Solid State Combo Guitar Amplifiers

This page focuses on Solid State Combo Guitar Amplifiers. A combo guitar amplifier has the sound amplification circuit and the speaker within the same wooden cabinet. This makes it easy for use at home, in the studio and when touring as the guitar player can plug in his guitar and start playing. Solid state guitar amps became popular in the 70’s when silicone chip technology became mass produced and cheaper than the original valve components which were used in guitar amp manufacture. Solid state  guitar amplifiers have a cleaner sound and are popular with Jazz players however models are specially designed for Heavy Metal guitar players. A solid state combo is generally cheaper to buy than a valve combo amps.


Listed below are some individual solid state combo guitar amplifiers. Our web site features all types of guitar amplifier and if you are unsure about the differences in the guitar amplifier circuitry and overall sound then we have written a brief explanation about each type on our guitar amplifiers explained page.

A Selection of Solid State Combo Guitar Amplifiers

Check out this list to choose your favourite solid state guitar amplifier or amplifier manufacturer. You will be taken to a separate page displaying all of the current suppliers and price offers for that models. Just click the buy now link and place your order.

Solid State Guitar Amplifiers Explained

MARSHALL MG50FX Solid State Combo Guitar Amplifier
MARSHALL MG50FX Solid State Combo Guitar Amplifier

A Combo style guitar amplifier includes the amplifier circuitry (the part that shapes and increases the sound generated by the guitar pick-ups) and the speaker (the part that converts the amplified electrical signal within the same wooden cabinet. These guitar amplifiers are powered by solid state technology (basically transistors, integrated circuits and diodes).

This style of guitar amplifier became popular in the 70’s due to reduced manufacturing costs and size requirements over the previous valve amplifier technology. Using solid state components reduces the cost of the manufacturing and makes mass production easier to achieve. Generally, solid state amplifiers are used are used as practice amplifiers however there are some high end amplifiers used by professional musicians, especially bass players. The sound quality from a solid state lead amplifier is not as desirable as the tone that can be achieved by valve guitar amplifiers.

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