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Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 54 reviews )
 15 reviews28 %
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 3 reviews6 %
Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
MGR/Joe MacMillan12/08/2003

MGR/Joe MacMillan's review"Peavey Rage 158"

Peavey Rage 158
Got this Amplifier in a stage pack with the Raptor Plus guitar.

The volume is great for such a small amp and I love the clean sound which is warm and a joy to hear. The Ability for you and a friend to both play at the same time is cool.

The Distortion is the worst I have heard next to a Squier 8-watt I heard at a store. Get a pedal with this unit and use it on clean. The 2nd jack for your friend to plug into is quiet and you can't even put c*** distorion on it. I'm surprised this is the same priced as the Fender Frontman 15g and Peavey Blaser 158 with Reverb because those two deserve 5 stars each. This however, only deserves a 2 because of the clean sound.

Okay construction but the distortion sounds like a tin can full of wasps. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Not worth your cash unless you spend another $100 on a pedal. Just get a $100 dollar more expensive amp for great sound.

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Larogero's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bad amp at low prices"

Peavey Rage 158
I sold a few years ago, but memory is a transistor combo, 15 watts with an HP 8 "or 6", a headphone jack, a "cd input", two channels (clean / distortion) and simple adjustments.


Operation is very simple. As I recall, the manual gave some examples of settings. But I struggled to get good sound. I must say it was my first amp, I had no idea how it all worked, and I was disappointed that my Yamaha Pacifica does not sound any more like the Red Hot.

The CD input is a valuable asset to a working amp. It's light too, it's cool.


In short, I too liked the sound of the duo Rage158 + Pacifica (but I kept the guitar, and I give up!). The distorted sound was dry and without depth (now that I think it was really stack). The clean sound a little bland, but usable for work.

I was playing rock / pop (times change) and was glad when I went on a Line6 Flextone III.


I played it one year when I started. I did not like, but I can also be misused. Anyway, I really grew after sold this amp, because my new sound motivated me to play.

For someone just looking for a coached cheap amp with a clean sound that, it could. The CD input is nice, but not essential if you have a hi-fi.

dawamaker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amp room"

Peavey Rage 158
15W transistor amp.

The settings are basic:
His clear: Volume
Its saturated: Grain volume
Equalization: Treble, mid, bass

Downside: no connection possible footswitch


As there are few buttons, the settings are simple. The disadvantage is that the adjustment possibilities are limited.
The clean sound is good as usual on the Peavey. But the popping sound is not very good.
Anyway it is indeed an amp room, a battery cover you for sure!


I played it with a Squier Stratocaster guitar when I started, the clean sound was very pure.

For a popping sound warmer, I use it with a pedal Ibanez Tubescreamer.


Good amp for beginners I used it for about 3 years until he let go of me trying to push still more ... It really is not an amp for metal ...