Category: Hardware

Vacuum Tubes Guitar Amplifier

Vacuum tubes were fairly common before the solid-state semiconductors appeared. Vacuum tubes conquered the active electronic components in most instrument amplifier applications. Solid-state semiconductors, also known as transistor amps, took over since they are more affordable, easier to build and require less maintenance. These amplifiers are heat and shock-resistant, so they are able to reduce…
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Solid-State Guitar Amplifier

Solid-state guitar amplifiers are based on a semiconductor or on a transistor. They are lighter, tougher, cheaper and more reliable than the tube-based versions. Solid-state guitar amplifiers have many versions that vary in output power, size, price and sound quality. These types of amps also vary in terms of functionality.  Solid-state guitar amps can travel…
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Combo Guitar Amplifiers

Combo guitar amplifiers are able to merge all of the components of an amplification chain. These amps are a type of stack amplifier designed to be portable. There are many sizes, configurations and output levels to choose from, and everyone can use them, no matter if it’s the begging of their career or has many…
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Hybrid Amplifiers for Guitar

Hybrid amplifiers are formed by a combination of tube and solid-state amplification. Most likely they will contain a tube power amplifier that is fed by a solid-state preamplifier circuit. In other cases, the tube preamplifier will be fed by a solid-state output stage. Most original MusicMan amplifiers are categorized under the first type we described.…
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Modelling Amplifiers for Guitar

Each amplifier serves a specific purpose. Modelling amplifiers are designed to mimic the sound of modern and vintage amplification gear, although physically they might look like conventional guitar amplifiers. The settings are different for each one. The modelling amplifier for guitar offers diverse sounds and volumes. Delay and chorus guitar effects are common, and this…
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Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Acoustic guitar amplifiers are similar to keyboard amplifiers because they tend to have a flat frequency and minimum correlation. Acoustic guitar amplifiers serve many purposes and diverse music genres, being blues, folk and bluegrass the most common ones. These kinds of amplifiers produce a clean sound that prevents unnecessary distortion. In order for this clean…
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Amplifier Stack

An amplifier stack is a setup. There are half stacks, full-stacks, double-stalks and plain old stalks. The term we use depends entirely on the music style we are aiming towards. It’s not the same for retro heavy metal guitarists than for jazz guitarists. In regard to instrument amplifiers, there are two types. The combo amplifier…
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