Price paid: £ 400
Purchased from: PMT
Sound — 9
I use a Epiphone Les Paul Classic and an Epiphone SG G400. This amps sound great through my les paul but it doesn't sound all that through my SG. I play hard rock and it does it great but for when I want to play some Maiden, Judas Priest I will need an OD pedal. Like every tube amp when you have the master volume low and the gain high the amp sounds fizzy but when you crank it it really opens up and sounds sweet. It is a trebley amp so I just roll the tone knob down on my guitar. The cleans on this amp are just awesome.
Overall Impression — 9
I play hard rock this is great for that as you can get just the right amount. The only problem with this amp is the amount of treble in this amp but hopefully I will be changing the tubes because I bought it secondhand so that might sort the problem out. I was comparing this to the Peavey classic 50 and the AC15 just sounded better. It had a better hard rock sound and nicer cleans than the Peavey.
Reliability & Durability — 7
Mine hasn't broken down yet but from other peoples experience these amps are apparenlty not very reliable. I haven't gigged with it yet but soon will do. All the gigs I have played so far have been with other bands so If my amp fails I can always use theirs but I think I will gig a backup as it's to much trouble carrying around two amps and the ac15 weighs a tonne.
Features — 7
15w all-tube amp, has one channel with reverb and tremolo. Top boost which has Bass, Treble and Volume(gain). It has a External speaker input switchable between 8ohm and 16ohms. Speaker - Alnico Blue. It has standby Switch which is a good feature and it usually comes with a footswitch to turn the reverb/tremolo on and off but I didn't get one because I got my secondhand.