Peavey Studio Pro 112 (Transtube)
Peavey Studio Pro 112 (Transtube)

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

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Average Score:3.7( 3.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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King Loudness12/29/2011

King Loudness's review"Cool jamming amp."

Peavey Studio Pro 112 (Transtube)
The Peavey Transtube Studio Pro amplifier is a great 40 watt 1x12 combo that has evolved over the years from being one of the older Peavey offerings in the seventies, to one of the more renowned solid state combos made. This particular model was built in the mid to late nineties. It has two channels for clean and drive. There is separate EQs for each channel, as well as voicing switches available to change up the tonal character. The clean channel has a bright switch, and the drive channel has a gain boost as well as a "thrash" switch, which scoops out the mids and adds more gain for metal type tones. The amp also has reverb and an effects loop as well. Definitely an amp that has everything you need and nothing that you don't!


Getting a good sound out of this amp is quite simple. Though it might appear to have lots of controls at first glance, it's actually quite easily accessed. Peavey labels their gain controls "pre" and their volume controls "post" which basically mean before the power amp and after the power amp as far as what volume is being controlled. The EQ controls are easily learned as well. It's meant to be a pretty standard amp to learn for players who just need something simple that eschews tweaking in favour of plug-n'-play flexibility.


The tones out of this amp are pretty great considering that it's a solid state combo with just a single 12" speaker. I particularly like how it is versatile enough to go from some great pure clean tones all the way to some great gritty dirt sounds without a ton of processing or effects. A lot of the reason that I like this amp so much is the transtube design. I'm not exactly sure what Peavey did to get the amps to sound like this, but it's actually quite shocking. It isn't just the tone, but also how the amp FEELS when I play it. It has that responsiveness that just allows you to dig and get all those great overtones and harmonics that make the guitar come alive. The clean tones are very Fenderish -- pristine and bright. You can turn up the gain for a bit of grit, but it's not really optimized for that. The drive tones are nice and crunchy, perfect for seventies classic rock or eighties hard rock. Engaging the gain boost gives some nice chunk for grungy tones as well. The thrash switch is cool, but I find it scoops out the mids too much and causes the sound to get lost in the mix.


All in all I think the Peavey Studio Pro Transtube is a killer solidstate jamming amp for someone who needs something rockin' to serve as a grab and go tool for jams or the stage. It has the flexibility to cover many styles, the tones are honest and genuine, and the power amp section really allows the tones to FEEL right, which is a rarity in SS amps like this. They haven't made this particular revision of the amp for about 15 years, so you'd have to hunt out a used one, but they're not difficult to find. Certainly worth a look to me.

tarz200tdi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a good quality / price ratio"

Peavey Studio Pro 112 (Transtube)
Everything has been said


two channels with EQ and separate volumes.
The buttons provide trash and gain additional colors.
Amp actually quite complete (loop, reverb, two inputs), but also one of the last made in USA ... A tank ... Mine was not bad experience, I kept it 11 years and it will not hurt ballad ...

pity that the footswitch was an option.


There's a lot of good and not ...
> The clean is fairly straight, cold, neutral, but it is a plus if there glue modulation effects. For clean passages in the heavy it will not hurt for a warm and bluesy ... do not buy it! Small problem: if the power is there, spent a third of the volume, the sound begins to distort, not always so well ... music (for my taste).
> The lead gave me satisfaction in the same way on stuff pretty heavy / thrash, with sounds pretty dug (metal ... my period at age 17 what: D). Again, for things chubby and further where the grain plays at least as much (if not more) than the gain, you quickly find the limits with something stiff and cold, and a little artificial (c transtube. .. is marked on at the same time ...)


It was my first amp, and despite its obvious limitations, it has made me many services, thanks to its strength and versatility of form. Its configuration, its solidity and neutrality have even extended life when I have connected a 2.0 POD in the effects loop ...

Anyway ... In the context of the time when I bought it, it was a pretty stupid caricature least to my taste than ValveState marshall the same time, and certainly more reliable!

At the price they are found OCCAZ, it's a very good amp that has a small study provided for the first horse to school with friends!

Nonostar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Beefy"

Peavey Studio Pro 112 (Transtube)
- Transistor despite the name 'TRANSTUBE'
- 65W
- 2 channels clean and lead with separate equalizer.
- Spring reverb
- Send return loop
- 2 inputs (HighGain / low gain)
- 1 external speaker output
- No Footswitch
- 2800F nine in 1995
- Made in USA


It is quite powerful and is suitable for rehearsals and small venues.
Really super tough, latest models manufactured in the USA (after it is "designed in usa", then all china ...)
Equalization per channel, switch "bright" that boosts the treble (especially in nice clear sound, the treble "slamming" well). An effects loop handy.
The lead channel has a PreGain postgain and in addition there is another switch "gain" if switched to add even more gain, and if that is not enough, another switch "trash" which delves deeper into the mediums and adds a little gain ...


The clean sound is really not bad, but lacks a bit of low medium.
The lead channel is best suited for interstellar graoux, little shade, it's violent, not 70's rock crunch or possible ... The grain adapts any, sharp and acute lower wrap well.

By once again against the clean channel to the top transistor is a little too neutral maybe. With good effect pedals is happiness.

One problem though: it crackles a lot and always has


Still works for 18 years, despite the beer, vomit, kicks, falls, transport, etc.. Good crash knobs a bit.
It is a tank.