Guitar Amps are If you own an electric guitar, you'll need a good guitar amp. After all, your guitar needs to be plugged so you can hear it properly, but there's also more to it: the guitar amp is an essential element of your sound, arguably as important as - or even more than - the guitar itself, and choosing the right amp for you is essential. At PMT Online we stock major brands such as Marshall, Fender, Vox, Orange, Line 6, Peavey and Blackstar, so you'll find a wide selection of all the best amps to suit any need: jamming at home, recording in the studio or playing live. We offer FREE next day delivery on all items in stock worth over £99, and you can also choose to Reserve & Collect your amp from one of our PMT House of Rock stores nationwide.
In the world of guitar amps, size isn't everything! If you're looking for an amp just to play at home or to record, a small guitar combo or even a mini amp (also great for busking) will do. For recording, 5w valve/tube amps are a very popular choice. And, increasingly, brands are releasing amps that can double as mp3 speakers and which can be controlled via bluetooth - a great choice for the more casual players who want an amp to suit their lifestyle, and without taking too much space.
But if you want to rock out and play at gigs, then nothing beats a loud combo or, even better, a stack comprising of Guitar Head + Speaker Cabinet, like all the great guitarists used to do in the golden age of rock'n'roll - Hendrix, Clapton, Page and so on! Acoustic-Amps are specially designed to be used with electro-acoustic guitars.
Valve amps (also known as Tube amps) are the most traditional kind of amp, and still widely regarded as the best - and still the most popular amongst the pros. They provide a more natural distortion, more pleasant harmonics and a sound that most players would describe as "warmer" than a solid-state amps. Several tube amps from the past still remain today, and the Vox AC30, Fender Twin Reverb, Marshall JTM45 and Bluesbreaker are now iconic symbols of rock'n'roll history.
However, modern developments have taken solid-state amps to a whole new level, and the best models can sound very close to the tone of tube amps. Solid-state amps are also often lighter and cheaper than valve amps, a reason why they're the best choice for beginners.
PMT is proud to be an official Marshall Design Store. Which means when you buy selected Marshall amps from us, you can get it cosmetically customized to your specifications! Read our blog to find out more.