Price paid: $ 475
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 8
I have used this amp for hard rock and alternative metal, and have loved the distortion on the amp, especially for muted chords. It delivers a powerful sound when playing rhythm, and the lead sounds great as well. The clean sounds excellent at high volumes, and does not become distorted or choppy. There is little static at most times but i found that when turned up to 75% - 100& of its capabilities there was high pitched feedback when not playing the guitar or turning the guitar volume all the way down. This problem can be eliminated by moving about 10 - 15 feet away from the amplifier.
Overall Impression — 9
This amp is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to play any type of rock or metal. It easily gets loud enough to be heard over the most energetic drummer, however, it is not a stack. This amp should be a fine volume for any show, except one for a very large audience. I am very happy with this amp for its size and volume, but I warn you not to leave any picks on the top as there is a slot where they can fall into the amplifier. I would strongly recommend this amp.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I have had this amplifier for more than a year and have used it countless times in shows and in rehearsals in which it has practically maxed out on volume. I have never encountered any technical problems or glitches in the effects or functions of the amp. On one occasion the washer that held the instrument cable came loose causing the piece that held the cable to fall into the amp, but this was only after my band-mate jumped on the amp while playing guitar (I do not suggest it).
Features — 8
The Vox VT50 comes with 22 amp models ranging from crystal clear to metal and high gain. There are various effects that can me modified on the amp and saved to one of two channels. Channels can be switched on the amplifier or with an optional foot pedal (not included) that sells for about 20 bucks. THere is a built in headphone jack as well as a speaker out for connecting to a larger speaker or PA system. Loud enough to be easily heard over drums and other instruments. There is a power knob on the back to control how many watts the amp uses, making it sound great at low level volumes.