Price paid: A$ 345
Purchased from: Independant music store
Sound — 8
I use a crappy strat copy. I play a lot of hard rock/heavy metal and this amp is great for it. I haven't really tried it up loud yet. But when I'm using it in my bedroom, I have to have the volume on 1 when using the lead channel. I can also get a really good blues-rock kind of sound which I really like.
Overall Impression — 8
I've been playing guitar for about 5 years.I play a lot of rock/metal and use the clean a lot as well. Before this I had a Marshall MG which really can't compare to this. If it were stolen I would definitely replace it (and find the bastard who stole it). There probably are better amps out there for the same price, but I'm happy with what I have.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I don't have another amp like this so I would depend upon it for now, til I get another one. It has never broken down, but I've had it less than a week so hopefully it last me 5 years or more. The amp I had before was 10 watts and could not be heard over the drums so this is a pretty big upgrade for me.
Features — 9
Not sure what year it was made. The amp is pretty versatile, you can get a lot of sounds out of it, classic rock, modern metal etc. It has 2 foot-switchable channels and headphone jack which is great for me. It is 40 watts and it is LOUD. It has transtube emulation circuitry and a 10 inch Blue Marvel speaker.