Buying an electric guitar means nothing if one does not have a high-quality guitar amplifier to let the music flow. Think of all the great guitarists. Yes, their skills put them in the record books and halls of fame, no doubt about that. But for their music to be heard, they needed to amplify it. A guitar amplifier is as important and as unique as the guitar it is attached to. Each type of amp is designed in a certain way, with different tones and functionalities to go with it. These specifications need to be studied and understood by any guitarist in order to distinguish the right fit for them. A jazz guitarist may want an amplifier with crisp high-end tones, while a hard rock guitarist may favor amps with a rounder low end.
There are different types of amps to suit the different needs and preferences of artists. A combo amp is an all-in-one device with enough power to fill a small halls and club shows. A small amp like that is ideal too because it is relatively light and portable. On the other hand, bands who play in larger venues like open arenas would need some real sonic power, present in a head and cabinet stack. Amplifiers like this are much larger and heavier, and often require two or more people to carry it to and from a venue.