Purchased from: Local Music Shop
Sound — 10
Great sound from each channel and effect. The clean channel gets rediculously loud but only gets distorted the slightest bit at the highest level. Although the effects are really neat, the LFO notch filter gets annoying after a little bit, so don't over-do it. On clean, there is no background noise at all but on distortion, there is an audiable hum. The distortion is great. You can get almost any tone from it. Feedback is rediculous if you get your guitar too close to the amp and high volumes, but the feedback still sounds kinda cool. I use a Schecter Omen-6 on this (with the stock pickups) and it works well. The Schecter is a great guitar overall and this amp really suits it. The best part about this amp is that you can mimic Jimi Hendrix's tone of Purple Haze perfectly. All in all, great sounding amp.
Overall Impression — 10
I've been playing for 2 years now and it suits me very well. My only other amp before this was a shitty little Epiphone amp and this amp destroys it. If it were lost or stolen, I'd kill the person Who stole it, and take it back. I will never play my old amp again because it would just be pointless. My favorite feature on this amp has to be the wah/delay effect and the "magic drive". The sound you get out of it is so cool. The only thing I wish it had was control over the effects. If I could use the footpedal with the wah effect like you normally would with a wah, this would be the perfect amp. Still, this amp is definatly amazing and I will be happy for a long time to come.
Reliability & Durability — 8
For the reliability & durability of this amp, I haven't had it too long, but it's a beast. It wieghs close to 50lbs and looks very solid. the back is a little too open for comfort but it seems like it could take a good beating or two. Because I still have to screw with it more, I can only give it an 8.
Features — 9
This amp is the 2004 model V.1. It has 99 effect models/MIDI effects and comes with 2 channels, Clean and Drive. Each channel can be set to use different effects so changing from clean to Drive with different effects is very easy. It came with a foot Switch that can change the channel and turn the effect that is set on and off. The clean channel bypasses all the amp modelling sets but the effects can be used on it. The Drive channel has 3 amp models (calif, british, tweed), 3 modes (clean, hi gain, hot) and 3 Speaker models (US, UK, flat) which work very nicely. The tone you get out of it is spectacular. For a modelling amp, it sounds very realistic. There are too many effects to explain, but each one has it's own unique sound and gives you almost unlimited possibilities in your playing. The "magic drive" is a really neat effect pre-built into the amp. I play every style of music there is and it covers each one very nicely. This is best used as a practice amp because of it's size, but if you were to have a small enough gig (school show or something of the sort), you could get away with using it, it's very loud for it's size.