Amplifier Stack

Instrument amplifiers come in two forms. First, is the combination, or “combo” amplifiers, containing both an amplifier and a loudspeaker in one unit. Alternatively, the amplifier is separate from the loudspeaker and joined to it by cables. The separate...

Acoustic Guitar Amplifiers

Acoustic guitar amplifiers are made for acoustic guitars and similar instruments and have been widely used in genres such as blues, folk, and bluegrass. In a way, they’re similar to keyboard amplifiers, in that they have a rather flat frequency response with...

Modeling Amplifiers for Guitar

Modeling amplifiers look like conventional guitar amplifiers but are primarily designed to emulate the sound of well-known modern and vintage amplification gear. They come in diverse speaker configurations and are able to provide a variety of sound at any...

Hybrid Amplifiers for Guitar

Hybrid amplifiers consist of either of two combinations of tube and solid-state amplification. It may have a tube power amp fed by a solid-state preamp circuit, as in most original MusicMan amplifiers. Or alternatively, a tube preamplifier can feed a solid-state...

Combo Guitar Amplifiers

Combo guitar amplifiers incorporate all components of an amplification chain in a single enclosure. They are different from other “stack” amplifiers in that they’re a self-contained unit designed for portability. You can find them in different sizes,...

Solid-State Guitar Amplifier

Solid-state circuits found in guitar amplifiers are often based on a transistor or semiconductor. These amplifiers are in most cases cheaper to produce and more reliable than tube-based versions. They are much lighter and less fragile than them as well. Solid-state...