Price paid: € 799
Purchased from: 4sound
Sound — 9
I use it with the RT4x12XC cabinet loaded with celestions and a ESP Eclipse I-CTM PL with EMG 81&60. I play for sure metal and metal but this amp can be very versatile thou. The Clean is amazing really warm tube sounding. The distortion is, as you've guessed, brutal. The Classic channel is more for hard rock/ little metal but on the Modern channel, it's pure metal! More gain that you'll need but you'll never know. The more you crank it, the better sounding it will be. It really chew when you crank it. And the volume is not a problem, my friend and I tested to crank it abit over half o'clock on the master volume and outside the house were chacking and the neibhours could complain. BUT a want to scoop the mids out alittle more and mayby some more bass? Don't really know yet so gonna by a MXR 6-Band EQ wich should make this amp, THE amp!
Overall Impression — 9
Great for Clean and Metal haven't really tested it for other use. If it were stolen a don't know about buying a new one. Got this one on a "campain"(Kampanj in swedish)for a limited time. Otherwise this beast is quite expensive. Would either buy a new Randall RT100 or old Mesa Boogie, depends on the MXR EQ and how good it is to scoop mids and boost the bass a little. If it would I would diffiently buy a new Randall RT100! Overall: Amazing, Loud and Brutal! go home and save some money for the Randall RT100!
Reliability & Durability — 10
Really solid, built like a tank. Really heavy and the tolex is strong holding and protective. Would defiently gig without backup. Just had it for couple of weeks and nothing has broken down yet.
Features — 10
Made 2011 featuring a clean channel (with a Bright switch), and two overdrive channels, Classic and Modern. 100 Watt throu four 12AX7, one 12AT7 and four 6L6 tubes) Spring reverb with a effects loop on the back and also featuring bias fr each powertube. It comes with a footswitch for each channel. The amp is not only for metal players since it has an amazing clean and distorsion to please everyone!