#1
ok well I don't know much about amps.... does an amp head actually make a sound or does it just plug into the speakers and output the sound through them?

lol basically I wanna know if you could play off just an amp head....

(just a random question)
#2
the answer is a big negative ghost rider...an amp only provides the power ect.. it doesnt contain speakers.
#4
You'd knacker a head if you didn't have a cab connected to it and you turned it on.
#5
preamp -> takes instrument level signal and boosts/shapes it for a poweramp

poweramp ->takes preamp signal and amplifies it by powering speakers

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Head - contains preamp and poweramp in one unit

Speaker cabinet - contains only speakers

Combo amp - contains preamp, poweramp, and speakers
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#6
Quote by Erock503
preamp -> takes instrument level signal and boosts/shapes it for a poweramp

poweramp ->takes preamp signal and amplifies it by powering speakers

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Head - contains preamp and poweramp in one unit

Speaker cabinet - contains only speakers

Combo amp - contains preamp, poweramp, and speakers


I dont get it lol YOU THINK YOU COULD DRAW A DIAGRAM
#7
Just a word of warning: Never turn a head on without hooking it up to the speakers. You can fry the output transformer that way. Then your amp doesn't work, which sucks.

Here's a basic idea of how an amp works.


Guitar > Pre-amp> Power amp > Speaker cab

The pre-amp and power amp are both part of the amp head.