Sound — 10
I run it with my '03 strat with hot rails and my '03 tele with stocks. Even though it is meant to be big and bassy I think my tele sounds better on it. The only time it gets noisy is if you run channel 4 in the modern mode with the volume at master output at 7 which I really never need to go to anyway. The amp is very versatile but depending on the cab you mmight get only one sound or you can cover ever musical range possible. the clean channel doesn't distorot at all. I crank the clean a lot and it doesn't break up. I also think that this amp has just about the most distortion you can get out of any amp from any make.
Overall Impression — 10
This is my first full fledged half stack. I must say that anybody who thinks Marshall is supreme is wrong. Marshall is crap. It has crappy distortino and no flexibility. the Road King can cover whatever you need. If it were stolen I would go back to the Hollywood outlet and by ten more. THese amps are incredible. If this amp were to have anything I would say an fx saturater that is sepereate from the distortin saturater. The Road King I have has the fx and distortion saturater going to one knob. Otherwise, I don't think I will ever buy amps from any other company except Mesa/Boogie.
Features — 10
Haven't had it long enough to test how destroyed it will be after roadie's but I would expect it to be like any other amp after roadie's and lots of road time, beat to hell but still functional.