#1
Combo?
Half Stack?

Are either any good? Which is best for the money? Is it worth selling my amp (Crate VC 50) to buy either of those? I play metal by the way, but still want good cleans.
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#2
I wouldn't get the valve king, or the half stack, but that's just me. There big problem, and with most Peavey Amps, is there speakers are not the best. I would have to say look at B-52, they have a good metal tone to them, with pretty good cleans.
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#3
Go for the 212. Plenty loud and less speakers to replace lol.

Celestion ftw? Theres a guy in the classifieds selling a valveking with celestions in. Have a look there!
#4
its a good amp but not by itself. it needs new speakers and tubes, and probably an OD and EQ pedal. i run a metal muff through it and i think it sounds quite a step up from my old spider. im upgrading the speakers and tubes later with my next paycheck which should make it better.
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Dean Vendetta
Peavey Valveking 212 (tung sol 12ax7 - JJ6l6gc)
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#5
Well, like Ghold125, I don't like Peaveys. Mainly for the reasons he already said and cuz I had a Peavey Rage 158 that broke every 3 to 6 months. But since you want an opinion...the combo is gonna be decent cuz it's tube. 100W is pretty good power. The half-stack is jus the combo but it has more volume cuz of the bigger speaker. Idk. I wouldn't buy either, but that's me.
#6
If you don't know what they sound like, try to go to a store that sells them and give them a good run (at least 30 minutes). Messing with one that long will give you enough time to try a bunch of different settings and to get a feel for the way the amp sounds. Personally, I like the voicing of the amp, and with a new speaker and a piece of wood to close the back of the cab it would sound even better.

Also, check the amp out on youtube for some soundclips and reviews.
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5150 combo
GSP1101 + Tech 21 PE60

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ESP LTD M-255 w/ SD Full Shred
Kramer Vanguard w/ JE-1000 active preamp
Douglas WF-150sn w/ GFS "Hot Lead" set

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AMT DT-2

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#7
Quote by CobbZ
Go for the 212. Plenty loud and less speakers to replace lol.

Celestion ftw? Theres a guy in the classifieds selling a valveking with celestions in. Have a look there!


Wat?!!! Holy ****in ****! Go there, seriously. Way better speakers and better response to your guitar cuz of it. Look in the classifieds on site here, man. Even if it's costs more, it's a better deal cuz it's better value for wat you get!
#8
Forget the halfstack and 212, the 112 is absolutely sufficient, especially as the speaker will need replacing anyway
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#10
The 112 is also enough to drive a 4x12 cab. But if you don't need THAT much air to be pushed, a 2x12 cab can be bought pretty cheaply from Avatar.
Guitar:
PRS Tremonti

Amp:
Bluetron Bluedrive
Ducted Port 1x12
Jensen Mod 12-110

Wants:
59/09's or Standard T&B
#11
wait, wait did you guys even read the post.
hes all ready got a good tube amp why does he need a mediore tube amp to boot with it.

the valveking isnt ganna be much of an upgrade man.
just get a speaker change on your amp that you already have and swap tubes that all, and get some pedals to if your ganna be doing anything other than that i suggest look at a diffrent amp, dont look into buying a valveking.

if there is any amp worth selling yours to get another amp, it is a B-52AT its just a really great tube amp for the money and has some awesome cleans if you ask me. not just that but its really built for gain.

if you really want a good upgrade look into a new B-52AT 212 or a marshall 112DSL thats it really nothing much more than that, dont waste your money on another blah amp.
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#13
i'd suggest getting more pedals + speakers + new tubes your amp is good enough unless you have a problem with it then by all means get a new one
#14
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The 112 is also enough to drive a 4x12 cab. But if you don't need THAT much air to be pushed, a 2x12 cab can be bought pretty cheaply from Avatar.
Anything is enough to drive a 4x12 cab...
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