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Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 : moosers's user review

Characteristics

The Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 is a small practice size guitar amplifier that is solid state based.  Like the name states, it has 25 watts of power and has two standard 1/4 inch inputs in the front of it.  This amp is best suited for practicing at home but can also be used for recording if needed.

Utilization

The Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 amp is pretty standard in make up as it has mostly standard parameters.  It has knobs for volume, gain, tone, and reverb in addition to a bunch more.  If you have ever seen or used a guitar amp before you won't have any trouble with this amp as it has a similar make up to most Fender amps.  I don't have the manual for the Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 so I can't say how complete it is, but a manual really isn't necessary to learn this amp.

Sounds

The sound of the Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 is surprisingly pretty good for such a small amp.  While I generally don't crank it up too loud as I mostly have used it for practicing and messing around, it does have a pretty good overall volume level.  There is plenty of options for controlling your sound and the reverb effect is a nice thing to have in addition to the standard tone and gain parameteres.  I don't use this for overdrive too often but it is capable of getting some nice overdrive sounds in addition to a nice clean sound.

Overall Opinion

While the Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 amp isn't anything to write home about really, it is a suitable practice amp and is better than most amps this size that are out there.  The amp is extremely cheap if you can find one which is what makes this amp such an attractive practice amp.  While it is suitable for recording I really wouldn't recommend it unless it is absolutely necessary as I don't believe the overall tone quality is good enough to put on tape.  Overall if you want a nice little practice amp at a cheap price, the Fender Sidekick Reverb 25 is a worthy choice.