Important TipIf you're planning to sing along with the music, make sure to choose an amp that offers an XLR input.
For a well-established musician, or a budding one, choosing the right amplifier to go with the guitar is a matter of make or break. After all, an amp lends that perfect full-bodied sound that can transform a music piece from the dull to the life of the room. A good amp works to bring a flat guitar to life and lends excellent clarity and depth to its sound. A bad amp, on the other hand, can turn even an excellent sounding guitar to sound dull and lifeless.
Finding the perfect amplifier to go with ones guitar becomes a task of utmost importance for any musician therefore. Which is what we are focusing on in the following sections of this Buzzle article―providing you with some of the best guitar-amplifiers that you can go through and make your choice thence.
Fishman Loudbox Mini 60-Watt Acoustic Amp
This multifaceted amplifier doubles up as a portable amp that boosts the acoustic sound, and acts as a mini PA that you can use for practice. Weighing less than 20 pounds, it can yet fill a venue with excellent sound.
Output: 60 watts►
Drivers: 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter ►
Microphone input: XLR for dynamic and self-powered condenser microphones ►
Channels: 1 instrument, 1 microphone ►
Instrument input: 1/4" (for active or passive pickups)►
2-band microphone EQ: Low and high tone controls ►
3-band instrument EQ: Low, mid, and high tone controls ►
Direct output: Balanced mic-level XLR output►
Auxiliary input: 1/4" and 1/8" ►
Effects: Digital reverb and chorus ►
Feedback suppression: Feedback-fighting phase switch►
Dimensions: 12" x 13.7" x 9.7"►
Weight: 19.7 lbs.
Number of Channels: 2►
Total Power: 60 W►
Speakers: 1 x 6.5" LF, 1 x 1" HF►
Effects: Ch 1: Reverb, Chorus; Ch 2: Reverb►
EQ: Ch 1: 3-band; Ch 2: 2-band►
Feedback Control: Yes►
Inputs: 1 x Instrument (Active/Passive), 1 x Mic (XLR), 2 x Aux (1/4", 1/8")►
Outputs: 1 x Mix D.I.►
Weight: 19.7 lbs.
It brings out the most natural sound from the instrument.✔
It provides for several other practical functions that include reverb effects, feedback suppression, chorus, simple-to-use EQ dials.✔
You can easily hook your MP3 player or metronome in.✔
It has an XLR direct output which eliminates the hassle of running an extra DI box.
Peavey Vypyr VIP 1 1x8" 20-Watt Guitar/Bass/Acoustic Combo Amp
The Vypyr contains the 3 forms of guitar, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar amplifier model. It includes amp and effects modeling and also instrument modeling. Users can turn their electric guitars into acoustic and bass guitars as well. It also boasts of 20 effect models, bi-directional USB, and 36 amp models, making it perfect for rehearsal forms and home studios.
Built-in instrument modeling including acoustic guitar and bass►
Innovative modeling amplifier design for use with electric,acoustic, and bass guitar►
20W of power, perfect for rehearsal, recording, and small venues►
Power by a powerful 32-bit SHARC processor and Peavey's TransTube Technology►
36 amp models provide for an entire collection of amps at your fingertips►
Over 20 onboard effects let you put the finishing touches on your ideal sound►
Use up to 4 effects simultaneously►
Studio-quality USB computer interface for recording, editing presets, and updating firmware►
Quality headphone out and Aux/MP3/CD input
Type: Modeling/Solid State►
Number of Channels: 4►
Speaker Size:L 1 x 8"►
Total Power: 20W►
Amp Modeling: Yes►
Footswitch I/O: Yes►
Number of Models: 36 amp models►
Inputs: 1 x TS►
Weight: 20 lbs.
It is the perfect amp for multi-instrumentalists.✔
Comes with several effects that include chorus, compression, wah, compression/chorus, flanger, octaver, rotary speaker, tremolo, reverb, and delay with tap tempo.✔
Built-in USB interface for recording.
Roland CUBE Street EX 4-Channel 50-Watt Battery Powered Amp
One of the most simple-to-use and versatile equipment that allows you to perform anytime and anywhere. It can be plugged into any combination that involves guitars, basses, microphones, drum machines, keyboards, and even smartphones. Requiring only 6 AA batteries, the CUBE provides for a full, clear sound.
