Price paid: $ 107.73
Purchased from: Best Buy
Sound — 10
I use a Kramer SM-1 loaded with Seymour Duncans [cool rails/neck and middle + Alt 8/bridge] and a Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom loaded with Gibson 57 Classics [soon to be changed into DiMarzio Crucnh Lab/bridge] - this thing just oozes tone ,it's not sterile sounding like a Line 6 Spider, love all the tones, from pristine cleans to mildly overdriven to all out metal insanity, this amp simply is killer!
Overall Impression — 10
I play everything from alternative power pop to metal and all points in-between - I play this thing more than the Blackstar HT-40 sitting in my garage [use it only for band practice, LOL!] - before this amp, I had a Blackstar HT-20 and a Peavey Vypyr 15 as my practice amps - I got rid of them both and began my search into a better alternative - I keep hearing on the My Les Paul Forums plus saw you tube vids on this amp, so I decided to take the plunge and bought this as a birthday present for myself, and boy, am I glad I did it! Fender hit it outta the Park with this one, it's the best modeling amp ever!
Reliability & Durability — 8
Since I only use it for practice, I'm pretty sure it can withstand any abuse I can toss at it [but not gonna try, LOL!!] - seems sturdy-enough so far, I can't complain - plus the knobs don't feel cheap, same with the input jacks - plus it's very light, too!!
Features — 9
- Looks like it was made this year, 2012 MIC - @0-watts into an 8" speaker - Fully loaded with modulation+delay+reverb effects, amp modeling modes [3 sets] and comes with the Fender Fuse software to edit and tailor your settings - Jacks for MP3/IPOD plus headphone jack.