Purchased from: jofogas.hu
Sound — 5
I tried 2 guitars (the Benton Les Paul & a Squier Strat) and the clean tones are surprisingly good. The overdrive... Not so much. It's very basic and it doesn't sound organic. Besides there's no distortion. I got myself a distortion pedal & an external EQ and got to work on some kind of metal tone, but I did not succeed. The distortion pedal (MTZ MetalZone) sounded muddy even without the external EQ.
Overall Impression — 7
Considering that I got it for free really I don't say it's horrible. I just say it does not suit my music style (which is mainly metal). I've been using it for over a year and besides this I have a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier (which I use more). I really only have this 'cus it was free. If I'd lose it I wouldn't care. I'd probably give no money for this amp. The only good thing might be in this amp is that it's really durable. As I said I dropped it multiple times, as I got it I just threw it into my car's trunk and drove through a really bumpy (Hungarian) road and heard it being thrown around back there. I was going "f--k this, if it breaks apart I'll sell its parts" but it did not get damaged at all.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I would never take it to a gig. Not even with any kind of backup. EVER! It's really only good to the garage or bedroom for practicing and basically nothing else. But at least it never had a problem. I dropped it several times while carrying it from one place to the other and it still is good, it has no problem.
Features — 8
For a 10W combo (practice) amp from 2005 it is really not THAT bad. To tell you the truth I got it for free with a Harley Benton Les Paul 450CS, wich I paid 30.000 HUF for (~$160). The very first thing I noticed on it is that it only has a 2-band EQ. That's quite bad even for a cheap amplifier like this. It has a Tape/CD & a headphone jack, but I really did not care about it, I never used the tape/CD function, and I never tried plugging a headphone in.