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  • Fender Tone Master Guitar Amp Combo

    Features: Shrunken ToneMaster Top and Cabinet 1 watt Two 2" speaker 9V AC in headphone jac... more
    £49 (+ £4.99 P&P)
  • BluGuitar, Amp1

    Bass Amplifier Head, Tube, Reverb, Overdrive, Boost, Clean, Tele/TRS 6.3mm/1/4", Tele/TRS ... more
    £489.88 Free Delivery
  • Ampeg, MICRO-CL Stack

    Bass Amplifier, Solid State, Tele/TRS 6.3mm/1/4", Tele/TRS 6.3mm Single, Headphones 3.5mm
    £310 Free Delivery
  • Fender, '57 Custom Twin Amp

    Guitar Amplifier Head, Tube, Hybrid Combo, Presence
    £2551 Free Delivery
  • Ampeg, PF-50T

    Guitar Amplifier Head
    £699 Free Delivery
  • Ampeg, SVT-VR

    Guitar Amplifier Head
    £1715 Free Delivery
  • Ampeg, PF-800

    Guitar Amplifier Head
    £499 Free Delivery
  • RockJam RJ20W Guitar Amplifier

    £34.99 Free Delivery
    Was £37.49
  • Ampeg, V-4B

    Guitar Amplifier Head, Tube
    £910.70 Free Delivery
  • Randall Diavlo RD45H Head

    The Randall Diavlo RD45H Guitar Valve Amplifier Head is a powerful 45 Watt all-valve ampli... more
    £533 Free Delivery
  • IK Multimedia, iRig Nano Amp

    Guitar Amplifier, Hybrid Combo, Tele/TRS 3.5mm, Tele/TRS 6.3mm/1/4", Tele/TRS 6.3mm Single... more
    £39 (+ £4.99 P&P)
  • VOX AC30HWH Hand-Wired Guitar Amp Head

    The VOX AC30HWH is a hand-wired guitar amp head using turret board circuits for a vintage ... more
    £899 Free Delivery
  • Kemper Profiler Rack Amp Modeller (Black)

    The introduction of the Kemper Profiling Technology led to a small revolution and caused f... more
    £1399 Free Delivery
  • Gallien Krueger MB115-II Combo

    The Gallien-Krueger MB115-II Bass Guitar Amplifier Combo is a long-time favourite of bassi... more
    £440 Free Delivery
  • Kemper Profiler PowerRack Amp Modeller & Remote (Black)

    The Kemper Profiler Power Rack & Remote is a bundle that includes a Kemper Profiler PowerR... more
    £2130 Free Delivery
  • Palmer Eins Headamp

    The Palmer Eins Headamp Guitar Valve Amp Head is a 1-watt all-valve guitar amplifier with ... more
    £173 Free Delivery
  • Gallien Krueger MB2-500 Ultra Light Bass Amp H ead

    Weighing in at 3lbs. 12 oz. and taking up less than one rack space, the Galien Krueger MB2... more
    £416 Free Delivery
  • Mesa Boogie Mark Five: 25 Head

    The Mesa Boogie MarkFive:25 Guitar Valve Amplifier Head is a 25 Watt guitar valve amplifie... more
    £1682 Free Delivery
  • Acus One 10 WOOD 350W Bi-Amp

    The Acus One 10 Wood Acoustic Guitar Amplifier Combo from the One Forstrings series is the... more
    £1050 Free Delivery
  • Mesa Boogie Mark V Valve Guitar Amp Combo

    The Mesa Boogie Mark V Valve Guitar Amp Combo is the culmination of 40 years’ experie... more
    £3057 Free Delivery
  • Blackstar HT-1C

    Features BLACKSTAR HT-1 Combo: 1 Watt All Tube Combo 1x ECC83 and 1x ECC82 Tubes Push-Pull... more
    £177 Free Delivery
  • Nux GP-1 Electric Guitar Headphone Amp

    £7.90 Free Delivery
    Was £17.99
  • Fender Champion 20 Guitar Amp

    £100 Free Delivery
    Was £110.00
  • MG30GFX Black & Gold UK-Version

    £139 Free Delivery
    Was £199
  • Blackstar Fly 3 black

    £44.95 Free Delivery
    Was £59.99

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Crowdstorm’s beginner’s guide to guitar amps

If you’re looking to buy new guitar amplifiers, Crowdstorm is the best place to both start – and finish – your search. 

