Peavey ValveKing 212

Peavey ValveKing 212

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ValveKing 212, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the ValveKing series.

22 user reviews

Peavey ValveKing 212 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Peavey
  • Model: ValveKing 212
  • Series: ValveKing
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 04/03/2006

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Peavey ValveKing 212 user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 22 reviews )
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iamqman's review"Nice upgrade from the solid state"

Peavey ValveKing 212
This is the same amp as the 1x12 valvking but just added one extra 1x12 speaker and doubling the wattage up to 100 watts.

This is one extremely versatile combo amp. It has two channel one for clean and then one for a dirty tone. Both channels are very usable and voiced for a great rock n roll sound. The amp has a ton of features like reverb and a bright switch as well as a boost switch for the lead lines.

The amp is voiced more in the British flavor of things. Even though it has 6L6 power tubes which is more used in American metal tones, the amps overall is more toward the British voicings. The tone is remarkable for being at the price point that it is in.

The only thin I don't like about this amp is the effects loop in on the front of the amp. this means if you use the effects loop you will have 3 cables running in the front of this beats and couple that wit a mic then you are getting crowded.

Peavey ValveKing 212 Combo 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
Two 12-inch ValveKing speakers
Reverb with level control
Buffered effects liip
Resonance and presence controls
New TEXTURE™ variable Class A simulation control (patent pending)


Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 100W
Speakers 2 x 12" ValveKing
No Effects
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12 AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6L6GC
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 20.6"
Width 26.4"
Depth 11.6"
Weight 64.5 lbs.


If you keep the amp in the clean channel and click the bright switch in the off position then you get a solid jazz tone that is rich and full bodied. It is a very warm tone great for jazz riffs and runs. If you click the bright switch on then you get a great spanky country clean tone. All you need then is to add a little reverb and you are golden.

When you go over to the dirty channel this is where things heat up. The tone is very thick and chunky. I like this tone with a medium to low body tone such as an ash or alder bodied guitar. This get your tone to cut ore when you have such a beefy distortion tone.


For the money it doesn't really get any better than this amp. At new these amps come in at around $650, which in my opinion is a steal for a solid two channel amplifier. The ability to switch from class A to AB is another remarkable feature this amp has.

I would recommend this amp to anyone who is on the lookout for a great sounding combo amp that won't break the bank and that has real tubes in it. There is no modeling or solid state design in this amp...just real tube distortion and thick colorful clean tones.
Audiofanzine FR12/03/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Peavey ValveKing 212
(Originally written by Morph3us07/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Quite versatile considering its price range.


Easy configuration: one EQ per channel and two channels. Just warm up the amp and play!

The worst is definitely the footswitch, which is very expensive and made out of plastic...

It's difficult to get a really good sound! The lead channel allows you to play rock stuff and nothing else!

The clean channel sounds nice but I don't use it that much!


It didn't match my music style (Parkway Drive and August Burns Red metal core) although I got acceptable results after customizing it.

I upgraded the speakers, added a 2 x 12" speaker cabinet (for a total of four speakers), used a TL Audio 5051 as preamp stage and a Metal Muff pedal to get a satisfying result!

For the last gig without a PA system I had enough power compared to the other guitarist who plays a Peavey XXX with a 4 x 12" Framus cabinet.

I give it a 7, not without first repeating that you need to customize it to get good results!


I've been using this amp with a band for about one year.

It sounds nice if you upgrade several components.

The amp is rather heavy and I added handles on the side panels to transport it with the help of someone else because it's very difficult to carry it on your own.

My first amp was a 60-watt solid-state Peavey Bandit and I didn't want to buy a Peavey again... I also owned a Marshall MG100 DFX and when I decided to buy a tube amp I chose a Peavey again (this Valveking). Now I have a 5150 so Peavey can't be that bad lol.

Good value for money, perhaps even virtually unbeatable except by the new Bugera 333XL... but it's a low-end tube amp! So don't expect to get the sound!

Based on my experience, I would save my money to buy a real tube head and a 4 x 12" cabinet, which is a much more effective solution!

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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" shame!"

Peavey ValveKing 212
My first tube amp, sure there's more juice for 100Watts but insufficient for group play with 2 guitars ...


I have not had much to complain about exept that I've never played more than 10 hours without a failure: (


I ended up using an old Boss GT10, rendered in low exeptionnel was really ... when there is sound! even after


I bought new at 500 euros and I wore 6x repair in the first year. I had to replace a lamp at my expense after only 2 days. I finally got tired of replacing the fuses (including those that require power to remove the head) and no longer uses it but I loved the sound.
Since I used 3 other lamp heads with used equipment that I have not paid more attention on the contrary, it is the only amp that I have not seen her in concert lugged reliability and never had a problem, I concluded that I really fell on a defective model and apparently I'm not the only one. Incidentally if you still want to buy it and you're on Liège, do not go to St Walburga because you will have to after sales service worthy of the name!

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