GA-10 review by Yamaha

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  • Sound: 4
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 5.5 Decent
  • Users' score: 5.6 (48 votes)
Yamaha: GA-10

Purchased from: N/A

Sound — 4
On clean, too week; on drive, too brash. Amp only really suits metal and some rock. Different guitars dont change the sound - I've tried it. Not too bad considering the amps tinyness and price tag. Definately not gig material.

Overall Impression — 6
Okay for beginners and practising, but for any kind of creativity you need something more. There isnt really a need for this kind of 10W amp anyway - just get a 15 or 20 with the volume turned down slightly. You'll probably get a sound just as good or better. Don't buy it intentionally if you've played guitar before, but don't be put off it it comes in a starter set as it gets the job done.

Reliability & Durability — 6
Never broken down on me and controls remain tight. You'd have to be gimp faced to take it to a gig. On highest volume setting its loud for 10W but will blow up after too long. Either that or give ridiculous feedback, especially with the short lead it comes with. Seriously, it's not for gigs; for practising in the bedroom only.

Features — 6
This amp has 2 channels. The clean is too soft and the drive is too hard and not right sounding, especially on the higher volumes. Has headphone jack and bass/treble controls. It is powerful for 10W and is loud enough for fillin' your bedroom but the sound quality suffers at higher volumes. Should have distortion control as the channels are at the extremes.

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