#1
Ok so in the guitar world theres many terms that float around that anyone whose not familiar with will get totally lost. Sadly to say sometimes this happens to me. I just wanna kno straight up wat some of this sh** is.

1. preamps
2. reamps?
3. poweramps
4. rectifier
5. what exactly does a tube do?
6. difference between speaker and instrument cable
7. killswitch
8. and any other wierd term i might not kno

thanks again. i'm just looking for some definitions. this would help me build some more knowledge.
#2
the answer to all of them.....the almighty searchbar
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#3
1. It amplifies the signal a little bit before it heads into the power amp. It's got a very small amplification factor compared to the power amp.
2. I don't know. Perhaps something that amplifies your signal after it's dropped?
3. Does the main amplification from the preamp to the speaker. It has a high amplification factor.
4. Converts AC current from the wall to DC current.
5. A tube amplifies, basically. It's like a transistor only it's got some differences which don't affect its overall function too terribly much.
6. Instrument cable carries small voltages from your pickups, speaker cable carries a large load from your amplifier. Don't use instrument instead of speaker cable, but you can use a speaker cable anywhere you'd use an instrument cable.
7. It's a switch that shunts your signal to ground, going from sound to no sound very fast.

Wikipedia can help for a more detailed response to most, if not all, of these.
#4
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6. Instrument cable carries small voltages from your pickups, speaker cable carries a large load from your amplifier. Don't use instrument instead of speaker cable, but you can use a speaker cable anywhere you'd use an instrument cable.

are there any advantages to using speaker cable if it can withstand more voltage?
#5
Quote by cokeisbetter
1. It amplifies the signal a little bit before it heads into the power amp. It's got a very small amplification factor compared to the power amp.
2. I don't know. Perhaps something that amplifies your signal after it's dropped?
3. Does the main amplification from the preamp to the speaker. It has a high amplification factor.
4. Converts AC current from the wall to DC current.
5. A tube amplifies, basically. It's like a transistor only it's got some differences which don't affect its overall function too terribly much.
6. Instrument cable carries small voltages from your pickups, speaker cable carries a large load from your amplifier. Don't use instrument instead of speaker cable, but you can use a speaker cable anywhere you'd use an instrument cable.
7. It's a switch that shunts your signal to ground, going from sound to no sound very fast.

Wikipedia can help for a more detailed response to most, if not all, of these.



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1. A preamp shapes your tone (minus those of the power stage - power tube saturation, warmth) - equalization, volume, gain, reverb...no amplification whatsoever. (unless line out is available)


2. whatever


3. A power amp supplies THE (only) amplification, "high amplification factor" - wtf?


4. meh, whatever


6. lolololol, what kind of question is that? The names give it away


7. Yep, signal...off
#6
There's no such thing as a reamp...prolly just a typo you saw somewhere.

Use the Search, please. Jesus...

Killswitches: The Ultimate Killswitch Thread

Everything else: UG Electronics- Official Thread
#7
i have heard re-amping in recording terms. i think it is when you play through a guitar amp then mic the signal and then run it though an amp again for tonal purposes... something like that. cant be arsed to google it. /ts can do that. just search for recording electric guitars and you will come across it soner or later.
Thank you please.