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Review by a visitor on 19.9.2006




yarbourghnulls memphis

 
 
  Features  
 
cd input, headphone out, 3 band eq., 15w not bad for the money.
 
 
 
  Playability  
 
back when the knobs worked the amp was great.
 
 
 
  Quality  
 
it broke 1st month!
 
 
 
  Durability  
 
still plays but the pre-gain and post-gain knobs do absolutely nothing. Well, not exactly, the knobs can be turned to make more background noise. This noise is a constant hiss, and can be made louder or softer, but turning the knobs does nothing to the sound of the guitar. The knobs stopped working in the 1st month, and the thing was never even pushed hard or played for long.
 
 
 
  Overall  
 
Meybe the amp I got was just a lemon, but I wonnullt be buying a second one to find out.
 
 

Review by a visitor on 18.8.2006




I bought this at a used guitar and amp store. I paid around 80$ for it. Well worth the money. The owner said it was the best amp there for the money. He was right

 
 
  Features  
 
The distortion is really grungy, and not a clean distortion that Marshals and Voxnulls give you. But when you turn both gains on 10, it sounds a lot louder than a 15w. But it also squeals with you turn both the pre and post gain on ten, so I don?t recommend that. Itnulls got a 3 band equalizer. And a clean channel which is more than loud enough for a practice amp.
 
 
 
  Playability  
 
It beats any others in its price range.
 
 
 
  Quality  
 
It does do a little noise even when its on the clear channel, and when its on gain, its buzznulls a fair ammount. But its nothing too bad. The quality is excellent. Its super loud. Alot louder than most 15w and i dont see how its a 15w when its on the gain channel.
 
 
 
  Durability  
 
Inullve only had two problems with it.
1) the handle gets loose and seems like it is going to fall off, but just get a screwdriver and itnullll fix it.
2) when I get a little too excited while playing and turn both gains to 7-8 the speaker in the back stars to rattle about, and the screws loosen. Once again, just get a screwdriver to fix it. I admit, I haven?t been the most gentle with my amp, but its taken the beating quite well, I?ve hit it on walls more times to count. and now a scratch. Its still excellent
 
 
 
  Overall  
 
Im gonna say it one more time. This amp beats any others in its price range, and maybe in the nest price range too. Id recommed getting this amp. Sure it looks old, but it plays like a beauty
 
 

Review by ynot_69 on 7.11.2004




I bought with as my first amp. I think it was around ?70 but i got it in a deal because I bought it with my guiter

 
 
  Features  
 
has clean and lead switch, clean volume, lead pre and post gain controlls, modern and vintage switch, equilization
 
 
 
  Playability  
 
Plays just like the sound the guitar produces without the amp. I sometimes
 
 
 
  Quality  
 
A lot of noise for such a little amp.
 
 
 
  Durability  
 
Very reliable and very stable. It hasnt broken yet and doesnt look like it is going to
 
 
 
  Overall  
 
Very good better than any small amp I have seen.
 
 

Review by a visitor on 2.8.2004




I bought this from Gordon Music in Southrbridge MA, for $87.50 US.

 
 
  Features  
 
Very loud for its size. It says 15W, but I think it is as loud as most 30W. Distortion on its own is mediocre, but with a pedal it is awesome. Has an input for headphones so you donnullt annoy anyone, and an input for a stereo, so you can jam along. Low, high, and mid nobs for different tones, and a gain nob. Not bad for a little amp.
 
 
 
  Playability  
 
I played this with a Fender American Strat, and it sounds well for a practice amp, well worth the money. Can reach most different sounds, but like I said, distortion is amazing with a pedal.
 
 
 
  Quality  
 
Not many effects, but you would be amazed at what you can do with fooling around with the nobs and switches.
 
 
 
  Durability  
 
Very reliable for a practice amp. Loud enough for some small, open area gigs, but very loud when in a bedroom and such. If you can memorize the different settings for different sounds (knowing what each nob will do), you can get many sounds out of this.
 
 
 
  Overall  
 
In my opinion, this is one of the best practice amps I have had. For around $90, it was a better deal than most 10-15W Marshall MG Seriesr amps. Inullve had it for 4 months, and it is still living up to my expactations.
 
 

Review by jamesm89 on 23.3.2004




i bought it from northwich music store in a package with a stagg tom delonge the amplifier is worth £90 it is good for a first amp it does 15 watts and the woofer is 3.2 ohms

 
 
  Features  
 
its pretty basic has clean and lead switch, clean volume, lead pre and post gain controlls, modern and vintage switch, equilization and obviously a on/off switch.
 
 
 
  Playability  
 
to be honest i cant tell the difference in the sound it isnt very loud which i dont need it to be. it produces exactly what leaves the guitar ;)
 
 
 
  Quality  
 
its worth the money for what it does. it doesnt have many effects as i have allready said and it certainly doesnt perform betta than most others
 
 
 
  Durability  
 
the switches are steady they dont come lose on there own. they will obviously need changing if you want to change sound of your guitar ;D
 
 
 
  Overall  
 
i will obviously buy a better one when i get a jackson warrior at christmas so i can put all the diffent effects or ill just get a pedal hehe green giant