Kevin Saale wrote on Jan 9th, 2009 6:19pm
I used to have an F-30, I sold it not too long ago.
It's a good amp that has great cleans and lots of distortion. To me it excels at cleans (so jazz is covered) and hard rock and metal. I got rid of it because it fell short for classic rock and blues tones (more so for the blues tones)
The lead channel simply has too much gain for blues and to a degree classic rock. I tried using a tubescreamer on the clean channel and cranking it, but power tube distortion on this amp simply does not sound that good.
On big plus for this amp is it sound great at low volumes, but has plenty of power for gigs (low volumes being louder than a loud tv, so definitely not bedroom levels)
In short, this amp will satisfy your clean and hard rock needs very nicely, maybe not your classic rock and blues needs. I'd make sure to try one before jumping in.