I have been playing this amplifier almost exclusively, evaluating it. Not been playing much, though. I had a lot of fun with the RG652 guitar with the “Air – ified” pickups. What I did perceive, is a bit of lack of coherence at lower frequencies, it can get a bit flubby(?), and does not stay “tight”. More time, with more guitars, required to evaluate this. I also need to get back to the Laney Cub 10, just for a sonic baseline adjustment.
This amplifier does not lack for bass response in my playing environment, I normally turn down the bass knob a lot, sometimes play with it at about 8 o’clock or below. Which alters something in the midrange. Small tweaks seem to have very audible effects on that. My ears do not like a lot of hard treble, so I sometimes turn down the treble knob to that level as well. There is indeed many good tones to be had out of this amplifier, if you enjoy twiddling knobs all the time. I do not. What I do find (still learning about guitars and amplifiers, remember), is that playing the low E string to try and set the Bass knob, and playing the high E string to tune up Treble, does not work. Will need to play a third fret G-barre for the Bass setting, and a twelve fret chord for the Treble setting, trying to balance out a pleasant sound profile with nice mids.
If this is all speaker related (it is not), I require a speaker with tight bass response, not flubby and loose, smearing chords about. And the speaker has to have a sweet top end, no harsh treble. While retaining “sparkle”. And, I need a hand-wired amplifier to test voicing by playing with different capacitors and resistors.
And, OOH!, what fun to turn open the "Gain", unfortunately I then have to turn down the Master Volume a lot, and cannot open up the guitar much, but, what fun.