What is your opinion of this product?
For virtually all applications I give the amp 5 stars. It's incredibly versatile, and the modeling features are extremely authentic. I was on the fence between fender combo amps and VOX, and after some serious due diligence went with the VOX. Using the BTQ Metal setting I am able to get very close to a MESA Boogie Duel Rectifier. Using the presets, I set various effects surrounding the setting for some incredibly authentic metal sounds. Having always loved an AC/30, my clean sounds are based primarily around that model, so I save the eight presets to reflect variations of those amps. During live gigs I generally stick to those eight presets and simply dialing back the volume control on my guitar am able to get a wide range of cool sounds. If you use the built in compressor, the amp will tend to break up a bit when you dial down your guitar volume, but decreasing the compression fixes that. I highly recommend purchasing the optional VOX VFS5 foot-switch if you're going to play live.