Welcome back! Today I wanna give you a little insight to guitar practice amps. So you’ve been playing for a while and you are getting tired of the virtual amps, not because they suck (they are actually really good), but because you wanna play a real amp and see how it feels like. The only problem is that, yeah, neighbours! They are not gonna like it when you crank those tubes inside your amp to get that sweet tone; they are gonna be mad, calling the cops or knocking at your door every time you turn it on.
So what’s the solution? I mean you gotta have a real amp; you’ve read it online and it appears
to be true: virtual amps, as good as they are, don’t feel as awesome as a real amp. Well, the
solution is to get a practice amp. A practice amp will often be small enough for you to crank it up
without bothering the neighbours; it will even come with a headphone jack so you can practice
late at night.
You know what is another great thing about this little devices? that you can carry them anywhere you want; you could go outside and jam on the street and you’ll be just fine carrying your all the way through the subway to the park, wherever. You can bring it to your friends place to jam and it will usually sound good! Some things to check out when getting a practice amp:
Anything above 15w might be to big. Solid state or Tubes? It really depends on the type of tone that you are trying to get. Does it have a headphone input?Does it come with FXs? Yeah FXs could be a real dealbreaker Finally I wanna take some time and show you some of the best practice amps out there: