Price paid: $ 400
Sound — 10
Laney amps, in my opinion, have the best tone. I have an Epiphone Les Paul and it works beautifully. It has a nice, fat, deep, powerful tone on high gain. Both clean and distorted tones are kind of bassy. I play almost everything, from pop, altrock, blues and jazz to hard rock and heavy metal and it handles it nicely. But it isn't the best amp for metal. But if you tweak a little you could get a pretty nice tone for metal. The clean channel doesn't get distorted. This amp doesn't have the most brutal distortion, but on really high gain it gets pretty aggressive. But as I said, it is kind of bassy. I was surprised that I could get such a wonderful tone out of such a cheap amp.
Overall Impression — 9
This amp is really good. I've tried a Roland Micro Cube and ofcourse it doesn't even compare to this one. I love the mid~high gain sounds, so fat and deep. If it were stolen or lost, I would buy a more expensive amp. I've considered the Roland Cube 30, but it sounded too digital, and I've also considedred the Fender Frontman 25, but it didn't quite have the tone that this amp provides. It isn't a perfect amp, but I'm pretty happy with it.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I've used this for a few months and there are no problems. But I would use a backup, because it might blow or something. But I think it will be quite a while before it blows. I've heard some other people who have used Laney amps and they seem to have no problems with it.
Features — 10
I don't know the year this was made in. This amp is plenty versatile enough for me. I play Heavy metal, punk rock, alternative rock stuff and a little Jimi Hendrix. This isn't the most versatile amp, but it is enough.It has 2 channels, clean and Drive. There is an effects loop and a headphone jack, although I never used the headphone jack. this amp is 65 watts. I use it for small shows (I'm a student, so the only gigs I do are in front of other kids) and home. It's very loud so I usually use it at very low volume. It also has a bright switch for the clean channel and two switches for the Drive channel. One is a scoop switch and the other is the VTS tone shaping button. I don't know how it works but it changes the tone slightly, so you could get the sounds you want.