The Peavey VK50 Combo is one serious tube amp for an incredible price. It's packed with sounds and features that any guitarist would love. Most of all the fact that it's a 50w combo that can be switched down to 12w or 2 w for bedroom practice. So it's more than loud enough for stage use with a band but can also be used at home or in studio.
With a clear but full sounding clean channel that will work perfectly with any pedals you may throw at it. And a lead channel that can go from mid-gain to all out carnage if you need it to with that signature Peavey bite that everyone loves.
The Reverb provides any warmth that you might want to add to your signal and the unique damping control will simultaneously control the presence and resonance of the amp. In simple terms this means you can dial in whether you want the amp response to be 'tight' or 'loose' and everything in between.
Here's what Peavey say about the Valveking 50
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 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 6L6GC and three 12AX7 tubes
- Separate EQ for each channel
- Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
- Reverb with level control
- Buffered effects loop
- Damping control controls Presence and Resonance at the same time
- Patented Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI™) output with ground lift and speaker mute switch
- 50w, 12w and 2w power switch
- TSI™ tube monitoring with LED pass/fail indicator lights
- 2 footswitch inputs. One controls Channel & Boost. One controls Reverb & Effects loop
- Two independent footswitchable channels
- USB direct recording output
- Vari-Class™ variable Class A simulation control
- 2 speaker outputs with impedance switch for using an external cabinet
- Unpacked dimensions 21.681" W X 19.840" H X 10.000" D
- Weight Unpacked: 40.59 lb(18.41 kg)
- Weight Packed: 50.62 lb(22.96 kg)
- Width Packed: 25.6"(65.024 cm)
- Height Packed: 26.8"(68.072 cm)
- Depth Packed: 15.1"(38.354 cm)