Price paid: £ 240
Purchased from: Rockin' Rooster
Sound — 3
I currently am playing my LTD M-200FM through this amp with EMG's, and yes, at bedroom volume it don't sound half bad, it gives me some nice cleans and a few cool distortion sounds, but the distortion does lack balls, especially once turned up, very unclear and muddy. It's a very quiet amp even at high gain due to the built-in noise gate, but I wouldn't turn the gain up too much else you just end up with mud. First thing I noticed when I first cranked this thing up loud at practise, It has tooooo much bass, we could hear the bass player over it! So I turned the bass down, but by the time I had turned it down enough to stop it rattling the house down, there was practically no bass to it, making my tone sound thin and weak!
Overall Impression — 5
Now to end it all, I know I have been a bit harsh on this amp, but it needed to be said, just so you know I have nothing against Line 6, I love some of their stuff, I do my recording with a Toneport UX2, I just think they would be better sticking to recording gear and effects units, and just staying away from amps. Fair play, if your getting your first big amp, or just need an amp to gig with but are on a tight budget, go ahead! Buy one! But if you want decent tone, stay awaaay! If I had the chance to crank this up to practise/gig volume in the shop, I'm preety sure I wouldn't have bought it.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This amp is quite durable, its had a couple of knocks from going in and out of cars and vans for gigs, but its still in working condition, in fact its reliability is probably the best thing this amp has! I have heard of some people having a few problems with it, but none of which have happened to me... Yet! Haha
Features — 5
Right, first things first, I know a lot of people bum these amps, but I'm gonna be completely blunt about what I think, but don't worry, it's not all bad! So, this amp has been around for a while now, and yes it has some cool features, 4 channels that you can save your tones to, 12 amp models and a range of effects, but one thing annoys me with the effect, you can't control how much of it you have... All I want is a little bit of chorus on my clean tone, but as soon as I turn it on I'm flooded with chorus! But the delay's on the other hand can be quite nice, but still feature the same problem.