Price paid: $ 150
Purchased from: guitar center
Sound — 7
Keep in mind it's a modeling amp, it models amps. all of them are good, and the low gain ones are especially good, but for a reaaaally good tone for higher gain. You might wanna buy a real tube amp, it's not bad at all it's just still not real tube tone and on my amp they are kinda noisy. however for just a practice amp the higher gain amp models are wonderful, especially the OD boutique in my opinion. The cleans are wonderful on this amp, and if you have an EQ it's even a little better
Overall Impression — 8
I love it for practicing and even more for messing with effects. It doesnt't compare to true tube tone but it does many things pretty well. The only thing they need to add is a metronome and/or built in beats. Overall it's great for whatever you like to play, just understand it's a jack of all trades and master of none.
Reliability & Durability — 8
its tough, I spilled beer, lemonade, soda on it and along the slots at the top at it's still going with no problems. It's built sturdy and mine never moves but I can see it taking a good beating. No problems with the one tube or speaker, some screws needed to be tightened up once I'm not sure how long they were loose but that's the only thing I've done.
Features — 9
Bought it in 2006 new. Great little practice amp, a good amount of amp models from low to hi gain. 2 Channels with optional 3 channel/effects with the footswitch, also has headphone jack. It's got the wattage control which helps with volume in your dorm or room and still sounds pretty good. At full volume it's enough for practicing but not much more than that. It's ss imatating tube basically. It has a bunch of effect with some degree of control over most of them so that's a great little bonus. A 9 because the effects are cool.