The Valveking line of amps from Peavey are renowned for offering guitarists the chance to get their hands on a genuine full-fat tube amp at an affordable price.
Their latest generation of these popular amps have even more features, letting you get a versatile amplifier with the look and construction (and sound!) of a high-end boutique amp.
Versatile Tones and Features:
With 2 channels, you can achieve a range of incredible and convincing tones to cover any genre imaginable. The clean channel is full-bodied and pure, and you can engage the ‘Bright’ switch for even more high-end sparkle and clarity. The clean channel therefore works great as a platform for your pedals to be run through, and with a buffered effects loop you can run many pedals into it without losing loads of treble from your sound.
The Lead channel can take you from crunchy medium-gain tones to high-gain brutality, but it stays clear and crisp with Peavey’s famous punch in the upper-mid range. Both channels have separate EQ’s as well, so you can perfect your gain sound without compromising your clean tone - and vice-versa.
You can power down the VK20 from 20W to either 5W or 1W too, allowing you to adjust the amp for any scenario. 20W is plenty loud for any small or medium-sized venue, whilst 5W or 1W modes can get you a sweet break-up at low volume for recording in the studio or practicing in your bedroom.
Record out (USB and XLR):
The record-out functions on the back of the amp allow you to record without the hassle of mic’ing your amp or going to an expensive studio. The USB Direct Recording Output lets you plug your amp straight into your computer, so you can easily record into a DAW or just practice silently so your neighbours don’t complain!
There is also the built-in Peavey MSDI™ (Microphone Simulated Direct Interface) XLR direct interface, which provides you with a more convincing mic’d amp emulation that can be simply plugged into an audio interface or mixing desk.
Here's what Peavey say about the Valveking 20 Combo:
Guitar amplification innovator Peavey Electronics has announced the next generation ValveKing® series tube guitar amplifiers. The original award-winning ValveKing line was designed to feature all of the tonal qualities and attention-to-detail circuitry of a boutique amplifier, but with a price point real working guitarists could afford. With the next generation of ValveKing, Peavey has taken this idea even further and delivered one of its most tonally sophisticated lines of amps yet, tailored for the versatile needs of today's working guitarists.
"When we designed the first ValveKing amps we knew we wanted that elite feel and high-end build quality of a boutique amp in an amp that most working guitarists could afford," notes Peavey CEO Hartley Peavey. "We also wanted it to be that rugged, go-to amp that guitarists can't wait to plug into. Now the new generation of ValveKing adds features and versatility that raise that bar even more. The new ValveKings deliver it all!"
In addition to all the boutique qualities and hot-rodded tones that guitarists have come to expect from the ValveKing series, the next generation line incorporates brand new cutting-edge features for recording and performing musicians. For the recording musician, the ValveKing features a USB direct recording output, which pipes the mic'ed amp vibe directly into a computer. On the rear panel, the built-in Peavey MSDI™ (Microphone Simulated Direct Interface) XLR direct interface eliminates the need for miking by allowing users to send the amp's signal directly to a recording device or mixing console.
With versatile tone for rock, jazz, or metal, the new generation ValveKings have the capabilities to create almost any sound imaginable. ValveKing's proprietary Vari-Class™ knob enables guitarists to adjust the ValveKing's "class" characteristics, allowing for complete power amp type versatility. True to its name, ValveKing even includes the new TSI™ tube-monitoring indicator that keeps you apprised of the health of your tubes!
ValveKing offers other high-end features like the 3-way variable power switch, so you can tailor your output to your performance situation without compromising tone. With triple 12AX7s, two independent foot-switchable channels each with their own EQ, and the Vari-Class™ variable Class A/AB simulation control, the next generation ValveKing delivers massive amounts of completely customizable all-tube power. The next generation ValveKing line includes the new extremely portable ValveKing Micro Head, plus the beefed-up ValveKing Head, ValveKing Combo 20, and ValveKing Combo 50, each delivering its own array of pro features and boutique tones.
- Two EL84 and three 12AX7 tubes
- Damping control - controls Presence and Resonance at the same time
- Vari-Class™ variable Class A simulation control
- Patented Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI™) output with ground lift and speaker mute switch
- Buffered effects loop
- 20w, 5w and 1w power switch
- TSI™ tube monitoring with LED pass/fail indicator lights
- USB direct recording output
- Reverb with level control
- Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
- Separate EQ for each channel
- Two independent footswitchable channels
- 2 speaker outputs with impedance switch for using an external cabinet
- 2 footswitch inputs. One controls Channel & Boost. One controls Reverb & Effects loop
- Unpacked dimensions 21.681" W X 19.840" H X 10.000" D
- Weight Unpacked: 37.70 lb(17.1 kg)
- Weight Packed: 47.62 lb(21.6 kg)
- Width Packed: 25.6"(65.024 cm)
- Height Packed: 26.8"(68.072 cm)
- Depth Packed: 15.1"(38.354 cm)