Peavey ValveKing Royal 8
Peavey ValveKing Royal 8

ValveKing Royal 8, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the ValveKing series.

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bensouss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" As manure lies a Rose ... but we must first remove the manure!"

Peavey ValveKing Royal 8
Tube Amp Class A 5 Watt 2 entries with an attenuated (like Fender) and a headphone output.
A gain and a master tone.


Config super simple.
For good sound that's another story.
I do not have a manual, but my youngest daughter who is only 2 years already realized that this was not a toaster or a helicopter. So if you really need a manual, I would recommend you personally to one of my psychologist friend, you will spend an IQ test with undisguised pleasure.


So for her it is simple this amp is when it leaves the store itself sucks. And I weigh but words. I've heard shit but at this point the engineers at Peavey had to do an internal competition to see who would be able to make its most dégelasse with the lamp.
Basically two sounds are used, ie using attenuated and using the input to the minimum gain. soon as one climbs it starts gerbouiller gently across the corners.
The idea of ​​a tone was good but here is the acute one goes it is loud and unpleasant.
The other option is to go into a normal entry and up the gain to max and then a saturated sound that could pass for a real lamp but worse, it happens when I finally even if you want to play first Clash or the Ramones, or energy seems more important than the shade.
Between the two is just crappy, and it is impossible to find a decent bluesy sound or a nice crunch.
Then one day I was bored I played Professor Frankenstein and started to remove the lamp cover by telling me that there was probably something to do.
So I start putting lamps that I had side and after a few tries more or less good I found the cocktail of death that kills.
I put a miniwatt EL 84 from behind the fagots (Dario), and especially I replaced the 12AX7 with a 12AU7 miniwatt home Dario also ...
And then a miracle Cinderella cast his rags and put on her prom dress. In fact this amp is simply not (what they say in PV for much gain. Was obtained in all the nuances of this game possible and everything is exploitable. It is true that a little less than volume, but hey it's not become a Walkman so far, but what a sound!
Moreover have it accepts pedals much better and with a good overdrive and it's downright divine, but with a good metal distortion (for fans), you get to take off squarely wallpaper the living room. Ditto for the Phaser or Chorus Type modulations.
So I would say that after the note pattern goes from very poor to excellent.


In summary if you want shit do not hesitate to buy it and leave the state. If you want to hand an amp that sounds vintage but usable at home without the constabulary comes to take a drink with you after 5 minutes debrouyez to find good replacement lamps, but especially the 12AX7 that goes this amp as a dress of Kate Moss on Schwartseneger.

It is possible that as we said a few others before me change the HP significantly improves the note too, but good change of a lamp is so simple that I see no reason to interfere.

alainkarasek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super choice for 5W lamps"

Peavey ValveKing Royal 8
5 watt tube amp with gain controls and volume, so the output level is adjustable which convenient apartment.
Use single ultra gain + volume + tone.
2 inputs with different sensitivities (but balanced if they are connected simultaneously.
1 headphone handy when needed.
No HP bafle taken to an outside (but it is easily corrected).


Simple configuration, amber and unnecessary manual, very good clear sound with HP 8 inches though. Its possible crunch but poop with Original HP.


I bought this combo for its lamps, its musicality, its ease of use and I have not been disappointed.
I play at home only with Stratocasters, clear sound and overdrive.
Blues, blues, rock and blues too.

There are a few months, I modified by removing the original HP 8 inches.
I cut the combo 2 and kept the upper part that I converted into amp head, and made a separate bafle in which I installed a Celestion 12 inch HP, and then there is the amazing metamorphosis.
All dressed in white leatherette, the HP is hidden behind a fabric foot black and white cocq. What class!


I was tempted by a Blues Junior or Excelsior, but they are more expensive for a very similar result.
Ideally I would have liked a more reverb and a bit more saturation, but with pedals, you get what you want easily and simply.
The initial investment was low, easy modification, pleasant and inexpensive, the result worth.
PS: if you are tempted by the adventure, contact me and I'll explain.

