Purchased from: www.music123.com
Sound — 9
Currently I'm using an Epiphone SG Special with humbuckers, because my ESP F-50 is getting fixed, dont get me wrong. ESP's own but theres a wire that got loose and a friend let me borrow his. It suits my style because I started out with single coil and its harder to do harmonics on them but when you Switch from single coil to humbuckers you notice a difference, and if you got EMG's you'd be able to do them alot easier. The amps really good at not groaning like alot of other amps do at high gain and volume. The amp makes alot of sounds, there's a low, high, and mid, knob for fine tuning it just the way you want it. It also has channel volume and a master volume. Then the two effect knobs with 3 effects on each and you can have 2 going simultaneously. The distortion is great nothing is muffled together and its a great amp all around.
Overall Impression — 9
I play alot of metal and heavy metal, and the insane channel is perfect for that. I've been playing for a couple of months, because I quit over the summer, just wasn't interested now I'm more than interested and I'm always playing when I can. I own a little Kustom 10 Watt and a ESP LTD F-50. If this amp got stolen I'd hunt the person down and beat them with a stick, I love this amp to death and I did alot of research on the company and others before I bought it and it seemed to be the best 30 watt I could find. I have 2 favorite features on it, the effects and the ability to play along with songs because you can plug your mp3 player into it.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This is the most dependable amp I've owned. I'd trust it on a gig without a backup. the amp has never broke down, my friend has the same and has had it for a little while and nothings happened to it.
Features — 10
I would reccomend this amp for anyone who's just begining or someone Who's just starting with the smaller gigs. On the first notch its loud enough to practice on and halfway its much louder. The amp is good for metal and heavy metal, it has 4 channels, clean, crunch, metal, and insane, metal being a Metallica metal someone around the black album, and the insane being for heavy metal like Children Of Bodom perhaps. Theres a special plug in for Line 6 pedals that Switch through the channels and you can preset the channels how you want it so you dont have to turn up the tape echo knob if theres a song that goes from clean to alot of distortion and echo right away. The effects are chorus flange, phaser, tremolo, sweep echo, tape echo, and reverb. There's a headphone jack on it so you can play in your room and not disturb the family or annoy them. There's also a plug in where you can plug your mp3 player or CD player in so you can play along with the songs you know and work on timing and stuff. So far I've just used this amp in my room and around the house but I'm sure it would serve you well in the smaller gigs. This amp has enough power for the pro's that dont need a bunch of fullstacks or halfstacks to practice.