this may sound dumb but what is a power amp? i know what a preamp is but how do i use the power amp and what watt should i use if i usually use 100 watts on regular amps.
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aint dumb ,,, I'm not sure either lol think it enhances the signal to a level that the speaker can put out at an hearab;e level
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a preamp models and shapes your tone to sound like a mesa or whatever.

a power amp amplifies the sound. the volume level that comes out of a preamp is about enough to power a pair of headphones (maybe).

read the sticky on amps.
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preamp, boosts instrument level signal to line level, will shape tone if it has an EQ

power amp takes that line signal and amplifies into a powered signal to drive speakers.
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