We have written 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. We have covered solid state guitar amplifiers, acoustic guitar amplifiers, hybrid guitar amplifiers, modeling guitar amplifiers, plus we have many in-depth guides to valve guitar amplifier technology, the valve amplifier circuits used, how guitar amplifier valves work and how to maintain and repair your valve amplifier. Each style of guitar amplifier and speaker cabinet changes the guitar signal chain and shapes the overall tone that is heard by the listener. The complete set up from pick-ups to speaker is critical to ensuring a good listening experience without noise, hiss and unwanted distortion.
Guide to Guitar Amplifier Technology Use and Design
We have written a number of posts to give you an in-depth Guide to Guitar Amplifier Technology Use and Design. There are many types of guitar amplifier on the market ecah with differing characteristics. Read our guides below to find out more about guitar amplifier technology and use.
The musical instrument gear help guides we have created are separated into different subjects to help you find the subject you are looking for. Click on the links below.
- Combo Guitar Amplifiers Explained (9/1/2019)
- 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)
Guitar Amplifier Technology and Design
Selecting the right type of guitar amplifier for the type of music you want to play is also critical. There are models on the market suited to acoustic players, blues players, jazz players, country players and rock players.
More Musical Instrument Gear Guides
On our web site we have a number of musical instrument gear help guides and these have been separated into different subjects to help you find the subject you are looking for. Subjects covered include Guitar Amplifier Technology Explained where we discuss the different types of guitar amplifier on the market and how the different technology shapes the signal from the guitar and decides what you will hear at the speaker. There is also in-depth guides to valve guitar amplifier technology and valve guitar amplifier circuits plus how guitar amplifier valves work. Guitar Effect Pedals Explained where we go into the many types of effects that are available, the manufacturers that design and create these effects and how using different effect shapes your signal chain and affects your overall tone.
Read our guides to get insight into what each type of pedal does, what to expect when add it to your signal chain, which brands to consider buying and the models to have on your pedal board. We also cover how the guitar effects are linked together, the best order to link the pedals, the use of a effect pedal power supply, creating your first guitar effect pedal board and the difference between buying low cost cheap pedals and buying boutique guitar effect pedals. In our guides we explore and write about Your Guitar Signal Chain Explained, find out what happens when you strum the strings of an electric guitar as it creates an electric current in the pick-ups. This electrical current is very small and includes an number of frequencies and other tonal characteristics. This is the start of your signal chain. In order to hear this signal it must be amplified.
From the pick-ups to the speakers there are many factors which will shape and modify the electrical current that was generated before it appears as a much greater, amplified, sound at the speakers and enters your ears. We have created posts reviewing a number of Famous Guitar Pedal Boards. By reviewing how the famous players have set up their pedal boards, the choice of effect pedals they have decided to use and the brands they work with it is possible to see where their tone comes from. This will then allow you to make your own choices on which guitar effect pedals to buy and to start to design your own pedal board and create your own unique tone and sound.
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- Guitar Amplifier Technology Explained
- Guitar Effect Pedals Explained
- Your Guitar Signal Chain Explained
- Famous Guitar Pedal Boards
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