50-watt portable PA speaker with 2 x 8" LF drivers and 2 x 2" HF drivers►
Two mic/instrument inputs plus stereo line inputs, allows diverse connectivity options►
Perfect for amplifying electric guitar, acoustic-electric guitar, vocals, keyboards, and drum machines►
Connect your tablet or smartphone via i-CUBE LINK►
Built-in tuner and COSM amplifier modeling►
Reverb and 3-band EQ on each channel►
Eco-power mode gives you up to 20 hours of performance from 8 x AA batteries►
Stereo link outputs makes it easy to connect a second CUBE Street EX (sold separately)
Type: Solid State►
Number of Channels: 4►
Total Power: 50W►
Open/Closed Back: Closed►
Speaker Size: 2 x 8"►
Amp Modeling: Yes►
Number of Models: 4►
Inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS combo, 2 x 1/4" (line in), 2 x 1/4" (stereo link in), 1 x 1/8" TRRS►
Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main out), 2 x 1/4" (stereo link out), 1 x headphone►
Footswitch I/O: Yes►
Weight: 16.4 lbs.
The i-CUBE LINK connects with your iOS devices and thus makes connectivity better.✔
It provides for a high volume output that stands out just as well as a PA.✔
It can run up to 20 hours on 8 AA alkaline batteries.
Acoustic A1000 2x50W Stereo Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp
This is an excellent piece for those musicians who look for authentic acoustic sound, high power, and easy portability. With its two independent channels, each with separate combination inputs, it allows a lot of comfort.
Power: 100W (solid state)►
Dual digital FX processors►
Feedback elimination circuit►
Stereo direct input
2 x 50 watts true stereo RMS output►
Class D power amplifier►
2 separate channels►
2 x 8" full-range Neodymium co-axial speaker►
Low +/-15dB @ 80Hz►
Dual inputs with combo XLR-1/4" jacks on each channel►
3-band EQ with sweepable mid-range (each channel)►
High +/-15dB @ 10kHz►
Mid +/-15dB, 500Hz to 1.2kHz (sweepable)►
20 Preset programs►
Digital effects (separate for each channel)►
Automatic feedback elimination circuit (12 filter, DSP-based, each channel)►
20 User Programs►
Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Flanger►
XLR direct output with ground lift, pre-post EQ and level (each channel)►
Auxiliary Bluetooth connectivity►
Dimensions (LxHxD): 21.7" x 20.9" x 16.1"►
Weight: 41.9 lb.
It has lightweight portability.✔
A dual digital effects processor allows you to customize and store the effects that you've selected.✔
A DSP-based automatic feedback elimination circuit constantly scans and eliminates feedback, if any.✔
Bluetooth connectivity allows easy playback interface for your mobile devices.
Trace Elliot TA 100 100W 2x5 Stereo Acoustic Combo Black
Featuring its signature Shape circuit and built-in auto-compressor, the Trace Elliot comes with customizable DSP effects as well as parameter and setting adjustment with separate reverbs. These reverbs can be assigned into each channel.
2 preamp channels►
6-band graphic EQ►
Gain & Notch filter rotary controls►
Built in auto-compressor►
Shape switch for instant EQ'd sound►
Signal level LED►
Lo-Trim & Hi-Trim rotary controls on Channel 1►
Effect Parameter and Setting rotary encoders.►
Tap tempo (from either front panel or footswitch)►
Feedback Locating System on each band of EQ►
Durable GatorHyde finish►
Master volume and Mute switch (footswitchable)►
Switch for turning front panel lights on or off►
Power section featuring Dynamic Correction►
Protective Trace Elliot embroidered carrying bag included►
Full function footswitch and stage length cable included►
2 x 5" specially designed neodymium Celestion speakers►
1/4" jack input with Piezo switch►
Combination balanced XLR / 1/4" jack input with phantom power
10.2" x 10.2" x 17"
Includes two models of switchable features for presets and performance variable controls.✔
New FET circuitry allows extremely quiet switching.✔
Application of separate levels of reverb to each channel.✔
Channel 1 can have Tremolo, Flange, Chorus, Phaser, as well as other delays.
Now that you have a basic understanding of the kind of amplifiers that are on offer and the kind of specs and features that they embody, it will become simpler to make a choice.