« Good sound, robust, and versatile »Published on 01/04/14 at 12:16
No pedal to switch between two channels (Clean / Hot), the rocker is done manually with a button.
A Master button for volume after the pre-amp section, which allows you to play at low volume while having a good sound.
Many settings, but good sound is obtained immediately, with good balance and good bass.
Settings offer variants to refine its sound to his own taste (lighter or rounder, more compressed or not ...).
Switch the USA / AC / Brit can change the 3 tone controls (treble, middle, bass) and reacted like a Fender / Vox / Marshall. Vintage button / Modern allows for a more modern compressed sound.
Other switches have more subtle results and compared the change in sound may change the position of the guitar pickups, they are rather light.
The sound saturation are varied and good.
The manual is clear and gives examples of settings: british clean, soft compression, Blues Deluxe, smooth jazzy clean, crunch rock, metal bedroom ...
A clean sound that makes live microphones guitar and overdriven sounds good.
Perfect for playing blues and rock, rhythmic or soil. And force to the heavy or grunge.
Perfect for playing with pedals with the clean channel, either directly or by using the input loop.
Suits my style rather access to pop and rock sound experiments.
Tested with a Fender Strat and a Gibson over the standard Paul. I play with a Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster (P90). Each guitar retains its temperament.
I play with pedals combinations: huge way supa puss (delay) EarthQuaker hoof fuzz, Death by Audio Apocalypse (distortion, fuzz), mxr blue box, zvex sonar (tremolo) EarthQuaker organizer (octave) Subdecay Spring Theory (reverb ) ... and it comes out nickel.
Purchased in July 2013.
Before buying, I tried the Fender Super-Sonic 22, the Vox AC15C1, the peavey classic 30. I opted for the Egnater, a good compromise value for money.
It sounds great right away respecting the grain of the guitar, and allows to properly break in several registers. Accepts great all types of pedals.
Well to make the catch.
Some switches have a relatively minor impact on the sound (bright / normal, tight / deep). No switch in pedal to switch clean / hot.