Price paid: £ 70
Purchased from: PMT Technology
Sound — 9
I am currently using a Dean ML through this amp, which has 2 open humbuckers, which makes the tone very powerfull. As I have said before, I play mostly rock and metal, and this amp can accomodate them, aswell as other styles such as blues, funk and jazz. This amp isnt very noisy, it has a built in noise gate which can be turned on or off by holding in a button whilst powering up. Supprisingly the clean channel stays quite clean even at high volume, but the distortion fuzzes up, especially on insane.
Overall Impression — 9
My overall impression of this amp is that it seems quite good, I can't think why other users of Ultimate-Guitar dislike them, It sounds okay to me, and it has effects to play around with. The only problem I have encountered is when changing channel, the volume jumps to quite loud, meaning you have to tweak it again. If it were stolen or lost, I think I may save up for an Orange amp, but I do like this amp alot, and I think it's a good peice of equipment for 70. The Chorus and flange on this amp can make a very boring peice on clean sound nicer, and the phaser on the metal channel also works quite well.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I have only had this amp a few says so I can't really comment on the durability of it, it looks pretty solid built to me, with rubber coated corners, I should think it will be able to take a few bashes without any damage to the electrics. I would use this on stage without backup, not that I'm planning to, but time will tell nhow tough this amp is.
Features — 10
I Have no idea what year this Amp was made it, maybe 2006. I mostly play rock and metal like Slipknot, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry and Nirvana, and this Amp is pretty decent for what those styles. It has 4 channels, clean, crunch, metal and insane. The crunch is abit thin but the other channels sounds nice. This amp also includes effects, it has 1 dial which has chorus/flange, phaser and tremolo, and another dial with sweep echo, tape echo and reverb, all of which sound pretty decent if set up correctly.