Peavey TransTube 112 EFX

Peavey TransTube 112 EFX

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TransTube 112 EFX, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the TransTube (Discontinued) series.

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Peavey TransTube 112 EFX tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Peavey
  • Model: TransTube 112 EFX
  • Series: TransTube (Discontinued)
  • Category: Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 11/18/2002

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Peavey TransTube 112 EFX user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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MGR/emauser's review"Peavey 112 Transtube EFX"

Peavey TransTube 112 EFX
This black and red beauty is a very nice amplifier to have. I haven't played any shows with it, but it makes one heck of a practice amplifier.

I bought this amp from a local music shop for around $450.

One of the major attractions of this amplifier is the built in effects. It has all of the knobs and settings that a normal amplifier has, but it also comes with great effects (phaser, flanger, rotary speaker, chorus, funk wah, echo, tremolo). You can pick which effect you want, and how much of it you want. You can have a single distant echo, or many echoes within milliseconds of each other. You can have just a slight tremolo effect, or an extreme one. The amp also comes with a foot switch which makes it easy to change from a clean sound to a distorted sound and to change back and forth between effects while playing.

My only possible complaint would be that it isn't bigger.

I've lugged this amp around with me to different jam sessions, school events, etc. and it has held up very well. It is still in perfect condition after owning it for about 5 years.

Overall, this is a great amp. It gives you all the standard features of a guitar amplifier but also adds in the cool effects. Buying this amp would be much cheaper than buying a wah pedal, delay pedal, etc. I am very happy that I bought the Peavy 112 EFX

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MGR/caseylm's review"Peavey 112 Transtube EFX"

Peavey TransTube 112 EFX
Bought in on ebay for 220 used.

This is an excellent amp. Peavey really does make good, affordable stuff and this is no exception. the distortion is very good and it has plenty of it. The distortion is very versatile and unlike most overdrive/dis pedals I don't have to crank the drive up to 9 or 10 to be happy. At 5 it's very heavy. I like effects but not so much to buy a bunch a pedals. This has about 8 effects or so and they are fun and simple, especially the digital delay and phaser and the funk wah.

I love it, perhaps make it a bit smaller. Some 112's of other brands I've seen are smaller and lighter with the same power. Neverhteless, an excellent amp.

Seems fine, haven't had it long enough but peavey is reputable and ive owned others without problems.

Excellent distortion(and I've had 10-15 distrion pedals over 20 years!) and fun effects. Good, easy layout.

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moosers's review

Peavey TransTube 112 EFX
The Peavey Transtube 112 EFX is a tube based guitar combo amp that delivers about 100 watts of power and has a 1/4 inch input in the front to plug your guitar into. It has a few different sections in terms of parameters - there is a clean channel, an overdrive channel, and then another section for all types of effects including reverb, delay, and rotary.


The configuration of the Peavey Transtube 112 EFX is very easy to follow even though there are a good amount of parameters. The effect sections can sometimes be a bit confusing at first, but once you play with it a bit it won't take too long to get used to it. It is pretty easy to get a good sound from this, but if you are looking for a clean tone you have to shut off all of the effects as it will come on with effects on. I don't have a manual for the Peavey Transtube 112 EFX, but it is easy enough to use that you shouldn't need it if you don't have one.


I have used the Peavey Transtube 112 EFX both for acoustic and electric guitar, both with good results. I usually use this amp with a Martin acoustic/electric guitar or a Fender Strat. While I am a fan of the clean signal from this amp, I'm not a huge fan of the overdrive or the built in effects. While they are okay, I have other options that I would much rather use than the effects from this amp.


I've been using the Peavey Transtube 112 EFX for about six months and have found it to be a good sounding amp that is probably suited best for live shows or practicing. It has a pretty warm tone to it, especially for an amp that won't cost you too much money. The effects are nice to have, if only even to just mess around with. Overall, the Peavey Transtube 112 EFX is a good amp for intermediate players.

fred806's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey TransTube 112 EFX
Transistor amplifier (Transtube)
Power: 65 Watts
Connectors: 2 line-in, a effects loop, a connecting stereo footswitch (channel clear / sat + reverb), an External Speaker output (usable as line out)
Settings: Bass / Mid / Treble for each channel, setting Pre-Gain (the amount of saturation) and post-gain (volume) for the channel full. Trash button to saturate the gain and the bottom. Button "Bright" on the clean channel to increase the treble.


Configuration is very simple, we get easily the sound you desire.
I never had a look at the manual ...

For cons, the knobs wear out after several years, the gain setting and walking crackles badly on my model.


This amp suits my style of music and at my level (medium).
I use a Washburn N2 for large distorted sounds (except the knobs on the bottom at least medium) or on a clear channel for its warm enough.
Bright button allows a crystalline sound very clear, I am not a fan, I prefer to reduce the medium and treble a bit to have a rounder sound very pleasant.
The weakness of this amp is the reverb really sucks.
Another shortcoming: it gives off a lot of blows in full, nothing to do. It is rather unpleasant to use.


I use it for 6 years.
I love the big sound mostly saturated.
I do not like the reverb.
The most important is its value: At that price (2000F 6 years ago) it is hard to beat in an optical metal.

For its price, it has done its job, but do not ask him to get the perfect sound for the price.

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