Price paid: $ 457.482
Purchased from: Bootleg Music - Epsom
Sound — 10
I play with an Epiphone G-400 with its standard Alnicos it creates very fat sound. I play a range of music from Razorlite to Metallica and the amp is perfectly suited to this. Originally I tried the H&K Matrix100 combo which I had originally set myself ofn getting but it has aparently been recently discontinued due to effects problems. When I tried this I expected that the 40 watts would make a huge difference but was pleasantly suprised when I tested the full volume. The 12" Celestion speaker means that the 60 DFX actually sounds as good as if not better than the Matrix series not to mention louder. The digital effect work exceptionally well and take effect immediately upon changing.
Overall Impression — 9
I've been playing using a Fender Frontman 15G for the last two years so the impression I have from the Edition Blue might just be from the sudden improvement in power etc. Unfortunately it does not have a warp effect like the Matrix did but I'm sure I can rectify that with a pedal. The amp is easily powerful enough for small venue stage use with the right setup the Edition Blue is perfect for gigs, hearing their sound at a local concert is what grabbed my interest. So whether your a starting out on the guitar or a hardened veteran the H&K edition blue 60DFX will be suited to you.
Reliability & Durability — 9
As I only bought it a few days ago it hasn't really been exposed to any excessively brutal conditions. However it did manage to fall out of the car boot on return from the shop and it still produces the perfect sounds it did when in the shop. The only damage I've found on it is a slight tear in the case around the dials which I pressume happened in the shop or when it was dropped.
Features — 9
The Hughes & Kettner 60 DFX is a fantastic Amp from the word go. When you turn it on the control panel lights up in blue which granted serves no purpose but looks pretty cool. It has a clean and lead channel with flange, delay, chorus and reveb digital effects. There is an optional stageboard which is sold separately which is a tad annoying if you want to switch through the channels. In the paper and book covered room of a teenager there is plenty enough power in a 60 watt amp and it sounds simply awesome.