#1
Could someone explain to me what the differences between these are Amp Heads, Amp Stacks, Combo Amps, Guitar Preamps, and Power Amps. I'm not a n00b so to speak just have only had a little piece of **** amp forever and I've never had to deal with this stuff but an amp upgrade is much needed so I'd like to know what all these terms are.


Thanks
#2
An amp head is a amplification unit containing the preamp, power amp, and transistors which drive the cab's speakers to produce sound.

A Half stack is an amp head connected to an amp cab.
2 amp cabs connected to an amp head would be a full stack.

A combo amp is when the head and cab are built into one unit.

A preamp is where your inaudible guitar frequencies are brought to an audible line level, this is where distortion comes from.

A power amp prepares the signals from the preamp to be driven into the power amp.