Amplifiers

Understanding Audio Gear Specifications

Need help understanding specs on your audio gear? The experts at Musician's Friend are here to help!



What's the Difference Between Tube and Solid-State Guitar Amps?

Learn about the differences between tube, solid-state and hybrid guitar amplifiers.



How to Choose the Best Bass Amplifier

Tips for finding the best bass guitar amplifier and speaker cabinets to match your budget, music and the venues where you play.



9 Lunchbox and Mini Amps That Deliver a Big Sound

They may be little, but these micro-sized guitar amps have virtues far beyond their modest stature.



Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

Are studio monitor speakers essential for home or mobile studio owners or can you get away with just using headphones?



Power Amp Buying Guide

How to choose the right power amplifier to match your speakers, PA system and the venues where you’ll be playing.



Acoustic Guitar Amplifier Buying Guide

How to choose the right acoustic guitar amp to match your budget and the venues you play.



14 Combo Guitar Amplifiers Under $500

Check out 14 guitar combos to help you achieve serious sound without breaking the bank.



7 Of Our Most Popular Guitar Amps Under $200

Two hundred bucks can buy some very capable guitar combo these days. Here's a roundup of some of the best.



Tech Tip: Wattage, Speaker Efficiency, and Amplifier "Loudness"

When it comes to volume, a speaker's rated wattage is only part of the equation



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