Price paid: $ 100
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 2
This is where the amp fails the most. The clean channel is so-so. The distortion channels, on the other hand, are among the worst I've ever heard from an amp. Trust me that I can back this up. I played a 2, 500 hundred dollar Fender Strat on this thing, and then I played my 400 dollar Epi LP. Guess what? They sounded EXACTLY the same. The sound is just so digital, and it makes for a very unpleasant playing experience. You can shift power chords from the top to the bottom of the fretboard, and the sound will barely change at all. It only sounds good if you have never played any other amps before.
Overall Impression — 2
Make sure you play or have the salesman test other amps out for you. That way you won't get a crappy amp. It would appear that a guitar center salesman has tricked me again, bought a Fender frontman the first time (this thing is even worse) My own fault for not reading reviews. The amp is simply lacking in everything except for it's effects which are nothing impressive. I play metal and rock, and I only bought this because it was on sale. Do not waste your money on this little piece of crap. Go with a Microcube instead.
Reliability & Durability — 2
I don't know how long it will last, because I am taking it back. As for gigging, you will never be able to use this thing... ever. It just sucks too badly. It's even bad for a practice amp. Plenty of better options in the price range. Again I say to save your money and get a better amp.
Features — 4
Features are decent IMO. As the title says, the amp is 15 watts. You have four channels, all of which are terrible (imo). They are: Clean, Crunch, Metal, Insane Clean is obvious. Crunch you would use for songs like Smoke on the Water. Metal is obviously for those cool metal riffs. Insane would used in shredding. The distortion is just flat in every channel. It always sounds like a jumbled buzzing sound. One thing that bugs me is when you Switch to the clean channel. For some reason the amp always automatically turns on echo effects. You have to turn them off each time you go clean. This will become very tiresome after awhile. Onto the effects. Some of these are pretty cool, but it still isn't worth buying the amp. You have to effects knobs One has Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, and Tremolo. The other has two echo effects and reverb. You can use up to two effects at once but not from the same knob. Basically you could use Flanger and Reverb together, but not Flanger and Phaser. These effects will fool beginners into buying this amp. Don't be a victim.