Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 4
I have a Schecter Damien-6. I changed the pickups to Seymour Duncan Distortion's. I play metal, metalcore, deathcore, and love to mess around with blues. The amp is never noisy, since it has an on board noise gate. The amp has 12 different sounds, none of which pleased me though. The cleans were okay. But not spectacular. The blues channel was useless to me because I used the clean channel with a little bit of grot for that. The crunch channel sounded absolutely terrible. Couldnt get that good ol' Marshall crunch sound out of it. The metal red channel is ehhh. No 6505, 5150, or Dual Rec. But somewhat tolerable. The metal green is useless since the mids sound terrible if you have the knob at anywhere other than 12'0'clock. The insane channels suck. Too much gain. The green insane channel had a weird fart-ish sound whenever I palm muted and chugged a little. Since it's a 3/4 closed back cab, high gain channels sound kind of blah.
Overall Impression — 4
I hate it now. Once I got a 6505+ (I'll be getting a mesa recto cab soon, can't wait!) I haven't really touched it except to take it apart. It sounds terrible. I've played for 3 years, but I'm a gear head and I'm obbsessed with getting new gear. Over all, if you're learning to play guitar and are trying to find what genre you want to play and stick with, this isnt a bad amp. But if you like to sound good, it is. I hated the sound. I cringe when I go to local shows and i see kids with spider heads and cabs. It's terrible.
Reliability & Durability — 7
Hasn't broken or not worked ever. I wouldn't use it at a gig since it's only 30 watts. Pretty reliable due to the fact its solid state. Construction isnt the best, though. I can't see it lasting a lot longer. It probably wont work in 10-20 years. They don't make stuff like they used to.
Features — 8
The amp was probably made in 09. The amp is pretty versatile (even though not every sound you get out of it is enjoyable). It has 12 different sounds and 4 progamable user preset channels. No effects loop. It does have a headphone jack. Its got a whole bunch of on board of efects. Chorus flange, phaser, tremolo, delay, sweep echo, tape echo, and good ol' reverp. All of which sound terrible. I used it for practice and to try to play over a drummer once. It didn't have enough power to get over a drummer and still sound good. It is solid state.