What's a good guitar amp for a beginner?
In choosing an amp, you have to first consider
how much you have to spend, the style of
music you like to play, and what kind of tone
you like best. It is perhaps best to start with
something small. You might feel that a
Marshall stack is the way to go, especially if
you have the money, but from home use, big
amps are hard to work with because they get
too loud too fast. They also take up a lot of
space. Anything over 20W is overkill for a
home practice or friendly jam session amp.
Remember, even a 15W amp is loud when
cranked. What you sacrifice with lower
wattage is clean volume. But if you primarily
use a dirty tone, small will work just fine. For
tone and and price issues, you can also
choose between tube amps, hybrids, or solid
staters. The first are generally viewed as the
grooviest. The latter are cheaper, more
reliable, and require less maintenance. And
the hybrids are often a practical compromise.
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