Rogue G10 10W Guitar Combo Amplifier

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86 out of 100. Incorporating 500+ ratings and reviews.
$39.99

Gearank Recommended

The Rogue G10 appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $100 from August 2020 until July 2021 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other amps. But in October 2022 its ratings were high enough to go back on the list.

Overview

Designed to be affordable and easy to use, the Rogue G-10 is as basic as it gets.

Controls are simplified to just three knobs that control master, volume, treble, and bass, plus a button for engaging overdrive.

But for an affordable amp, the volume knob has good taper.

There are no digital amp models to choose from, as it is more akin to traditional amps. There are really not that many tone options with this little amp.

But that is exactly what it’s supposed to be, a simple amp. It is meant to be a plug-and-play amp that provides usable clean and dirty channels. What I mean by usable is that the tones from the two channels are good enough for beginners to play with.

The overdriven tone has a basic crunch voicing, which works for blues, classic rock, and similar styles. The clean sound has a bit of grit to it, but it is still workable for practice chords and clean tone guitar lines.

In any case, it would be unfair to expect great-quality tones from this amp. As long as you don’t expect it to sound like expensive tube Vox amps, it will sound good enough.

It’s quite loud for a 10W amp with a 5″ speaker, but the headroom is low, which means that pushing the volume too high will result in a muddy sound. This amp is really meant for low volume practice use. Headphones out is provided for quiet practice.

Given its simplicity and basic tone, fast learners will outgrow this amp in no time. But for such a small amp, you’re getting great value.

It’s the best guitar amp under $100 to pair with a budget guitar. This is the best budget guitar amp to get for those who just want to test the waters without spending too much on equipment.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use amp with built-in overdrive
  • Practice friendly volume and headphones out
  • Gritty clean and crunchy overdrive tones

Cons

  • Limited controls
  • Single overdrive voicing
  • For low volume use only

Specifications

  • Power Rating: 10-Watts
  • Speaker Size: 5”
  • Effects: Overdrive
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass
  • Inputs/Outputs: ¼”, AUX-In, Headphone
  • Weight: 6.95 lbs
  • Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 10.2″ x 9″ x 6.1″

Rating Source Highlight

Website Source *Rating Value
YouTube The Guitar Notebook 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm’s adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to Guitar Amps Under $100.

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