Purchased from: B Sharp Music
Sound — 7
I use my ESP LTD EC-50 on this amp and it sounds actully really good. It can go distorted, it can go clean whatevr. A lot of people say that the distortion sucks and all this. But I really think it is a good amp for practicing. If you really crank it up it is umbearablly loud. The amp can make a little variety but it is, the clean can sometimes be a little quite but that is ok. It is a above average sound.
Overall Impression — 8
I play punk-rock, I would say it suits me well. It depends if you like the distortion on it. I think it is actully pretty good. I have been playing for over a year, and I got my ESP LTD EC-50 and a two many other things to mention. There is nothing I wished I would have asked because I knew that it is a practice amp and that is what it does best. It is way above average for practicing. If it were stolen I would maybe look around a bit more to see what else but at the end of the day I would MAYBE buy it again. I love how durible it is, I hate that there is not much power but enough for practicing and my favourite feature would have to be the vintage/modern Switch. That is my review on the Peavey Range 158 amp.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Well I don't think it would be strong enough to play in a gig. You would get something with more power and more variety. But if we were going by reliability not sound I would definitely take it. It is such a great solid little amp. It has never broken down on me or anything. Peavey makes great quality amps. So again not even power for a gig but durability wins me over. I would take it alone.
Features — 8
The Peavey Range 158 is a pretty solid amp. I have one for practicing and it works like a charm. I put it in my room and I crank it up playing my punk-rock music. It has 2 channels lead and clean. My favourite part about this amp is the modern and Vintage Switch. The only thing really you can expect more is a few more channels but it is no big deal. Overall the amp itself is very, very solid so it could withstand alot of pressure.