Ok, so I got it yesterday. Guitar Center was having one of their revolving $50 off $299 or more sales so this thing was $250. Not too bad. And I have to say I was really impressed with Guitar Center. I placed the order on their website with the discount code provided by one of their online chat people–this was Friday. It shipped the same day (free shipping) and arrived at my house on Wednesday. Cool.
Ok, so how’s the amp? Well, it’s great. I can’t really add too much to this great review on Gizmag. A few random notes.
Sound. So far I’m mostly playing on the Deluxe setting, which is modeled after the Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb. It sounds awesome. So clean and precise. It also sounds awesome at low volume, which is what I wanted because I have tinnitus and neighbors and kids and I like to play at night. But I like all the models and have only just begun to play with them a bit. And I haven’t even cracked the owner’s manual yet. I also tried it with my Ibanez Tube Screamer, which seemed to go well.
Size. The size is great. I like to put it on the coffee table when I play and then put it back on the bookshelf when I’m done. The cord is kind of annoying so I may get some rechargable batteries, though it takes 8 AAs which seems like a lot.
Color. I decided I wanted the THR10C for the clean tones but I was kind of bummed about not getting the cool cream color of the orginal THR5 and THR10. But while the THR10C color looked weird and industrial online, it looks great in person.