Peavey ValveKing 100 Head
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Peavey ValveKing 100 Head

ValveKing 100 Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Peavey in the ValveKing series.

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King Loudness 24/10/2011

Peavey ValveKing 100 Head: Produktbewertung von King Loudness (content in English)

"Great budget head"
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The Peavey Valveking 100 is a head that was designed by the company to offer a versatile and great sounding all tube head at a price that won't break the bank. It features two channels, clean and drive. There are fairly standard gain, volume and EQ controls here, as well as some voicing switches to do things like add brightness or change the gain structure. It has a set of master presence and resonance controls for final tone shaping and there is an onboard reverb and an effects loop too.

UTILIZATION

Getting a good tone out of this amp is fairly simple. Peavey uses a fairly classic interface that bridges the gap between British and American styles. I particularly like the strong midrange character that brings out awesome harmonics and overtones, especially on the drive channel. It has a good and useful EQ section for each channel that is quite responsive and works very well. It is a very smooth sounding amp that works well with many guitars and in many musical contexts.

SOUNDS

I've tried this amp with various guitars and can safely say it's equally at home with single coils or humbuckers. The clean channel has a nice Fenderish vibe that gets some added shimmer when the bright switch is engaged. It works well for everything from jazz to RnB styles without issue. The drive channel is a definite gem. It's extremely smooth and defined, with a brilliant singing midrange that just coaxes earthy sustain from the guitar. It works very well for classic or hard rock styles especially if you're primarily a lead player. It doesn't quite have the grunt or tightness for modern metal I find, but you can get some cool classic thrash metal tones here if that's your thing...

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Peavey VK100 is a great and versatilevall tube head for the player who requires some great smooth tones and a strong midrange character. At about $550 new these amps are a pretty sweet deal, especially when paired with a good cab and speakers. Definitely worth a look for sure... Peavey gear as a general rule has been outstanding in my experience.