Poll: Valveking vs 5150
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View poll results: Valveking vs 5150
Valve King
3 10%
5150
27 90%
Voters: 30.
#1
I've been hitting up these message boards for a while on the amp topic I know. I've narrowed my search down to these two.
I can get a used 5150 for around 550.00 or a new valve king for 550.00.
I play metal and need quite alot of gain but also tons of clarity so which would be favorable to these conditions?
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#2
5150 > VK. Anyday f**king day of the week.
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#3
agreed, for what you want, 5150.
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#4
5150 all the way. It is simply a better amp.
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#5
5150 is a pro level amp, the valve king is budget tube amp that is a pretty good value, but is not in the same league as the 5150. Keep in mind with used tube amps, that you might have to replace some power tubes if they are warn out, and they don't have a warenty, so if they look like they have abused then they probably where.
#6
wow, that was a resounding yeah for the 5150 and a neigh for the Valve King. Thanks people!
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#7
Is there anyway for you to try the 5150 out first before you buy? I know it is a better amp (IMO) than the valveking (VK is nice too!) but why is the person selling it? Maybe something is wrong with it?
#10
The VK112 with a new speaker and tubes will be a better ALL AROUND amp than the 5150. It will be great from cleans on up through very high gain. But just metal, 5150 has been renowned for that man, lmao.
#11
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The VK112 with a new speaker and tubes will be a better ALL AROUND amp than the 5150. It will be great from cleans on up through very high gain. But just metal, 5150 has been renowned for that man, lmao.

I would be very shocked if that really was the case, but I've never tried a modded VK.
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#12
^ It might sound better for blues, but if your buy a metal amp then its no question, and for any thing less than metal I think there are a lot better amps out there than the valve king for only a little more money, like the Classic 30, or the Crate palaninio series.
#13
Quote by ValoRhoads
I've been hitting up these message boards for a while on the amp topic I know. I've narrowed my search down to these two.
I can get a used 5150 for around 550.00 or a new valve king for 550.00.
I play metal and need quite alot of gain but also tons of clarity so which would be favorable to these conditions?



I just posted up a request from another member you might find helpful. Check out my profile and click on the mp3 that Says Valveking Drop C Improve thats as close as you can get to a 5150 out of a Vavleking. It might be the tone your looking for too. Check it out...
#14
The 5150 hands down and its more versitile than a lot of people make it out to be. You can of course get your high gain metal sounds, you can get classic rock sounds, bluesy sounds... lots of uses.