This is my new baby as far as amps go. I found the perfect solution for my NY apt where I can't crank a JCM 800 half stack. I utilize the power soak option and adjust the wattage depending on what time of day or night it is and whether or not my girlfriend is home :). I also LOVE the redox function where you literally turn the speaker off and go direct out into your audio interface for recording late night (which more and more I find is the only time I have time to record). AND, in case you think it doesn't have power, when I do take it with me elsewhere to jam at full volume with friends, I crank it to 18 and this thing WAILS!!!!!! It's SO loud.....and just through my 1x10 cab!!! Honestly there's literally no need for me to have my JCM800 half stack anymore, however I'd rather having it sitting in a storage unit than sell it because that's how much I love that amp. Even if it means I only get to play it once every 5 years, that's still once every 5 years where I'm going to be EXTREMELY happy :).
This amp Is more than I expected when i placed the order, Tone for miles, plenty of room to make some real noise and some great features, the only bad side is no built in reverb, so looking for a good reverb pedal!
A superbly made amp. Drives a 4x12 equally as well as a 1 x 12 and the emulated recording output makes it a great recording amp too.
the 1 watt setting makes it fun and usable at home or in recording.
This amp is the perfect example of hifi distorted, dirty, and clean guitar tones all in a small package. It can go easily from progressive metals (Between the Buried and Me) to classic rocks (Metallica, Journey) to classic tones (The Who, Rush, The Rolling Stones). Only major flaw I find with the amp is the costly footswitch that really should have been included with the amp and even if you do have it, the difference in volumes between channels and the boost is hard to reconcile.
As a small studio/home recorder the built in power soak/DI is a massive plus and sounds great. I love that this amp does sparkly cleans and full on saturated drive tones. The crunches are less impressive but still good. Amp sounds a little more hifi than others out there and that is a good thing. Tube health indicator is useful too. I love this small head and use it in conjunction with one of my own lower output 'clean' amps.
Only really downside is the metal top can get pretty hot.