Price paid: £ 270
Purchased from: Online
Sound — 10
The best part of this amp is the sound. As soon as I played through it for the first time I knew it was right for me. Even without touhing the EQ the sound was great. I Play using a Peavey Cirrus 4 string, which has a great natural sound and I wanted something that would compliment it nicely. I sometimes find some makes of amp can add a lot of top end or add unwanted sound to your bass, but not this. This amp can get a good sound for any style I have ever needed. I have also played at loud volumes with both a 4 and 5 string and it can pick up all frequencies well.
Overall Impression — 9
In my opinion, this amp is the best that money can buy within its price range, and it can certainly contend with amps that are much more expensive than it. It looks great too, with the electric blue strip across the top.The only downside to this amp is that it is quite large and heavy, and can be difficult to transport to and from gigs, especially if you don't have a car! Unless you have lots of money to spend on an amp, I don't think there's a better one out there!
Reliability & Durability — 10
This amp has never let me down in the 4 / 5 years I have had it. It's taken a fair few knocks and bumps in that time too, and it sound as good as ever. It's covered in carpet which means it never gets (visible) scratches or marks. I can't find any fault here.
Features — 8
This is a good amp for features, not great, but good. It's got 5 knobs for EQ which can get you most sounds you would want. I play a huge range of styles including rock, metal, funk, progressive, IDM and pop, and I can get a decent sound for all of them. Even with a flat EQ you get a good, and importantly an unaltered sound. Some other useful features include an input for both active and passive basses, an effects loop, subharmonics (or an octave effect, compression and a DI output.