Purchased from: some guy
Sound — 9
I play a Fender Tom Delonge Stratocaster and an Epiphone Dot Studio both with the stock Epiphone pick ups and a Seymour Duncan detonator in the bridge. The bulk of what I play is Punk rock but it gets a pretty good clean sound. Also if your into the whol classic rock thing, it gets a pretty sweet overdrive sound like AC/DC and all that. You can use the mid contour button to get a crazy high metal sound but I don't use it much. The distortion on this is definately one of the best non tube distortions I have used. I would say it's better tan a couple tube heads I've used. One thing that was bad was that if you put the distortion up to 10, the distortion channel looses some crunch and the clean channel just acts weird. This might just be mine but it was one problem I had. The speakers are pretty good and I actually bought the cabinet version of this amp for my half stack.
Overall Impression — 9
It's good for any style of music really, punk, metal, country, whatever. I've been playing 4 years and I own A B-52 AT-100 tube head which is an amazing affordable guitar amp and I have owned a Crate blue voodoo 100 and a Peavey supreme head. This amp blew them out of the water and is quite comparable to the B-52. I run my current head through the cabinet version of this Fender amp and it gets a really good sound.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This amp is very dependable. I played it Live for about a year and recorded a CD with it. Plenty loud enough and still sounds great. It's built pretty well and everything. It's a good amp and extremely affordable. I thought there was something wrong with it because of the whole Drive all the wya up thing but I just figured out what was wrong one day.
Features — 8
This amp was made in the usa. It's quite versitile and one of the best non-tube amps I've ever played. I play everything from NOFX to the police. You can get a great distortion sound with it, perfect for punk or metal. I played this amp with 2 guitars, a Tom DeLonge Strat and an Epiphone Dot Studio. It has a mid contour switch, 3 channels (really it's 2 with a distortion boost) a 2 button footswitch and I think that's about it. There is no line out which was bad for me because I tried plugging this into a cabinet and wouldn't work. And the footswitch is this really slippery plastic and slides around when you put your foot on it.