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Squier Sidekick Amp   

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Cranks out 10W of power through a 5-inch heavy-duty speaker. Features volume, treble, and bass controls with a push-button gain switch. Headphone jac...Click To Read More About This Product

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A practice amp that travels light and easy!

Cranks out 10W of power through a 5-inch heavy-duty speaker. Features volume, treble, and bass controls with a push-button gain switch. Headphone jack, black Tolex covering , chrome metal corners, silver grille cloth.

FEATURES
  • 10 watts
  • Five-inch heavy-magnet speaker
  • Volume and two tone controls plus gain switch

Go for big sound in a very portable amp. Do it today.

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2.5

(based on 35 reviews)

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nice beginner amp

I got the Squire Sidekick amp as part of a squire beginners package and its fine for a beginners amp. Thankfully I like to play with distortion, because the clean channel on this amp...Read complete review

I got the Squire Sidekick amp as part of a squire beginners package and its fine for a beginners amp. Thankfully I like to play with distortion, because the clean channel on this amp is not very good, especially when your playing full chords the lower tones just mess it up and it sounds weird. Its possible to get good distortion out of this amp in overdrive mode, depending on the settings you use on the amp and the guitar, and how you play. I find that using low amp volume, high guitar volume, and more treble than bass works good. However it is a LOT of distortion and as another reviewer said it can play metal and make other stuff sound like metal, but thats about it.I play a Squire Strat Standard with it.

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I've seen much better.

The amp has a volume, treble, and bass control, and a distortion button, and a headphone jack. That's it. It needs to have a mid-range frequency control at least.I don't like the...Read complete review

The amp has a volume, treble, and bass control, and a distortion button, and a headphone jack. That's it. It needs to have a mid-range frequency control at least.I don't like the built-in distortion because it is muddy and you can't control how much you have. I use a Boss Metal Zone MT-2, which fixed the amount of distorton and the muddiness. That pedal can have alot of low and mid-range frequencies when you want it to, but the amp still sounded really shrill, unlike most other amps I've played.I use an American Fender Stratocaster, Mexican Fender Stratocaster, and a Studio Les Paul, Boss Metal Zone MT-2, Vox V848 Clyde McCoy Wah Wah, and Rapco cords.If I were you, I would spend just a little more and get one with the reverb feature, such as a Crate, Orange, or Marshall. I feel Fender and it's Squier company don't build very good practice amps. I've also owned a Fender Frontman 15G and it was only a little better than this. However, I've been very satisfied with Fender's larger amps (primarily tube driven, 30 watts and up) such as the Hot Rod series.This amp has some good. It is built nice and sturdily and I like the older look it has. (Silver grill cloth, black covering, etc.) A problem is that the speaker looks poorly designed. (Yes, I opened it up and examined the components)I really don't think I would recommend this amp.

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1.0

Don't get this.

By MrEMG

from IL

Well, I got it with my Squier Bullet a long time ago and, it is extremely limited. There are only three things you can adjust: Treble, Bass, and Volume. Squier guitars can be good, but their amps are horrible. The Clean is super fuzzy and sometimes the distortion is super hot, it pierces your ears. Don't get this.

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3.0

Not half bad

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This amp is actually pretty sweet if you know about guitars. Hook up a good guitar and some sweet pedals and the amp will sound great. This is a good learning/room amp.

 
1.0

Squire amp

By Quenton

from Carencro, LA

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This amp is a great little practice amp. When I was starting to play guitar I was tight on money. I saw this it amp got it at a low price. It has a volume control, bass control and treble control with distortion button and headphone jack. It may need more features for a better guitarist. But begging with a guitar, it's great. If you have any questions, Email me...

 
4.0

Good only for portable play, nothing else

By DaSt

from Puerto Rico

Only buy it if you wanna have a really portable amp - it sounds ok, except the clean tone sucks a bit, gets pretty loud. Other than that, it sucks, it has no features whatsoever.

 
3.0

Ok for a beginner I guess

By Coolguy-toRZO

from Williamstow,WV

This amp is not very good. it has hardly no features and it sound isn't that great.

 
1.0

This is not a very good amp.

By jord_c_2007

from Cinn. OH

When I turned it on, it worked. I turned it off, and plugged-in, and I got no sound. I jiggled the input and it started to fuzz. I also found out the amp only worked on overdirve. This is a waste of $$$. I think the Harmony practice amp is even better than this.

 
2.0

An alright practice amp

By Squiggy42790

from Ocala, FL

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This amp is alright for a beginner, but you might want to get a larger one wtih more features. All it has is 10W, treble, bass, volume control, headphone jack, and a distortion button. An alright amp... could use improvements.

 
4.0

A good practice amp for beginners

By rmaxtpmx

from trucksville, PA

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I picked this out for my brother who is just learning, cause of the low price, and some good things I have heard about it. I like the bass knob, but there is only that and one treble, which is fine for beginners. On clean, it sounds great with my Ibanez. This Squier sounds good with the overdrive, but it is quite weak with mine. Overall, great for beginners, pretty good for a practice amp otherwise.

 
2.0

Good Starter, but about the worst for bands

By Cade Cottrell

from Alpine, Utah

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this amp is the first i ever got. i thought it was great because of the distortion, don't be deceived. This amp is good for those kids just starting out cause it's cheap, but for anyone who's played for over 2 years don't even think about buying it. I like to transcribe songs a lot and this amp just can't get the sound of almost any band, punk, classic, jazz, alternative, nothing. The distortion sounds like the just made it crackle more and the bass doesn't change hardly from 0 to 10. At first i thought it was my guitar but in a different amp it sounds great. just don't be deceived and don't touch this amp unless you're a beginner. The only compliment i have for this amp is that it's cheap.

 
2.0

Not bad for starters, horrible everywhere else

By The Jman 808

from Kailua, Hawaii

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I got this amp for my start because it was super super cheap. Big mistake. Not only is this amp so spartan in terms of features, it really just doesn't sound great period. Beginners should do themselves a favor and pass on this amp.

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