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Squier Sidekick Amp  

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  • Squier

    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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    4.0

    nice beginner amp

    By Trekkie12

    from California

    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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    3.0

    sounds muddy

    By Mickey-jHl4f

    from saranac lake, NY

    Unless you are a heavy metal guitarist this isn't a good amp for you. it is very muddy and the overdrive feature could be better too.

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    1.0

    Bad

    By zero23123

    from Wind Gap,PA

    This amp is awful...I got it to start with not knowning how bad it is. The clean is very muddy and overdrive is horrible. I have to play with the volume knob just to have the sound come out. Waste of money!!!

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    4.0

    ok

    By DumbBlondeRocker

    from PLanet earth

    I bought my first electirc guitar with this amp. Its alright, and has an alright sound quality. It doesnt go very loud but its loud enough for a practice amp. Its a good amp for beginners.

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    2.0

    Not bad for starters, horrible everywhere else

    By The Jman 808

    from Kailua, Hawaii

    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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    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.

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    4.0

    jaxiepaul

    By jaxiepaul

    from Seward, NE

    This is a great little amp, I use two of them in stereo in the clean mode with a distortion pedal, a proverb, and chorus. It sounds great. I highly recommend this amp, and the price is right.

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    1.0

    not a great amp

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    The amp came free with my strat I would not buy it for 5 dollars. If you turn it off of clean mode it sounds very "toyish". For a begginer it would be ok to use for a while but you would have to upgrade somtime. My advise is to save up and buy at least a 20 watt!

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    1.0

    Squire amp

    By Quenton

    from Carencro, LA

    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...

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