Price paid: C$ 299.99
Purchased from: Long N McQuade
Sound — 9
Played through the amp with a: PRS 513, '68 Gibson LP, Ibanez RG7321, Fender Strat '63 and even my Martin DRS1. That being said I have tried just about every style on this amp, from shred to blues and it has been able to sound decent in all the genres my limited attention span requires. Though I found the sound to get too compressed at about a volume of 7 it did sound pretty clear on a whole. This amp excelled at the hashers genres but the clean tone was slightly lacking in tonal quality.
Overall Impression — 9
Though it is very reliable it did not quiet have the sound I was hoping for. Great distortions after you spend the time to tweak with a boatload of artist presets you cannot really go wrong. If it was lost I probably would not replace it as there are numerous other products which can get the job done just as well if not better (particularly the Fender Mustang). For a solid state amp this performs excellent for what it says it does.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Very dependable amp, never had a problem with it and never needed to do any work on it. It has been all over and had its fair share of bumps and dings. The rear AC input on the amp was a little loose but this did not affect the flow of current. Overall I would say this amp does not need a backup when giging.
Features — 8
This 75 watt, 12" amp had many great features already built in I had the pleasure of toying around with. That being said I also used the optional $70 floor pedal. With the pedal (which allows the addition of a volume and wah) the features would be a 9.5 for me otherwise this solid state amp sits at an 8.