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.

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.

blue.not's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
Amp lamps 100 w. two speaker outputs. Clean channel with bright, saturated with a lead channel (well it seems because I have never seen the diffrence). I had the footswitch, which of course is not sold with the amp. There is a button to change channels and Inrush the lead but the alter. So it seems that one must have enough volume for the lead lev plays its role of boost. I could never vrifier this info as a 100W lamps, 2 trs dj is strong! Moreover in rpt, I played that one and a half or two. Once in the collection's outdoor concert I 4 jou!
I put seven for the price, power and opportunities, it is top. Just the problem of lead which is a shame. Then saw his weight would have had to put two grips on cots to carry two or even install smoothly.


The config is very simple, just that I find the sound palette when turning the button is not extraordinary, especially for bass.
In short, what is embtant most is its weight. 31kg! it's super heavy, especially when there is only one fist. The devil and the muscle are essential. 100W and in fact it is standard for an amp lamps. It has nothing do with a transistor amp, it must be said to double or even three! Rflchissez So before you buy (I have sold because of), Has it need so much power! for if it is to play especially on a 2 amp lamps o normally it is recommended to play two-thirds. In the more he must carry around 30kg more than a hand whenever it carries! well good luck.


Super clean sound, is the bright INTERESTED trs. The channel is saturated hot little we let the heat lamp. I find that when you push the gain saturation drooling a little right and same lack of precision. But hey ca is a great amp for the price lamps and an alternative to INTERESTED Mesa amps way too expensive!


I kept a year, I like the sound, its grain. However it is far too powerful and too heavy forcment. The lead does not work when playing normally, ie 2.
C'tait my first amp lamps, I will not regret it, but I opt for a Submitted 30W lamps with one HP. So I lift 10Kg less, and I can get a little Submitted volume to heat lamps. And I still room!
This is an amp, I think, who plays the destiny collection outdoor (and even when you have a sound system and it is transplanted, I ask myself) or those who mtal the trs and should play hard! So what n'tait not an amp for me.
Otherwise there is the 50W which is less than 100 and less than 10 kg and is a good solution evokes all the problem above, or the classic 30 for those who are connected more blues rock / or hard rock. Me, I opt for the Laney VC 30.