As a beginner amp it's fine- if you are thinking of getting a warm-up/practise amp then maybe something with slightly more oomph (an MG15 maybe) for higher volume clean sounds. I'm going to be upgrading in the near future, but most probably will choose an amp from the to end of the MG range.
Price: $50.00 UK Pounds (new)
Where Obtained: eBay
It's very basic (contour, volume, gain controls plus a "boost" button), but for 50 what do you expect? Headphone out is good though, allowing me to practice in relative silence.
Distortion is fine, especially considering price. Only one gain control and a "boost" button which makes it all Nu-metally and therefore euck. Also with the gain low it is hard to get a loud sound out, but then it is only 10W! I use a multi-FX setup from Korg now though, so the precise sound of the amp doesnt affect me as much.
Very basic controls. So yes it is very easy to use, don't even need the 2-page manual :)
For something so small its well protected, thick plastic casing and corner protection. Metal Case at rear seems very sturdy, and speaker is quite deep inside it to protect it from knocks.
Price: $60.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
It has an overdrive switch, volume, gain and contour knob. It is 10 watts. Good for beginners.
Its good enough that you won't commit suicide while playing it becasue it sounds awful.Once you try a better amp you will hate the sound of this amp but if thats all you play then its not a problem
sometimes i would like a bit more power (which i dont really need,
but at full volume, im worried i might blow it up, probably wouldnt though.
part of a package and i was well pleased with it,
compared to the grainy baseless squire amp "15 watt) its is much better
Model Year: 2001
Price: $150.00 AU (new)
Where Obtained: guitar world
Little packet of power (marshall).
solis state but very flexible in sound with only 3 nobs and a boost switch.
I use it with my Yamaha eg-112 strat like git. + Zoom gfx707 effects machine,
all good i play all sorts and its good , only for the bedroom though.
amp alone can go from bowel moving base to crystal clae to light blusey distortion to korn grunt.
Beutifult simple to use,
i perfer lesst to turn coz its often hard to find a previous sound when you have 20 nobs. eeeezzzyyy
Sturdy lil box,
it would work if ya chucked it from a cliff and then set fire to it.tuff!!!!
Overall this is a gem of an amp for only $60. It sounds great and it's sturdy. Puts out plenty of volume for an amp its size and then some, but it is a little short on features.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $58.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Stuart's Music, Charlottesville, VA
10 watt solid state practice amp with basic controls for volume, bass, treble, gain, and contour.
Used with a Fender Stratocaster and Epiphone SG and both sound great. Very clean. Distortion is o.k. unless you're looking for a heavy metal sound.
Just a few features keeps it simple and easy to use.
This little guy is built like a tank! It's small enough to carry around fairly easily and it will handle being tossed around a bit.
Excellent little amp for the beginning guitarist, or even for the expert. Perfect for jazz, blues, rock, metal, you name it. Good travel guitar as well.
Price: $99.00 (new)
Boost Switch, Gain knob, contour knob, volume knob, head phone jack, input jack.
Very distorted, and is perfect for the metal/rock gutiarist, yet also clean and smooth for the jazz and blues guitarist. Volume is not that high (it's not louder then your drummer), which means you might have a problem hearing yourself when your playing in your band. But for practice, the sound is perfect for an in room player. And at night, you can always use the head phone jack.
Very easy controls, and easy to understand.
Not good enough for live play, I mean, it's too small in the first place. Pretty sturdy though, for in-home use at least.