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

Peavey ValveKing Royal 8
see below


I used this amp so far to play quietly in bars (two guitars / two songs without a sound system) so without pushing. It was now up to correct a small amp that made me good service. After modification (output jack on HP + 1 additional DI with 1 master), I plugged into a Marshall 4X12 with advice from the guy who made me the mods is a ......... fucking amp, the sound is huge, it feels light, full nose, he respects my game I connected this config ds above a strat U.S. deluxe les paul and a P 90, what a slap, a great sound by pushing the gain almost to max and master as for rock, blues and even the hard and heavy (not too well qd)
He tears


difficult to get a clear sound at high volume, or else have to play the guitar volume (the former). Great sound with a clone of TS added over 808 (all ds sent a 4X12 marshall 2x12 or homemade)
The dynamic is enormous, varied opportunities while we're part of good effects.
So, I bought a second Mini to make it into his head.


I use it for over a year. I tried many other amps (all types ...)
value for money used nickel, I steins well one more to make me a second head to play in stereo or plug it into a 4X10 next is in process.

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

Peavey ValveKing Royal 8
All Guitar Combo Lamp
[The rest is said in the further notice]
Watt power
with the essential connectors ^ ^
3potards very simple


Cot config, basic and effective, is simple, volume, gain, tone, with its possibilities are standard.
The good-sound? it was not too bad, lamps have much to do, both in clean plugging in your pedals, I let my tone all the time In the middle of a fawn that is a lamp to dlivrer maximum heat without too much focus on that bass or treble.
Manuel? why reading is 3 button O_O

[Fill extremely simple, grip and a Master IMMEDIATE complte were some hours of practice]


Styles: dpend then all your stuff, the lamp makes it possible to intgralit of style from blues to metal. For someone of a team pdalier or its equivalent sound divinely in all styles, the heat really brings a lot, but one that is limited to filled without priphrie, lempli dot is a gain that does not rise above the crunch (-1? not of course the distortion is filled with a shit most of the time so who cares ^ ^ note: buy pedals).
So yes just about filled it goes from clean to crunch, not higher, then blues, rock, funk, jazz.

I am with a Cort-210 change with two simple fender and dual US Di Marzio, gender mchant well as rock and blues, I'm really happy, the sound is perfect in both style I was looking for with a distortion pedals we get frankly a more aggressive mount without problem
So I thought a crystal clear sound pretty hot.
(Also test with a fender mexico, and a strat lespaul yamaha => notice gal!)

I like the sounds, the register is trrible mainly play funk with a good strat ^ ^ and also a good 70's rock is dlicieux ^ ^
Lowest O_O, bah metal, heavey, the black that's not too much for this amp even when tending vintage


Yep, then its going to make more than three months I use it mainly for use apart ', the only pusisance largely not grow higher than the 4 / 10 is already savor the lights. I already did a lot of beef with other guitarists or jle grows more (6 / 10> max), the nickel suporte max 6, but I find it small: /

^ ^ Particularity - its price! - Its a fantastic dflore all transistor! - The simplicity of rglage coupled with the possibility fantastic amp!

I try a packet filled before buying this gas pti!
so he surpass: all the micro cube transistor, the transistor marshall (even the 100 watt!) the fender lamp tube and some vox

I again with no exprience hsiter this choice!
EDIT: I change the HP, are obtained mdium much better now exploit their grsiilement when no more is a plus dla half the volume knob, you win really quality sound. What to do <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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

Peavey ValveKing Royal 8
This is a brand lamp with a bare minimum volume, a tonalite, gain, master volume, between a guitar amp output casque.Un what !!!!. No effect and it's better because in general the effects in the amps are not great (by the top as ENGL, Mesa Boogie, Marchall high-end, etc. ....


Pooh! you can not do more simple.La notice is nothing if you do find someone who can not do it in


The amp has been completely redesigned in a box set larger in order to connect two bowls Celestion G12t75 PARALLEL for couples of 8 Ohms with HP for 16 Ohms (n'axcepte that the amp 8 ohms). I get a super powerful amp but not a big chest full in all bands frequences.Je plugs into this little amp (now big) a Fender Deluxe ASH United States and I can tell you that the lamp is beautiful! !. In short this amp a good Excellent sound with HP.


