Sound — 8
I have the PRS SE Santana, an Ibanez RG 760 from 1989, a 1990 Epiphone Les Paul Classic Plus with an EMG in the bridge and a Burstbucker in the neck and Grover tuners, and a 1991 Gibson Les Paul Classic. Noise level is nothing to playing an overdriven valve amp, easy enought to control. Pick squeals and harmonics are good not great, but then I have a Blackstar that just screams like a banshee so the comparison is not fair. I love it because its easy to set up and play anywhere. The name is metal and that's what it does. You want clean buy a country amp.
Overall Impression — 10
I've been playing a long time maybe older than the trees used to make my guitars. I'm a shredder and this amp keeps up and even have a slapback echo thing that I love and would try to capture in the studio. This little guy made to me and I dig it. I would buy another if I broke or it got gone somehow. When I use I'm smiling, Ain't technology great? Good job Vox!
Reliability & Durability — 8
Don't have it long enough to rate, I'm worried I'll snap it or something. Its really light and plastic. Can I gig with it? Umm no.
Features — 9
I was surfing Ebay, and saw a PRS SE Santana, the new with the birds for CHEAP. I bought and in the gig bag (will be replaced the Santana merits a real case) was this little Vox thing. Hmmm, I said lets try this baby out. Never even thought about ear pods or phones, I unplugged my Altec Lansing computer spears from my laptop and plugged em into the Vox. I freaked out. It was kicka-s. My speakers are pretty loud and this thing drove them all the way. Sounds great low too. Didn't even know I could hook in my Ipod and Ipad. No idea what year it was made. Single channel, I'm a headbanger so till I read it here. This is the sound I require and it nails it. It took a couple tries to dial in the sound I wanted but overdrive city!