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Sawtooth ST-AMP-10 Guitar Amp Review

 

 
Overview
 

Type: ,
 
Speaker: 6.5"
 
Output (RMS): 10 watts
 
Channels: 1
 
Weight: 2.76kg
 
Dimensions: 12.7cm x 26.6cm x 28cm
 
Reverb: No
 
Onboard effects: Drive
 
Other features: 3 band EQ, headphone output
 
Buy: Buy from Amazon
 
Sound
6.5


 
Features
7.0


 
Build Quality
7.0


 
Value
8.0


 
Total Score
7.1


User Rating
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Pros


Very very affordable, nice features.

Cons


No aux input


Verdict

Amazing what so little money can buy.

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Posted August 17, 2017 by

 
Full review
 
 

SawtoothThe Sawtooth ST-AMP-10 guitar amp is a 10 watt small practice amp that is very affordable. In this review, we’ll check out the specs and help you decide whether this little pocket rocket is right for you.

Features

10 watts isn’t a lot of power, but then again, for small practice situations, you don’t need (or want) a lot of power. Having a nice affordable and compact practice comes in really handy. The specifications of the Sawtooth 10 watt amp are:

  • 10 watts
  • 6.5″ speaker
  • Controls
    • Volume
    • Gain
    • Drive select switch
    • Treble
    • Middle
    • Bass
  • Input jack
  • Headphone output

Sawtooth 2For the price, the features are impressive. A 3 band EQ is kind of a luxury in something so affordable. Headphones are a must, especially in home environments. The closed back design aims to increase the bass as much as possible, a common challenge for small amps.

Sound

You’ll be able to use more than just guitars with this amp. It will suit keyboards, vocals and just about anything with a pickup. The sound is plenty loud to fill a room, though as with any amp this size, it will struggle to contend with drums or many accompanying instruments. Unless of course, you mic it up to a PA!

The EQ works great, I managed to dial in a sweet spot by turning the dials until I found an audible change in tone. By repeating that step with all the dials, the sound was pretty darn nice. The gain control allows you to add some crunch, but I found that when I turned it up high, the tone was just too broken. If you really want that distorted tone, just press the Drive Selector and WHAM, distortion. There’s enough saturation to have plenty of fun with, though backing off the gain at this point is advised.

One surprise I found was that it sounds great with acoustic guitars. So if you’re in the market for an acoustic guitar (firstly, read our post here on this topic), it’s definitely worth a look.

Verdict

Cheap, solidly build, Drive selector, 3 band EQ…there are a lot of pro’s here. Some people may prefer to have an aux input for jamming, but not everyone. If you’re in need of an affordable little amp, with some fun tones and a headphone jack, check it out!

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