Peavey Valveking II Combo 20 - 20/5/1-watt 1x12" Tube Combo

20/5/1-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Reverb, Vari-Class Control, Damping, USB Record Out, and XLR Direct Out - Black
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Peavey Valveking II Combo 20 - 20/5/1-watt 1x12
Peavey Valveking II Combo 20 - 20/5/1-watt 1x12
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Flexible 20W Tube Combo with Tons of Extras!

The Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 is a 1 x 12", all-tube guitar amplifier combo that combines boutique features and hot-rodded tones with Peavey's legendary reliability. Ruggedly constructed and well thought out, the ValveKing II Combo 20 delivers everything you need for stage and studio. You get all-tube circuitry powered by a pair of EL84 power tubes, a 3-band EQ, variable power output, a mic simulated direct out, USB recording output, reverb, built-in tube monitoring, and more. If you're looking for big tube tone in a dependable package, the Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 is for you!

Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 20W Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Powerful controls to sculpt your perfect tone
  • Flexible outputs for stage and studio
  • Built-in USB interface for recording
Powerful controls to sculpt your perfect tone

Craft your perfect tone with the 2-channel Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 tube amplifier. It starts off with a powerful 3-band EQ that lets you dial in the tones you need for any gig. The cool Vari-Class knob lets you tweak the power amp class characteristics between Class A and Class AB. This gives you tonal versatility to nail any tone from country to rock to metal. You can also tailor your low end with the ValveKing's damping control. A footswitchable gain boost switch lets you add a healthy dose of extra gain to your clean and lead channels. You can even switch your wattage output from a full 20 watts, to 5 watts, and even to 1 watt for rehearsing and recording. No matter what type of gig you have, the Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 tube amp is ready to rock.

Flexible outputs for stage and studio

The Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 tube amp sports a single 1 x 12" ValveKing speaker and two direct outputs that are perfect for live and recording situations. Peavey's built-in MSDI (Microphone Simulated Direct Interface) sports a pro-level XLR output that sends a mic simulated output directly to the sound board or recording rig. The MSDI eliminates the need for messy mic runs while delivering optimized tone. You also get a USB 2.0 direct output that takes the MSDI signal and sends it directly to your computer for easy recording. On top of all of that, Peavey included their new TSI tube-monitoring indicator into the ValveKing II Combo 20 so you can see the health of your power tubes in real time.

Built-in USB interface for recording

The Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 tube amp also acts as its own computer audio interface with a built-in, studio-quality USB 2.0 output that sends you amps sound directly to your computer. The output from the USB jack comes from the MSDI output, so it will sound great! Just fire up your favorite recording software and start laying down tracks with the all-tube Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20.

Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 20W Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • 20-watt, all-tube guitar amplifier combo delivers great tone onstage or in the studio
  • Powered by 2 x EL84 and 3 x 12AX7 tubes
  • 1 x 12" ValveKing speaker
  • Switchable to between 20 watts, 5 watts, and 1 watt for any live or studio situation
  • Damping knob controls presence and resonance at the same time
  • Dial in Class A or Class A/B tones with the Vari-Class control
  • TSI tube-monitoring indicator shows the health status of your power tubes
  • Peavey MSDI (Microphone Simulated Direct Interface) XLR DI lets you send your amps signal to the mixer or recording device
  • USB direct output lets you record a miked amp sound directly to your computer
The Peavey ValveKing II Combo 20 guitar amplifier combo is ideal for stage and studio!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 20W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band (Damping, Vari-Class)
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84
Inputs 1 x TS
Outputs 2 x TS, 1 x XLR (Direct)
USB 1 x Type B
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Weight 37.7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 03608790

Customer Reviews

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This amp does exactly what it advertises. I replaced my Fender Vibro Champ with this and it's a great improvement over a pretty good 5 watt amp. The 1 watt setting is perfect for playing at home in a small room. Better price than the comparable Hughes & Kettner and EVH and has the same features. This was also my first order with Sweetwater and they're service was prompt and courteous.

Great Amp!

This amp has the versatility I need for my style of music. It has plenty of power and sounds awesome, great tone and loud. I usually set it on 5 watts and play lined out through the mixer and it still sounds awesome. With all the options this amp offers there's no need for a lot effects, the amp does most of the work for you. I use some reverb and maybe a little chorus now and then. If I need something completely different, I use my tube screamer through the clean channel. I have even played my D-15 through the clean channel and, to my surprise, it sounds pretty good as well-nice and smooth, no crackling! This is a great sounding amp with tons of options. On top of all that it is built solid, tough, and heavy. I would definitely by it again!

