The Peavey TransTube 258 EFX Combo is great for beginners, as a backstage amp, travel amp, or studio standby. You don't need to lug around a pile of gear to get great tone. 25W packs a helluva punch through the 8" Blue Marvel speaker. The TransTube 258 EFX guitar amplifier has 9 digital effects including flanger, delay, touch wah, and much more. Super-easy effects controls put you in full command every instant. Peavey's exclusive TransTube technology sounds and responds like real tubes. But the price tag is much smaller and solid state is much more stable and durable.