Price paid: € 500
Purchased from: Thomann
Sound — 9
This is where things start to get really fun! This amp have a great range of sounds, some are incredible while some are a bit mediocre, I use an Esp Ltd EC-1000 with Seymor Duncan JB/59 humbucker pickups and I play everything from aerosmith to black label society with it and it delivers pretty nicely. It is pretty quiet, at bedroom volumes its dead quiet while it does tend to get a small noise when you crank it up. The distortion gets as brutal as I want it to be, the 6505 model on the red channel with the built in tubescreamer gives a decent nu metal sound and if you want, you can also get a really sweet clean (not a Fender clean but still pretty good).
Overall Impression — 9
I am pretty happy with this amp, it does what I want it to do and it does it well, if it got stolen I would probably try a Blackstar amp instead. I love its wide range of sounds but I don't like the fact that the quality could be a bit better, but if you want a bedroom amp with alot of different sounds you should check this amp out.
Reliability & Durability — 7
This is its weak side, when I got the amp, the front panel which holds the speaker fell right out when I started moving the amp around, turns out the screws that hold the panel in place where to small, so I had to get some bigger ones. Since that I have used it for about a year and it has worked okay, it does tend to freeze sometimes when I start it up though.
Features — 9
This amp have pretty much all features you need, a bunch of different amp models for different styles, some basic effects, and it can save about 15 presets (more if you get the sanpera pedal) and while most effects are pretty good, there are some you will never use, for example the reverse effect, and there is one thing I want to make very clear, its NOT a full tube amp, its a hybrid. Its also 60w and gets pretty loud, you could easily gig with it!