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Peavey Electronics brings together power, tone, attitude and now effects in the TransTube 258 EFX, with 25 Watts of power to cover your practice needs. Effects include: flanger, delay, octaver, touch wha, reverb, rotating speaker, chorus, phaser and tremolo.
Players can program three presets consisting of a clean or dirty channel with simultaneous modulation effect, reverb and delay -- meaning that you could have one channel clean with a rotating speaker, reverb and delay, one channel dirty with touch wha and delay, and one channel dirty with an octaver -- all selectable with the included footswitch.
However, the footswitch is a four-button footswitch -- three for the pre-set channels and a fourth that allows you to switch individual effects. When you are in effects mode, you can add other effects real time with the footswitch. The effects section also has WYSIWYG technology, so you can actually see what the other effects settings are, unlike other amps with effects.
In addition to the variety of effects, the TransTube 258 EFX also has new style switches that control five different amp sounds. We know that guitarists like amplifiers to have more flexibility than a single amp tone. The selections include clean choices: vintage and modern, and lead channel choices: high-gain, boost and ultra. While every guitarist may not use all of these choices, they should be able to find the right clean and lead tone for most any style they play on the TransTube amp. This is a good option for musicians in multiple bands.