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 )
 13 reviews59 %
 4 reviews18 %
 3 reviews14 %
 2 reviews9 %
Audience: Beginners
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!

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

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guitardude13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
- RMS Power: 100W into 4, 8 or 16 Ohms swichable,
- Four 6L6GC power lamp lights and three 12AX7 prampli,
- Two switchable channels indpendants Footswich (must not come with the bought separately)
- Indpendante EQ for each channel,
- Channel Gain / Volume contrlable by footswich,
- 2 HP Valveking 12 "
- CONTRL with Reverb Volume,
- Effects loop,
- CONTRL of Rsonance and Presence,
- Simulation Slecteur Class A / AB Brvet.


I've bought there is the price 2mois.Parlons first report qualitprix EXCELLENT ... Obviously this is the best day of his catgorie.Personnelement PQS have yet had the opportunity to test sc but that will not soon believe me ^ ^. If it's bin good for tjs jou in a room if we play with the volume at the lowest it's just that when it comes out of 2 HP.
Dj I tried a few times to push and I can say that they play well 2Hp ca rle spits really sound .... it will hold a concert without problem.
For the buttons they have simplified it enough t ny has not too much just what is (at the same time There is no full-function as some amp or you do not find it ...)
they are not sensitive trs so we can go for the tourn ... but you get the sounds that tjs DSIR has provided you have the hardware (a PDAL PARCI speak does no harm ...)
Inconvnien A: Obviously the weight but not c trs serious you just have a person who has big arms prs you.


The clean sound is really great guys at peavey we did a good job over the gain knob is quite acute for intressant.Donc for clear sound nothing to say you Chipot a bit with the buttons and find you problem without the sound you want.
This now turn to the disto ... Obviously it is hot and sending low-bcp (particularity of tube amp.) it output level lev but personally sending too low (thank you pedals to solve the problem. ..) if I say more ben is a powerful faith trs volume pushed ... by a little knob for rgler against the gain is not sensitive enough you really have to see the tourn c diffrence.Avec the humbuckers really gnial of jou with this amp, the classe.Il rsonnance is also a very original brand ...


Too bad the footswitch does not come home ... Otherwise excellent amp in this price above all with 7 lamps Lampl mm quan ...) To really be perfect it must have pedals FFACE all its default ca ...
excellent amp to make the transition (from a small 20-30W have the money to an amp head with a spar ...) volume more than enough power I think I would do this choice Devaya if I bought an amp-de800euros. (WARNING IT IS A 500 EUROS ON THE INTERNET BUT IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM CATALOGUE PRICE 649 EUROS IS AND IF YOU GO IN GERMANY THE ESSENCE PAYRE) I got a 580 l

joeguitare666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey ValveKing 212
All-tube amp (3 * and 4 * 12AX 6L6GC)
100W into 4 or ARO 16.8
ValveKing 2 Hp 12 "
2 channels, one EQ per channel
bright switch, boost gain and volume
reverb, effects loop, presence control
texture and control to reduce power.


Config. very simple, you plug your guitar is lighter and it's madness!
It takes a little tweaking the knobs to find the sound but the settings are simple.
1h found in his place without the manual, it seems that he is with me had y'en Po!
Simplicity itself!


Well I've got a Epiphone G400 with EMG81 the easel so it's more for the big sound and the amp is perfect for this! But in any case it's a tube amp so it mean its super mega tearing your crazy concert even alone in your room!!
Seriously it is a boneur to find the bass line that had been lost with electronics! The sound is very warm, very powerful (the neighbors will appreciate!) Fits all styles: a fan of metal, hardcore, big Marshall signed rock, blues etc ... crunchy, this amp is for you!
Well yes it's not a JCM 900 with speakers that go behind but get a whole lamp is under € 1,000 new. If you find write me!


I use it for a month and it's bomb dla ball! Jme reminds you play on an old Peavey tube 80's and you see they know Always do there!
report qulité prices exellent little flat (ah anyway!) on qulité lamps bah is not the Mesa but Peavey hat!