Price paid: € 100
Purchased from: Thomann.de
Sound — 9
You can choose among 6 main sound settings, from Acoustic to "R-FIER", which is metal distortion. There is no lows-mids-highs equalizer, but only a single tone knob. There is also a gain knob and a volume knob. As I wrote before, there are 6 effects. This amplifier due to its variety of sounds and effects suits any common musical stile, from blues to metal. I am mainly a metal player, and my most used settings are Acoustic + some chorus for a good metal clean, and R-FIER + some delay for a nice distortion. The heaviest distortion is not very brutal, but it is good for metal anyways, unless you are looking for an extreme metal distortion. It isn't noisy at all: the sound of this amplifier, regardless of which settings you use, is always very bright, not muddy at all. It almost never produces any background noise, also on high volume.
Overall Impression — 9
I am very satisfied about this amplifier. I bought it because a friend of mine already had it and I was impressed by its reliability, small size and good sound. Also other people who watched us play were impressed the same, and even more when they knew that this all-able amplifier costs only around 100 . I have been playing for more than 2 years now, and I own already a cheap Ibanez GTA10 and a Peavey Vypyr 30W. When I am at home, I mostly use the Peavey but I often use the Roland too, which anyways I prefer when I go play around, being much more easier then the Vypyr 30W to carry around. I don't use anymore the Ibanez GTA10, which in comparison to the other two amplifiers has got crappy sound and less features. If it were stolen/lost, I'd probably buy it again, because I simply think that it is the best you can get for the price. The only thing I would like to see on this amplifier is a small phones output instead of the big one that it has got, which requires an adaptor for common headphones. Other than that, I really can't ask more for the price. Highly recommended!
Reliability & Durability — 9
This amplifier seems very sturdy, reliable and durable. It can be carried around easily and used almost anywhere. Me or a friend of mine use it also to play outside, like on the streets, parks or other open places.
Features — 9
This an incredibly RELIABLE amplifier. It is compact, sturdy, with a decent variety of sound and 2 effects knobs with a total of 6 effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo on one knob, and delay, reverb on the other one. This amplifier has got a double-powering system: it can be powered with the provided elecric cable, or, if you plug off the cable, with 6 AA batteries. This feature, in combination with the small size, high hardiness, good sound, and high volume for being just 2 watts, makes this amplifier ideal to be carried around and played almost everywhere, at home or outside (like parks or streets). It has got a recording/phones output and 2 aux inputs (one big and one small). You can use this amp as a microphone amplifier, by selecting the "MIC" setting. There is also a tuning fork function.