Price paid: $ 1200
Sound — 10
I'm playing a Les Paul Double Cut with Burstbuckers. My band plays everything from jazz to rock to bossa. This amp cuts through everything and sounds fantastic. It's SILENT when just sitting and obscenely loud if you want it to be. The distortions take some tweaking, but once you get them honed in they're really superb. I will say, you cannot get a metal sound out of this guy without pedal assistance. This doesn't matter at all to me, but you're not going to get the balls of a triple rec out of it. I've owned Twin Reverbs and a Valveking on top of playing through just about everything on the market and this amp can hang with the best of them. It's way better than a Twin.
Overall Impression — 10
Play it. For me it's perfect. It's got a really Vintage tone. To compare it to the Twin Reverb, the Egnater is more biting. It doesn't have the silk of the Twin. This amp is ideal for most forms of rock, jazz, and especially blues. It sounds wicked.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I haven't had it that long, so I can't say for sure. However, it's SOLID. It's a bigtime back-breaker, though (90 lbs.) The wheels help. I'm recording with it soon, and I'm confident it will perform well. It's way more solid looking and feeling than any other combo I've ever played.
Features — 10
This amp is packed with some pretty useful functions. There are four channels that cover the cleanest to the dirtiest sounds. The amp comes with a footswitch that can select between them all (with no delay or popping). Each channel has it's own EQ, Density and presence knobs, gain, volume, contour, and a Switch between classic and modern - needless to say it's quite tweakable. There is also a master reverb, density, presence, and volume. I just got the amp, so I haven't played that much with the power grid, but you can play this amp at 100, 50, 25, or 10 watts. You can also vary the wattage for each channel. Pretty nifty.