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post Mar 21 2008, 07:20 PM
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Hi there,

I really dont know what amp heads are.

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post Mar 21 2008, 07:21 PM
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It's like the pre and power amp, with all the controls (treble, mid, bass, gain, etc)... essentially all the basic aspects of an amplifier, but without a speaker. You hook it up to whatever speaker you want.


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post Mar 21 2008, 07:24 PM
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This would be an amp head:



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post Mar 21 2008, 07:29 PM
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Thanks guys!

Whats are the advantrages and disadvatages against a combi amp?



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post Mar 21 2008, 07:31 PM
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combo amps are smaller, but have the same power. heads, may have more controls, or better tone. (no idea if that is right)


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post Mar 21 2008, 07:35 PM
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advantages include: longer tube life (less vibrations from speakers), and the ability to hook it up to (and power) more cabinets if necessary. Playing a small gig? Go for a 2 x 12. Big theater hall or outdoors? A full stack might be your answer. Plus you can get different sounds out of angle/straight cabs. They're a little more versatile and easier to transport than a full on combo (not saying the cab is any easier but combo vs. head, head is easier).


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post Mar 22 2008, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Mar 21 2008, 07:24 PM) *
This would be an amp head:



that's the best description wink.gif


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post Mar 22 2008, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Mar 21 2008, 07:24 PM) *
This would be an amp head:



laugh.gif this explanation is great hhah, love this head.

It is better to have a head, so you can mix different kind of cabs in order to get different sound. Also the best option is to have a rack system with separate preamp/amp sections.


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