Loud Guitar Amps: 7 Tips for Playing at Home 

Playing loud guitar amps at home

Playing at home is a comfortable experience. 

Just plug in the guitar to the amp, turn it on, lay back on your bed or sofa, and enjoy the present moment. 

That is, until your mother knocks on the door, complaining …

Are Guitar Amp Tubes Still Being Made?

Are guitar amp tubes still being made

Guitar amplifiers can be categorized into two main types. 

The first one is the solid-state amp. These amplifiers generate amplification with electronic transistors. 

They are, arguably, the most popular type of the two. 

The second option is the tube amp. …

Are Guitar Amp Footswitches Universal?

Are guitar amp footswitches universal

Guitar amplifiers often have options for footswitches on the back panel that give you a hands-free way to let you change the sound of your playing.

But the footswitches themselves are sometimes sold separately or if you buy a used …

Can You Play Electric Guitar Through an Acoustic Amp?

What would we do without guitar amps? After all, they make a significant difference between playing and playing loud! 

An electric guitar is almost useless if you’re lacking an amplifier. Sure, you may still learn how to play with it, …

Can You Plug a Guitar Into a Bass Amp?

Picture this. 

You go to rehearsal with your band. 

You get into the rehearsal room with your friends, and everyone starts taking their gear out. 

The bass player plugs in his instrument and starts to tune it. 

The drummer struggles …

How Do Guitar Amp Half Power Switches Work?

Tube amps are loud monsters. We all know that.

But what if I told you there’s a way to tame these beasts?

In many modern tube amps, just the flick of a switch on their backs will cut its power …

Helix vs Real Amp: What’s Best? [Pros and Cons]

Crafting the perfect tone is a never-ending quest for most guitarists.

Especially for those that really care about it.

In the context of this quest, there are many discussions among players.

On one side there are the purists that only …

Kemper vs Real Amp: What’s Best? [Pros and Cons]

Crafting the perfect tone is a never-ending quest for most guitarists.

Especially for those that really care about it.

In the context of this quest, there are many discussions among players.

On one side there are the purists that only …

How Does the Transformer on a Guitar Amp Affect Its Tone?

Musicians are strange people, they are not only interested in music or instruments, but also in equipment like effects pedals or amplifiers. 

Today we will discuss the latter and the role of their transformers because many players claim that they …

Are Tube Amps Louder Than Solid State? Why?

A lot of people will tell you that tube amps are louder than solid state amps and watt for watt, they kind of aren’t, well depending on who you ask. 

According to some, it’s a trick of the ear and …