Price paid: $ 335.75
Purchased from: Some dude
Sound — 8
My guitar that I am currently using is my Yamaha RGX121Z. I am just using the stock pickups, so with a pair of SD's this amp would sound even better. For the most part, the acoustic sim probably wont be what you are buying this amp for and if it is PLEASE look elsewhere, you will be disappointed. Not to mention it's soo damn quiet. It isn't horrible but it is seriously lacking. The clean channel is alright could be better but it's still good. Still great for using pedals on of course which I do with my Boss SD-1 and it's fine. The overdrive channels however, are actually really good. Both will be loved by you, since if you want metal you have metal on OD2 if you want balls to the wall rock OD1 will do it for you and if you need to scoop the mids hit the button. Great sound.
Overall Impression — 8
Well, it's really not a bad amp for the price. I highly recommend it to someone trying to get into the music scene/rock scene as it will do w/e you need it to. If it was stolen/lost I would upgrade to something a bit higher in quality like the DSL50 just because I'm outgrowing this one but it's still an amazing amp for the price. I have to say I love the OD channels since that what I use pretty much 95% of the time. If there was one thing I could wish for would be that this amp's acoustic sim would sound more authentic and louder it's too damn quiet.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Well I really haven't had much problems, lets see, the fan is kinda loud but this thing is like a tank. I've only giged with it once but I would gig w/o a backup. It's pretty heavy too, so don't worry about anyone running away too fast with it. You would be able to catch up and beat him over the head with this lead weight. Great Marshall quality.
Features — 9
My AVT150H was made in 2005 and is pretty versatile for the price, really. I play mostly punk-rock, metal and alternative, but my style changes like the weather. As most of you know, this amp has 4 channels. Acoustic, clean, overdrive 1 and overdrive 2. The two overdrives are basically the same, except OD2 is more deep and more metal sounding with deeper mids. It's 8ohms and can definitely deal some volume. It's a valvestate so it's not gonna be as intense as a full tube amp but the tube preamp does help with volume and tone, you can notice a big difference from a regular solid state amp. This is also has a bunch of effects like gated reverb, flange, chorus. These are really good for someone who isn't that much into effects and pedals and such and would like to try some out. They aren't the greatest but you get what you pay for right? But they are half decent. I personally like the gated reverb. I currently have it hooked up to my 1960A cab and it sounds awesome. I love playing it whenever I can. It has enough power for any gig you may be doing, it's also great since you will more flexibility for volume more than a tube amp where you turn it past like 2 and it kills your ears.