#1
thanks for looking guys!

well, whats the difference between them?

head


Amp


im only making a guess but does it have to do with say, the head is only for like a stack but the amp is for the whole system or sumit?

thanks
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#2
no idea! iv always played with combos except the odd time on some of my mates amps! sorry mate.......some1 help him, it would help us 2!
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#3
I'm new to guitar stuff so I've never seen anything like the 2nd pic
says EL34 so I'm guessing it has something to do with tubes

a head is an amp.. just with no speakers
#4
The first is a preamp and a poweramp. The second is only a poweramp. You need a preamp hooked up to it.
#6
Famous ones?. . .

Yeah, they're poweramp tubes, I don't what you mean by famous. A lot of people use them . . .
#7
so you can buy seperate pre-amps, is ther an advantage having one over a head?
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#8
Just that you can get a sound you want if it's not offered by the major brands.


Like you could use a Marshall preamp with a Mesa poweramp, and get a different tone than you'd get with a JCM or a Dual Rec.
#9
Aye, it allows you to mix different companies and attain a more unique sound. I've heard that they don't perform as well as a head in live gigs, but eh. . .

Poweramps are also used to run different setups live. For example, having a head and a stero poweramp would allow you to run a wet/dry/wet setup.
#10
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Aye, it allows you to mix different companies and attain a more unique sound. I've heard that they don't perform as well as a head in live gigs, but eh. . .

Poweramps are also used to run different setups live. For example, having a head and a stero poweramp would allow you to run a wet/dry/wet setup.

Yeah, apparrently they don't sound as good as actual heads, which you'd expect, considering a head is engineered to work well with itself. With a rack setup you gain versitility, but lose tone.
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#12
you dont lose tone with racks. I had one, and i have a head now. just as good.


an amp is anything that makes your guitar louder...so basically a pre+power+speaker.

a head is the pre-power section of the amp.


you can divide, mix, match, whatever...
#13
A head is the pre-power section?

Have you gigged large stadiums where you have to crank your rack system?
#14
i think he means a head is both the pre amp and power amp in one "compact" package.