Originally Posted by billco
Note all Fender China built amps are non-field serviceable; i.e., disposable amps. That's not to say a good tech can't repair it, just that it wasn't designed with longevity in mind. Therefore, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for, some people are fine with that, some aren't.
I'm curious what that statement is based on. Is circuit board construction, cheap components or personal experience? I've got a SCXD and it seems to be reasonably well made. Is it booteek, handwired and bullet proof? Of course not, but at the price point my opinion is that if it is treated well, it should last quite a while.
In terms of sound quality, I think it sounds better than many more expensive amps I've tried. YMMV