Price paid: $ 285
Purchased from: guitar center
Sound — 10
I use an ESP LTD MH-50 with no modifications, I have an effect pedal but I do not use it, because the distortion is included in the amp. It fits the style of rock well. For the mony this is a 10 in sound, but it's not a tube amp. (You wont find a tube amp for anywhere near this money). The distortion has a great sound and has no feedback, which is great, my DigiTech Death Metal distortion pedal made my Fender Frontman 15G have some feedback. To be honest I haven't taken this thing too loud because I currently play in my room, so I don't know if it sounds good loud or not, sorry. The variety os sounds the amp can make are great. It says on the amp humbuckers are reccomended, but there's certain equalizer steeings (which say so right on the amp) for people Who have single coil instruments. That's really not a problem.
Overall Impression — 10
This is a great match for metal and hard rock. there's a Vox in a similar price range which supposedly has a better sound because of a tube preamp. However this one has much better effects and controls, and controls the effects much better. They are both aroundd the same size. There's a Marshall also around the same price range, and it's very clean sounding, and would work well with a distortion pedal, for what I like to play. Overall the Marshall is the worst of the three, (not a slam to Marshall, but of the three that's what it is).
Reliability & Durability — 9
I haven't had it long enough to need service on it. The only problem is that the speaker in the back is exposed, so if you're not careful you can kick it out. Most Line 6 are like that so just cover it if you don't like it. I can; t give this a 10 because I've had this only like a month and I con't give Line 6 credit for good service (which I'm sure they have), but since I've never needeed it, I credit them to it.
Features — 10
This amplifier is a 75 watt, solid state, combo amp, made by Line 6 with 12 kinds of distortion, (ranging from clean to insane, and a green and a red setting for each, so there's 6 types of distortion, but 2 variations on each.) It's equipped with a Drive control, a reverb control, control knob 1-chorus flange, phaser, and tremolo effects. on the second control there is a delay, a sweep echo, and a tape echo. These can all be turned up or down. This amp has tons of featues for the money, the most features for an amp like this on the market. There is 36 channels that you can customize and save, and comes equipped with over 400 preset channels, the preset channels can not be saved as your own channel, but it's not too hard to recreate. This amp continually gets loud, not like my old Fender that was loud at three or four, but didn't get much laouder after 6 or 7. It does not come with a chanel switcher, but that's only like 30 bucks.