $300-$450)
#3
Valvekingg all the way
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#4
Valveking>Valvetronic
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#6
most definately
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#7
The Valveking is a cheap valve amp made in China and it sounds it. It also has reliability problems.

The Vox is a very nice modeller for the price.

IMO Valvetronix > Valveking

What styles of music do you play?

I recommend you try them both and go with what YOU like best, not a bunch of people on an Internet forum.
#9
Well neither of those two amps are amazing for metal, although I think the AD50VT is slightly better. The AD50 is also a really good classic rock amp.

You could look into a Laney LC15R and an overdrive pedal? They are great sounding 15watt valve amps which sound great for classic and hard rock and do metal with an overdrive.
#11
I just got a Valveking, and have played a Valvetronix. I like the drive on the Valveking. I'm in a hard rock/metal band and it suits the sound I want fine. It's gain is Marshall-y voiced. If you play classic rock, this is where the VK will stand out the most from the Valvetronix. I'm also in a covers band that does classic rock and blues, and this amp excells at that sound.

I would go with the VK. Now I know it's not the greatest amp in the world, but it's by no means a bad amp. If you want a lil more gain on it (try it out first though, you may decide it's enough for you) then throw in an overdrive pedal (not distortion!!!). You also may consider a noise gate with it.
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#12
I've been looking for an amp in that same price ranch, and was looking at those same amps. I tried them both out side by side. I personally like the ValveKing better. I like the all tube sound. I thought the Valve king had better for distortion. It did everything from slight overdrive to pretty heavy distortion, heavy enough for me and I am into metal. But I would still probably want to add an overdrive pedal for the times that I want super heavy distortion. On the other hand the valvetronix has a lot of bells and whistles, if that is what you want. I don't really care for the modeling.
#13
I dunno about the Vox, but I think valveking's sound like arse. Dunno why everyone seems to like em, they sound harsh and fizzy to me. Plus they're meant to be really unreliable.
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#14
they are unrealiable if you get a bad one...
my Vk is awosme, very reliable & good tone

so i go w/ VK
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#16
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Plus they're meant to be really unreliable.


LOL! I don't know if they're meant to be unreliable, but they've proven to be.

I'm not a big fan of either amp, but it's the Valveking that I'd steer clear of.

Are you looking to gig sometime soon, or just looking to practice at home?

You linked a US store, are you buying in the US or the Netherlands? If it's the latter, do you have a store you could link there to give us a better idea of the prices there?

I think, personally, I'd take that budget and look used. You're kind of in a no man's land unless you want a small, quality tube amp like the Blues Jr or Crate V16.
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#17
valveking deffo, too many oif these therads though in my opinion
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#18
the valveking sounds like a dying horse its the most lifeless amp i ever played I got it for christmas and i returned it I play exactly what you do classic rock and metal and i found that the vox sounds way better
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#20
Valveking sound horrible IMO, i really dont see why everyone likes them
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#21
Go with the Vox, the Valveking sounds like horseshit. I go into a music store thinking to myself "UG says the valveking is good and its affordable too! I'll try it!"... I plug in, "WHAT THE ****!"

moral of the story: Not all tube amps are better than ss. Especially the ones that are made in China, and cheap as shit.
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#22
^everyone on Ug says its crap...
people who've actually played it like it
its good for the money, grant you it have a cheaper speaker which isa easily chnaged
-its 50/50 on reliability ... some are good some arnt
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#23
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^everyone on Ug says its crap...
people who've actually played it like it
its good for the money, grant you it have a cheaper speaker which isa easily chnaged
-its 50/50 on reliability ... some are good some arnt


1. Everyone on UG is tube crazy. To most, if it doesn't have tubes its automatically crap.
2. I played the VK twice and it was total shit.
3. You could already get a better amp with a better speaker if you spend $150 more and not have the reliability issues.
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#24
^ not where i am ... 150$ more wont get my anywhere
and i for one havent had any issues with it
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-Peavey Valveking 112
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#25
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#26
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I just got a Valveking, and have played a Valvetronix. I like the drive on the Valveking. I'm in a hard rock/metal band and it suits the sound I want fine. It's gain is Marshall-y voiced. ...

I would go with the VK. Now I know it's not the greatest amp in the world, but it's by no means a bad amp. If you want a lil more gain on it (try it out first though, you may decide it's enough for you) then throw in an overdrive pedal (not distortion!!!). You also may consider a noise gate with it.


One disagree and one agree with that...

It's not a Marshall-esque tone. well...maybe a AVT-esque, but not near a JCM. yeah.

But, i agree 100% with that last paragraph. I have a VK, im in the neighborhood for a noise gate as well. But it is a great amp.


EDIT: I didn't know we were talking about the 1x12. im careless. I play the VK 100 head, i like it. I have no experience with the combo. SORRY.
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