Price paid: $ 255
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I play a Fender American Standard Stratocaster and no matter what stlye I'm playing, I can dial up the sound I'm looking for. The Fender presets have a wide range of tones, some you'll like and some you'll want to change or tweak but all of them can be fantastic and the sound through the 12" Celestion is stunning to say the least.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, I play classic rock, Modern Rock, Originals mostly and this amp nails that tube sound. For you tube-junkies out there that think nothing can compare to a real tube sound, I've had them all, from Fender Hot-Rods, Blues Devilles, Supersonics, JCM2000 Marshalls and this amp "nails the sound" like no other modeling amp I've heard. Stunning on the Vintage tube tones like the tweeds and blackfaces, and the Marshall tones are fantastic as well..Nothing compares to this on the market and the fact that it's USB, direct into your computer to adjust and teak the tones, smokes anything else out there hands down.. It even comes with a nice foot pedal and cables included, along with the FUSE software. I can gig with this, or blow the walls down in my house, either way, it's awesome.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've never had any trouble with Fender products and of all the solid state amps out there, I'd say Fende is one of the best as far as quality. All Fender produsts are well built and usually far better than other brands as I've had them all. I've never had to call Fender for service because I've never had an issue with a Fender product. Great company and great products. I'm a Fender player, can you tell? lol
Features — 10
All I can say is that there isn't anything like it anywhere! It's got it all and it sounds great. From ton's of realistic amp styles, Vintage analog and modern effects, etc., it's got it. The easy to read LCD backlit screen and easy to navigate thumbwheel make it a breeze to program and adjust. Presets are a breeze and nothing compares to the modeling sound quality of this amp, nothing!