Marshall AVT --- Peavey Valveking

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Okay, I'm probably going to get a Valveking 112 combo, and I want to know if it's lead channel will be any good for heavy punk-type music (with Vai-type leads everywhere ect., not eighth note strumming :twisted: ). previously I was using a Marshall AVT with the distortion on a Zoom G1x, which sounded very harsh and muddy... :( I joined a 'The Who' tribute band recently, (different band) and I don't think digital distortion into a solid-state amp is very acceptable for that :o

When I get an amp, I'll start saving for a Ds-1 and Tubescreamer, since I don't think the amp could do both styles decently (Ds-1 to boost the amps distortion for the heavy stuff, Tubescreamer for thewhotributeband)

So do you think the amp will be sufficient :?: Either way it will probably sound better than what I'm using now :)

(No, I can't try the amp out at my local store, they stock mostly guitars, and most of the amps are either small solid-state combos, or whole stacks :shock: If you think theres a better amp for around the same price (£239/$478, atleast 50 watts of tube) please say :)
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Get a Laney LC or VC 30, 30 watts, will be loud enough for gigs unless you're playing VERY big venues, if you are mic it, the peavey Valveking is considered a good amp but people say the Laneys are way better, I have an LC15 (my budget wasnt the best) and I love it, and people always say the VC series are better (not Paul Gilbert I've heard he used the LC50 for spaceship one)

Also if you save more you could get a Marshall DSL401 I think it is.
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roryrockslinda wrote:Get a Laney LC or VC 30, 30 watts, will be loud enough for gigs unless you're playing VERY big venues, if you are mic it, the peavey Valveking is considered a good amp but people say the Laneys are way better, I have an LC15 (my budget wasnt the best) and I love it, and people always say the VC series are better (not Paul Gilbert I've heard he used the LC50 for spaceship one)

Also if you save more you could get a Marshall DSL401 I think it is.
A Laney LC30 would cost me £100 more :(
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AVT has only one tube in the preamp, VK is all tube...just a thought
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Valveking is better than avt, laney is better than valveking. Also check out the peavey classic series

The valveking could use a speaker swap. The combo through a marshall 1960 cab sounded better than the combo alone, and the marshall cabs aren't that great
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bancika wrote:AVT has only one tube in the preamp, VK is all tube...just a thought
I should have made myself more clear; the AVT is the amp I'm currently using.
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Evai wrote:
bancika wrote:AVT has only one tube in the preamp, VK is all tube...just a thought
I should have made myself more clear; the AVT is the amp I'm currently using.
that doesn't change anything :)
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I have the ValveKing 112. It's a good amp, but I find the distortion channel too muddy, that's why I'm planning on buying an EQ pedal or a distortion pedal.
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Get an LC15 or VC15 and run it through a cab and it'll do the trick if you can't afford the 30s.

And I'm pretty sure a VK is more expensive than an LC30.
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roryrockslinda wrote:And I'm pretty sure a VK is more expensive than an LC30.
Laney LC30: £338
Peavey Valveking: £245

:o
Bancika wrote:AVT has only one tube in the preamp, VK is all tube...just a thought
<_<

>_>

I've never played through a tube amp... or a good amp :o
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ah, tube amps are great. I just can get enough of them, built 3 so far and I'm collecting parts for the 4th :)

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Good luck with your choice
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your mad to build everything Bancika :) which is very cool, got any pics of your amps?
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yeah, here they are.
The first one, around 2W, has two channels, great smooth lead tone (reminds me of Vai). Cab is also home made with one 12" greenback.
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The second one, fender princeton tweed 5f2-a with quite a few personal mods. Speaker is Weber signature 8"
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The third one, kalamazoo model one with different output tube (el95) - I got hit by 180V while working on this one :lol:
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And all tube preamp, two tubes, two channels
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Cheers

PS Sorry for thread hijack :wink:
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:shock: they look great, professional and all that...could you post some mp3's? then you would have ppl queuing to buy them!

great work anyway. 8)
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