Most helpful critical review
Does what it says on the box, but 'OD' is pretty crude
on 11 March 2010
OK - so we're talking a very mini amp here so it would be silly to expect too much.
As long as you don't crank it too high, it does its job well. I find it especially good when used with electro acoustics. It's also OK with electrics, but it doesn't take kindly to being driven too hard. Thus the 'Overdrive' (OD) setting needs careful and judicious use or you end up with a really grating roar that isn't either pleasant or musical.
I often use it with earphones for quiet practice, and this is where it comes in very useful with an electric guitar which, unamplified, won't usually project much sound and you can practise to your heart's content whilst hearing the full electric sound in your earphones.
Battery life can be short, but any standard plug-in transformer works well as long as you adjust the polarity and voltage as per the manual.
On balance, then, I recommend this mini-amp for consideration but, as other reviewers have said, the Fender with twin 2" speakers isn't much more expensive and is probably a better buy,