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Peavey ValveKing 100 Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

The Peavey ValveKing 100 amp head is a lean, mean, all-tube machine. With variable A and A/B amp structure, the ValveKing 100 is versatile and powerful. (53) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Peavey ValveKing 100 Guitar Amp Head

The Peavey ValveKing 100 head features a patent-pending, variable Class A-A/B control called Texture, which allows sweepable selection between Class A and Class A/B power structures, as well as any combination of the two. With this feature, guitarists can coax virtually any tone from the ValveKing 100. The amp's preamp and power sections use 12AX7 and 6L6GC tubes, respectively.

Additional standard features on the Peavey ValveKing 100 head include two footswitchable channels with independent, three-band EQ and volume, plus a footswitchable gain/volume boost on the lead channel to provide extra volume for solos. The ValveKing 100 head also features global resonance, presence and reverb controls, a buffered effects loop and dual speaker jacks in parallel (head and 212 only).

Features

- 100 watts (rms) into 16, 8, or 4 ohms (switchable)
- Four 6L6GC and three 12AX7 tubes
- Two independent footswitchable channels
- Separate EQ for each channel
- Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
- Dual paralleled speaker jacks
- Reverb with level control
- Buffered effects loop
- Resonance and presence controls
- Texture variable Class A simulation control (patent pending)

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Dimensions: 26.25 in. W x 9.625 in. H x 11.125 in. D (Unpacked), 30.875 in. W x 14.75 in. H x 16 in. D (Packed)

Weight: 48 lbs. (Packed), 40.5 lbs. (Unpacked)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-732-8391
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"ValveKing, a budget friendly tribute to the 5150... but not quite. Good for the money but although the power section is solid, i"
Sound: This is the entry level "metal" head from Peavey. In that sense it is remarkably versatile. I don't give it a 10, because inevitably, in looks and design, it feels like a 5150, and although the power section delivers, the preamp section does not... not like a 5150. BUT and it's a big but, you can push that preamp power with a nice overdrive as I do with a Maxon OD808 and problem solved. This only applies if you are into that 5150, very high gain sound, otherwise for Metal, Rock this head delivers beautifully. For the money, this head is a HIT. Just a bid short on the preamp department. Feature: Again, for the price this amp truly surprises. The power is more than enough for a medium venue and at 5, it is louder than most amps in it's category at 10. It has variable a/b class control for a very customizable tone. It has 2 channels and a damn good clean channel at that. THAT is a high point, the clean is truly great, specially for those of us used to a 5150 that really cant get a nice clean going, this head is versatile in that sense. You have several gain buttons and switches that further "tweek" your gain, body and overall EQ. Ease of Use: Very straightforward, very easy to dial in a sound quite quickly. Quality: It's Peavey, it's durable, and it's very very well built. Not flimsy at all. Value: Great amp for it's price. Manufacturer Support: Never had a Peavey breakdown on me, had 5150, 5150 II, 6505 and none of them have broken down on me. Don't expect this one to be any different as it's construction feels very very 5150ish. Overall: I must say its' great for the price, alhtough I think it would make me truly happy if it were jut slightly more inexpensive. In any case, I MIGHT eventully chase down a Blackstar HT100 or a Jet City HDM100 just to try other interesting tones, but I am a Peavey man, I might only switch from the ValveKing if I stick with Peavey for a 5150 in good shape or a 6505 for a stronger gain and power in it's preamp section. But I am still reasonably satisfied with this head for now.
Style of Music: Metal/Blues/Extreme Music
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"LOUD!"
Sound: the sound rating depends on which channel you're using. the clean channel is unbeatable. its has no break up until 6.5-10. but even then ts a very warm over driven sound. the bright switch makes its sound just like a fender so you know its a good clean channel just from that. the lead channel is very good as well. the gain any where from 3-5 is very good for classic rock and sounds great. from 6-10 its so heavy and hard. since its tube its still stays smooth. the lead can be to metal for my taste sometimes but if thats what your looking for for the price then get this. Feature: there is very little on this amp but its perfect for me. the reverb on its is spring which personally i've never really liked but its aright it may need tweaking. the lead channel has a boost switch and a gain boost switch so it makes it easy to play for soloing. the clean has a bright switch which sounds great. each channel has a three band equalizer. it has a resonance and presence control. one real con. DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOT SWITCH Ease of Use: easy, easy, easy. theres nothing to it. takes 5 minutes to set up and jam. all the controls are simple knobs not complicated buttons and wierd things. Quality: very well made sturdy. once again its heavy so the bigger they are the harder they fall. so im sure if i dropped this there wouldn't be a happy ending. the bad part is that if its raining and you have to bring its some where the grates on the front and back really expose the interior to the elements. Value: great value your not going to find any better NEW TUBE amps that are 100w for this price BUY IT Manufacturer Support: haven't had any problems but it got here quick and everything i've heard says peavey is very polite. The Wow Factor: this thing looks awesome. one time i had the lights off and this thing at max volume and the tubes were glowing so bright the cast shadows! Overall: this amp is all ease of use and is truly powerful. even for a hundred watter its loud. one of the best things is that its quiet it has almost no hum. its great the worst thing is that its heavy. so transporting it isn't so much fun.
Style of Music: Classic rock, alternative, indie, grundge
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