#1
I'm pretty new to playing and I've been hearing about Half-Stacks a lot... And all I know about them are, they're big amps... o_O
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#2
They are exactly that... big amps.

A half stack consists of an amp head, and a cabinet. The amp head is where you will plug in your guitar and adjust your settings, while the cabinet is where you will hear your sound from, a cabinet normally consists of 4 twelve in speakers, know as a 4x12, or 412, or whatever fancy name the company will want to give it.

Unless you're playing big shows, it's overkill and unnecessary. Yes, I have one, but that's besides the point. I believe I have too much amp.
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#3
Ok, I was looking at Crate half-stacks... (they are affordable for me) and are they jsut the speaker? Or the amp head too

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#5
Half-stacks look cool as fuck onstage, but unless you play big gigs they're overkill really. Combos are generally cheaper, and have just as much volume most of the time.
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#6
Well they are usually miced, so volume shouldn't be that much of a problem..

But full stacks looks impressive as hell

Hmm, how about 1 head, and 6 cabs? Wow..