Tried a few in store amps at different locations such as Crate, Rolland, Kustom. Wasn't impressed by any of them simply because in the smaller models they had there did not seem to be the same level of quality tone as their larger models.
If this amp were lost or stolen I'd probably have to replace it with same brand and model because of it's consistancy and reliability.
This is a great 'practical' amp especially for beginners and intermediate players. Easy to use and set different levels to see what an amp should do.
Best of all they're actually affordable and your simply not buying a name.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $75.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bender Music Elkton, MD
Basic controls as follows in order as they appear:
Input for guitar or mic, (Overdrive group) Boost switch that adds instant distortion and Gain which allows more tone. (Equalization group) Bass, Middle, Treble. Master - volume control. Input for headphones.
No channel switching available. Not really neccesary on a 10 watt amp.
Graet little amp for apartment or home practice settings. Provides more volume than most 10 watt amps with very good clarity.
Stereo not available on this model.
Solid state electronics with really good tone.
Pedals used include:
Dunlop Crybaby Wah Pedal
PM7 Phase modulator
CF7 CHorus flanger
DE7 Delay echo
Mostly rock and sometimes a little country thrown in.
Well suited for small venue or practice.
WIll not provide sound levels you might expect out of a 40 watt or above size amp but will surprise you with it's crystal tone capabilities.
Very simple to use. Plug in and adjust your settings according to your tastes.
Controls are equipped enough to handle almost anything you can imagine in obtaining sound variety.
Extremely reliable. Always provides consistent tone and is capable of handling a wide variety of add on pedals to give uniformally good performance.
Pretty heavy duty construction considering it's only a practice amp. I'd say equal to most higher end brands of the same size.