Purchased from: Heritage Pawn
Sound — 9
I own an Epiphone Special, with a Seymour Duncan pickup at the neck. I play it with a Zoom GFX707. I play a lot of rock, alernative, etc. The amp has a great sounding clean channel, but is gets gutsy at high levels like a lot of tube amps. The distortion channels are not bad, but I use my fx pedal for all my heavy stuff. The sound suits my style perfectly. The bass on either channel can't be turned up past 3, otherwise I would kill the speakers, but I don't need it any higher. My pedal only sounds good plugged into the front input; the rear fx channel sounds like crap.
Overall Impression — 9
I play rhythm @ my church, and my own stuff, rock, heavy stuff. I've played for 12 years, and this amp is a monster upgrade from my original Squire Strat & Squire Chorus 30! The touchy bass is a little annoying, but very forgivable. This amp retails at $1000.00 CAN; I purchased a Brand New Laney LX120 Twin, and I saw the Randell, played, & bought! If this amp were gone, I would look to buy something similar. I can't stress enough how much this amp has bettered my sound!
Reliability & Durability — 8
I have two children Who have already knocked over, and the tubes have not broken, or needed attention. I think that if I would change the tubes, it may even get better sound. This thing weighs a ton; it's heavier than my Yorkville 200B Bass amp. The sound and volume is just fine at small gigs, 200 watts, power! At a bigger venue teckkies are always all picky about control and sound, but they wouldn't need to be! I was thinking of getting a POD 2.0, but this amp makes my little Zoom pedal sound great!
Features — 9
I bought this amp used. Two hundred watts w/two celestions. It was probably made around 2000. It's got tubes, and sounds great. The amp has two channels controlled by a Switch on the front of amp: a clean channel with a volume, treble, mid, bass, and reverb knobs, and a boost switch. The Drive channel has two separate gain channels, each gain channel has separate gain knobs. The drive channel has reverb, treble, mid, bass, & contour knobs, and a voicing switch. The back has line out, send/return for fx, and two volume knobs for send/return level.