In today’s review we are looking at a cheap, but not necessarily nasty little amp. The SX (Essex) 10 Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier (SX GA1065).
Now straight up, it’s a very simple little solid state combo amplifier and it retails for around $100.00. It is usually sold as part of the SX guitar and amp kit. Although, you can find them a lot cheaper than that second-hand, I bought mine for just $20.00.
The amp has simple controls with High, Mid and Low EQ, doing what they should. It also has a built-in Drive button to add a preset amount of delicious solid state distortion, okay that was some totally unnecessary sarcasm, but this amp, let’s be realistic, is great for cleans and maybe some very light over drive, but it’s just not going to handle a heavy amount of distortion! Run it into a quad box if you must!
Okay the amp is very simple and I won’t waffle about its features, but in short here are the specs…
- Dimensions 28.5cm (H) x 27cm (W) x 16.5cm (D).
- 1 instrument input.
- Volume, high, mid and low controls.
- Vintage look silver grille cloth.
- Overdrive push switch.
- Headphone socket.