Price paid: $ 274.5
Purchased from: Guitar Base
Sound — 8
I use my Epiphone Les Paul Standard equiped with a set of hot production line pickups through Boss ME 20 (a very worthy purchase I might add) The gain beign the main thing I jump to is suited for classic rock, blues and almost anyhting but metal. This means that if you are a metal head without a distortion pedal then look somwhere else for ball busting gain. However is classic and contempory rock is your thing then dial the gain mid way and you have instant AC/DC style overdrive. Lower it a little and you get a warm overdrive sound but as you climb the gain then it does little to affect the distortion level. The controls are decent enoguh so you can wrestle most rockin tones out of it. The clean is nice and punchy but not life changing. I play metal and rock so witha little bit of extra oomph from my pedal this amp is great for me. The effects are pretty descent aswell although the flanger is somewhat lacking in thickness.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall this is a great amp, not very versatile but that's why god invented pedals, although if it were stolen then I would try another amp out and buy more carfully to suit my taste. But for all you rockers out there then this is top notch practice and small gig amp for your money.
Reliability & Durability — 9
People are always whining about this amp breaking down and I've gigged with this amp once and it took a drunken kicking form the band and a rowdy crowd member and it's still going strong. I'm not heavy handed but I don't pussy around with the amp. It's always plugged in and ready to go when ever. I would deffinatly gig without a backup.
Features — 9
This mid size solid state combo amp has 2 channels; clean and overdrive. For the clean there are 3 controls; volume, treble and bass (there is space for more controls I such as middle). The overdrive has 5; gain, contour, bass treble and of course volume. The is also an easy to use effects panel with chorous, flanger, delay adn reverb and a fdd Switch. I use this amp for home pratice and small jams with my mates. Overall I say apart from the lack of an included footswitch this amp is easy dial in controls and suits many styles with ease.