Here you can compare the best guitar amps from the leading manufacturers including Marshall, Laney and Vox. And once you’ve decided, you can simply click through and seal the deal with your favourite online or high street retailer.

But if you’re new to the market, below you’ll find all you need to know to help you start comparing electric guitar amps. We’ll walk you through the basics, so you’ll be turning it up to 11 with your new amp in no time!

Electric guitar amps technology

One of your first considerations should be what’s going on beneath the bonnet. Essentially you have three choices available to you:

  • Tube/valve amps: The classic amp, still preferred by many purists. Vacuum tubes amplify the signal and when those tubes are saturated you get that timeless, overdriven sound and distortion to die for. Tube amps tend to be more subtle, giving the best representation of how you play. And they’re LOUD.
  • Solid-state amps: Transistors and diodes are used to amplify the signal. Historically they weren’t highly regarded, but advances in digital technology have seen solid-state amps start to accurately emulate the tube sound and tone of other amps. They’re also more reliable and less fragile – as well as cheaper.
  • Modelling amps: Modelling technology is where the digital world has really stepped up to challenge the age-old tube technology once and for all. You may pay more for a good modelling amp, but they’re lightweight, reliable and sound great, as well as offering a great range of tones and features. But they’re still not quite as pure as tube amps.

Many modern amps are actually hybrids, using a tube-driven preamp to shape the sound before handing over to solid-state circuitry for the power.

Combo, head and cab amps

‘Combos’ are simply a single unit containing both the amp and speakers. These have the benefit of simplicity of setup, but can be a heavy old unit to lug around (although the total weight of a combo will probably be more). It’s also one less lead to worry about!

Your other option is to buy a head (the amp) and cab (the speakers) separately. As well as easier transportation, buying a cab and head separately give you more options in terms of sound: you may love a Marshall amp, but want to combine it with Peavey speakers, for example. You may even want to use different setups for different sounds, mixing it up for different songs.

Wattage: How much do you really need?

You’re probably going to be looking for an amp with an output between 10 and 100 watts of power. For noodling in your room 10W will probably suffice (often called a ‘practice amp’), while if you intend to get out gigging a 30W amp will blow away larger venues, while a 15W will be enough for smaller (sub-200 capacity) venues.

Remember that with tube amps they tend to sound better the more saturated the tubes are, so the lower the wattage the more you can crank it up and get the best sound without deafening anyone within a five mile radius. Even if you’re aiming for loud loud loud, 60W will suffice. And if you intend to do a lot of recording, smaller amps are actually the better option.

Other important guitar amp considerations

Amp speakers: While wattage is the obvious number to look out for, you shouldn’t overlook the size of your new amp’s speakers. Smaller speakers (say 10”) will generally give you a tighter sound, while larger ones (15”, for example) will offer more bottom end.

Case design: Don’t underestimate the amp’s casing either: it’s best to read plenty of individual amp reviews to get a feel for the type of sound they’re putting out. Also, remember wood thickness is important; you’ll want at least a half-inch thickness to for a strong sound – as well as to keep the speaker in place!

Channels: Multichannel amps are great if you need the channels – but just add cost if you don’t. Most guitarists can get by with a couple of channels; but if you do want three or more, be sure to check they have separate EQ controls on each channel. And if you’re going to be gigging, make sure your amp has good corner protectors.

Built-in effects: These can be a great way to save money on extra pedals etc, but may not be flexible enough to be useful. But if you’re just starting out, they can be a great option. But if you intend to stock up on pedals, you really don’t need built-in effects.

Battery power: Thinking of busking a bit? Make sure you pick an amp that can also run on batteries.

Reverb units & effect loops: Very much a personal preference, but don’t presume these come as standard. For reverb, you’ll need to check if the amp using spring or digital reverb.

But the real test is plugging in…

As much as it pains us to say it, the best way to truly check out an amp is to close down your computer, grab your guitar, and head to your local music shop (or friends’ houses), plug in and play. 

Every guitar, and every ear, will have a different opinion on the sound and the only true test of an amp is to try it out.

But once you’ve decided on what guitar amp to buy, you should probably head back here to Crowdstorm to find the best price! Buying couldn’t be simpler: just click on your chosen deal to be taken to official website of the trusted retailer of your choice. It couldn’t be simpler!