Price paid: $ 100
Purchased from: Pianos 'N Stuff
Sound — 3
I play this through a Custom ordered Jackson (which required me to sell all my equipment, but hey, I got my dream guitar), it suits mostly metal players but not anything fast because it gives off an odd digital signal instead of a normal one (undoubtedley to get more distortion), the signal greatly overpowers the higher guaged strings (I.e. If you played some sort of note that required the top string to be played with a lower guage string, you would never hear it, discluding chords) and it muds out all the other strings if the top is played, even your lowest guage string, all the while making it very noisy and painful to listen to.
Overall Impression — 1
If you are looking for a GOOD metal amp, it is not this one. In fact, it is not good for any music. I have been playing for about 11 years and I'm sorry to say that a Jackson with fully custom components, EMG's, fine wood, amazing wiring, a Floyd Rose, beutiful distortion pedals, awesome effects, and a ziploc jumbo bag filled with cocaine to try to help this amp in sound, will just end up sounding like godzilla trying to f@#k out the insides of one of those walmart First Act guitars. When I first bought it, the guys asked me if I wanted a free set of ear plugs and laughed, I really should have taken them. I should have asked them if it came with a free bottle of LSD. If it were stolen, I would laugh at the guy who took it. I would deffinetley get something from crate, marshall, vox, or mesa industries, all of those amps would gladly piss on that amp, and they aren't even capable of it! What I love? The tremelo effect, all the way up, because it mutes half of the note I play so my ears won't bleed to death. What do I hate? Pretty much everything else. Damn, I wish I had went with the crate, never go with a company or amp you are unfamiliar with.
Reliability & Durability — 5
DO NOT PLAY THIS LIVE. Your audience will just throw up on you. In addition to painful, unfriendly tones, this amp is very unreliable, it will turn off at random, the buttons sometimes do not work, and it requires A LOT of power, if the plug isn't 100% in the wall, it sounds like a walrus taking a monster duece on someone's chest.
Features — 7
This amp was made in 08 in China. It has 4 channels which each represent some amp model, Clean (unknown), Crunch (unkown Marshall model), Metal (Mesa industries rectifier), and Insane (unknown). It also has 6 effects, Chorus Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Tape Echo, Sweep Echo, and Reverb. It has 3 jacks, an AUX jack, some sort of jack to record through, and a jack for pedals. The only thing you will not use is the crunch setting, the only possible song I could think sounds good on it is Smoke on the Water. I would not use this amp live, in fact, I wouldn't use it as a practice amp. I would buy a better amp, but this was too good of a price to pass up, not to mention I'm struck for cash.