Peavey ValveKing 212
Peavey ValveKing 212

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

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 22 reviews )
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Audience: Beginners

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!

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!

fbenoit1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Peavey ValveKing 212 amp"

Peavey ValveKing 212
100w tube amp with a quality / price ratio. certainly Asian manufacturing, but now even the good Asian hornets. setting class A or AB super practical setting résinance, reverb finally all the features on the net.


Using super simple, easy, it sounds in all directions. I think I'll invest in foothwiich rembaler and my boss GT. the light is very good, even if it is not his specialty, and the distortion is denfer. I use this tool with a musicman and the sound is incomparable to the transistor far.




qualities: the price, the sound, the settings very complete power failure that can be if you play apart.
flaws: no footwitch origin, and especially especially true ITS WEIGHT 1tonne250 cochemar.
Do not hesitate to buy this beautiful amp.

Q.Allcool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good tube amp very nervous"

Peavey ValveKing 212
- All Tube Amplifier (4 x 3 x 12AX7 and 6L6GC)
- 100 watts
- Two HP 12''
- A channel by EQ
- Two inputs (low gain and high gain)
- Reverb built (but not switchable ...)
- Control of the texture (use more or less aggressive lamps)
- Effects loop
- Setting volume, gain, boost (switchable), and presence ... etc.
- Output footswitch (not supplied)

Ample power for any use, even a little too powerful to play at home ... Normal for a tube amp of this stature! It's a combo, it is quite heavy. The presence of the effects loop is really nice for all the modulation effects (reverb, phaser, delay ...) and will really use all your pedals transparent.

We just regret the inability to activate the reverb footswitch, and footswitch that this is not provided ... It costs 60 € and can change channels and / or activate the boost. The low-gain input is not used much, if you want an amp for sound clear it should clearly not choose this beast ..!

The texture control is significant, especially at high volume it colors the sound very well!

Finally there is a good setup complete except these few details, especially having two HP will sound more powerful and stable than its little brother the VK 112.


Setting the amp is very simple, once connected to the input and hi-gain after setting the mediums go! With the controls of presence, texture, etc. camping there to delight those who, like me, love to spend hours searching THEIR sound. In short, use simple but leaves many possibilities.


I connect over an Epiphone Les Paul Std +, and this is perfect for playing styles ranging from quiet rock hard rock, to prog rock. The amp is light enough for the metal, but depending on your guitar it is entirely possible to play the Metallica, Megadeth etc. ... However do not expect the play death metal on the ValveKing (it's good, I do not like death metal)

The clean sound is good, a typical all-tube amp. By forcing a little on the low you will get a warm and very cozy.

The lead sound meanwhile was very nervous, ideal for playing good rock, punk, grunge, prog rock ... It is clear that the chosen field of the amp is good big disco or rock and roll hard! Its only flaw is lack of precision sometimes when you turn up the gain, but for an entry level price in the lamps amp the sound is really good.


I use it for several years, rehearsal / Solo / concerts, and I'm still satisfied! For a budget of less than € 1,000 it's a great amp very powerful, hard to find a competitor in the same price / power.

I tried many amps before buying, including the equivalent in hybrid at Marshall and I much prefer the Peavey.

I will change soon as I can give myself a budget amp higher, like a head with an Orange 4x12 (that's another price range!).

Very good sound and excellent quality / price for this combo 100% adrenaline!

ericv's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
see other reviews.


very simple.


I play mainly blues rock funky finally whether to define the dominant styles.
I play on stratovolcano with a veil digitech multi effect c535q 14rd and wha.
On the HP amp were changed by a no name and an Eminent, lights are electro harmonix, the wiring of HP has been scaled (the original was just a little taste of the former to Own), two side handles and added feet changed his opinion it would change the transformer which is a little cheap.
One of his death, heard the scratch which remained cons (c whore what is your amp!), Yet they were playing on the "big stuff".
n I use the clean, clear sound warm and round, nothing to envy of the side has a twin too aggressive to my ears .. Be careful not to clean cruncher! The s must move towards another product of the same brand j test on the channel distortion with the drive to zero to see what it says in passing on the double-coil strat. . Distos The Multi enough for me, and for the multi crunch the fact that many are put before the wah and boost the bottom was a treat.
For beginners beware AC restores your entire game especially the Philippines (good as any good amp), notes that AC can improve s, it becomes cleaner.


