Peavey Backstage
Peavey Backstage

Backstage, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the TransTube series.

iamqman 04/22/2011

Peavey Backstage : iamqman's user review

« Not a bad little amp! »

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Peavey has this thing called the transtube technology. They have a patent on the idea and have been marketing it now for a while. Essentially what it is, is they have this hybrid style analog circuit matched with a solid state circuit. There still is no tubes in the amp, but it gives the feel and sound more closer to the feel and sound of real tubes overdriving.

Peavey Backstage Features:

* 10 watts (rms)
* 6.5 inch custom designed speaker
* TransTube preamp with 2 switchable channels
* Volume and Overdrive controls
* 2-band EQ
* Tape/CD input for practice
* Headphone jack


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2 switchable
Power 10W
Speakers 1 x 6.5"
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ High, Low
No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Tape/CD (1/4")
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/4")
No Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop


This amp is not one of the high gain sounds we are most familiar with when it comes to the sound of Peavey. This is a clean channel amp with a second switchable channel that gets mildly dirty. You aren't going to get any high gain tones from this amp.

Another great feature to this amp in that you can plug you cd player or ipod into it and jam along to your favorite songs. This is a great feature that really adds to the dynamics of this amp.


This is a practice amp and at new these units come in at around $60. That is a steal of a price. They are portable and light. You can also plug in your headphones and jam quietly in your home or office.

I would recommend this amp to anyone who is on a tight budget ad you would like a good little practice and that won't break the budget. It is a price that is hard to beat for such a valuable skill building guitar tool.