ValveKing 112 review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.7 (132 votes)
Peavey: ValveKing 112

Price paid: $ 550

Purchased from: Georges Music

Sound — 10
To get it to sound good, take my advice... change out the stock speaker with the eminence govenor speaker, change out the tubes, get a very small cable for the effect loop, don't put your guitar's volume louder than 4 or 5. if you have done everything correctly, you will discover the greatest sounds that ever came from the amp. I run a Gibson Les Paul Studio through the amp and, HOLY CRAP it will sing. The Music i play in this amp is anywhere from Metallica to B.B. King and everything in between. It is loud so if anyone is home their fillings may get ripped out.

Overall Impression — 10
get this amp. Honestly I have played solid states of the same wattage and while they sound pretty good this amp sounds better. I have been playing for 5 years and I have played on solid state until I found this amp. I would buy it again if it got stolen maybe the half stack version though. Why are you still reading this review? Go out and buy it. You are wasting time reading a review telling you how great it is but you are not experiencing it.GO! NOW! BE GONE!

Reliability & Durability — 7
I could gig without a back up but I would have a spare change of tubes just in case. It only failed me once when the tubes went on the amp 3 months after I got it. Not supposed to happen after 3 Months but again got it fixed and operational so it is all good.

Features — 8
so yeah it is a 2 channel 50 watt tube amp. no clue when it was made but does it really matter? This is definitely a gigging amp unless you are playing stadiums in which that case get a cab to go along with. The plug to another cab is pretty cool as well as the texture knob on the back. Other than that it does not really have any other features. But Who cares an amp should not have all these weird features that stop it from doing its job. playing your music.

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    This is a good amp with a realy powerfull sound, and if you ''shortcircuit'' the effect loop you get an even better sound
    sikguitarist07 wrote: so is this better than the vox 50vt?
    the core tone of this amp is significantly better than the vox vt50. however, you are comparing an apple to an orange. the vox is a far more versitile amp, as it is a modelling amp with multiple distortions and effects. the peavey has really 1 sound, its own (though you can get a significant amount of variety from the amp, it really has only its own character. it will not become other amps with the twist of a knob) for my money, i would get a VK as it has a far better core tone and good playing dynamics. it may be less versitile, but it is better sounding over all. really though, depends on what you really want the amp for.
    to any owners of this amp: use a patch cable between the effects loop send and return. this seems to bypass something in the circuitry (sounds like a buffer of some sort) and opens the amp up. crazy how a little tiny thing like that improves an already solid amp