Price paid: $ 100
Purchased from: guitar center
Sound — 9
I use this amp with my Schecter 006 Deluxe and its outstanding, I mainly use it was a pratice amp and when my band is over my guitarist uses it so it can over power my dumming, and since it can over power the sound of my drumming that can only mean one thing, this amp can pack some punch for its price. With its clean model it keeps the notes sounding good while keeping it loud, also features a bit of echo that you can remove if you want. Crunch I found was used a lot with some punk songs my guitarist likes to play, so was metal since it added a bit more of distortion. Now insane is good to kick in when you want to add a bit of tapping in your solo as it adds a lot of distortion without over doing it, you can also hear the notes perfectly with the amount of distortion added.
Overall Impression — 9
I play a lot of different gernes of music including songs with soft tones, heavy distortion, and other music types, for intance with clean I can play songs like House of the Rising Sun, and going to Enter Sandman using Metal. If I lost this amp I would by another model of the same line, but if I could only by this or another amp along the same price, I would get this. I only wish it had more effects but that's what the higher models are for. Anyways I know I'm buying this brand again in the future.
Reliability & Durability — 10
now I haven't used it on a gig since it a pratice amp but if its a small venue or just in my house with a couple people over I would use it as it can project pretty well. It hasn't broken down even with my dog biting and straching at it, its still in perfect condition.
Features — 8
I'm not sure when this amp was made but either way it boasts a lot of power within its little body, it features 4 main amp models, Clean, Crunch, Metal, and Insane. Each amp model you can tweak to make it the way you want it to sound, along with the amp model you can add 6 effects with two running at a time you can pair one of these three ( Chorus Flange, Phaser, and Tremolo) along with one of these (sweep echo, tape echo, reverb) and you can also tweek the amount of each you want. You can record out using the headphone/recording output and also you can plug in a ipod and listen to it while you play.