Hi, i do not know what the difference is between an amp 'head' or a normal amp
PSN name = Barmanation
head has no speaker attached and cannot be used without an external cab


A combo has the speaker already attached

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here is the main difference:
the head is just like you usual amp, only it is not attached to any speakers. you connect it to a "Cab" (short for "cabinet"), a box with one to eight speakers in them. some people prefer them to a regular, or "Combo" amp (it got it's name because it's a combination of a head and a cab in one box), because they can switch cabs for different tones, instead of switching speakers in a combo amp, which is much harder. also, if the venue you're playing at has a Cab, you only have to bring your head, if the OHMs match (but thats a different story).

a regular, or Combo amp, is an amp with the amplifier and the speakers built in to the same box. people prefer these amps because they takes less time to set up, you don't have to worry about mismatched OHMs, it's easier to carry and thy're usually cheaper than buying a head+cab.

i hope this helped. if you have any other questions, feel free to PM me or leave a message on my profile.
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