Purchased from: Professional Music Technology
Sound — 8
I have played a couple of gigs with it but have never had the need to put it on max. volume! It is so loud that the only thing that it can't really handle is large outdoor gigs which is where you would need a lot more than 50 watts! Clean and distortion do vary a bit with higher volumes but the clean channel is still clean when you turn it up.
Overall Impression — 10
I personally lead indy/rock music and it suits that brilliantly but quite frankly you can play anything from folk to metal and it would still do you a lot of favors! I have a Zoom 2020 player effects unit in front of it too and that really gives it an extra bit of kick. Best feature is the built in effects. Personal favourites are auto wah and tremelo+reverb. Definately a worthwhile piece of kit for travelling bands playing pubs and village halls etc. Excellent!
Reliability & Durability — 10
Having not had it for any number of years, I can't really comment on it reliability but it is really solid. You could stand on it and it wouldn't make any difference!
Features — 8
This is probably one the best amps I have ever played on! It has its own set of amp types so it will suit anyones style, its own effects, channels are footswitchable and it is really solid. It has a rock hard shell and metal plated front so there is no way you can damage it accidently! Because it has valve pre-amp it has a brilliant tone and general sound quality, especially for what it costs. It is still limited in comparison to others though.