#1
http://boomp3.com/listen/ew5qc87/vktest

212 combo guitar straight to amp (Gibson Les Paul Studio).

****ty mic, but you get the idea. This is an "out of the box" Valveking with the volume below 1. Sounds metal to me.
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#2
It can do metal... just not for very long. My friend has one, he had it 3 months before the speakers started acting up, and the Sovtek tubes they put in there wore out on him hella fast. Fortunately he's upgraded to his Rivera Knucklehead Tre and his Mesa 4x12.
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#3
it can. but there are many amps that do metal better.
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#4
dude that sounds way thrash
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#5
The distortion is there, but having tested them personally, I find the amount of noise at full distortion unbearable (this is with active EMGs). You can hear a little bit of it at the end of the clip.

Also, comparing it to something like an Engl Thunder combo, the distortion sounds really thin and fizzy. Might be good on a recording but in real life it's just got no body at all.

A decent (cheap) entry level valve amp for metal but it's not comparable to the big boys.
#6
it can do metal pretty good. sure there are better but its not bad at all
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#7
I'm not saying this amp is the end all. But it can do metal.

Disproving a lie. Thanks for listening.
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#9
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It can do metal... just not for very long. My friend has one, he had it 3 months before the speakers started acting up, and the Sovtek tubes they put in there wore out on him hella fast. Fortunately he's upgraded to his Rivera Knucklehead Tre and his Mesa 4x12.


What does any of that have to do with the amp. Seriously, tubes aren't gonna last forever, especially stock ones. There are impurities in tubes. And the speakers are **** anyway.
#13
The MXR Micro Amp just goes hand in hand with my VK. It just makes the tone so much fatter and fuller. I do agree that stock it is pretty thin. I would do a review but my guitar is off getting a pickup swap.
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The MXR Micro Amp just goes hand in hand with my VK. It just makes the tone so much fatter and fuller. I do agree that stock it is pretty thin. I would do a review but my guitar is off getting a pickup swap.


I've done the same thing with my MXR 10 band, it does fatten it up a bit. But since i got the tone i like with out the pedal im not going to mess with it. Because god knows why or how it blew up but i dont want it to happen again lol
#16
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The distortion is there, but having tested them personally, I find the amount of noise at full distortion unbearable (this is with active EMGs). You can hear a little bit of it at the end of the clip.

Also, comparing it to something like an Engl Thunder combo, the distortion sounds really thin and fizzy. Might be good on a recording but in real life it's just got no body at all.

A decent (cheap) entry level valve amp for metal but it's not comparable to the big boys.


So on this recording, on a radio shack microphone, it sounds "better" than in real life where it has no body.

I find this post hilarious.
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#17
I played a ValveKing 112 today, and it handled metal quite well. Sure, ther eis amps with higher gain out there, but the gain boost really gave it a good metal crunch.
#18
IMO it's a crap amp until you upgrade the speakers and valves then it's an excellent gigging amp
#19
the sound will change dramatically as you turn it up past 1
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#20
personally, i don't really like the valveking for metal or even its distortion. i think its cleans are ok, and maybe the o.d., but once u crank up the gain, it gets really muddy. this may just be me tho, but i wouldnt get this amp for really heavy stuff (even tho alot of other ppl like it, it's not the tone i'd want for metal) so for others who r considering it, u'd really have to try it out before u buy it
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#21
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IMO it's a crap amp until you upgrade the speakers and valves then it's an excellent gigging amp


Very true, though I will say that the valves are stock E12AX7s and Ruby 6L6GCs. The speaker's a piece of trash, but the valves don't really merit a swap out IMO.
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#22
I wouldn't get the Valveking just for metal either, if you are a ridiculous gain junkie there are better options, but for this price, it's versatility (amazing cleans) can not be denied.

The only times I've heard a Valveking be "muddy" was when people didn't know how to use EQ or presense knobs.

Also again that clip was recorded on a POS mic stock valves and speakers with the volume below 1 *on a tube amp*. Thats basically just preamp barely even driving the speakers. The Valveking is a pretty good jack of all trades for the price.
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