Amazing Amp capable of almost anything!
By: Logan from Tempe, AZ
Your general opinion of this product.
This is an amazing Amp Head. Modeled after the OR series as well as having the gain staging modeled after the Rockerverb series, this amp can do almost anything! It's a 1 channel with a tube driven FX Loop in the back, which works and sounds phenomenal! This amp has the 7 and 15 watt settings. I used this specific amp on the 15 watt setting at all my live venues and cut through the mix better than my other guitar players 100 Watt Marshall. This amp also has the ability of sparkly cleans and ripping gain. The only downside is only having the one channel. So either you will need to roll off the volume to clean up your channel, or use boost/OD/Dist pedals to make it work as a 2 channel. Other than that, it's a really great product.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Used it at a ton of gigs, big and small. Never let me down ever. Despite being constructed in China, it has a great build and great quality.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
I was concerned that the tubes were going to be junk when I received this in the mail. Instead what I received was junk 12AX7 tubes and JJ EL84's! So I switched out the 12AX7's to some JJ's and this amp was ready to roll and was phenomenal.
The tone in this amp is great. Even though it's meant for a more classic tone like the other OR series products, I had no issue getting Fender like cleans (though no one can do clean like Fender) and high end gain.
One gig in the afternoon could be an all out mellow/clean tone, and then 2 hours later with the same amp set up I could be melting faces off at another club. Without having to switch out any gear.
How was the action out of the box?
Everything was packed super well! No complaints there!
How did the stain or paint job look?
I'm biased to the Orange Tolex and the overall Orange "look" so phenomenal!
How has it stood up over time?
I've been using it since it was release on AMS and haven't stopped using it since! I only wish that it was a 2 channel amp! But I will have to wait to purchase a 2 channel. Til then, this works and stands up against all the other huge amps out there!