Purchased from: Sam Ash
Sound — 10
I play almost everything, but I really like to play alternative, metal (think Breaking Benjamin), blues, and oldies rock. This amp covers everything. If I feel like playing Cream, I'll flip the "Vintige/Modern" switch to modern and I turn the gain up. It almost sounds exactly like I'm Eric Clapton (even though I could never be at his level). If I feel like playing Live, I just plug in and play.
Overall Impression — 9
I love playing on this amp. 55 watts of pure guitar bliss. This is perfect for practice or gigs. The knobs are useful, and they include gain, prescense, reverb, etc. If you have a distortion pedal, it makes it sound even better. I would rebuy this amp, would it break or be stolen (though it is heavy, I don't see how it could be). This amp is the best I've ever played on, and until something totally revolutionizes the guitar world, I better it will be for a while.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This amp is almost perfect, except for a loud thud sound. When I tap the amp, it will make a thud as if it just dropped from off the top floor of a large building to the ground. It may be the fact that I sometimes make it rock (I do stand on it, this amp is very, very large and can support my weight). Other than this, the amp is perfect.
Features — 9
I've been playing guitar for about four years now, and I've run through my share of amps. One day, while looking for a new one, my dad pointed the Transtube Bandit 112 out. I was looking at another, but after some serious convincing, we both walked out with this amplefier. I've been playing on it for at least a month now, studying it and working out all the switches and trying (and sometimes not succeding) not to blow my ears off. I own three guitars. One's an old Fernades beginner's guitar, one's a Carlo Robelli electric/acoustic guitar, and one's a Carlo Robelli jazz guitar. Each plays incrediably well on this amp. There are knobs that make them sound even better then when they're unplugged.