#1
I have just received an electric guitar from a friend and need an amp. I have not got the first clue what kind of amp or what type i need or want.
Does anyone know an amp (with a link) that is great for beginners? i just want one that i can practice on. As cheap as possible because i'll buy a better amp when i become a better guitar player

Thanks a billion

swood91

EDIT: I've heard you can buy personal amps or something like that that can costs little as £15.. or something like that lol. thats the sort of price i'm looking for.
Last edited by swood91 at Sep 15, 2009,
#2
The stock suggestions are Peavey Vypyr, Vox VT15, and Roland Cubes. Any of those should do ya right for now.
#4
Although that may be a good quality amp i'm looking for something a lot lower in price. Around £30

Thanks anyway
#5
Ok, you're actually just talking about the little toy mini amps for that price range.
Here's a couple

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Mini-Deluxe-Amp?sku=480704

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MS2-Mini-Amp?sku=482812


These are pretty cool too, it doesn't have a speaker, it's made for headphones.
But if you have some computer speakers or something, you could plug them into this..

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Amplug-Classic-Rock-Headphone-Amp?sku=481677

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#6
Quote by swood91
Although that may be a good quality amp i'm looking for something a lot lower in price. Around £30

Thanks anyway

They exist. But there's nothing worth having at that price man.

Guitars are an expensive interest to have I'm afraid.

EDIT: Forgot about the Amplug. Yeah, those are pretty neat and worth looking into.
#7
Yeah my friend says there even ones that strap to your waste.

I understand where your coming from but i don't want to spend that amount of money and then not learn to play guitar. Obviously i really do want to learn but i've been told stories about really eager people giving up within months or even weeks
#8
I understand where you're coming from too - I had the same concern for a while when I started. Fortunately, my brother already played, so I just used his shit for a while.

Consider this, too. I don't know how much those go for across the pond, but IIRC Voxes tend to be cheaper over there.
#9
Maybe just get an acoustic?
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#10
Quote by JesusCrisp
Maybe just get an acoustic?


No i definitely want to play electric... Maybe i should just fork out the money
#11
Quote by swood91
No i definitely want to play electric... Maybe i should just fork out the money


No, I think you're on the right track.

If I understand right, you got your electric free as a gift?
so you've shelled out 0$$ so far..

If you want to make sure you can play before making big investment, the little mini amps are fine..

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#12
Quote by jonmo1
No, I think you're on the right track.

If I understand right, you got your electric free as a gift?
so you've shelled out 0$$ so far..

If you want to make sure you can play before making big investment, the little mini amps are fine..


Thats exactly what i was thinking, but i couldn't find them anywhere. Checked loads of sites but i don't really have a clue what to search for to be honest which doesn't help. Is there a special name for these mini-amps?
#13
Did you not see my first post??

I listed 2 miniamps and 1 headphone amp at MusiciansFriend.Com

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#15
Quote by jonmo1
Did you not see my first post??

I listed 2 miniamps and 1 headphone amp at MusiciansFriend.Com


Sorry i completely missed that post