Price paid: $ 70
Purchased from: Pawn X-Change
Sound — 9
The amp has very good bass tone shape and sound, even when you don't have bass up too high. I'm impressed. The clean has the nice Marshall tone you expect; the distorion has very good crunch on high gain settings, and there's a good sweet spot for cool overdrive tones, too. The reverb works well with a wah setting, but when you bump into the amp when it's reverb is high, it makes this weird shimmer noise. But overall, the amp sounds like a dream on guitar, and the same on bass.
Overall Impression — 9
This is a good practical amp. Probably not loud enough for live performing, but the amp has good effects settings for really cool sounds. Coming from a 10 Watt Fender before this, it sounds like God blessed it, but this is a fairly inexpexnsive, yet good quality Marshall. Highly reccommend it.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I got it used at a pawn shop, but it sounds really good to me. The only thing is when the reverb is high and you bump into the siding, the amp makes a weird shimmer noise. It sounds cool, but not when you're playing a metal piece or something. But the amp hasn't broken on me yet, so that's not a problem :D
Features — 9
A great Marshall combo: 30 watts of output, 2 channel clean/overdrive, reverb dial, CD/iPod/auxilary input to play along with songs, headphone jack and open back to store things and access speaker. Works with all styles that I play, like hard rock, alternative, jazz, metal, and slap bass.