For anything but practicing this amp is sub par. For a beginner who wants to experiment with pedals without spending too much this will do, but it always sounds like a copy and doesn't produce anything unique to even itself.
Exceptional amplifier, got it as a Christmas present and it was a knock out. Hundreds of downloadable presets that can give tones for anyone, from Kirk Hammet to Slash.
These type of Amps aren't for everyone. But if you love to experiment and tinker it's wonderful to just sit and create your own custom sound. With 100 presets you have a lot of room to be creative. I have certain settings for certain guitars for example. Getting the Fender 4 button switch really helps you control the amp and is a must in my opinion.
The Fender amp models are better the others and the only ones I use. I am a particular fan of the Bassman and Twin. It's light, which is nice for weaklings like me, and affordable for what it offers. Also loud enough for smaller gigs without any sort of micing required.
Very huge upgrade from an old Peavey that I had. It has all the sounds that you expect, and with the added PC program Fender Fuse the possibilities are endless! I use it for home use and recording and the max volume that I use is 3. I recommend it to the practical guitarist that wants a lot of sounds, even if they aren't exactly like tube amps or pedals (personally I enjoy every preset).
Basically the amp that every Nirvana fan owns and uses. I like it but i have to admit it SUCKS with pedals. If you dont mind not using your pedals, the presets are fine.