How to Choose A Guitar Amp 2
How to Choose A Guitar Amp
In the first part of this series found here- how to choose a guitar amp, we discussed the different configurations of the cabinets of a guitar amp, including a combo or combination where every component is in 1 cabinet or box. The other set-ups were called a half-stack, where the pre-amp and amp were in 1 cabinet called an "amp head" and the speaker rested below the amp head. The third set-up is called a full stack, and this includes an amp head and 2 speakers, 1 on top of the other.
- heavier, slightly more temperamental,
- tubes are a bit more difficult to source and replace,
- they require more maintenance
- take time to warm up
- cannot produce harshest tones without digital combination or high volume output
- Less maintenance
- Digital effects available
- Cheaper (30% to 50% cheaper)
- Can model several tube amps in 1 amp
I highly recommend a couple of acoustic guitar amps if you are strictly looking for just an acoustic guitar amp, and have no interest in amplifying or playing an electric guitar.