#1
A friend of mine recommended me to get a marshall el34 and said that i would have an insane amount of gain.

I looked it up and i saw it was a power amp and not a combo or a halfstack.

What are the power amps and how do they work?

If anybody can please explain to me i would greatly appreciate it.
#2
bump for ya.

there's a little something 1/3 down the page

http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Guitar-Amplifier-for-Rock-Music


From what I know, the preamp takes the signal from your guitar and modifies it with stuff like gain and your eq settings. The poweramp is what actually gives you (edit) sound volume and amplifies the signal.

I think the power amp power is used to determine the amp's power (ie:30 watt poweramp in a combo or head = a 30 watt amp), but I'm not HIV+
Last edited by pak1351 at Oct 31, 2008,
#3
Your friend is an idiot, a power amp doesn't have any gain, unless you crank it, and even then it won't be a lot.
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#4
Quote by Kevin Saale
Your friend is an idiot, a power amp doesn't have any distortion, unless you crank it, and even then it won't be a lot.

Fixed. If it had no gain, it wouldn't be amplifying the signal at all.
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#5
Quote by FischmungaXTR
Fixed. If it had no gain, it wouldn't be amplifying the signal at all.



Lets not get technical, generally when people speak of gain they mean some form of distortion, especially when they're talking about insane amounts of gain.
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