Price paid: £ 135
Purchased from: musicroom
Sound — 9
I think the sound of this amp is great for the price. It suits what I play a lot (Muse, RATM etc.) as I can tweak different stuff off of the presets like the echo from the Clean preset or the reverb off of the Insane setting. The amount of distortion on the Insane setting will blow you away. However when not playing on the Insane and Metal settings there is some background noise although I think that is my single-coil pickups doing that. The amp doesn't lose tone with high notes and is perfectly fine. I normally practise just in my room but will be using it some time in October in a bigger room so I will see how it handles then. By the way, talk of it having a digital sound is a load of rubbish. It's fine.
Overall Impression — 9
For The Music I play, this is a great amp. I've been playing for four years but only two years of lessons. Even so, I have a good idea of what a decent amp is like. This is a decent amp. I would replace it if it was stolen as it is fantastic. If you're in for a relaxed practice amp, then this one is for you.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I think I would be able to gig small venues pretty well with this amp. I doubt that I would need a backup unless I put my foot through it. It's never broken down on me so I am pleased with that.
Features — 8
I like this amplifier, simple as. There are enough features with this amp for me. One knob controls flange/chorus, phaser and tremolo, the tremolo being particularly good for a song I'm writing. The other effects knob controls sweep echo, tape echo and reverb. Your normal Drive, bass, middle, treble, channel volume and master volume are here too. There is a 1/8 inch line in and a 1/4 inch line out (suitable for headphones and recording gear), with the option of adding a FBV foot controller into the mix. Clean, Crunch, Metal and Insane are the included channels and are easy to tweak to what you want. You can save a decent tone you get by holding down one of the channel buttons which is cool.