I made the change shortly after the purchase (there're 4 months) so not many tries in its original box. But in a larger box and two good bowls later it is really very good. Good performance for an amp that only 5 Watts.Parfait a remake appartement.Je choix.Pour undoubtedly be those who want good sound without having to change the power Hp for a bigger and you will hear the potential of this ampli.Rapport quality / price unbeatable.
Vil Coyotte08/27/2007

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

Peavey ValveKing Royal 8
- Prampli / all-tube amplifier (EL84 12AX7 +) 5W approx.
- 2 entries Netherlands (all guitars) and high (PDAL pramplifie or line input).
- Otherwise, trs simle: Gain, Tone volume, and a headphone output.
- A house of HP 8 "
- Caisse solid, well finished with pan mtallique amp well ventilated.

For the price you can not ask more about CHARACTERISTICS.


- Operation could not be more simple.
- The rapid prchauffage mnager does not exempt the gain in Premire minutes, you prserverez lamps.
- The headphones, the sound is excellent.
- The entry "level" is really low for a guitar or can be with active pickups. It is the only feature pramplifis effects.
- The low level between (the one with the most gain) is really good dose, one arrives easily add the grain to the desired sound.
- In quibble, I would have AIM knob of a more efficient Tone.


On a good headphone, his lamp is recognizable EMBL.
The amp section is excellent, no complaints.

Trs little breath, he excels in clean sounds, crunch lightweight any more.
Rock, Blues, Jazz, clear "bright" is his record.
It seems a little more comfortable with simple microphones (Fender or P90), and the quality of humbuckers (Gibson '57, '58 Ibanez ...).
Mics in his heavy, dull, serious, and most assets are not Ideal with this amp. It is for the harmonics.

On an LP with two doubles, you get no trs large saturations.
The death / trash is not his thing, but still intelligible to the end of knob gain (EDIT: with a high gain guitar distortion gives a dirty trs, not terrible).

The weak point of this combo is the speaker.
At that price it should certainly not stay little for this component.
Its efficiency is low trs, and ds half the volume, we feel we will come no more Dcibel.
The biggest concern is that he eats a lot of treble.
This is a shame, because on the contrary the amp is full of harmonics and shine.
In short, it's not dramatic for an amp working at home, but DMAG derrire a beautiful little amp any lamp.

With better t have a 10/10 HP, but HP is 5 / 10 so I put 7 / 10.
For me that is mostly used with headphones, it is perfect.

EDIT: I just replace the original HP, for one Eminence Legend 875A.
Whaaaou! DOUBLE!
2 times heavier, at places of 960gr 1830gr. The magnet is the Balze.
The dual performance, easy 120db is impressive, without spitting.
Twice treble finally EXACTLY the same as his headphone, regardless of the volume.


I have since come on the market because of all the award-lamps, there is no better.
I bought it to work for me because I like to have a good sound.
The headphone, I am fulfilled and fully justifies the purchase.
For the distortion pedals to be added or a multi purpose, but it's not what I wanted.

I had a Roland Micro Cube, and there is no photo, j'change modlisation willingly with a whole bunch of effects against the true "lamp".

THE FIRST thing I will do is change the HP, ds that I found the right couple, this j'diterais tests.
I thought dpart to replace lamps in the high-end Electro-Harmonix, but I admit that the quality of the original sound satisfies me, so I'll wait until they die of old age.

I would do without hsiter this choice, even if it would be good if a little Peavey amliore the quality of HP, and too bad if it's a little dtriment price, which is canon.

EDIT: With the speaker Eminence Legend 875A Finally we see the ultimate small combo.

For 200 total (+ Combo replacement HP) he can finally leave compltement express the sound of any amp lamp.
It's hard to believe that the volume has to be with so little power, but everything is in the performance of HP.
For mtalleux, I would advise plutt to mount the amp on a box with a homemade 12 "high yield (100db/w/m minimum, there will be spoiled for choice in this size .)