Purchased from: Guitars Plus of Beckley, WV
Sound — 8
I'm using an Epiphone Les Paul Studio with standard pickups, and this amp really suits all the styles I play. The clean channel is really good, till you get a little high, then it gets somewhat, too bassy sounding, and the lead channel, well, you really need a noise gate, 'cause the feedback is rediculous, even at low volume. I haven't really messed around with the tones, too awfully much, but there seems to be a good variety, and the distortion, isn't half bad if you have both boosts on.
Overall Impression — 9
I play metal mostly, and some classic rock, and a few others, and the amp really suits well. I've been playing for about 2 1/2 years, and I had a Marshall VS100 and G50R CD before this, and I tell you, this thing rips the others to pieces. If this were stolen, well, I wouldn't be able to buy anything else, but I would murder the thing that took it. I love the volume and the lead channel, but I hate the delay in switches. And I wish it had a built in noise gate, but, let's not ask for the world I guess.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I've never had any breakdowns or anything, but, no one's perfect, so you only get a 9.
Features — 8
Well, I bought this amp because I needed a tube amp for band practice, because my Marshall hybrid just wasn't cutting it, and this is a great amp, no doubt, but like the other guy that reviewed it, I have a delay on the channel switch too. On the clean channel, there's a bright feature that cleans up the tone a good bit, and then on the lead channel, there's a gain and volume boost, but they're really kinda useless, because without them both on, you don't get the same kick in the distortion that you really want. There's also an FX loops, but I've never had reason to use it, so I must leave that out. Also, the cab that I got with it, is supposed to have a stereo/mono switch, but I guess someone lied, because I can't find it.