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123smokey 2006-01-20 19:32

what is a power amp
 
i was looking for tube amps and came across peavey classic 50 power amp.
what is this , i mean what would you do with this? is it just the knob part of like a combo amp or something?

*insert name here* 2006-01-20 19:37

There are 3 parts to an amplifier.The preamp(shaping of the tone),the poweramp (amplifies the tone),and the speakers to project the sound.That said,you would use it to power some kind of preamp.They are a pretty good power amp,matter of fact.

Slabbefusk 2006-01-21 04:48

Quote:
Originally Posted by 123smokey
i was looking for tube amps and came across peavey classic 50 power amp.
what is this , i mean what would you do with this? is it just the knob part of like a combo amp or something?


Preamp: All the knobs, where you shape and decide your tone basically.
Poweramp: Where all the juice comes from, might have some knobs. Will affect your sound depending on what tubes it has, what knobs it has, or if its SS.

HalfmastTrousers 2006-01-21 12:16

Every amp you've ever played ever in your life has a poweramp.

It's the part that makes it loud!

jackson_metal_head 2006-01-21 14:43

so you couldnt run one with just a cab then, and not with a preamp?

Def 2006-01-21 16:21

you can but usually the preamp boosts the output aswell and ofcourse it shapes your tone. some poeple hook up line6 pods to SS poweramps.

guess that answers just about everything about poweramps.


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