Top 10 Best Guitar/Bass Amp Stand Brands On The Market 2024
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Top 10 Best Guitar/Bass Amp Stand Brands On The Market 2024

Guitar and bass amp stands (technically cabinet stands) are superb tools to help position amps in ideal locations and directions and isolate them from the floor to reduce resonance. From studio recording sessions to live performances, amp stands are invaluable tools to get the most out of your guitar and bass amps and cabinets. Since…

Are Guitar & Bass Amplifiers Mono Or Stereo Devices?
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Are Guitar & Bass Amplifiers Mono Or Stereo Devices?

Electric guitars and basses are naturally mono instruments, but the music they’re used in is most often in stereo. So then, it makes sense that there would be some confusion as to whether guitar/bass amplifiers are mono or stereo. Are guitar amplifiers mono or stereo devices? Electric guitars and bass guitars are naturally mono instruments,…

Top 11 Best Bass Guitar Amplifier Brands In The World 2024
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Top 11 Best Bass Guitar Amplifier Brands In The World 2024

To really get the most out of a bass guitar, we’ll need a solid amplifier capable of reproducing the low-end frequencies with power and integrity. When it comes to the overall tone, and actually getting heard, a bass guitar amp is key! For bassists, an amplifier is likely the biggest purchase (besides the bass itself)…

Why Do Audio Amplifiers & Preamplifiers Need Power To Work?
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Why Do Audio Amplifiers & Preamplifiers Need Power To Work?

Amplifiers (and/or preamplifiers) are essential components in most practical audio signal chains and typically require electrical power to function properly. They’re used to drive loudspeakers and headphones, boost mic and instrument signals to usable levels, and for many other reasons. Why do audio amplifiers and preamplifiers need power supplies? Whether solid-state, tube-based or digital, audio…

Solid-State Vs. Tube Amplifiers (Pre, Power & Guitar Amps)
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Solid-State Vs. Tube Amplifiers (Pre, Power & Guitar Amps)

Audio amplifiers are required in nearly all playback environments and many recording situations as well. There are plenty of amplifier types out there, and a major distinction between amplifiers is the use of solid-state circuitry versus tube circuitry. What are the differences between solid-state and tube amplifiers? Solid-state amps use solid-state (transistor-based) amplifier circuits, while…

Do Microphones Plug Into Amps? (Guitar Amps, Preamps, Power Amps, Etc)
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Do Microphones Plug Into Amps? (Guitar Amps, Preamps, Power Amps, Etc)

When dealing with any kind of audio signal, amplification is often a necessary step between devices (microphones to mixers, mixers to loudspeakers, etc.). Amplifiers, as the name suggests, are needed to provide such amplification to the audio signals. Do microphones plug into amps? Microphones output mic levels signals which require amplification to become line level…

Best Microphones For Miking Bass Guitar Cabinets
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Best Microphones For Miking Bass Guitar Cabinets

So it’s come time to record and you’ve got your bass amp sounding perfect. Which microphone would best capture this awesome sound coming from the bass guitar cabinet? I’ve experimented with quite a few microphones when recording bass cabinets. Early in my career, I’d always use a combination of microphones: But have recently subscribed to…