Sound — 6
I don't like the speaker, and the chinese tubes are not the best. So the out of the box sound is a bit flat to my ear. I mean, it's a nice tube sound, but it's not a classic tube sound.
Overall Impression — 9
What a sleeper amp! I almost don't want to write a review on it, since I know it's going to prevent me from getting some great garage sale deal in the future, but if you are a tone snob and not a label lemming, you should certainly be keeping an eye out for this ugly little amp with the beautiful voice.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Are you kidding me? One of the reason peaveys are cheap is that every one ever made seems to still be going strong.
Features — 10
Fan-cooled tubes in a faraday cage. Active EQ on channel 2. Effects loop. This ain't no blues jr. Clone, this is a nice amp. Jazzy cleans to 80's metal. This is a feature rich amp for its style. It has the potential for boutique sounds, yet you can pick them up for $200-$300, and sometimes even less since the tubes aren't visible.