#1
Hi guys, what is an amp head? What does it do? Can I use it by itself?
#2
A head is the amp itself actually. It contains the poweramp and preamp en sometimes effects. A combo is a head and speakerbox in one and you can't use a head by itself, it won't produce any sound and you'll fry it. You have to buy a cabinet (speakerbox) with it
#4
the guy above me is right. though some heads have an headphone output so you can still get some sound out of it.
EDIT: just an example of an amp head:

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the guy above me is right. though some heads have an headphone output so you can still get some sound out of it.


I have never heard of a head with a headphone out, where did you find such a thing?
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I have never heard of a head with a headphone out, where did you find such a thing?

You could put a 1/4">1/8" jack in the line out and plug headphones into that... you'd still need a dummy load, though.
#8
My head has one.
so has this one:

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#10
But you should ALWAYS have a cab conneted, without one, you can FRY the head!
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#11
Unless you have an awesome f-series mesa and it has a speaker off switch which takes up the amps load. God I love my amp.
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Unless you have an awesome f-series mesa and it has a speaker off switch which takes up the amps load. God I love my amp.

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You could put a 1/4">1/8" jack in the line out and plug headphones into that... you'd still need a dummy load, though.

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DO NOT ADVISE

My friend tried this once and DESTROYED his 1986 JCM800 because he did the tinyest thing slightly wrong - I don't know what, or how, but I witnessed it, and it was horrible.

I feel bad now...

Works fine with my combo, I guess I won't try it with a head anytime soon.
#15
no matter what, you dont buy a head without a cab, so toss out the headphones and play ur music.

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