Price paid: $ 80
Purchased from: Liberty Pawn
Sound — 8
Im using this with a mexican strat, and sometimes a tube screamer. This is one of Peavey's 'Transtube' amplifiers, which means the amp is supposed to sound like tube. I dont if Id call it a tube sound, but its not bad. Especially since you can pick these used amps for around a 100 bucks or less. The drive channel isnt the most outrageous distortion you've ever heard, but it does sound pretty good. The controls alter the sound nicely and are effective for the most part. The reverb works, you can go from subtle to out of control reverb. Again not the best effect, but nice for the type of amp that it is.
Overall Impression — 8
For what this amp is, and compared to similar amps of this type (20-30 watt practice amps) its amazing. For bedroom practice, you'll have more than enough power and you get a very nice sound from it. Its too small for full band practice or gigging but thats not what your using it for. Features arent amazing but it doesnt have a bunch of crap you wont be using. Its a very simple and straight ahead amp, great for use with additional stompboxes. My favorite thing is that you can find these amps in pawn shops, etc. for under 100 bucks and they sound great.
Reliability & Durability — 9
It seems like a well built peice of equipment. My experiences with the Peavey company have all been good ones, I have respect for the company and the quality of their products. For bedroom practice its more than loud enough and sounds great. I havent gigged it, because its a little small for that. I have jammed with my friend whose a drummer and its loud enough to hear over the drums, but Im not sure how well it would do in a full band setting w/o help from a PA. For jamming with another guitarist and a bass player it would be perfect.
Features — 7
Not sure of the year the amp was made, mid 90s im sure. Its a pretty good amp. Its a 25watt 1x10 combo amp. It has of course 3band EQ, it features reverb, its 2 channel amp, clean and drive channel.Single input, ext cab output on the back. Headphones and controller inputs on the front. For the drive channel you have the pre gain knob, which controls the level of gain. And then you have to post gain knob, which is the volume of the drive channel. Very simple amp to operate.(Which is how i like it. ..simple.)