#2
I was at the local guitar store the other day and was jamming on it. I didn't really care for it too much because I thought it sounded very dry.
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#4
i'm one of the couple who don't like it. they sound mushy overall, clean channel breaks up too early, overdrive channel wasn't that impressive.
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#5
^^ I agree with the guy above. Not hugely great really, you'd be better spending your money (if you're thinking about getting one) one something else.
#7
It is good. Clean channel break up? What the hell volume are you playing it? Distortion's not as great, but a new set of tubes and its brilliant.
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#8
^yea clean channel was breaking up around 4.
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#9
Lies. Honestly, maybe you got a duff one, because I'm playing with it now on clean at 5, and there is no noticable breakup to my ears.

I dare not turn it louder for fear of pissing of my neighbours.
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#10
^dunno. but mine did. i'll go see if they have another better valveking at my local GC. i can't believe it had such a mushy tone.
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#11
Also, generally the speaker sounds a bit flubby until you break it in at about 30 hours playing. Then it gets noticably tighter.
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#12
Because it could almost be a marketing ploy, like the Hybrid amps. Every newbie that thinks he understands somehting about amp will go "ZOMG ITS GOT VALVES IN IT IT MUST BE AWESOME", when in fact the VK is very lifeless, undirectional with your sound and dull. It's just a valve amp for the sake of it, there's no actual feeling behind it.
#13
It's decent for metal, but nothing more than that. It's way better than the Vox Valvet. though - that thing sucks really hard.
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#14
The Valveking stock, is mediocre. With upgrades, it's sweet as - first thing to do is put EHX preamp valves in, then change the boring 6L6s for some JJ EL34, get a Celestion V30 in there, and then it's a brilliant piece of kit. 6L6s don't compliment the flabby stock speaker and the amp's tone, and the EL34s will give you more Middage. The EHX 12AX7 give you more bass and roar in the gain, and the V30 is just all around far better than the stock speaker. End Result? Marshally tone, 60w, good speaker, awesome.
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#15
^ whoa u made me wanna buy 1...... still in between peavey vk n laney vc now. :p
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#16
^ VK is more modern orientated and those mods will definitely gear it further that way, VC more vintage. But the VCs are unreliable. Like 6 people on this forum have a VC, 4 have broken kinda unreliable. But the VKs NEED those mods to sound as good as they can.
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#17
basically, as which ones pink correctly said, just because it's valve doesn't mean it's good.

That being said, even the stock version is decent, IMO, if you need a reasonable amount of versatility (but veering slightly more towards modern stuff), and loudness, for a budget.

Not owning one, I obviously haven't tried those mods mr carrott mentioned, but they certainly sound plausible for enhancing the tone.
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#18
I've played a couple of them, and to me the cleans sounded alright, nothing spectacular, bu the distortion was well...someone else said "flubby", and I think that's a good way to put it. I kinda doubt that the speakers on these were broken in yet, though, and I'm sure all those mods would make it sound helluvalot nicer.
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#19
I hated it when I tried it. I suppose changing valves or the speaker would improve it but honestly, the kind of people who buy them are on a budget and would be better off getting something that's good stock.
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#20
My spider 2 is better.

Yup one band practise i couldent get my amp to the studio where we practise. So i used theirs which was a valveking. Sounded dry, thin and generally rubbish.

But i had a feeling that the valve was worn out though.
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#21
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It's decent for metal, but nothing more than that. It's way better than the Vox Valvet. though - that thing sucks really hard.

As an owner and a sound engineer with a little experience, i can tell you that even though you don't like it, the valvetronix does not suck. I've had mine for 6 months, i still think if i didn't have it, i'd want one

I've had no experience with the peavey valveking though, the practice hall my band is going to start practicing at has one so i'll probably try it, just out of curiosity.
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#22
I liked the AD30VT that i played at guitar center very much ^^.

I think the valve king isn't bad but it depends what you want. Also it depends if the amp is broken in. I played a little Royal 8 at my local music store where it prolly was hardly ever used, and the thing sounded like a piece of sh!t! I was like wow cause it didn't even compare to the champ 600, but at GC I got to play the 50W 112 Valveking and it sounded pretty good and not as cold as the royal 8. But maybe if you play around with it you'll be able to get more warmness.

And the spiders being better than the valveking, imo I say hell no!
#23
is it good? yes. is it great? nah. but it would be one heck of an upgrade from your Marshall MG!
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