Blazer 158 review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7 Good
  • Users' score: 8.4 (30 votes)
Peavey: Blazer 158
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Price paid: $ 95

Purchased from: Ecko music

Sound — 8
I am playing it now with a strat with the original pickups, I mostly play alternative like Radiohead and Nirvana, and since I use it only for rehearsal and practice it does get noisy with the distortion, which I wouldn't recommend; the clean sound is in a lack of a better word. Superb, no matter the settings it gets a clean sound, granted you have a good guitar.

Overall Impression — 7
I love the clean sound, no doubt about it, I've been playing for 6 years and I've used it with a Samick with a Zoom 606 and my current Boss-EH pedals with a Strat. My only gripe with this amp is the overheating, which has let me down before. I will definitely change it over time, but right now is my main amp, and since it's clean sound is pretty cool, I can Live with the flaws.

Reliability & Durability — 6
This guitar is not for a gig, I mean, the size says it all! This amp actually tends to overheat and get a weird tone, but if you let it rest a bit, it will work nicely. However that can be annoying in the middle of practice.

Features — 7
I bought this amp six years ago, when I got most of my first gear. It features clean and distortion, with a little knob for reverb, which I never use; as well as a headphone jack. I personally never use the distortion since I always use pedals. Now I'm using a DS-1 and a Small Clone. It's been pretty useful for rehearsals and practice. It's quite loud in a room and aside from a few tone issues it's worked for me.

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