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Peavey Rage 258 TransTube Guitar Combo Amplifier (25 Watts, 1x8")

Get the range and dynamics of a tube amp with this TransTube combo amp. The preamp and power amp work together to bring you the natural grit of a tuber. (27) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The basic building blocks of the TransTube(r) sound are the exclusive designs of the preamp and power amp. The preamp section tailors gain to meet the need for any amount of drive, from crystal clear to thick, smooth sustain. The power amp reacts just like a tube output section by responding to the preamp with natural compression that increases as the amp gets louder. With TransTube, you get a killer amp with widely ranging dynamics and natural "grit," just like a tube amp!

Features:

- 25 watts (rms)
- 8 in. super-duty Blue Marvel(R) speaker
- 2 switchable channels: clean and lead
- 3-band EQ
- Tape/CD input
- Modern/vintage voicing switch
- Headphone jack

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- 25 watts (rms) into 8 ohms
- 8" Blue Marvel speaker
- TransTube tube emulation circuitry
- Clean and Lead channels
- Three-band passive EQ
- Three-position EQ voicing switch (also
great for bues harp!)
- 1/4" stereo CD input/direct out jack
- Low damping-factor for lively tube power amp sound
- Headphone jack
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 16 x 10 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-732-8391
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (27 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Nice little amp! Reliable, authentic tone and response... Easy to use."
Sound: These amps have surprisingly natural "tube-like" tone and response. I can only deduct one point for the speaker, which could be better. Feature: No effects, which is OK if you already have outboard effects you like, or prefer to not use effects. Ease of Use: These are as simple and straightforward as any amp you can get. Quality: It seems to be well designed, does not have any significant rattles, buzzes or hums. It has a plywood baffle, which is adequate for the speaker and it has MDF cabinet, which is just fine for an open-back light-weight design of this size. Some potentiometers got a little crusty after a year in my moist basement... no problem though. A little "exercise" quickly cleaned them up. Value: Yes, definitely worth the money. Manufacturer Support: In thirty years of using Peavey stuff, I have only has two instances of dealing with Peavey support. Both times were because of things they had no control over: 1- a studio fire which destroyed my peavey effects, and 2-a blown speaker which was not their fault. In both cases, they were very responsive and helpful. The Wow Factor: I have found that these little amps are great for low-volume Jazz gigs, practicing and teaching. Also, singers do not seem so threatened when you show up with this little guy... great for auditions and first-time calls. Overall: If you want simplicity, reliability and realistic tube tone, these are really good, especially for the $$$. You can get even better tone if you are willing to replace the speaker, but the stock speaker is fine for low volume.
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Overall: As a studio musician, I get to try dozens of Boutique tube amps for free in return for my opinions and advice. You can spend thousands more and not get better tube-tone or "feel" than this little guy. As another reviewer pointed out, the speaker could be improved but is OK for low volume practice or very quiet jazz gigs, like those where people eat dinner. You can very easily improve the already good tone by plying this through a better 8 inch speaker OR putting the head into a better cabinet with a premium 12 inch speaker. I use both of those strategies. For lightweight low-volume jazz gigs, I bring TWO of these to run in stereo from my stereo effects board. In those, I merely replaced the stock "blue marvel" speaker ( which is not terrible) with a much better 8 inch with wider frequency response and a lower FS. You'd be amazed. I had a woodworking friend build another cabinet that encloses this amp with an italian neodymium speaker. WHOW! You probably won't believe how beautiful and loud this thing gets! So, if you just want a good little practice amp or play VERY quietly, use this as is. These are so inexpensive, you can get two and make a very affordable stereo rig that fits in a rolling suitcase. And if you need boutique low-wattage tube tone, just use this amp with a good 12".
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