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  • What the gay is a power amp?

    I was browsing guitar geek rigs and noticed Kurt Cobains 1994 setup and Eddie Van Halens 1997 both used "power amps" EVH also had his peavy head but Cobain only had the power amps. Are powwer amps significantly different than normal heads? What are the pros and cons of these units? Why don't more players use them? Can they be used in place of a normal head? SWEET THANKS
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  • #2
    I lol'd at the title.

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      Srs ?
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        I was browsing guitar geek rigs and noticed Kurt Cobains 1994 setup and Eddie Van Halens 1997 both used "power amps" EVH also had his peavy head but Cobain only had the power amps. Are powwer amps significantly different than normal heads? What are the pros and cons of these units? Why don't more players use them? Can they be used in place of a normal head? SWEET THANKS
        no preamp section.
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          • #6
            no preamp section.


            wah?
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            Laney mxd 120 that doesn't work
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              • #8
                wah?
                no wah section either.
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                -For Sale:
                -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                • #9
                  They might have had wahs.
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                  • #10
                    Power Amp:


                    Preamp:

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                    • #11
                      no wah section either.


                      ...no?
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                      Peavey Valve King 112
                      Laney mxd 120 that doesn't work
                      Morley BHW 2
                      Mod Tone aqua chorus

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                        • #13
                          Power Amp:


                          Preamp:


                          Nifty, I am aware of what a preamp and power look like, I am just unfamiliar with their purpose. I am not a rich bitch who has my parents buy me everything I want so I am stuck with simple combo amps and whatnot. I have been saving up for a new head and came across these power and preamp thinger dingers and was intrigued.
                          Jackson Dkm2
                          Peavey Valve King 112
                          Laney mxd 120 that doesn't work
                          Morley BHW 2
                          Mod Tone aqua chorus

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                          • #14
                            Sorry , you must be a rich bitch to play like the big boys .
                            Have fun with your combo thingies though .
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                            • #15


                              k its like this

                              a regular amp head contains both a poweramp and preamp. In the most simple terms(and I'm probably not 100% right on this), the preamp shapes the tone, it's your EQ basically. Poweramp makes it loud, but also has an effect on the tone and overall sound.

                              The reason you'd use seperate power/preamps is because you have a much wider variety of sounds that you can get from combining different types and sounds. You can also run a preamp or poweramp with a regular amp head in place of its pre/poweramp.
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