Price paid: $ 280
Purchased from: The Music Shoppe, Harrison, Ohio
Sound — 8
2005 Fender Telecaster American made. It suits all sorts of music which is great for my style. Grunge, indie, country, pop, ambient. The effects rule. Like the octaver, the delay, the tubescream, the O/D stompbox effects. Just wish it came with the looper pedal so I can pretend I'm El Ten Eleven.
Overall Impression — 6
Buy it if you can get it for less than $225 bucks. It's worth it then. But don't overpay. And haggle! don't forget to do that! You can save alot of money on an amp that LOOKS awesome but might not be that great. Honestly I wish I could sell it or trade it for an older amp that's not so digital. Like a tube amp with celestion speakers. Yeah baby.
Reliability & Durability — 4
The only complaint I can say is that it broke down the second day I owned it, and then 2 months later it just died again for no reason. I came home from vacation and tried to turn it on. Turns out it blew a fuse which took 3 weeks to fix (not the amp's fault, the dealers). I am skeptical as to when it will crap out again. I hope it doesn't. I'm not overloading too much distortion on top of overdrive so I can't be causing the amp to malfunction. I think it's a software issue or something else.
Features — 8
I bought this amp in March of 2011. I was given a "deal" (so I thought). The price was originally $300. I bought a 2005 Fender Telecaster for $700(originally $800). Other than overpaying for the amp, it's kicka-s. But I think it's because I have a nice guitar too which is also versatile. Versatile guitar, versatile LOUD amp. Good combination. I play all sorts of styles from country to grunge to Indie to metal to hard rock. This amp so far has suited them all. I like the USB ports. My amp came with free recording software and I recorded some riffs and that was cool. The headphone jack is nice too. You can Jam at all hours. But get some good heaphones (30 bucks or more). Don't cheap out or it will sound like crap. Oh, and I still haven't figured out what that power button on the right does. I'm afraid to touch it.