B-212 review by Yamaha

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.9 (12 votes)

Price paid: $ 200

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
I am using a Gibosn SG Standard with this and since my bridge pickup is quiet, I use my neck pickup 99% of the time. It has very nice tone, clean sound, and I get 0 feedback. If you go on the clean channel and use a Boss DS-1 stomp box the sound will be louder than anything you have ever heard. Throw it up to ten and you will be amazed.

Overall Impression — 10
It fits my style (Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Steppenwolf, and some new stuff). I have been playing for quite sometime now and if this amp was stolen from me I would look everywhere for another one. I love the clean channel, hate the distortion, and I love how loud it is. It comes pretty close to the Fender black twins but not all the way up with them. I chose to buy this amp because it was pretty cheap, it was all tube, and it was loud. If you find one of these amp I highly recommend that you purchase it.

Reliability & Durability — 9
I have had no problems yet with the amp. It is great! I would definitley use this for a gig without a backup.

Features — 8
I think this amp was made in the 1970's which means its dirt for that style of music. The distortion channel sucks but I think that the reverb and bright give the Fender super reverbs a good run for thier money. Also the clean channel is amazing, no feedback from my sg what so ever. It really needs a headphone jack because it's hella loud. I can use it for gigs with out back ups. It's louder than my friend's Marshall half stack. Great all tube state amp.

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    Sorry, but it's incorrect. This amp is totally solid-state, those tubelooklike things you can see are extremely big capacitors. It's not a tube amp.
    I have a 70's B212 100 watt amp and am willing to sell it. How much should I ask?