Since my site is quite popular with amplifier fans, I wanted to show you this video of the Squire SP-10 amplifier, which is a little 10 watt amplifier made by Squire (who are of course related to Fender).
I thought I’d post about the amplifier because I’m going to mod this one beyond recognition, so it’s kind of a document of what this one sounded like when it was still alive (and if my modding is successful it may be even better).
This was the kind of amplifier (and it still is) that you get in “guitar bundles” and to that end to make the demonstration period-correct as it were I pairing it in this video with an Encore E1-B guitar which is also going to get modded beyond all recognition (but that’s going to be in a different video).
I play a little bit of clean and a little bit of dirty in the video. I really like the way this amp sounds clean, but I don’t really think the way it sounds dirty is very usable, because it’s just got one switch; you switch it on for over driven (or dirty or whatever) and…you switch it off. You basically can’t control the amount of gain that you get.
Now in some ways that’s completely brilliant, and in other ways it makes this a bit of a one-trick pony.
What I really like about this amp is its clean sounds, and it helps that the Encore E1-B (or at least this particular one) has quite a nice, clean treble-y pickup, so although it’s a humbucker, it sounds very agreeable.
Anyway, you might spot that I’ve set up a new YouTube channel for my guitar videos, so check this one out and let my terrible playing do the talking!