When it comes to musical instruments, no other instrument is as intimate as a guitar. It’s held close when being played, so close to the heart that the two seem to become one. Perhaps it is this intimacy that makes guitarists lug their much-loved companion about.
Perhaps you are such a one – a guitar player who is in love with his instrument. If you are, I have a piece of advice for you.
Take your relationship to the next level. Get the best guitar amp for your sweet guitar.
What are Guitar Amps?
Perhaps you are a newbie on the music scene, you will be forgiven for asking that question. But let me indulge you.
A guitar amp is a system of circuits that strengthen weak signals from your guitar’s pickup, giving it a well-balanced sound that is outputted through a speaker. Guitar amps come in two forms:
- A single amplifier unit. This is just the amplifier (and preamplifier)
- A combination of amplifier and speaker. This is the most popular type.
Guitar amplifiers also allow you to adjust your guitar’s output by changing the equalizer settings.
Guitar amplifiers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. It all depends on what you want to use it for.
- 1. 10-Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier that provides explosive tone with intuitive controls.
- 2. Use for electric guitar practice, street performance, karaoke with friends, band performance, outdoors playing.
- 3. Controls: Gain, boost Select Switch, Volume, Treble,Middle, Bass.
“I Don’t Need an Amp, I Play an Acoustic Guitar”
- Everything you need to start playing straight out of the box
- Full-size dreadnought body for full and vibrant tone, suited for all styles of music
- 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
This has been debated over and over again, and the debate still continues (in some unlearned circles of course). The main reason some guitarists are against the amp is that an acoustic guitar derives its tone from the “box” and hence does not need any of the polishing up that an amplifier does. And they are right. The best accessory for an acoustic guitar would be a simple PA – a simple, full range speaker.
That being said, acoustic guitar amps are better than full range speakers in that they have a lot more features to enhance your guitar’s output without altering the tone. Features such as multiple channels, reverb, and onboard effects just to mention a few.
So, no need to worry about the pure sound of your acoustic guitar being defiled. Good acoustic guitars will give you the sound you are accustomed to and love.
Fender Guitar Amps – Still Rocking the Music World
Every guitar player has come across Fender at least once in their lifetime. Whether in name or actually experiencing the iconic brand that shaped the Rock ‘N Roll era.
Fender has been manufacturing high-quality amps since 1946. Because of this, Fender guitar amps have a very good reputation in music circles. Producing clear, crisp tones, there is a Fender guitar amp for any purpose. If you are on the hunt for a guitar amp, this is one brand you should definitely check out. Who knows, your Fender guitar amp might just help you get into the Rock ‘N Roll hall of fame.
How to Choose the Best Guitar Amp: 3 Simple Tips
When it comes to choosing a guitar amp, there are a gazillion to choose from. So how do you know which are the best guitar amps and which ones are just clanging cymbals? A daunting task I know. Let me give you a few pointers before you spoil (in both senses) your guitar.
- Head and Cabinet or Combo?
It depends on where you plan on playing. If it’s a small to medium sized hall, the latest combos are well able to handle the task. If you plan on playing to large crowds in open stadia, then you will need a high powered stack – at least a 4 x 12″ cabinet coupled to a 100-watt head.
- Take Your Guitar With
Don’t make the mistake of going amp shopping for your guitar without your guitar. Many people do. The best way to be sure of the sound your guitar will produce when plugged into an amp is to take it with you. Sure the music store may have the exact same guitar model that you have but it may sound different to your “old faithful”
- Solid State, Tube, Digital, or Hybrid?
Considered as the standard by many professionals, tube amps give a more natural distortion and are louder than solid state amps with the same wattage. Unfortunately, the tubes deteriorate over time and will need replacement.
Solid state amps (so called because they use transistors in their preamp and power sections) have a very good tone and require less maintenance than tube amps.
Digital amps use processors and software to simulate tube amps. Their advantage is that you will have the sounds of many amps in one box.
Hybrid amps, as the name suggests, are a combination of a tube amp in the preamp and a solid state in the power section. The result is a beautifully powered tube tone.
These tips are just but the tip of the iceberg to get you started as you browse the “guitar amps for sale” section of your favorite music store. But they will help you make a good buy.
Hearts, Souls, and Guitar Amps
Ready for that solo practice session or to wow the crowds at your next gig? Make sure to equip your beloved guitar with a proper guitar amp for that melodic tone to come out perfectly. here’s to touching hearts and souls through your music.