Model Year: 1999
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: The Guitar Center
Just the right Features. Chrous,Distortion, All set.
I like it.And so dose everyone that hears me play out of it.So thats good enough for me......Great Amp.
I looked for about a year at all kinds of amps, and this one stood out from all of them. Looks great, sounds beautiful, easy to use, rocks the bars down, and can withstand a drunk guy in a swimming pool 15 feet from it splashing at least a gallon of water in the back of it, and not even phase it. If you have the cash for this one, I suggest it over any others in its category.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $649.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars,musicians planet- Nashville, TN
This is a stereo twin amp that gives you channel switching AND effects loop capability. It is equipped with a built in chorus unit in which you can control the depth and rate. It also features a mid-range boost for a bit more richness, which we could all use at one time or another.
I use an Aria Pro II STG series electric guitar through a GT-3 guitar effects processor, which gave me the need for a good stereo amp with exceptional sound quality to make this combo work. The ultimate chorus did JUST THAT. It was a great choice for sound...clear and powerful.
This amp is relatively easy to use, there is volume, tone and reverb controls, the chorus unit, and then your volume and tone effects for the second drive channel. Everything is self explanitory on this model. Didnt take me anytime at all to set up my whole system...guitar, effects unit, the amp, multitrack recording unit, everything.
This amp is still in its "new" stage with me, so I cant tell how it will do 5 years down the road, but it has taken a few hits and keeps a ticking..."just like a Timex"
I'd say this is the best solid state amp I've played, and when on a budget this is a great alternative to a twin. More wattage than I know what to do with. The two 12"ers give a great sound for an amp this size. The dirty channel sounds a little funky to my ear, so I just use my BD-2 in front of the amp for distortion and that works great.
Model Year: 1996
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Tigar Music (Portland, OR)
Lot's of options on this guy. The stereo chorus is particularly nice.
It's good for a solid state amp, but let's face - it does not sound or respond like tubes.
Lot's of settings, but they're all pretty self explanatory, with the possible exception of the stereo effects loop.
I used to be really worried about bashing this amp up, but it's been through a lot and still sounds and funcitons the same as the day I bought it.
Bought it just to sit around the house and play so it does what I want it to do. To play out with
it you're going to have to mic it to cut through good. This thing need a little more volume to make it right. Also, no line out or headphone jack on it.
Dual 12in speakers,two channels-clean and dist-with reverb and chorus on both. Gain side also has mid boost.Footswitch for channels and chorus. Mono and stereo fx loop
Clean channel has that 'Fender' sound. Stays clean all the way up but doesn't produce enough volume. Dirty side can give a wide range of distortion and mid boost kicks it up a notch. Gives up pretty good volume. Stereo chorus is one of the best I've heard. You can also dial the chorus out and still run in stereo.
Like any other amp that offers a wide range of setup options, you just have to play with it a little to get your sound.
If it's like the other Fender amps I've had I don't expect any problems. Seems to be built pretty well.
Very surprising sound for a solid state amp. Warm tones emulate the sound of the Fender Tube amps well.
Model Year: 1998
Where Obtained: E-bay.com Auction
This amp is a stereo amp, with 2-12" speakers, running at 65 watts / channel. It has a clean channel, and a gain channel. A very good tone for a solid-state amp. Both channels have good EQ controls, and a nice reverb. Built-in stereo chorus is one of the best I've heard. The drive channel has a very rich distortion, with good saturation.
Very sweet clean tones possible, and good distortion on second channel. The sound really gets smooth with the stereo chorus activated.