Price paid: $ 100
Purchased from: guitar center
Sound — 7
The sound of this is moderate, it can handle good quality distortion and nice cleans. This speaker sucks its tiny and it just sucks, great for practicing but it can not beat drums. I play mainly heavy metal and thrash metal, you can get other sounds as well with this amp. I play this amp with a Ibanez RG3EXFM1 with d activators installed into this guitar. The amp has nice distortion I love the rectifier, has the best tone and is just better sounding than the 6505. If you don't believe me put the rectifier on red and put the low and high knob all the way up and then put mids to 0 or just 2 both are good. This is one of the best metal sounds that this amp can make and my all time favorite. The pickups add an aggressive sound and it works well.
Overall Impression — 8
This is a fun/beginner amp, it can be easily modified, just look some stuff up, you could simply by a 12 inch speaker and rebuild it, or just buy a 4x12 cab and turn the 15 watt into a head. that's one of things I love about this amp, its really amazing for 100 dollars, fun to mess with, but if it got stolen, I would probably just buy the 30 watt cause that is the 15 pretty much souped up. And its a lot better than the 15 with the midi out and the additional effects and it has a 12 inch speaker. I highly recommend this amp for practice sessions and if you are a beginner. It is a decent and very fun amp to modify!
Reliability & Durability — 7
This amp is very durable, and with all electronics, just don't get it wet with water of course. Its also solid state so it should last for a long time, I have had mine for 3 years still works well, but I modified it. Hooked it up with a 12 inch speaker and turned it into a beast version of the 15watt. You could just hook this up to a 4x12 cab or something similar and it would be amazing. So you shouldn't gig with this unless you have it modified with a bigger speaker or make it have a cable out. So it is possible. You could try to gig with this with the 8 inch speaker, but it would be close to dying afterward, mine started loosing tone and clarity at like 4 and it can go up to 13... Not good.
Features — 8
This amp is so fun and its just a great little amp. Features and knobs can be annoying until you remember all the functions and know what's what. It is lacking from its bigger brothers and is the very basic form of the "Vypyrs". It lacks the midi cable, it lacks the additional effects knob, and it lacks a decent speaker. It has 3 channels each with 4 additional presets to save all of your setups.