Price paid: $ 1824
Purchased from: Billy Hyde
Sound — 10
I mostly play hard rock and I think it's perfect for that, rock, blues and anything really. It has a huge range of sounds yet it has it's own unique and good one! I doesnt't quite hit the real heavy metal so if you are into that you would need a pedal ect of some sort. I play strats mainly (use Lace Sensors a lot too) and the two seem to complement each other very well. As mentioned before I haven't got clean to distort and the distortion has a very full warm tone.
Overall Impression — 10
I have to say I love everything about this amp bar the weight. Ampeg have always been known to make great bass amps and it seems they certainly match them in guitar amps. I feel as if there are somewhat undiscovered but this is one of the best combos I have tried (and owned).
Reliability & Durability — 10
Reliability & Durability. Never had a problem with it. This is a very well built amp. Very solid and even has a cage for the tubes. The wires are placed under the amp section just behind the speakers so you also have the option to tilt it with out anything getting damaged.
Features — 9
100W all valve amp (groove tubes) with 2x Celestion speakers. Has 2 channels a superb clean IMO more impressive than Fenders and also a sweet very full distortion with a great punchy fat sound. They share the one EQ and built in effects are tremolo (also sounds great) and a beautiful lush sounding reverb. A seperate EQ and maybe vairables on the Reveb could be nice but this amp is very easy to use! It is extremely lound and I can't really see me turing the volume above 3. there is no unwanted distortion and is very clean most probably due to the fact they are mainly bass amp builders the valves don't Drive till about 8. Downfall would have to be the weight at about 36Kg.