Price paid: C$ 189
Purchased from: Absolute Music
Sound — 8
When I first got this amp I was using my Peavey Milestone IV with it and EMG passive split piece pick-ups. It sounds really good in my opinion. Since it is ment as a players level amp it's very versatile, it isn't better suited for one genre over the other from what I've experienced while using this amp, like I said I play almost ever genre of music. It isn't too noisy, you don't realise it unless it's dead silent. The sound this amp puts out is your basic clean bass, nothing special about it. It doesn't have any distortion either.
Overall Impression — 9
I play almost every type of music and it works well with them all, jsut a bit of tweeking the EQ knobs and its set. I've been playing for a couple years and its great. I also own a Peavey TNT 150 watt amp and I've been "permanently lent" a 1968 Gibson SB 4 string bass. I can't really think of anything else I should have asked, its just an all around good little amp. If it got stolen I would deffinately try to get another Washburn amp around this size, but I don't know if the store I got it at still has these amps. I compared it with a few other small bass amps, I don't remember which ones though, I cant remember almost 4 years ago exactly what models I compared it with.
Reliability & Durability — 10
From my experience, this amp is really reliable, I've played a couple small bars with it (and I mean small as in the size of a fair sized master bedroom sorta size) and it filled the room really well, and I gigged with it without a backup. I've never had a single problem with this amp at all.
Features — 9
This little amp was made back in 2006. It has a really nice tone for a relatively (sp? ) cheap an small amp, nice bass and and the highs sound clear too. I play everything from Metal, punk, rock, blues, jazz anything I feel like learning basically, and this amp sounds good with all those genres, you just have to set the EQ a little bit different and it will belt out what you're looking for. It has a passive and an active channel, but no Switch, you have to unplug the chord to change it. Yes it has a headphone jack, but I don't like to use it. There isn't any effects I wish this amp had on it really, I just like plain ol' clean bass. I use this amp in my bedroom when my Mom is home or when my brother is sleeping. I also use it as a practice amp to bring to friends houses to jam, it works really well for that, this amp may be a little one, but it packs A lot of punch for it's size.