#1
Alright guys simple question B-52 AT 100 HS or Peavey valveking HS ...
Guitars:
Dean Razorback Explosion =D
Schecter Omen 6
Ibanez 30 Exotic Wood =D
Custom Les Paul w/EMG

Amps:
Line 6 Spider II :S
Peavey ValveKIng Halfstack

Pedal:
Boss ME-50
#4
cause like i mean the 6505... like those are dream amps...

Peavey= 6505
Mesa = Triple Rectifier
Marshall = JCm

but something affordable and NEW under 1000$
Guitars:
Dean Razorback Explosion =D
Schecter Omen 6
Ibanez 30 Exotic Wood =D
Custom Les Paul w/EMG

Amps:
Line 6 Spider II :S
Peavey ValveKIng Halfstack

Pedal:
Boss ME-50
#6
Quote by DiMeTiMe
For versatility: Peavey VK100

For br00tal metal: B-52 AT100


i thought it was the other way around
ƒuck your nuts
#7
Quote by meanppls7
i thought it was the other way around


Definitely not.

However, if you use an overdrive (Digtech Bad Monkey = ), you can get some pretty high gain tones - that would make it VERY versatile.

The main problem with expecting the VK to be a high gain amp, is the voicing; it's not a dark, evil sounding amp like the 6505, it's fairly bright & vintage-esque.
#8
I've played both side by side at my local music shop. The B-52 can get extremely brutal. More distortion, darker sounding than the VK to me.

The Valveking is a little brighter, and more suited to classic rock and Metallica-esque thrash.
#9
Bugera?
#10
Throw an OD on top of the Valveking and you have both the B-52 and the Valveking.
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#11
Quote by DiMeTiMe
For versatility: Peavey VK100

For br00tal metal: B-52 AT100

I think the B-52 actually wins both those categories. It is very versitile and sounds great. Much better choice.
#13
considering the vk and at100 are pretty close in price, go for the at100

sounds better(right out the box) and just as versatile as the vk
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#14
+1 to the Peavy. I tried both and the B-52 wasn't even comparable to some of the Randall solid state heads I tried.

-1 to the Bugera. IMO the tone was decent, but the construction was shoddy. Plastic buttons and knobs?? Seriously, they were so loose they felt like they were going to snap off in my hand, and the wood it's built from is about as thick as a reasonably sized cardboard box.
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#15
Quote by Garou1911
...the B-52 wasn't even comparable to some of the Randall solid state heads I tried.


did you check the rectifier knob?
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#16
Quote by meanppls7
did you check the rectifier knob?

Yeah, we tried everything we knew of but it just seems to lack.... 'somthing'. I had a buddy with me whose been playing a Marshall JCM2k for about 10 years and tone wise the B-52 just didn't compare with other similarly priced tube heads, and as with the above, even some of the solid state heads had better tone. It's probably a decent starter amp but IMO you could be getting more bang for your buck.
-Guitar Gear-
1995 American Fender Strat, EMG 85 pup
Randall RH200 Head
Marshall 1960a Cab
Woods Acoustic
-Bass Gear-
Spector Legend 4 bass
Washburn Bantam bass
Hartke HA2500
Fender Bassman 410H
Play what you love, love what you play