#1
I just bought a Peavey Valveking 112 and it sounds awesome, but it want a higher gain amp. So my question is whats a good high gain tube combo? Im trying to find an amp for around $500
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#2
If you can't get the distortion you want out of that amp, Don't buy another amp - Buy a pedal. Those are great tube amps, One of the peavy amps I actually like. Try a Tube screamer, Try a DS-1, But you're wasting money if you just buy another amp - It's a pedal world, Guy.
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#3
Grr. i really dislike using pedals and i need to return the amp regardless since something on the inside isnt bolted down properly. I also feel like it doesnt have enough bass. it really feels weak to me.
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Mesa Boogie makes great products if you can afford it, But not many people can. =D Guy. Pedals are orgasmic. There are plenty of ways to secure pedals and buy a massive pedal board to do so. ( Personally, An arsenal of pedals can make or break a tone. ) Bottom end? You just need to know how to properly chain your pedals. That amp you have is a perfectly fine amp, It just needs a little push.

But if you're really that unhappy. With that budget, You're going to have to go Solid state. I'd suggest a Line6, Peavy Transtube, Crate, Or if you can find a pawnshop Hughes and Kettner Solid state.
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#6
I could afford a used mesa but i feel like thats going a little too far. Im just trying to keep it small so im not that guy with all the amazing equipment and not the skills
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Bottom end? You just need to know how to properly chain your pedals. That amp you have is a perfectly fine amp, It just needs a little push.


Are you saying that with the right pedal my valveking can push out some bass? cause even on some serious volumes i wasnt feeling it hardly at all. thanks for the help so far by the way
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Are you saying that with the right pedal my valveking can push out some bass? cause even on some serious volumes i wasnt feeling it hardly at all. thanks for the help so far by the way


It's all good man, We've all been in this position. AND YES! Overdrive pedals ( Not distortion pedals, Not digital pedals ) are designed to increase the output of your guitar in order to " Over " drive a amps preamp to distortion, Causing an increase in volume and thus pushing the amps Power amp section into " Power amp " distortion. ( Solid state amps won't have Power amp distortion, By the way. ) This increases ALL frequincies and if it wasen't for the adjustable peaks on your amp and the pedal, You'd be overloaded with mids and bottom ends. My advice - Start with a tube screamer, And if you can't afford that go for a Boss DS-1. There's also a brand called " Visual Sound " That makes outstanding products, I endorse them with much power because I own both the Route 66 and Jekyll and Hyde pedals. I'll also suggest Electro Harmonix and Tone Labs products - You're using a nice amp, Don't spoil that tone with Digital effects. Go Analog or ( if you can afford it ) Tube pathing. There won't be much of a difference but Tube pedals will give you a little more Umph as well as a warmer sound. BUT! You're working with five hundred dollors. Buy a pedal board and go to your local guitar center - BRING YOUR AMP and plug every pedal you can get your hands on. It's all about -your- ears, Not my suggestions.
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#10
Awesome. Ill see if i can try out a tube screamer then. thanks
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#12
Wrong forum. Try Guitar Gear and Accessories.
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