Peavey Solo 12W Transtube Electric Guitar Amp Review


Peavey makes great guitar amps, so I wasn’t surprised when they were able to deliver great value to a low wattage guitar amp.  Knowing that some low watt guitar amps are nothing more than toys makes the Peavey 12watt Transtube Electric Guitar Amp that much more impressive.

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Peavey made a very solid amplifier when they introduced the 12W Transtube and should be considered for best guitar amps under $100. Equipped with an 8″ Blue MARVEL speaker, the Peavey 15 watt guitar Amp emulates the tone and response of a tube amp with the reliability of its solid state design. So while this is not amongst the best guitar amps, this does hold weight.

Peavey Solo 12W Transtube Guitar Amp:

        • 12 Watts
        • 8″ Blue Marvel speaker
        • TransTube tube emulation circuitry
        • Clean and Lead channels
        • 3 band passive EQ
        • 1/4″ stereo CD Input
        • Direct Output
        • Live sound tube power amp
        • Headphone jack


9.1 Expert Score

Perfect for a bedside amplifier and the needs of a portable practice amp, the Peavey Solo 12W Transtube Electric Guitar Amplifier is one of the best low wattage amps of its kind.

  • The transtube is a nice touch, offering a tube like sound with a solid state design.
  • The affordable amp is small and easy to take to rehearsals.
  • There not much punch in low watt amps.