A combo guitar amplifier is the complete package for a guitar player having the amplifier circuit and speaker (or speakers) within the same wooden cabinet. This allows a guitarist to play anywhere without the need for additional equipment. The basic set up being a guitar, cable and the combo guitar amplifier. Combo guitar amplifiers were the earliest guitar amplifiers designed, coming on to the market in the 1930’s. When these early bands played the guitar sound, then being acoustic, was easily drowned out by other instruments like the drums, double bass and piano.
There was a need to amplify the guitar sound so people could hear the guitar when the other instruments were being played. Using valve technology companies designed guitar amplifiers with a speaker and a microphone that could be fitted to the guitar. This allowe dthe guitar sound to be amplified to higher vlevels.
From these early combo guitar amplifiers many new designs and styles have evolved. Now there are many types of combo guitar amplifier to choose from. The most popular models are valve combo guitar amps as used by many famous players however there are also solid state combo guitar amps and bass guitar combo amps available. Use the links below to review the current models on offer, check out the latest price offers and place your order.
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Guitar Amplifier Technology Explained
Listed below are a number of guides to guitar amplifier technology. Learn about the different types of guitar amplifier on the market and how the different technology shapes the signal from the guitar and decides the type of tone you can expect to at the speakers.
- Guide to Guitar Amplifier Technology Use and Design (6/3/2019)
- Guitar Amplifiers Explained – All Types & Makes (4/7/2017)
- Head Guitar Amplifier Explained (9/1/2019)
- Valve Amplifier Push-Pull Output Stage Operation Explained (11/7/2017)
- Valve Amplifier Single Ended Output Stage Explained (11/8/2017)
- Valve Guitar Amplifier – Output Tubes Explained (11/5/2017)
- Valve Guitar Amplifier – Pre-Amplifier Tube Operation Explained (11/4/2017)
- Valve Guitar Amplifier – Pre-Amplifier Valves Compared (3/27/2018)
- Valve Guitar Amplifier – Technology Explained (11/11/2017)
- Valve Guitar Amplifier – Tube Amp Basics Explained (10/8/2017)
- Valve Guitar Amplifier – Tube Maintenance and Care (9/19/2017)
- Valve Guitar Amplifier – Tube Operation Explained (11/6/2017)
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