Price paid: $ 180
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 4
I use several guitars with this amp, and none of them can sound great with the amp alone. With my Ibanez XPT700FX with a DiMarzio X2N in the bridge and no matter how hard I tweaked it, it still sounded like shit. On the up side with Duncan Designed Detonator in the neck the cleans were wonderful, crystal clear and overall very nice. I was Impressed with the amp's clean channel but the overdrive channel is f--king awful. The overdrive channel is all ways buzzy, the distortion sound like someone's taking a shit infront of a Microphone, with my Jackson RR24M it sound like crap, with my Ibanez it sounded like crap, with my Jackson RR3 it sounded like crap, is it my 500 and 1000 dollar guitars or is it this 100 dollar footstand? I'll let you be the judge of that. The cleans on the other hand are amazing, clear, articulate, and beautiful.
Overall Impression — 5
It's a Kustom, and it's a solid state amp, I'm fairly sure this amp could a beating no problem. I play all form of metal along with blues, jazz, and rock. This amp can handle all of them decently but none of them well. I've played for about 5 years now and I'm sure that's enough time for me to be able to have reasonable understanding of tone. This isn't the worst amp I've ever played, and there's much worse out there in it's price range, but there's also better out there in it's price range (I'm talking new not used). Overall not horrible but there's much better out there for a bit more.
Reliability & Durability — 6
It's solid state so it's going to be fairly hard to break. I've owned this amp for 3 years and she's still going strong but will she last as long as a Marshall Plexie, or a Vintage Fender Bassman? Only time will tell. I've had gigged with her once when I forgot my Bugera 1960 (yeah I'm a dumbass) and she held up fine, sounded like crap, but didn't blow up. I do take her to band practice though to save tube time on my Bugera and she's never had any problems, at gigs I just use her as a back up. Overall sturdy but it is a cheap amp, made from cheap parts so I don't know if she'll last in the long haul.
Features — 5
2010 made in China, 100w solid state, 2 channels, FX loop, headphone jack. I bought this amp as my first halfstack, at first I thought it was awesome but as I got better I started to see the amps limitations. This is a very basic amp, 3 band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble), 1 volume knob and 1 gain knob on the overdrive channel, 1 volume on the clean channel. The amp has 3 FX on board, Delay, Reverb, and Chorus. The FX are useless because you can't turn them off or only have 1 on, there's a button that controls if reverb or delay is on, you can't turn them both on or off and they all use they same knob so you can't just have chorus or reverb, or delay on, or all 3 of them on at the same time.