Price paid: $ 329.382
Purchased from: sound cotrol leicester
Sound — 8
I play a Squier Strat with single coil pickups, and the only downside is that it sounds a bit tinny, so I have to turn up the bass more than usual. The amp has an excellent variety of sounds ranging from a crisp sounding clean to an incredible insane mode. To get a good feel of how good this amp sounds you'd have to go and try it out in a shop or something.
Overall Impression — 8
I play mostly pop punk/ alternative and a bit of emo and it suits all of them perfectly. I've bin playing for just over 2 years now and it's perfect for what I need. I only own this and a Squier Strat, although I should be getting an Epiphone les paul when I get the money. But overall it's a great amp and definitely worth the money (but I brought it in a sale, it usualy costs 229 quid).
Reliability & Durability — 9
I would definitely use this in a gig without a backup, as it's got a very strong feel about it, it feels like it was built to last. Plus I'm skint so I couldnt afford a backup. It's never broken and I've had it nearly a year so I've got a very good feeling about it.
Features — 8
This amps pretty good, even my Squier Strat sounds good out of it. I played a few different guitars through it in the shop and they all sound amazing through it. There's 12 different presets which are all quite good, although 1 of the insane modes has a constant tremolo you can't turn off. There's also 7 other effects including reverb, tremolo and loads more I can't remember, have a look on the site for the rest. I only play in my bedroom and if I turn it up past about 4 I get a few complaints from my parents! So when I start gigging I'd gess it has enough power for small venues, but if I started playing in larger venues, I'd have to go for the 212.