Excelent for home recording

I had an old "Crate" Amp from way back in the day and it started to die on me, I use to just try to mic it. It started to die one function at a time. Good sounding amp. I needed a replacement and decided to go with a tube amp. Boutique amp. As many do , I searched the internet and especially my friends at Sweetwater. Testimonials and DEMOs only tell what they are intended for. So I decided on the Peavey Valveking II , For my home recording studio. This was perfect for me. The features are perfect. DI with USB, Cab Simulation, Attenuator down to 1 watt, Speaker defeat. First the shipping was crazy fast. The packing and delivery notice was way more than my expectation. I am not sure how they do it for free. I kept the all the shipping supplies after hearing the amp for the first time. It sounded "well" ( flat and soulless), not my expectation for a tube amp., which I thought would be warm and extended. After the 3rd day of putting it though it's paces, it was a joyful experience. The tender and sound was alive, and articulated the guitar I was playing , whether it was my Les Paul or Fender Strat . I was not aware that the speaker had to be broken in "as it were". A warning to ALL give your new purchase some time to before sending it back. I got the boutique features for a great price. It suited all my needs and then some. lets get on to the specifics for me. Attenuator, great for hearing loud at 20 watts, 5w and 1w. great for a small home studio. I get to hear the Lion roar if needed for inspiration. The MSDI, is impeccable , allows me to use speaker defeat, in order to record silently and still get all the function of the amplifier. Cab Simulation, allows me to use speaker defeat . Now I can Mic the cab, and use the Cab simulate at the same time to record, allowing me to put changes from one or the other. How good is that!!! Great to enhance the sound for one track such as reverb It has a dummy load ( speaker defeat ) that is great when I want to record late at night. No Sound out just head phones. Good build , great features, perfect for my needs . Oh by the way the old "Crate" amp " had a pair of Cestrion GL8-35 4 ohm speakers. I gutted the old transistors assembly, and will wire up for an extension speaker to my new Peavey Valveking II Combo 20 . Turn on the speaker defeat and let it roll over to the extension speaker. I do like the current speakers 12 inch, but would like the expansion and availability of extension speakers . Tube sound back to my old Transistor speakers. This has been a great experience.
Music background: older musician/ recording at home

Very versatile

Con: lots of knobs and switches Pro: They ALL seem to do something useful. There was a time many years ago when it seemed Peavey filled up space on their amp panels with controls that had no meaningful purpose. Nowadays the ValveKing looks almost simple compared to some of its competition. Lots of useful features compared to the competition: Bass/Midrange/treble on BOTH channels; a volume boost as well as a gain boost; adjustable feedback and bias in the power section; 16/8/4 ohm output selection; power attenuator; XLR and USB outputs. Foot-switchable channel, gain, reverb and effects loop but unfortunately you need to buy two dual footswitches separately. Reverb is digital and sounds nice at low levels but you can do better with any number of pedals. Overall a great amp if you are looking for something that can do a decent job for a variety of music. The price is just icing on the cake.
Music background: Hobbyist

Amazing given the price

Returning a Roland Cube GX 80 cause it couldn't cut the mustard...aka sucked at distortion. I'm using a 2014 les paul traditional with the new '59 tribute pickups. Tube tone for days...on the clean channel if you want the British grit the turn it to all class A mode. If you're looking for no grit and modern sparkle, turn it to class A/B mode. The power attenuation option is the selling point for me because I can crank the tubes at one watt in the bedroom and then go full 20 at a gig. One watt is definitely not quiet when you turn it up. OMG the distortion is impeccable with a LP. Harmonics every where and pinch harmonics scream! The clean is full bodied and highly acceptable but obviously not the fender deluxe reverb w/ rectifier. Although the fender can't come close to this distortion. Mainly, what sold me is Peavey's #1 world class service center in Meridian MS. I live 45 minutes from them and they are the most courteous company I have EVER dealt with...(PRS is the worst) I'm telling you you WILL not be disappointed with this amp. The only way to get a better sound is to jump up to your $2,000 Mesa's and so forth. Equipment we use: PRS 513 American Strat Mexican Strat HSH Gibson LP traditional 1959 Gibson LP studio pro Peavey classic 50 (4x10) Peavey valve king (old model) Marshall JCM 900 VOX lil night train Peavey valve king II Hope my review helps
Music background: Just a redneck making $$

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