Electric guitars make sounds by connecting them to a guitar amplifier. Of course you can practice without an amp, but listening to your own play through a guitar amp will also improve comfort and progress. Your first amp can be small, so let's get it at the same time as the guitar.
First of all, let's consider the place you’ll be mainly practicing. I think that most people say low volumes at home. If you look at the specs of the amp, there is a description of "output", but if it is for home practice, 10W is enough. Smaller amplifiers are easier to obtain a good sound even at low volumes. For those who say it’s OK if it makes a sound, we recommend small-sized amplifiers with low prices such as the "JAMMER JR" and "LG12". They feature a pure sound with little coloring. Because there is no hump, the compatibility with the effectors is also good, so you can enjoy buying an effector later and making the sound you want.
If you have a larger budget, you may also want an amp with digital effects and amp modeling capabilities. This is an amplifier that makes it possible to obtain the sound of a professional guitarist that can be heard on a CD and the sound of a famous amplifier by using digital technology. Recent modeling techniques are excellent, and even at low volume they are very expressive, so you can enjoy playing with a pleasing sound. If you already have some playing technique, please try a modeling amp.
As you improve as a guitarist and your knowledge and techniques increase, you may be interested in discussions such as transistor vs tube vs digital. Beginners do not have to be particular about this, but if you are interested please read here.
Introductory guitar course "About vacuum tube"
If you want to try a tube amplifier from the beginning, I think one option may be a low-power, affordable tube amplifier. Depending on your level and technique, you will be able to understand the charm of the thick, warm sound unique to the vacuum tube.
Depending on your environment, you may even be able to play while others are listening to the sound of a television or radio. There is still a way to enjoy electric guitar with good sound in this environment. With so-called "multi-effectors" or "amplifier simulators" and "headphones", you can complete the electric guitar sound system. Many guitar amps have headphone jacks, but if you can't play the amp at all at home, you don't need to get one. Even a combination of multi-effector with headphone jack and headphones from the beginning is fine.
Although we proceeded on the premise of small volume at home, if you want to use the amp in band practice or in a live show, and you always enjoy loud volume, you’ll want something different, of course. Enjoying high volumes with the guitar amp head + speaker cabinet is also a great pleasure as a rock guitarist. We accept inquiries based on your budget and planned usage, so please feel free to contact us.
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