Price paid: $ 76
Sound — 8
I've used a strat copy (S/S/S) and now a LTD Viper 30th anniversary. It sounded fine with both those guitars, I prefer the LTD but the strat copy sounded fine. I play bits of everything and I can get what I like from it. Granted I can't get Opeth-esque death metal from it but that's about it. When you sue the distortion feature there is hum added before you play. All in all I like the sound the amp gives, the clean sound are great and the distortion healthy.
Overall Impression — 8
For a beginner practise amp I think this is a great product. As I said before I find it does clean and mild distortion well and handles them to my satisfaction. If it was lost/stolen I wouldn't get another one, not because of dissatisfaction over the product but simply because I have moved on to tube amps. I love that it's small, light, and sounds good for a small amount of coin. I gave it a high rating as I am rating it against other SS amps I have tried or heard played. I am not suggesting for an instant that this is better or as good as something like a mesa or what have you but I think for what it was designed for it does well.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have owned this for 4 years without a hassle problem or any worry. I wouldn't gig with it, however I do trust the craftmenship of the amp. Everytime I whip out this amp whether it be from storage in a dusty cold old she'd or after it's been kicked over in my room or thrown around it still works as well as when I first got it, no complaints.
Features — 7
I received the amp for a birthday present back in 2002. Basically the ap has a great clean sound and a nice crunch when you add distortion, not metal but a classic/hard rock tone. Only 1 channel. I wish it had more channels and much more I would like in a newer amp puchase but basically for what it is I think it does the job splendidly. I don't use the EQ much, mainly because I don really know how or really need to. I use it only for practise at my home, it suits this to a tee.