Re: Peavey Valveking 212 / Blackstar HT stage 60
I've owned a valveking VK100 head. It was ok, nothing that really did anything special. The 6L6's gave it a nice low end, and the cleans were actually good, the dirt was just average, but I could dial in the brown sound without much effort. For a new head @ $500.00 bought the same day for a summer mini-tour kickoff, it worked out great out of the box. Now, on the other hand the blackstar amps really impressed the hell out of me. Very nice smooth saturation, brown sound right away and then some. Nice warm cleans. So, what you are about to do it the right thing by bringing your trusty axe and play them both. But also, being a Mesa guy, you should check out some of the lower end models. The F series if they have any around, or the Express/Subway series.. Great amps, nice and tight. Anyway, good luck!