Can you plug a head into a combo?
Can You Use an Amp Head With a Combo Amp? In short, yes. Combo amps have a speaker cabinet built-in, but many manufactures leave the connection visible on the back panel of the amp.
Eventually, can you play live with a combo amp?
Yes, many folks play live with combos. I personally prefer head/cab since it has a tighter low end for rock and metal.
Thereof, are combo amps good for gigging?
Best Solid-State Combo for Gigging
Solid-state guitar amps are reliable, but some players feel they don't sound as good as tubes.You may or may not find your signature tone with a solid-state amp, but you can certainly find something good enough for playing out.
Moreover, what amp do I need for electric guitar?
You'll need at least 30 watts for playing live with a rock band, but smaller amps often provide surprisingly huge sounds in the studiojust ask Jimmy Page. Also, as a rule of thumb, if you're playing out often, you might want to shoot for at least 15 watts of tube tone.
Next, why are amp heads so expensive?
a lot more designing, research, and testing (ie. money) goes into making the amp part than the speakers which are usually manufactured by speaker companies. Bureaucrats gonna crat.
In addition, what is guitar combo amp?
Combos (short for combinations) are self-contained units containing the amplifier and speaker in one cabinet. Amps also come in separate head and speaker cabinets. These allow you to use any amp head with virtually any speaker cabinet.
Nevertheless, is 15 watts loud enough to gig with?
15 watts is probably loud enough to be heard over most drummers, but it will be too quiet in a full band. 25W ad up will get you loud enough while still having some headroom for cleaner tones. As previously stated 15-20 works but not much cleans.
On the other hand, how many watts does a guitar amp need to gig?
The number of watts you need to gigging in a club or bar that holds around 50-100 people is usually around 20 watts for a tube amp, and 40 watts for a solid state amp. If you're playing without a ban, that is.
Then, is a 50 watt amp loud enough to gig?
Yes 50 watts whether tube or solid state is pretty ****ing loud. well, if i remember correctly, 50 watt tube amps have the same power as 120 watt SS. If you're only playing bars then i suggest a 30 watt tube 'cause even at a massive gig, they mic the amps up anyway. A 50 watt tube amp is usually plenty loud.
Still, do venues have their own amps?
Most places will provide a PA, mixer and mics, and you have to bring your amps, but its best to check before hand. as long as you have everything to perform at band practice, you should be fine for a gig. most venues supply PA's, mics, monitors, and a sound guy.
Likewise, how does a combo amp work?
A combo amp contains the amplifier and one or more speakers in a single cabinet. In a "head and speaker cabinet" configuration, the amplifier and speaker each have their own cabinet. The amplifier (head) may drive one or more speaker cabinets.
And, is 20 watts loud enough to gig?
Typically, a 20 watt tube amp should be loud enough for most purposes up to smaller unmiked club gigs, but you'll likely want more headroom if you need loud cleans.