#2
trans tube = solid state. period.

'as good as' is not relevant. play some tube amps as well as the Peavey Trans-tube series and you decide.
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#3
They are the absolute closest an SS amp can come to sounding like a tube amp. but even then, they aren't very close.
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#4
Tube will still be better (imo) but depending on how much money you have and what use you have for the amp ... TT might be an alternative for you.
#5
I am a Peavey Transtube fan. Great practice/jamming amps. For gigs I prefer tubes. If I had to I wouldn't be ashamed to play a gig with one.
#6
Those are perfect for practice, they don't sound amazing but they are really versatile.
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#7
Trans-Tube is the series they had right before the Road King line.

They were Peavey's attampt at the whole Hybrid thing (tube preamp with a solid-state power section). Kinda like Marshall and the Valvestate line.

Not bad actually. I'd gig with one if I had to. Then again I'm using a Powerblock into a single 12" cab these days.

Decent amps? Yes.
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#8
Quote by axe_2_grind
Trans-Tube is the series they had right before the Road King line.

They were Peavey's attampt at the whole Hybrid thing (tube preamp with a solid-state power section). Kinda like Marshall and the Valvestate line.

Not bad actually. I'd gig with one if I had to. Then again I'm using a Powerblock into a single 12" cab these days.

Decent amps? Yes.
Greatest Amp ever? no.


Possible? no.


Is there such thing?
#9
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Possible? no.


Is there such thing?



I suppose not. There are so many great amps out there that it's really a subjective thing.
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#11
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Transtubes are entirely solid state.


How so? I always thought they were hybrid?
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#12
Quote by axe_2_grind
How so? I always thought they were hybrid?

They have tube emulation circuitry, but they're totally SS otherwise.
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Adam S3A monitors
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#13
I have one and it sounds nothing like my tube amp. Its just an advertising gimmick.
#14
Quote by axe_2_grind
How so? I always thought they were hybrid?


He's right. I have the 110 EFX. There are no tubes, but it's still a really nice SS amp. The roland cube 30 is the only one I like for harder rock compared to it, but I wouldn't get rid of my transtube for the cube. i'm expecting a Valve Jr Combo to show up tomorrow or the next day. I'll be real interested in how well the 110 stacks up to VJ. It will be for tone only. No way the 5 watt VJ will out shout the 40 watt Peavey. The Peavey also has a better speaker. i'm looking forward to this weekend.
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#15
I would have no shame in gigging with a Vox AD50VT. It's one of my fav amps, tube or not.
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#16
FYI Peavey did make some hybrids in the 70's, i.e. Pacer, Duece, etc. They has a solid state preamp and tube power section.
#17
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I have one and it sounds nothing like my tube amp. Its just an advertising gimmick.



Which transtube amp and what tube amp do you have. I have a trantube bandit 112, and its fooled more than one person in a blind sound test. You gotta know how to dial it in......
#18
I have a ferret named Bandit. For that reason ONLY, my mom told me to buy a Peavey Bandit.

That being said, there are better amps for the price.
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