Price paid: $ 364.17
Purchased from: Soundcontrol
Sound — 10
I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio with humbuckers(obviously). The sound is fantastic. my favourite "clean tone" is the twang with no Drive. It is very clear, but the low notes have a rumble like quality. I used to play mainly rock, but since the metal settings sound so good, I can't help it. They have ear pierceing high notes and soul-crusing low notes. Palm muting sounds great on these settings aswell. The insane setting with the phaser on sounds totally different to anything I've ever heard. It soung like someone gargulling with distortion! And at high volume the clean channels don't distort. They still stay crystal clean. The chorus flange sounds great on the clean tones. Go to the blues settings on the rythym pickup with the tone dial set to zero and you think you're in a 1950's blues peformance.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, fantastic! Suits every style of music you can think of. If it was lost or stolen, it would be bought again instantly. My favourite feature is the twang setting. It can be clean or distorted depending on your tone setting. The only fault I can find is that old people say it "doesn't go quiet enough".
Reliability & Durability — 10
It is so reliable. The only time I thought it was broken was when someone kicked it out of anger, and even then only the cable plugged into it had gone. Never broken yet and being played for about 2 hours a day week in week out. I don't need a back up as I can trust it far futher than I can throw it.
Features — 10
First of all, it is amazing. It has 12 amp models: 2 clean, 2 twang, 2 blues, 2 crunch, 2 metal and 2 insane although you can program your own. It has chorus flange, a phaser, tremolo, delay, tape echo, sweep echo and reverb. And on the delay, tape echo and sweep echo it has a button you tap the the time into. This button also, when held down, turns the tuner on. It is a 75 watt solid state amp. You can program 4 custom settings which can be changed using the foot pedal provided. E.g. a clean one for rythym, a metal one for solos, a crunch one for 5th chords and a twang one for other things. You can set different volumes for each of these and control all of them using the master volume. It has a 3 band equaliser (treble, mid, and bass) and a Drive control.