Price paid: $ 453.6
Purchased from: Musik-Service Aschaffenburg
Sound — 9
I'm using mostly play strats through this amp but I also tested it the Jackson of a friend of mine. Sounds absolutly superb, no matter in which seting. It suits my style perfect, I'll show you my favourite bands and guitarists: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and a bit of RHCP and Incubus. It's a bit noisy with single coins at higher volume at the high-gain channels but do you know any amp which isn't?
Overall Impression — 9
I've been playing for 2 years and I play blues, blues-rock and some hardrock. I play strats it's perfect for my style of playing. I guess metal-heads would find a better amp for their music but for me it's great. I was able to compare this one to H&K Attax 50 and a Line 6 Spider. By far this one kicked them. It just sounded more "real" because of the tube. I'd buy it again because it's sound is the best you can get for J400.
Reliability & Durability — 5
Actually this amp killed my soundcard after when I wanted to record a litlle piece but I guess that was just bad luck and expect for that it's pretty neat. I use this amp without a backup and I can't imagine braking this one. I'll give it 5 because it killed my soundcard as I told you.
Features — 9
This Hybrid-amp features a 12" speaker, 50 Watts of power (which are enough), 11 amp-modelings, 11 effect-modeling and a noise gate. You can chose 2 of your favorite amps and footswitch them. The effects can also be bypassed per footswitch (Vox VFS-2). It also features a Line and a Speaker-out. It comes without a FX-Loop but I don't mind since I'm not the FX-maniac and the built in effects are great. I use this one as a amp for gigs and for practise with my band. It can get really loud, at least enough to make your drummer cry like a baby (I did).