I demoed some stuff at GC today and I have to say that I was somewhat impressed with the Peavey Valve King. Most of their stuff sounds good for what it is but I didn't really have any preconceived notion about the VK....in fact, I though it wouldn't sound as good as it did. The clean channel isn't really "Fendery" but reminded me of a Matchless I played on. It would break up nice but it wasn't quite as warm as I would have liked.I'm sure a simple correct bias job would fix that some. Regardless,I thought it sounded good. The drive channel sounded good as well... The GC salesman was all over me like a cheap suit so I didn't spend as much time with it as I wanted to and I had other stuff to try out, so I didn't get a full handle on the dynamic range of the drive. It seemed to clean up well but I don't think it was as good in that regard as the Fender Super Sonic which I have deemed to be about the best at this. I was able to coax great blues tones from the drive channel as well as good passable metal sounds. Really tight sounding for that style and not overly 'gainy' like some are. At max 'scoop' it could have been a touch more notched because some like that but I thought it was just right.It had enough mid content to project. For blues leads I though it might have been a little bit constipated but some tweaking might fix that and it wasn't overly so. The class AB/A knob on the back was interesting too, it actually seemed very useable.It is supposed to not only switch from AB to A but blend both in between.I'm sure it's more marketing hype because I don't think it actually changes the class of operation but as I said, it seemed very workable. When I get another chance to play with it, I'll tweak on that knob to see how the clean channel's breakup responds to it. The 2x12" 100w combo was priced $619 and the 4x12 half-stack was priced $899 which I thought was a darned good deal! So how about it....any love for the VK here?