you need both
you cant play through one without the other
end of thread.
Parkwood PW320M
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone C-40 willie nelson signature
Squier Strat
Some beat up acoustic from '68

Vox Ad50vt
Crate xt15r

Vox Clyde McCoy Wah
theres no speaker in a head. and theres no amp in a cabinet.
Quote by Charlatan_001
Uh-oh. People might mistake you for a homosexual if you buy a purple pedal.

Quote by Shredlet
You own an Rg2570E and you live in Australia I to you sir!

An amp consists of 3 things...

your guitar signal goes into a preamp, which boosts the signal to line level and colors it a bit.

then the poweramp (which needs a line level signal to work correctly) amplifys it, and puts it out to a speaker.

A combo has all 3 parts, where a head only has the pre and power. You still need a cab to get sound, and keep your head running good, otherwise it'll "KABOOM" (well that may be exagerrated, but....)

I hope this clears things up...
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do EXACTLY what rock savior said.


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^^ X2,00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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