Sound — 6
I have a Jackson DXMG Dinky, with EMGs in it. I'm not really satisified with the sound. The clean is awesome, you can get an alright blues sound. it's easy to get an AC/DC outta' it. It sounds okay on the metal setting, but it's toneless.IT doesnt't really suit my style, I play a lot of metal. Like A7X, Pantera, Bullet for My valentine, but it's not that good for it. It doesnt't get too much feedback, not very noisy. The distortion is pretty good, but if you go on guitarcenter.com and listen to the examples of the metal sound on it, you wont get that sound. I've have this amp for over a year and just recently got an alright metal sound on it. Basically, it's good for beginners. On my amp, when you put the master volume below 1 1/2 it doesnt't make noise, I don't know if that's how all of them are.
Overall Impression — 7
The first night I got it, I wasn't happy. I started to get used to it but it doesnt't sound very good. This isn't a good amp for metal. it's okay. If someone stole this, I would defininetly, not buy another one. it's not that good of an amp. It's average, good for beginners.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I gotta say, this beast is reliable though. It's not that heavy, not that big. I've had it for over a year and nothing has gone wrong with. I probably wouldn't use it at a gig without a backup. It hasn't broke down on me yet, pretty happy about that. it's a pretty tough, duriable suprisingly.
Features — 9
I'm not sure what year the amp was made in, but I'm guessing it's farely new. it's a solid state, 75watt. It has a few channels, well it has different amp models. It has clean, twang, blues, crunch, metal, and insane. And all of those models can either be on clean(green) or dirty(red). It has a ipod, Mp3, CD player input, headphone jack, and effects loop. It has a few effects, flanger, chorus, phaser, and tremolo. It has 3different types of delays, delay, tape, and sweep. Also, it has reverb. You can have flanger, chorus, phaser or tremolo on with the delay. It does get pretty loud, you could gig with it if you wanted, but I wouldn't recomment it.