Just a quick note that if you’re in the market for a boutique-style amp without the boutique-style price tag, you might want to take a closer look at Peavey’s ValveKing 212 Combo.
The amp has apparently taken Guitar World Magazine’s Gold Award For Overall Value, and for a full-featured Class A-A/B guitar amp, the ValveKing 212 is actually fetching a surprisingly affordable street price of right around $600.
The Specs Stand-out features include a patented variable Class A-A/B controller that allows you to actually sweep between Class A and Class A/B power (plus any combination of the two,) 100 watts of power switchable into 16,8, or 4 ohms, dual independent and footswitchable channels, and a lead channel with footswitchable gain and volume boost.
The ValveKing also boasts three 12AX7 tubes in the pre-amp, four 6L6GCs in the power section, dual 12“ ValveKing speakers, independent three-band EQ, global Resonance, Presence and Reverb controls, and a buffered effects loop.
If the ValveKing 212 piques your interest you can check out a few of Peavey’s audio samples here–unfortunately, while there’s a like to a video demo over on their website, the video itself seems to have gone AWOL.