Price paid: $ 299.99
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
This amp sounds amazing! I use all three of my pickups on the Ibanez RG, and all three sound good. I play just abotu everything, and everything works. The distortion is good enoguh to play Metallica, Atreyu, A7X, metal in generl. But thecleans are great. You do get more of a Vintage distortion. The Vintage distortion combined with the great setting you can make, makes for an amazing AC/DC, GN'R, Aerosmith, the classic rock soun ds. It's incredible.
Overall Impression — 10
This amp can match any style of music you play, period. I play with an Ibanez, and I play all types of music, and everything works. The best sound you get on here is the Classic Rock style. I would definitely buy another if this were tio break or be stolen, or anytihng like that. You might go Randall if you want incredible distortion, or you might go Vox if you want great cleans, but if you want te total package, not only in this price range, but above too, buy this amp.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've had this amp for a year and nothing has gone wrong. It's tipped over and nothing has gone wrong. The speaer is a Celestion, so it's very high quality. Tubes are great, they're groove tubes, so again, high quality. Very dependable. I haven't gigged with it yet, but when I do, because it is gig worthy, I'm sure it will be reliable.
Features — 9
This amp doesnt't have a lot of effects or anything like that, but I don't use many effects besides wah, which I already have a pedl for, so the lack of effects I fine with me. The reverb on this sounds great. It is a two channel OD/clean amp. The one part I don't lke is the no head phone jack. But that is cometo be expected for all tube amps.