I just got this because I wanted a second amp for certain tones,and this amp will do the trick.Yeah,I'd get another,for anyone rocker wanting a nasty toned little amp that roars I'd advise checking it out.The only drawback,as with any modeling amp,If you need a little more volume and turn it up a little,the tone changes.But if it's a good gig and you are thru the p.a. get the sound guy to turn it up in the mix.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $299.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
It's a loud amp.It cranks for sure.It has a master volume,gain,treble,bass,mid and presence controls for the amp portion.Level and Rate for the delay section.It's solid state,no tubes.
I use my 2002 USA Fender Strat w/EMG DG-20 PICKUP ASSEMBLY most of the time with amp.It's a rock amp so that's what I use it for.It doesn't cut it for the country stuff.It gives a fairly good tube tone.
The Rectifier model is noisy,but the other 11 models are quiet.It distorts well making it great for rock soloing.
It's programmable.You set the tone and push store,then the preset for model you are on,then store again and that's.Fairly easy even for an idiot like me.I'm not technologically inclined,but I've managed to get some great tones out of it.This is a booger at times,I'm pretty much use to my Marshall JCM-800,which is super easy.
I've only had 2 weeks and have not gigged with it yet.I play in a house band in Prattville,Alabama,which requires a wide range of sounds and my Behringer GX-212 can't be beat for that gig.But I will use the Johnson when I get out with my rock band.It does seem very well built.