Price paid: $ 1343
Sound — 9
I play everything from Country to death metal, and this amp delivers for every sound I want. I play with a 2002 Gibson SG Supreme, a 2003 Epiphone Les Paul Custom with an EMG-81 in the bridge (and a custom wiring/pickup setup), and a 2007 Gibson Nashville Telecaster. The cleans are bright, and ring with such nice resonance that just blows any other amp I've tried out of the water. The "crunch" channel is perfect for rock, to metal. It is not too aggressive at low settings, and at it's maximum it rips with such power it quite amazing. The "ultra" channel is full, balls the wall, modern metal. Personally I do not go past 6 on the gain, at 10 it is just a wall of sound, but it still rings notes clearly, which is very surprising for such a high gain sound. With a little tweaking you can get any sound you want out of this amplifier.
Overall Impression — 9
I have to say I could not be happier with this amp, it's loud, it sounds great even at low volumes, it can cover just about any style you want (even country). It is my perfect amp, some others might not care for it as much as me, but it fits my sound perfectly. The only thing is the weight(but that's to be expected in a high end tube combo). I tried Marshall's (TSL, DSL) Fenders, and other Peavey's. This amp had all the features I could want, and the sound I want, and I'm not even a big fan of Satch himself. Try it out, you won't be disappointed!
Reliability & Durability — 10
No problems to note. Have not had to deal with Peavey, the store I bought it from has full customer service and any problems I have they will fix, or send it out to be repaired. I can depend on her to rip solo's until she'd ready for a tube change.
Features — 10
This is a 2007 version of this beauty of an amp.It is a all tube 120 Watt amp with (2) 12 custom JSX speakers, (4) EL34 tubes and (4) 12AX7 tubes, power amp switchable to use EL34s or 6L6GCs. It has 3 footswitchable channels (clean, crunch, and ultra). Both overdrive channels have a toggled "fat" Switch, which greatly boosts the low end, give a well rounded sound that is suited for playing with a lower volume set on the guitar itself. Separate master "presence" and "resonance" dials, a built in noise gate(Which DOES work well), master volume, true spring reverb, FX loop (with a output volume control) and a half power Switch (which brings the volume down for smaller rooms, while retaining that tube sound). Great Options, all around perfect setup, can't complain.