The Different Types of Guitar Amplifier


Use the links below to choose the type of  guitar amplifier you are looking for eg valve, solid state, bass, hybrid, vintage, acoustic, modeling etc. Our web site gives you access to some of the best prices online and many special offers on guitar amps. For example you may be looking for a new valve head guitar amp or a valve combo guitar amp or any of the other type of amplifier, they are all listed below. You will find guitar amplifiers by all the major amp manufacturers.

You can also look up guitar amplifiers for bass guitars. We review the prices shown on various web sites and where possible show comparison prices to allow you to source the products at the best price and current deals online. We have written a guide to the various types of guitar amplifier that are on the market, see guitar amplifiers explained for more details.

The Different Types of Guitar Amplifier

Below there is a list of the various types of guitar amplifier based on the type of circuit. For example choose valve, bass, solid state, practice etc. The different circuit design will have an effect on the quality, or more specifically the tone, that is generated by amplifier. A tube guitar amplifier will sound totally different to a solid state guitar amplifier. Click on the type you require and you will see options to split the chosen type of guitar amplifier into different levels. For example valve amplifiers can be split into vinatge valve guitar amps, practice valve amps, combo vale amps etc.  or lead, or the sound, or the style of design.


Behringer AT108 Ultracoustic 15W Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Acoustic Guitar Amplifiers

Acoustic guitar amplifiers are designed for use with acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments. They are designed with a a special frequency response with minimal coloration leaving a very clean sound. To produce this relatively "clean" sound, these amplifiers often have a higher output power than would normally be required to ensure that no distortion is generated during use. There are many styles of guitar amplifier available to guitar players, each with different characteristics and tonal qualities. This page focuses on ...
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Ampeg BA-210 V2 Bass Combo Amplifier

Bass Guitar Amplifiers and Speaker Cabinets

A bass guitar amplifier is different from other guitar amplifiers as they are specially designed to work with the low frequency generated by the bass guitar. While bass guitar amplifiers share the same features of a lead guitar amp there is normally additional circuitry added, like a compressor, to handle low-frequency sound reproduction. There are also different styles of bass guitar amp circuits that are used to generate the overall bass sound that is produced. Bass guitar amplifiers require special ...
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Friedman Brown Eye BE-100 WHT · Guitar Amp Head

Boutique Guitar Amplifiers (Custom Amp Makers)

Boutique guitar amps are becoming increasingly popular due to their use by famous bass and lead guitarists searching for their own special sound or tone. The guitar rigs of most famous guitar players will probably include at least one boutique guitar amp, or two, from respected guitar amp design and manufacturing companies like friedman ampsmagnatone amps or supro amps. No doubt their pedal board will also include will a few boutique guitar effect pedals as well. Boutique guitar amps are normally ...
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Laney LV Series LV300H - Tube Hybrid Guitar Amp Head - 120W - With Reverb

Hybrid Guitar Amplifiers

A Hybrid Guitar Amplifier combines the best features of solid state guitar amp and valve guitar amp circuit design and technology to create a very unique sound. These guitar amps became popular in the 70s and 80s and are still manufactured today. Notable models include the Fender Super Champ XD, and the Roland Bolt amplifier. Randall Amplifiers V2 and T2 use hybrid amp technology. A hybrid amplifier involves one of two combinations of tube and solid-state guitar amplification circuits. The ...
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Peavey Vypyr VIP 2-40 Watt Modeling Guitar Amplifier

Modeling Guitar Amplifiers

Modeling Guitar Amplifiers are now becoming more popular as technology improves and additional modern features are added to the desgns. A modeling guitar amplifier is designed to emulate the sounds of an existing classic guitar amplifier model that is manufactured by another company, possible one which no longer exists, typically vintage valve amplifiers. This is achieved using complicated digital circuitry and the software that is built in to the amp. The software is created by sampling the sounds from the ...
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VOX Pathfinder 10 - 10W Guitar Practice Guitar Amplifier Combo

Practice Guitar Amplifiers

Practice guitar amplifiers are designed to be portable, lightweight, easy to use and with a lower output power. These guitar amplifiers are commonly designed using solid state technology and are cheaper than most other models on the market. The cheap practice guitar amplifiers that are now appearing on the market are mostly made in china in high volumes and the price reflects the level of quality with mass production. These low cost models are normally purchased by new guitar players ...
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Odyssey 19" Rack Unit System for Rack mounted guitar Amps and Effects

Rack Mounted Guitar Amps, Compare Prices

Rack mounted guitar amplifiers are designed to be used within a rack cabinet and are wired to multiple speaker cabinets. These are normally referred to as part of an Amp Rack system. There are many styles of guitar amplifier on the market and rack mounted designs are often forgotten. Rack mounted guitar amplifiers are popular with touring bands and venues and popular amplifier makes include Gallien Krueger Amps, Behringer Amps plus many more. Rack mounted guitar amplifiers are mounted by ...
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Orange Crush Pro-60 Solid Stage Guitar Amplifier Combo

Solid State Guitar Amplifiers – Combo and Head Style

This page focuses on Solid State Guitar Amplifiers that have a unique circuit design and tonal range. These amps are cheaper to make than valve guitar amps and tend to have a cleaner tone range. Popular with jazz guitar players and in fact there are many solid state amps that are design and advertised as jazz guitar amps. Use this page as a gateway to choosing a new solid state guitar amplifier. Below there are links to choose between either solid ...
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Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus Guitar Amplifier Combo

The Best Jazz Guitar Amplifiers Compared

When playing Jazz there is a specific tone that the jazz guitar player is looking for and this special Jazz tone is only achievable with the correct type of guitar and amplifier. Electric Jazz guitar has a distinctive sound and this is achieved by a combination of a semi-acoustic electric guitar, minimal effects, and a great sounding Jazz guitar amplifier that has a clean tone and high headroom (enough power to ensure the output is not distorted).  A good set ...
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Fender 57 Custom Pro Amplifier - Vintage Valve Guitar Amplifiers - All Tube Amps

Valve Guitar Amplifiers – Tube Head and Combo Amps

Valve guitar amplifier enthusiasts believe that tube guitar amps produce a "warmer" sound and a more natural "overdrive" sound. You will often hear guitar players talking about tone and this refers mainly to the sound from a valve guitar amplifier. From the 1930's onward a number of companies began manufacturing small portable combo guitar amplifiers. These early amps featured valve circuit design technology for converting the small voltage that was generated by a pickup, or microphone, in the guitar body ...
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Do not forget that if you buy a head style amplifier you will also need to buy a guitar amp speaker cabinet. If you know the make of guitar amplifier you require you can also use this link to look up the different makes of guitar amplifier. Use this if you want specific amplifier eg if you want a list of marshall guitar amplifiers then select makes and then choose Marshall and you will be taken to a page showing only marshall amps. There are separate pages which shows the manufacturers of guitar amplifiers and manufacturers of boutique guitar amplifiers. Click on the link to see those pages.

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