Combo Guitar Amplifiers Explained

Video Review : Bugera V55 Infinium Tube Combo and Head

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

Head Guitar Amplifier Explained

Blackstar Silverline Deluxe Head Modeling Guitar Amp (100W) Guitar Amplifier

A head guitar amplifier is the amplifier circuit within a cabinet or case without a speaker. This make it easy to transport the guitar amplifier as there are no heavy speakers to carry around. For most touring guitarists a head guitar amp allows the player to have his own unique sound and set up available

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Pre-Amplifier Valves Compared

Guitar Amp Valves Compared

Guitar Amplifier Pre-Amplifier Valves Compared: There are many different guitar amp pre-amplifier valves on the market both new and old vitage stock. These can be made by a number of makes or brands and have varying performance values. It is possible with a lot of the valves to swap them around in the pre-amplifier stage of

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Technology Explained

Fender Deluxe Valve Guitar Amplifier Circuit Diagram

Guitar Valve Amplifier Technology Explained We have written a number of pages to explain the guitar valve amplifier technology and some of the work that is behind valve guitar amplifier design, components used in the manufacturing process and how to care and maintain your valve amplifier in top condition. Our articles explains guitar valve amplifier technology

Valve Amplifier Single Ended Output Stage Explained

Tube Guitar Amp Circuit Diagram using 12AX7 and 6V6GT tubes.

The Valve Amplifier Single Ended Output Stage Is probably the simplest form of power amplifier. They are usually used for relatively small amplifiers, e.g., less than 15W, and are invariably cathode-biased. Higher powers are obtainable with either very large power valves, or by using multiple valves in parallel, but beyond about 15W it is usual

Valve Amplifier Push-Pull Output Stage Operation Explained

Fender Deluxe Valve Guitar Amplifier Circuit Diagram

Below we have given an insight into Valve Amplifier Push-Pull Output Stage Operation. The guitar valve amplifier Push-Pull Output Stage is used in circuit design when output power, more than about 15W, are required. This arrangement allows the valves to be operated in Class AB, which is considerably more efficient than Class A (up to 80%

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Tube Operation Explained

Inside a 12AX7 Valve

Guitar amp valves or Valves Operation Explained: You will hear people talk about Valve amps and Tube amps. They are the same with the valve being a European term and the tube being used in the USA. From the 1940’s until the 1970’s tubes were used in nearly all electronic devices, such as TV, Radio,

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Output Tubes Explained

EL34 (6CA7) Valves (Tubes) - JJ Matched Quad NEW TESTED

Here we take some time to review Valve Guitar Amplifier circuits and specifically the Output Tubes Explained. There are many solid state amplifiers on the market and modeling amps which claim to replicate the vintage valve guitar amplifier sound but any guitarist who has used any of these knows that the only way to get that

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Pre-Amplifier Tube Operation Explained


A quick and easy pre-amplifier valve change in the front section of you your valve guitar amplifier can make the most dramatic tonal alteration achievable from a single component swap, other than perhaps a speaker change. This article has ben created as a guide to Pre-Amplifier Tube Operation and will explain the basics of how valves