« Jeez... fantastic little rig! »Publié le 13/12/11 à 06:34
Getting a good sound out of this amp is surprisingly easy. It's only got the two channels each with just a volume control and the four band EQ for dialing in tones. However that doesn't stop the amp from sounding really, really good. I was actually shocked the first time I plugged into it. The interface is easy enough to dial in which is great. The extra control afforded by the separate midrange controls really helps out a lot as well. There's no onboard overdrive or effects like reverb or delay so you're left having to use pedals if you want versatility. However the core tones out of this little amp really are excellent clean tones, so as long as you're fine with using dry cleans or pedals, you're set to go!
This amp, though it's basically a little monitor still manages to somehow sound really excellent. I'm not sure how Traynor did it but they were able to pack a ridiculously gutsy and powerful sounding clean tone that works so well for funk or blues type sounds into such a little package. It almost sounds like there is a built in compressor or limiter that ever so slightly distorts the signal giving some great natural sounding breakup to the sound. Considering that this is a tiny little solid state amp, that comes as a surprise. Using single coils yields some great classic funk and country tones, and switching over to humbuckers thickens up to the tone for some clean classic rock type textures with a hint of natural breakup... oh yeah!
All in all I think this amp is really fantastic for the cash. They're about $170 new and to me that's a fantastic deal considering that you've got a great sounding small amplifier that's not overly loud (yet loud enough) and is portable, plus can deal with not only guitar, but also microphone and your CD/MP3 player as well! I'm definitely impressed and definitely would recommend this to someone who needs a little amp that trades extra features in on a tone that rocks.