Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
This amp is loud. It is definitely a gig worthy amp after you tweak the sounds to your liking. The amp is almost noise free and has some of the best sounds I have ever heard from a modeling amp. This amp will fit any style of music due to the flexibility of all the built in models. This amp really shines at high volumes, the cleans are really crisp and direct and the distortion sounds absolutely brutal. I found at high volumes it is best to ease off on the distortion a little bit just to have more clarity of chords and notes.
Overall Impression — 10
This amp is one of the best choices I have ever made. Although it is a modeling amp and probably isn't the right amp for purist, it still sounds amazing and definitely does the job. I'm in college so I find myself constantly using the headphone jack to practice all my songs which is very convenient because I don't have to use an external FX processor or anything, I can just scroll through my presets. If this amp was stolen I would but it again in a heartbeat. I have had absolutely no problems with this amp and it is constantly being used at gigs all around town. I would highly recommend this amp to anyone Who is looking for a great reliable amp head.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have had no problems with this head. Unlike tube heads you don't have to worry about putting it in standby or overheating the tubes, yet you can still get almost the same sound. It is built very well and will definitely hold up no matter how many gigs you play with it.
Features — 9
This amp has a plethora of features. It has the absolute best sounding clean/distortion models of any amp in it's price range. I play all types of music and it's great because I can easily Switch from a clean tube amp sound to a crazy distortion in an instant. I had the extra pedal to Switch channels because I use this Live. The preset sounds are also very nice sounding compared to most presets on amps. This doesn't mean they don't need some tweaking to sound the best they can, but they are decent. The best part about this amp is all the FX and models it has. If you play around and tweak this amp enough you can get almost any sound you are looking for.