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Old 03-16-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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Are you a beginner looking for a guitar amp?

We've all seen it before. A newbie guitarist comes to the forum asking what amp is right for a beginner. Well I wrote this just for them.


Section 1:
The first thing you should look at is your wallet. How much you got in there? Select the letter that describes your wallet and scroll down to the first reply if A, second if, B, third if C, and scroll down in this post to view D. *Don't open all the links yet.*
A.) 100 to about 190 dollars
B.) 200 to about 290 dollars
C.) 300 to about 390 dollars
D.) I want a really really nice amp to start with that cost over 400 dollars!!!!

If you picked D go to the amp selection for C (third reply). No need to spend a lot of money on your first amp. You will get a feel for the tone you desire later when you are more experienced. Then you should buy a nicer amp.

Now that you have a group of amps to look at lets throw some of em out. Advance to section 2.



Section 2:
This section is for if you want an amp that does it all and always has built in effects. These amps are called modelling amps because they have multiple amp and effect models built into them. Thus allowing many different tones. (I highly reccommend these amps as they are great for beginners learning what tone or effects they like.)

Look at the amps in the amp list (A, B, or C) that you selected. If it has an astersisk* beside it, it is a modelling amp.


If you are looking for a simple amp without the extras go to section 3.



Section 3:
Okay so you want a simple amp with nice tone right? I really suggest that if this is what you want you try them first because they vary with tone and you want to find the right one for you. Some of these amps do have built in effects but aren't modellingg amps. Anyways look at the amp list you selected from section one and look at all amps without an astersisk* by them in that section.



Section 4:
Now that you have a few amps to look at go try them to make sure its what you want. If you try every amp in your section and don't like them simply just try more in your price range!



Section 5:
Useful amp links...
http://www.guitarforums.com/amplifie...r-threads.html

Any other questions should be answered here but if not in this thread...website
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If You see anything I need to add to a list tell me. I know I probably overlooked a couple amps and missed some modelling amps. I'll look on the forum to find some good informational links and will add them in there. Hope you benefit from this post!!!! *****I have to double post in order to get it all on here due to a character per post limit.*****

These are the amps as of 2010. I will do a yearly update on this because I know new models will come out.

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A.) You should be lookin at these amps
Buy Fender G-DEC Junior | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend ***********************************
Buy Line 6 Spider IV 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend ******************************************
Buy Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend ********************************
Buy Fender FM 25 DSP Frontman Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend ***************************
Buy Line 6 Micro Spider 6W 1x6.5 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend *************************
Buy Fender G-DEC Junior | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend ************************************
Buy Crate FlexWave FW15R 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom KG112FX 20W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp with Digital Effects | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Ibanez TBX15R Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Fender 25R Frontman Series II Red 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Marshall MG4 Series MG15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp (Black) | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Peavey Rage 258 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Randall RX Series RX15M 15W 1x6.5 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom Arrow 16 Practice Guitar Amplifier | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Vox Pathfinder 15R Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Pignose Hog 20 Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH15 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...Amp?sku=481169
Buy Vox DA5 5W 1x6.5 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom Arrow 16R Practice Guitar Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Marshall MG2FX 2W Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Traynor DynaGain DG15 15W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Randall RX Series RX25RM 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Marshall MG4 Series MG15FX 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp (Black) | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom KG210FX 40W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp with Digital Effects | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Bugera V5 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Combo Amp | Tube Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp | Tube Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Rocktron V25R Velocity 25w 1x12 Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Pignose Hog 30 Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Epiphone Valve Junior Combo Amp | Tube Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Roland Mobile Cube Battery-Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom The Contender 18W 1x8 Hybrid Guitar Combo Amp | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Vox AC4TV8 4W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp | Tube Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom Arrow 16DFX Practice Guitar Amplifier | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Crate TX15 Taxi Battery-Powered Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Vox Valvetronix VT15 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Traynor DynaGain DG15R 15W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Traynor International TVM10 15W 1x6 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Rocktron Velocity Series V25D 25W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Ibanez TBX30R Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
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If you picked B these are for you.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...Amp?sku=482909 ******************
Buy Line 6 Spider IV 30 30W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend *************************
Buy Roland Cube 20X Guitar Combo Amplifier | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Rocktron Velocity Series V30D 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom Dual 30RC 30W 1x10" 2-Channel Guitar Combo with Chorus and Reverb | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Fender Vibro Champ XD Guitar Combo Amp | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Marshall MG4 Series MG30FX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp (Black) | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Peavey Envoy 110 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Raven RG60 Guitar Combo Amplifier | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom KG212FX 40W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp with Digital Effects | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Kustom Double Barrel 30W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Rocktron V50D Velocity Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Rocktron V50C Velocity 50W 2x8 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Vox Valvetronix VT30 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Randall RX Series RX35DM 35W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp | Tube Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Randall RX Series V2XM 30W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Traynor DynaGain DG30D 30W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Roland CUBE-30X Guitar Combo Amplifier | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy ZT Lunchbox 200W 1x6.5 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Traynor TVM50 50W 1x10 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Ibanez TBX65R Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
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These are for you if you picked C
Buy Fender G-DEC 3 Fifteen 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend *******************************
Buy Line 6 Spider IV 75 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend *******************************
Buy Peavey Vypyr 75 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend ***************************
Buy Fender FM 212DSP 100 Watt 2x12 Frontman Combo Amp with DSP Effects | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend *
Buy Fender FM 212DSP 100 Watt 2x12 Frontman Combo Amp with DSP Effects | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend *
Buy Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
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Buy Crate FlexWave Series FW65 65W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy B-52 LG-7512 75W 12 Solid State Guitar Combo | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Fender Super Champ XD Guitar Combo Amp | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Raven RG100 Guitar Combo Amplifier | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Blackheart BH5-112 5W 1x12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp | Tube Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Ibanez MIMX65 MIMX 65W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Epiphone Valve Senior 20W 1x12 Guitar Combo | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Rocktron V80R Vendetta 80W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Hybrid Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Vox Valvetronix VT50 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Vox AC15VR Valve Reactor 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Ibanez TBX150R Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
Buy Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp | Solid State Combo Amps | Musician's Friend
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I'll take one of each please!!!!!!!
I should've added them all to the shopping cart to see the total!!!

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Awesome post TPRK! +1,000! I'm going to sticky this one.
Thanks G. I felt like I needed to contribute something good to the forum.

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Whoa that's a lot.
lol I didn't think there where that many amps!!

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Wow, kid, you put a lot of work into this! Good job!
Thankya very much UD. It was a lot more work than I thought it would be but I got about halfway through and said welp might as well finish it up lol. It wasn't so bad because I had nothing else to do. I learned alot about the different amps, too. I felt like I needed all of ethm!!!
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lol I didn't think there where that many amps!!
haha i didn't evenknow that many amps existed:P
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