Price paid: $ 805.2
Purchased from: gak.co.uk
Sound — 7
I use a Schecter C-1 Elite with the standard Duncan Designed HB pickups. As I previously said, it can cope with the variety of styles that I play, however, to me, it sounds only slightly warmer than a solidstate. The good thing about having a valavestate amp, is that yoiu get some of the warmth you'd expect from valves, and when you stop playing, the amp stops making noise.The only noise audible is that of the fan, and a bit of hum of you use loads of effects.
Overall Impression — 8
My overall impression of the amp is that, for my style of playing and my budget, this amp's great.It's the best amp I've owned, although not the best amp ouut there. If it were a better guitarist with more money, I'd suggest you go buy a fully tube head like a DSl100 or a rectifier or something, but like I say, I can't afford ahit like that. If it were stolen I wouldn't buy another the same, but I'd say that about any of my gear, I'm always looking for an excuse to buy better stuff.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I suppose I could depend on it, I've played it at very high volumes for extended periods of time, and it's fine. I've had it for a little under a year, and had no problems.I'd gig it without a backup(Mainly cos I can't afford a backup, but also cos it's reliable).
Features — 9
I think this amp was made sometime around 2002, but don't quote me on that, I'm not sure. It's a hefty bugger, with 4 channels that you can Switch between via the footswitch (acoustic sim., clean, OD1, OD2), and because of this, it's a very versatile amp. I normally play metal, punk, hardcore and all that sort of stuff, but when I wanna get m'funk on, this amp copes well with that too. It's a valvestate, meaning that the preamp section is powered by one KT66, and the actual amp section is solidstate.