Price paid: $ 315
Purchased from: Musician's Friend
Sound — 10
I play this with a Epiphone Dot through a TS9 and EHX Little Big Muff. With these I can get almost any tone I want. I play blues, dirty and clean (in the realm of John Mayer), rock (think Black Keys), and sometimes venture into random light metal shredding just for fun. With this setup I can literally get a good tone for any of those styles. I can get an almost sparkly clean with no effects, then turn on the OD and get a slightly crunchy dirty blues tone, then turn on the Big Muff for some rock-metal tones.
Overall Impression — 9
I have played through the Epi Valve Junior, and the Fender Champion 600, and this amp stands up above both. I can say this amp can even rival the tone of a Blues Jr. I do not regret buying this over any other amp in its price range, because this is better than them all. If it were lost or stolen, I would rebuy it as soon as I could.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have had this amp for only about 5 months, and I have not gigged with it yet, but I take it over to my friends house, where it gets slightly banged up along the way usually, and then gets cranked as I play it over the drums. I have not once experienced problems of any kind.
Features — 9
I bought this amp during a sale on Musician's Friend, and I love everything about it. It is a one channel class A 5w all tube amp. It has 3 band EQ and A volume knob. Not a lot of features, but what else do you need (except maybe a gain knob... That would be nice), so I rate this a 9.