Sound — 4
I use either my Stagg L350 or my Ibanez RG120 with this amp. Firstly, the cleans sound great on this am on the neck pickup. It's mellow, but not too mellow which is perfect for the lighter music I play. The cleans sound the best on my Stagg L350. Unfortunately, the cleans break up into distortion before the volume it at 5. The distortion channel is terrible. The distortion just sounds so thin and is not heavy enough. It doesn't sound good enough for rock and definitely isn't suited for metal either. The tone/contour control just limits what I can do with this amp. As there aren't other EQ controls, I am stuck with this knob. There is not much I can do to the horrid lead channel to make it sound better. Also, even at 1/3 volume, feedback starts and noise is emitted.
Overall Impression — 5
This amp is definitely not a good match for a good rock tone and for a good metal tone. The distortion is terrible compared to my Roland Cube 15X, which I have been using for the past 3 years [I've been playing for 4 years]. If this amp was stolen, I would not buy a new one but I would laugh at the thief who stole this pathetic amplifier. Now this amp is his problem. The only thing I like about this amp is the cleans. On the other hand, the distortion is awful.
Reliability & Durability — 3
This amp does not seem reliable. The fabric speaker cloth looks very fragile and I feel that it will rip at anytime. I would definitely not use this amplifier for gigging. Aside from not being loud enough, the amp feedbacks a lot and the ckeans break up easily. The speaker cloth will probably rip easily. Even cardboard would be better protection.
Features — 7
This old 10 Watt solid state practice amp has: - A 6 inch speaker - 2 channels [clean and lead] - 1 volume control on the clean channel - 1 volume control, 1 contour [tone] knob and 1 gain knob on the lead - Input for guitar, input for MP3 and headphone output Not bad for a 50 amp though, but an EQ should have been included.