high gain

Can an entry-level modeler hang with the big dogs?

Excellent interface. Very portable. Nice modulation tones.

Some subpar low-gain dirt sounds. Could be a little more rugged.

$399

HeadRush MX5
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Specs

Tubes: Four KT77 power tubes, six 12AX7 preamp tubes
Output:
100 watts at 4, 8, or 16 Ω
Channels:
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Controls:
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Additional Features:
Switchable series and parallel FX loop with parallel Return Level control, compensated recording out, MIDI switching, 7-button footswitch

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