Price paid: $ 300
Purchased from: Craigslist
Sound — 10
This thing has a massive Vintage tone, with that classic midrange roar and bite. This is as British as it gets. The Tiny Terror also has beautiful pick response and clarity. Play hard, it sounds aggressive. Play light, its cleans up. The volume knob on your guitar also becomes an instrument in its own right. Set your gain low and volume high and you've got classic Orange cleans. Crank the gain halfway and you've got classic ACDC. Crank the gain, and it gets pretty hot. I'd say the Tiny Terror has enough gain for metal. You don\t need a ton of gain, it oversaturates your tone and the aggression in your playing dynamics doesn't come through as much. The tone knob sounds good at any level, but I tend to run it around 5-6 for even sounding tones with plenty of low end. With 7 watts, you can crank it more. With 15 watts you have more headroom and a wide open sound. Being a lower wattage amp, you can crank this much easier live or in the studio and get that classic cranked tone. Its perfect This is the loudest 15 wats i have ever heard. I perviously played a Line 6 Spider Valve, which is 40 watts. This actually sounds louder, and it cuts through the band better. With the volume at 5 and the gain at 8, i had no problems being heard by the band and our neighbors a few houses down. (even over our loud as hell drummer).. btw, all of our neighbors within 3 houses are moving, if that tells you how loud we play.
Overall Impression — 10
Again, I play post-hardcore/experimental/mathrock similar to The Fall Of Troy. Its a perfect match for what I play. I previously owned a Line 6 Spider Valve, and the Tiny Terror just destroys it. I've been playing for around 5 years, and I play everyday and study music. If it were stolen I would get another for sure. I love the tone, looks, and portability of this amp. I don't like that I didn't buy it sooner. If you're looking for classic cleans, crunch, and roaring metal tones, the Tiny Terror is perfect.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing seems extremely sturdy. Solid construction, and the tubes seem nice and safe inside. With the padded carrying bag, it's absolutely perfect for travel and gigging. I would gig without a backup no problem. I've had no problems with it breaking down, and I haven't needed to change the tubes yet. In my opinion, the Tiny Terror is one of the sexiest little amps out there. The look is undeniably cool. It looks like Jimi Hendrix's toaster.
Features — 10
Let me start by explaining what I play. I play post-hardcore/experimental/mathrock in my band. My influences include; The Fall Of Troy, System Of A Down, Foxy Shazam, and Dance Gavin Dance. I also play classic rock and blues and whatever sparks my interest. I play a Gibson Explorer and I use an Avatar G412 cab with Celestion V30s and T75s. You can get a huge variety of tones with this amp, it does everything I want it to and then some. It has 3 knobs (Volume, Tone, Gain) and a 15/7 watt switch, which has a great impact on the tone and output. I think it has plenty of features, considering the tones you can get with just three knobs.