the Valveking II considered shit?

   Heavy Metal Guitar   

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 19

Thread: the Valveking II considered shit?

  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Epi MKH LP7
    MA: Hyostar SJ-971
    MB: LTD B-206SM
    Rig: Blackstar HTMetal 100>2x1

    iTrader: 0

    the Valveking II considered shit?

    Peavey Valveking II Head 100W/25W/5W Tube Head |

    Was just wondering, because the other seemed like it was haterd vy most of the general puplic

    This one is interesting though has the power cut switch, and the usb recording seem cool too.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    The original is pretty universally hated.

    The new ones, I've heard some people were pleasantly surprised, but I haven't heard people raving about them. So...they're probably better, but still not amazing.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Epi MKH LP7
    MA: Hyostar SJ-971
    MB: LTD B-206SM
    Rig: Blackstar HTMetal 100>2x1

    iTrader: 0

    Hmm. Well, I was looking into the 333xl and trirec (I know, a brand of unversally hated amps lol) and saw the valve king II. I've played a 333xl before my buddy has had one for 4 years now, i obviously don't NEED 120watts lol but I was planning on a head and a 2x12 cab.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Louisiana
    ME: Jackson DK27/DKMG
    MB: Yamaha RBX775
    Rig: Randall V2/Mesa OS 412

    iTrader: 0

    Wait and see how well the 6505MH is recieved. Same features, lower wattage, and will hopefully will sound better.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: La Grande, Oregon
    ME: Ibanez 2027, MM JP 6
    Rig: Axe Fx 2; Mesa 2:90

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Meh, it's a low budget tube amp. It doesn't sound great but you're also not paying for great. Go used and get a better amp for a little more.
    Lead, follow, or get the fuck out of the way!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: IL
    ME: JS2000/Warmoth
    MA: Seagull S6
    MB: Ibanez SRC6
    Rig: Mesa ROV25+V:25+Mesa Cab

    iTrader: 0

    Crap. I owned the original VK100, and the clean was okay, gain sucked. I played the new 20w head, and it's a pile of shit. Pretty much any other mini head stomps it.
    Disclaimer: I work ultra part-time for a local music gear dealer

  7. #7

    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
    ME: KxK Sii-7ex
    MA: Yamaha FGX700SC
    MB: Warwick Corvette 5
    Rig: JCA22

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Just get a 5150.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Jan 2015
    Location: Portland, OR
    ME: Strat
    MA: Blueridge
    Rig: Jet City 100

    iTrader: 0

    I'll agree that the amp falls on the low spectrum of high gain - metal amps. Speaking in terms of the original.

    BUT, sometimes I think it's very easy to lose sight of the value of a cheap amp. I've played high end, I've played low end, at the end of the day I always still love playing. Also, I'd say if you're playing alone all the time it's soooo easy to pick apart the tone. You can sit their and nit pick the eq and tweak until you bleed from the ears but throw an amp in a band setting, it takes a lot to make an amp complete shit.

    I've seen the VK side by side with a ton of high end amps, it always held its weight in my opinion...and further, sometimes beat the shit out of the tone of the rival. Further, I can say I dinked around with one once at a used shop (thought about buying it)...I threw an OD in front of it as a boost and an EQ...the thing ripped man...just saying.

    I'm glad amps like this exist because I've seen too many rad punk/hardcore/metal bands that wouldn't have done shit without a cheap, 100W, tube amp.

    I lose on Jeopardy everytime

Similar Threads

  1. Albums considered classics that you don't like
    By Matt C in forum General Music Discussion
    Replies: 192
    Last Post: 09-28-2013, 04:47 PM
  2. Will I be considered a poser if I don't have a floyd?
    By dmr in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 09-22-2011, 07:42 AM
  3. This is a considered B movie??
    By sami in forum Art, Movies, Books, TV & Media
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-18-2011, 02:02 AM
  4. Would it be considered wrong?
    By F1Filter in forum Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 06-10-2010, 05:14 PM
  5. Valveking Questions
    By Blankplank in forum Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-23-2009, 09:12 PM

Tags for this Thread

Fractal Audio Systems  Shred Training  Angel Vivaldi
Bowes Guitarworks  Decibel Guitars  NumbSkull Audio Production

VigLink badge