Amplification….Instrument amplification is a huge category which encompasses acoustic and electric guitar amps, bass amps, and powered PA speakers used as acoustic amplifiers. Each of these can be broken down farther:
Acoustic amplifiers are basically amps designed to amplifiy instruments such as acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins, cellos, dulcimers, acoustic bass and the human voice. The typically are somewhat portable and are often characterized as a portable PA system. The usually have a channel for an instrument and a channel for a microphone and make a great convenient way to amplify about anything. We stock Roland, Fender, Fishman and Vox acoustic amps.Electric guitar amplifiers come in practice, combo, and head/cabinet configurations. Todays practice amps are amazing in the ability to add effects and great sound at very affordable prices. The slightly larger versions of these are called combo amps and usually feature a 15-100 watt amplifier paired with a speaker or speakers in single unit. Head /Cabinet combinations are typically called stacks and have a separate amplifier and speaker cabinet that are tied together via a speaker cable. They are usually a bit cumbersome to move but provide high volume in rock and roll situations. Electric amps also come in two main designs: vacuum tube and solid state.