Price paid: $ 799
Purchased from: American Musical Supply
Sound — 10
I play this amp through my SRV signature and it couldnt be a better combination. I mostly play blues and blues/rock. If you want to get crystal clear tones I would highly recomend this amp. I would also recomend this for use with a Fender guitar. This amp has a little noise when the vibrato is turned on but besides that it is very quiet. The clean channel remains clean with that natural tube break-up at higher volumes which most musicians desire.
Overall Impression — 9
This is a perfect amp for blues and anything where you need a clean sound. As I am more rock based I will inevitably get my Marshall TSL for the distortion aspect but I would split amps and run this for the cleans. Marshall will never have the cleans of a Fender amp and that is why I chose this one. I have had no problems with this amp and love the vibrato & reverb channel. The only thing I don't like is that this amp suits only one style, but it suits that style very very well.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This would be the perfect gig amp. I believe I could strongly depend on this amp for live performances. The team at Fender did an awesome job on this reissue. I baby this thing and it takes care of me when I play it.
Features — 9
This is a 2005 model and it was purchased in April. This amp has the most crystal clear cleans I have ever heard. This is a two channel amp, clean & vibrato. It comes with a footswitch to enable or disable the vibrato or reverb. I use every feature this amp has to offer. At times I wish it had a distortion channel to switch on like a Marshall when I am playing softly but I am running a Boss BD-2 for that purpose. This is tube amp with 22w and a 12" speaker. This is perfect when I go to open mics and really can scream.