#1
there was only one type of amp, and how it could come with effects and channels

but then i started seeing cabinets, head amps, and tube amps, what do they do and what are they for?
Last edited by phizz.ed at Aug 20, 2008,
#3
A cabinet is just speakers, nothing to 'amplify' the signal, just speakers. A head is just an amp, no speakers. You can run the head into the cab. A tube amp is the same as a 'normal' (solid state) amp in that it still amplifies the signal, but goes about it in a different way. A tube amp uses 'tubes' (warmer, richer signal) and solid state uses digital amplification (usually not so warm, kinda harsh when you crank them).
#4
Quote by SylvaShredder
A cabinet is just speakers, nothing to 'amplify' the signal, just speakers. A head is just an amp, no speakers. You can run the head into the cab. A tube amp is the same as a 'normal' (solid state) amp in that it still amplifies the signal, but goes about it in a different way. A tube amp uses 'tubes' (warmer, richer signal) and solid state uses digital amplification (usually not so warm, kinda harsh when you crank them).

so a tube amp comes with cleaner sounds and tones than a normal amp?