"Amazing Classic, Vintage Rock Sound!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Will easily do the 80's Metal. Marshall JCM 800 tone growl. Will not do the more modern stuff. You can put an overdrive in front and it will get more tight,but will not do the Mesa/Engl/Peavey 6505 modern sound. Still very powerful,defined and,easy to use. EQ is very responsive and will sound well no matter what settings you use. Just eq to your taste. With four gain stages it does have plenty of Vintage Gain to show. You will find AC/DC tones with gain between 9-12 o'clock,Van Halen and most 80's Metal between 1-2. Everything after 2 o'clock will give you a more compressed less defined sound with a lot more bass response. Will do the dirty Blues very well. Cleans are not very easy to dial with it. Loop is very transparent. Takes pedals very well.
Tube Loop is fantastic! 7/15 watts toggle. Very powerful at any watts setting. Can run multiple speaker cabs. Fixed Bias. Very simple still very complete.
Ease of Use:
Very Easy to use in general as most of single channel amps are.Tube swaps can be challenging because of the lack of space. You should upgrade tubes since it comes with a mix of Chinese cheap ones with some JJ's.
Looks and feels very well made. Heavy enough for a small head. Will see in the future how reliable it is.
Customer Service will double the warranty if you do the internet registration. Their response was very fast.
Great Value! Not very expensive not cheap. You get some high end features on a mid price range.
The Wow Factor:
4 gain stages. Tube Loop, Nails the British High Gain Sound effortless.
Finally a low powered Orange head with the Vintage classic Orange tone. This is not another Dark Terror(wich I also have)or a Jim Root lunch box in an Orange head style. This amp has its own sound. Voiced for Classic Rock tones.