Question about head amps.


MajorA
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I have a question about head amps. Do you have to buy a speaker like a 4x12 or something like that to go with it? Or can you just connect it into a regular combo amp?Also what do you guys think about this amp http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/001101170012216099247196342941?buy&type=t&q=MARSHALL+MICRO&linenum=4&csel=0&netpid=483192 ?
Sounding better is in your head ,not your amp.
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I don't suggest getting that it is only 15 watts
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jake sommers
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'tis true, you can get 15 watts for 59 dollars man, put aside the fact that it's a marshall, you can get something so much better for $280. You can wheel and deal and get a fender princeton chorus amp for that much and that's a pretty decent amp (it's a combo though) or find something else a little better. Save your money and get a decent head.

[Edited by jake sommers on 11-07-2000 at 03:24 AM]
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MajorA
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Yeah i thought it sucks. But can i use a head with a regular combo?
Sounding better is in your head ,not your amp.
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Jon68
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The difference between a "head" and a combo amp -
A combo amp contains 1 or more speakers, a preamplier and a power amplifier. The impedance of the speakers is matched to the amplifier to provide the best power transfer.
In a head, the pre and power amplifiers are packaged separately from the speakers. You can select the type of speaker cabinet that you want to use with the head, but you do need to make sure that the impedance and power rating of the head matches the speaker cabinet. A head may have selectable impedance (usually 4, 8 or 16 ohms) while a speaker cabinet usually does not have selectable impedance.
You MAY be able to use a head with the speakers from a combo amp, but you need to make sure that the speakers are not hard-wired to the amplifier (many are, by the way) and that the power and impedance ratings match the head. If you use the head to power your speakers, the amplifier in the combo cabinet will just set there unused.
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