AC is 4 months since I 'm used only for the concert (rehearsal room equipped and far), that is too good. It is well worth a twin that is even more versatile with the nice texture setting.
The weight c is that of a lamp and a 2x12 c is its main fault.
You can change the lights without having to settle the biassssss.
If he dies I resumed the same but I will put casters for transport.
Addition of September 20, 2010.
So after reading other reviews, I believe that c is that of the notice below that I have bought (morphus), as what follows the use and scratches that you have the satisfaction may vary, again ca still sends the beautiful clear sounds in this config and I add that even the former owner have been surprised at the test with my strat over by the sound that came out (if you read you confirm this is not.) Brief c in my opinion is a really good deal.

NHguitarist's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
- What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?
All lamp

- What is the power dlivre?
100 Watt

- What connection?
Jack 6.35

- What are the rglages the effects? ...
2 channel with 3 band equalizer for each channel gain for distortion and reverb, presence rsonance and for all.
There is also an aditional knob the back of the amp, I will develop below.


- The configuration is it simple?
was going to the bottom line is actually quite simple!

- Gets it easy to sound good?
All dpend to that we want: it is clearly a trs amp nervous music ^ ^!

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...


- Is it your style of music?
I play mostly progressive rock, punk, metal and a flick. I really think it is IDAL for metal, however, he defends himself pretty good in the rest. Mias n'esprer not draw dlicats sounds! This is an amp bcheron, a big sound, strong and not end!

- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I had an Ibanez GIO, but I went there a little gibson studio faded

- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
Bah is crystalline and pure enough, but dull and greasy trs ^ ^! Even when the sound is sharp enough, especially when the knob the back of the amp is on A / B!


- How long have you use it?
1 year

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Overall it's okay ... Although Bestio is heavy (32kg)!
BUT BUT BUT: Me and a buddy were just the two bought the MODEL, and our lights grill amplifications were 1 month apart on the two amp ... Concidence?
My friend was lucky, c'tait still under warranty ... Not for me> _ <=> 107 euro lamps! Dcevant same sacrament is when ...

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I tried randall in hybrid.

- How do you report qualitprix?
Well, if we should not repay the lights, it's pretty good ^ ^!

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
No, I will take a less powerful MODEL, I never Exceeds knob half the volume! Otherwise I try the board of hybrids in randall, they at least their light amplification does not burn, they do not.

kevinofbodom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
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titicolibri's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
-Tube amp (6L6 power, 12AX7 preamp)
100 watts-
Texture-button selection amps class a / ab
-Loop effects
-2 + Separate channels and a boost switch lead in bright clear sound


Setup is simple we put the branch in its class (texture) for crystal clear sound for playing jazz / blues and ab class if you want a sound like heavy distortion with beautiful harmonics and adjusted the gain in the style ... I always leave the ab class because I like the sound crystal clear and slamming both the distortion and dynamic ... jadore


Suitable for all styles: as versatile amp that's why it was designed ... (see texture button to switch the amplifier class ab-class) to me is the metal and the gojira pop muse ... perfect for playing rock

amp very friendly tone of the guitar ... does not alter the sound of microphones


I have this amp for a year and a half for the price and believe me there is nothing better for a 100w tube with both super clean sounds and sounds super saturated y 'is not much ...
So it's peavey for its saturated fat is the potato with beautiful harmonics (friends metalheads hellos!) I also invite you to go on youtube and see the demos jamie oldfield peavey and for once gives us a real clean sound (nothing to do with the poverty of its clear the 5150 or 6505 amps ... I know very well to have had ... I sold it because I want to move to a system and head + cabinet surely I'll buy the head ...

quick and versatile super value for money

grass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
See opinion pcdents
missing an exit line ...


Super simple! I like the plug-and-play, especially for the live.
is easily obtained a rock sound
sufficient manual


The clean sound is warm and dynamic, the diffrence with my old 100W hybrid means!
saturation for me for the great big rock, boost offers the flexibility of a 3rd channel
So for now, no distortion pedals, it will use.
I play LAG Roxanne Pte unr 93, scratches simple but effective, with two mini-humbuckers DiMarzio


Store bought 10 days ago, less than 600 with pedals and offered 5 year warranty: trs good quality-price ratio
I like the boost
I did try another amp in this price range
ppin except, I would do this choice