Amps and Guitars Does It Matter

Amps and Guitars Does It Matter

There is much talk out there about tone woods on guitar necks, type of valves in the pre amp or power amp, whether a hollow body or a plank is better for this or that style of music and whether one should invest in single coil or humbuckers. Well unless one wants to sound like someone else then it really doesn’t matter. When the search is continually out there to find a new sound from one’s electric guitar then why all the fuss anyway. The world is filled with effects and multi effects. So many sounds are now available plus the the ones created in the 50s and 60s the choices are now daunting.

There is also the clean amp sounds and it seems one or another amp manufacture has its adherents claiming it is the cleanest amp out there. A couple come to mind, the original Ampegs for guitar were created when ¬†clean was the thing. I owned an Ampteg V4, another are some of the Fender amps. Then one has a particular tone found on specific amps of specific companies. There is one that I recomend in whatever iteration which is the Early Marshalls up to the JCM 800 but if you know what you are doing a JCM900 can son wonderful. I put based new a 4102 100 watt dual reverb. I didn’t like it when I first bought it but after puchasing a Kotch load box for 100 watts and going directly into the interface I got the sound I was looking for. Mainly the problems seemed to be the cabinet and speakers rather than the shrill sound I was getting in a large eco ¬†chamber. I would not part with it today. It has a classic Marshall sound. My advice e is don’t buy and sell amps or guitars looking for the right one for your sound. When you buy one save up for the next one then you will have two and add to your collection. Today they’re are alternative to big heavy amps. I will get into that at a later date.