Price paid: $ 99.99
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 8
When i bought this amp I was looking for a Hard Rock/Bluesy (Guns n' Roses, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith etc...) tone which I couldnt find uing this amp alone. I use an Epiphone Les Paul Special II. I tried using a Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal, and I found the best tone soo far(at bedroom volumes), but guess what, the tone got muddy and more distorted as I turned the volume knob past.
Overall Impression — 7
Overall, I think this amp is a pretty amazing deal for its price, but it just isnt right for me. Don't get me wrong, if you're looking for a cheap amp with brutal distortion, and muddy tones at high volumes, then this is the amp for you! BTW;I would deffinetly reccomend this amp to beginers ;)
Reliability & Durability — 5
I wouldn't gig this amp at all because of the muddy tones that are produced at high volumes. This amp can play along with drums (volume). This amp hasn't broken down on me so far, but my previous Line 6 Spider III 30watt suddenly just stopped working.One day i was playing it, and the next day it just wouldn't turn on.
Features — 6
I bought this amp 7 months ago and i have to say, at first i was pretty impressed. The Insane channel is just insane. It provides a face-melting lead tone when using the neck pickup. Harmonics screaaam on this channel. I think the Metal channel is ok. It sounds muddy and I don't use it at all. The crunch channel is decent, but also muddy. The Clean chanell is good at low volumes, but once you go past 9'00 o'clock the tone getts muddy. The Reverb is really good and so is the delay, but the tremelo, phaser, and flanger that come with the amp aren't that great(in my opinion). After a couple of hours of playing my impression of the amp changed.