Price paid: $ 60
Purchased from: Firehouse Guitars
Sound — 8
I am using it with an Ibanez Ijx40 with H/S/S. It sounds good on clean, and the distortion is much better than most amps in a starter kit. It is a little noisy with the gain all of the way up, but not to bad. It has a pretty wide variety of sounds, clean, crunchy, natural overdrive, and heavy distortion. It has Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle and treble knobs.
Overall Impression — 9
I play rock and metal, and this works well, but if you are a beginner, or don't need a big amp, I would recommend this for any type of music. I have been playing over a year, and this is my only amp, I have played others though. I love the distortion with my DigiTech Death Metal pedal. I compared it with a Squier 10 Watt, and the distortion was horrible. The only thing I wish it had was effects. Overall this is a great begginer, or bedroom amp.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have had it over a year, and has yet to fail me. It is a little small to use at a gig, but if I had to, I would without a backup. It seems pretty solid overall, it has no tubes, so you don't need to worry about those. Also the knobs seem to be made well.
Features — 8
The Ibanez 10G has 10 watts of output, and a 6.5 inch Power Jam speaker. It has Input, CD In and Headphone jacks. I play mostly rock and metal, and it sounds good, it came with a starter kit and sounds better than most amps in other starter kits. I use this amp in my bedroom and it has plenty of power. I wish it had some effects.