Price paid: £ 50
Purchased from: The Bass Cellar
Sound — 2
Using it with the Peavey Zodiac EX it came with. Single straight up P. The tonal variety will come from the bass and not the amp. Through the normal channel you can get a little bit of growl for you pick players and get that warm bassy tone... No EQ though.
Overall Impression — 4
This is a good beginner amp as you just have your bass and amp and your playing instead of getting settings and settings and settings. Go out there and play. This guy can keep up with your bass/guitar jams and maybe even a drummer. Also a well advertised feature is the additional input for a CD, remember though, the signal in there won't be amplified but it will be cut if the gain is set to 0.
Reliability & Durability — 5
Hopefully this shouldn't break down as it simple as hell... If it did I wouldn't even think of getting it fixed if it cost more than a fiver... not worth it. I would use it in a gig in which I had no alternative but to use it... It might even be able to compete wit a drum set, if your drummer can be held back.
Features — 4
This amp is a straight up dirt cheap amp. Gain controls the volume (obvious isn't it?) and there's the "Vintage TransTube" channel, which essentially doubles the gain/volume you can get out of this amp, I don't use it very much though as I don't use high gain settings for bass and don't need the extra power.