Sound — 9
When I turned this amp on for the first time and played a chord, I started looking if the overdrive knob is turned on, and it wasn't. The clean channel of this amp sounds just like a cranked tube amp. It can get the exact Hendrix sound for songs like Little Wing or Castles made of sand. I used this amp with a cheap stratocaster copy. I used both humbucker and single coils and they sounded great. With humbucker you get a good chuging rock tone, single coils give a naturaly overdriven sound. There are two kinds of EQ so you can get any sounds that you want. The overdrive channel isnt the best, I wouldn't use it, it just doesnt't sound powerful enough for Randall. It's a clean players amplifier.
Overall Impression — 9
I play more distorted music: Nirvana, Slipknot, Cannibal Corpse but also some lighter stuff RHCP, Jimi Hendrix. It can get a good clean channel for some heavier music and some beautiful sounds for Funk of Blues but for heavier stuff, you would need a distortion pedal. As I said earlier the amp can get exact sound like Axis Bold as Love, so if you're looking for a present to a Jimi fan, get this amp.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The amp is built sturdy. It isn't heavy, ideal for alone practicing but not good enough for practicing with a drummer or a gig. I couldnt say much a bout the durability, I think that if you would take care of the amp, it would last long. I wouldn't depend on this without a backup, it's just a practice amp.
Features — 9
The first thought that comes in mind after playng this amplifier: "the weirdest amp I have ever heard, I like it". V2XM is an ideal practice or home amp for a Jimi Hendrix fan. It has 2 channels, boost function on the overdrive channel, 3 EQ controls, 3 band graphic EQ, 30 wats, solid state and a 12" Celestion Rocket 50 speaker. The best part of this amp is that you get two kinds of EQ so you can fully control your sound. Although I wouldn't use it for playng with a drummer, it's more of a home amp.