Price paid: $ 511.13
Purchased from: Thorold Music
Sound — 10
I use a Squier P-Bass, and it gives it a much throatier sound than many other amps. It suits my style of funk, rock and jazz well. It does have quite amount of feedback when you just lightly touch the strings when the distortion channel is on. The feedback on the clean channel is very minimal. The amp can make a variety of different sounds and has prestets listed in the manual. When the distortion channel is on, it's a very smooth, yet heavy sound. And the octave feature is quite smooth except for some low tones.
Overall Impression — 9
The amp matches all the types of music I play very well. I've been playing for over 3 years, and I have a Fender 15w Rumble amp, a Boss OBDB pedal, and a Squier P-Bass. The amp is pretty heavy at 87 pounds but has great side handles and casters. If the amp got stolen, I would definitely buy another one. I compared to many other amps, but none had the tone/wattage per dollar to match this one.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have and will continue to use it at gigs without a backup. The Ozite carpeting is very durable, and have worn very little over the years. It has never broken down, and I've never had any problems with it. It's maintained an excellent tone throughout time, and hasn't lost any volume. After lugging it around to many gigs, it's never broken and remains in excellent shape. The styling of it still looks as great as when I first got it.
Features — 9
A 220 watt single 15" combo which features Input pad and Mute buttons distortion and clean channels with 4 band EQ, CD inputs and a headphone jack. Rear panel features include: effects loop with send and return, extension speaker jack, XLR balanced line out with level control, ground lift button and pre/post EQ selection for the line out. The amp was made in 2004. I mostly play funk, jazz, and heavy metal and it suits them both perfectly. It has 2 channels. one clean, and one with either distortion, octave or both. The built it distortion is easily changed with the shape knob, and provides excellent sound. It is easily changed from a fat solo fuzz sound to heavy distortion. The built in noise gate does an ok job, but sometimes the amp gives major feedback. The octave feature works well, but once in a while will struggle to hit a low tone. One of the best features on the amp is the built in tuner which allows you to stay in tune on the fly. I use the amp for small and meduim sized gigs and it has excellent power and sound. It's solid state and has a 4 band EQ. it comes with a 2 button footswitch as well.