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Everyone who looks at the first instrument selection! thank you! The person who looks here is probably a guitarist or guitarist egg. Did you get an electric guitar already? It's an amplifier that people who already get it and have fun every day, and even buy a guitar from now on!
Electric guitars don't usually use power supply. But why is it electric? The person who thought was sharp. Yes, the amplifier connects to the power supply. It's an electric guitar because it connects to an amplifier that makes sounds. The electric sound comes out of the amplifier! So the amplifier is important.

 

"Select the first amplifier", which is the title this time. Let's choose an amplifier for the first time! Maybe people are probably in many of these three.

1. I want to start an electric guitar, so I want to buy an amplifier with the guitar.

→ I don't know anything yet, but people are okay. If you read this, it will be a shortcut to get a good sound.

2. I play an electric guitar, but I use an amplifier that is attached to the set. I want a better sound for practice.

→ There are many people who know to some extent, and the taste of the sound is clear. If you look at the amplifier corner of our website, various models are introduced every day. Check it out because you can search for type, brand, and budget! Of course, if you read here to the end, it will be a gold stick on the demon!

 

3. I played the electric guitar and played the band, and I often live. But I want an amplifier that not only borrows in a studio or live house, but also makes my own sound.

→ Recommended for people is our amplifier column, "Amplifier Mongyuki". You can make a difference in rivals because it is written in detail not only in Marthall or fender, but also in history! But please read here too!

It's not always the only one who starts instruments in the future, "choosing the first amplifier". So there are various cases.

It is the part that makes the electric sound! Even if you play only the electric guitar, you can only get a small sound that has been pepper. But it's not just increasing the volume. Rock Dogashan! Sounds, metal gui! The sound and that cool sound are all made of amplifiers. So it's the biggest factor for the guitar sound. A tool that makes sounds out of the volume, not tools to increase the volume. That is the amplifier. That's one instrument.

At that time ...

When I started playing the guitar, there wasn't much information yet, and the sound of the rock I listened to on the record was cool and cool, but my electric sound was peep. At that time, there was no money and I was connected to a booming microphone -in (it would be broken, so I shouldn't manage it!). But I thought that professionals could make such a cool sound because they were good, so I practiced so hard ... (what kind of practice?).
 
One day, my friend told me, "I'm using a good amp, so that sounds like that!" Since then, I've woke up to the amplifier. And then I saved money for a while and bought it for the first time. It was about 25W, Yamaha, but when I connected and made a sound, ascension! ! Because you can make the same sound as the professional you longed for! Cui -n or gui -n. I thought I was a professional. I played all day. Well, it can be said that it is happiness because of the ignorance. But the amplifier is the most important thing that makes me think so.

 

"Select for purpose"

First of all, where do you use? In the case of an amplifier, I think it is best to choose from there. At home, the size and volume that is suitable for the house is good, and if it is a school room, it seems okay if it is a little bigger. There are big things for studios and live houses, and in the case of an amplifier, it's quite important to choose something suitable for the location because of the volume problem. If you sound such a thing at home, "The big marshall used by professionals is cool!" If it is a residential area, it will be annoying in the neighborhood. I want to choose an amplifier suitable for places to use in the sense of protecting sound manners.

How to choose an amplifier used at home

The time to practice at home is actually the longest, so you'll be the most associated with, so choose without compromise. If you like the sound, you can make practice fun. And unless you're an amplifier, you don't have so many units, so I want to stick to the first one.
The point of choosing such a home amplifier is the sound of the sound. Unfortunately, the amplifier is difficult to make a small sound if it is a large amplifier that is used in live performances, so unfortunately, the scheme that "large is also a small" is not possible. A small amplifier is the best way to make a small sound. In this way, "large" and "small" in the amplifier are often expressed in output (watts), so let's focus on how many watts output.
 

There are various things such as apartments and detached houses, but it is generally less than 15 watts, given that it can be used without disturbing the next room without any soundproofing. If you can connect headphones, you can practice without worrying about it late at night. Also, those who want to use not only at home but also on streets are useful if they can be used for batteries and charging. (How to choose! Select the one that says "You can use it with batteries (charging)". It may be natural, but you can't use a model that is not written so.)

If you summarize the output (watt) and the suitable place in an easy -to -understand manner, it looks like this. Well, the volume can be adjusted to some extent, and the output may not necessarily be equal to the volume, so it is not that it must be this, but it will be a guide.

~ 15W

For practice in your room.

~ 30W

For school rooms and classrooms.

~ 50W

Just right in live houses.

~ 100W

It can be used in concert halls.

"Check the brand"

The point is that if you decide the purpose of using it and decide how many models you want to use, this time you will choose an amplifier that will make an amplifier. There must be a favorite musician or album, and the sound you want to put out. The best thing to check here is the amplifier brand. As professional musicians say "Marshall Sound" or "Fender Sound", amplifiers have a very clear personality depending on their brands. In the case of large amplifiers and small amplifiers that are used live, it is not always the same sound, but the character or personality is quite clear, so check it out with the brand first. I guess it's good. What kind of amplifier do your longing guitarists use? If you refer to that area, it may be a fast way to get the sound you want!

Three major brands of amplifiers chosen without permission

Marshall (Marshall/UK):
Sound going on the royal road of rock. Speaking of rock, it's Marshall! It has a solid personality from large to small.

Fender (Fender/USA):

Clean -based representative brand. It is a dry tone like an American brand, and is good at making cool sounds such as blues.

Roland (Roland/Japan):

A brand that represents Japan. It is attractive that it can be used in any genre in all -round, clear and bright sound.


If you have a certain image, it's best to go to a music store and listen to the sound. If you say, "I want to make this sound," the trial is OK. If you're just starting out and it's embarrassing to play in public, it's a good idea to have a clerk play and listen to the sound. If your favorite brand is not familiar, let's talk to the clerk. At that time, if you say the genre you want to do or your favorite artists, you will definitely recommend the best one.

"Check the sound/function"


In the case of an amplifier, it is nice to be able to understand what sound can be made and what functions are attached by looking at each knob on the surface control. If you have a lot of knobs, you may think "it's hard", but let's check out the basic operations because they are almost the same. If you remember this, you can imagine what kind of amplifier it is just by looking at it.

 

 

Basic amplifier control

Gain (Gain):

Decide the hardness of the sound. If the gain is low, it will sound a clean sound, and if it is in the middle, it will make a crunchy rock -like sound. If you raise it as a lot, it will sound a hard sound.

Master Volume
(Master Volumes):

It's about adjusting the overall volume (volume).

Treble (Treble):

Adjust the level of the high range. If you raise it, it will make it sharp, and if you lower it, it will give a sweet sound.

Middle (middle):

Adjust the medium range level. If you raise it, it will sound thick, and if you lower it, it will sound quite hard and cool.

BASS:

Adjust the low range level. If you raise it, the bass will come out and the sound will be powerful.

Presence (Presence):

Adjust the ease of hearing of the whole tone. If you raise it, it will be sparkling and easy to stand out!

Reverb (Riverb):

There are reverberations that are common in the bathroom and tunnels. It's like karaoke echo, but it sounds good because it sounds a little well. (Some models are not attached.)

Example of actual marshall controlContour, which makes the middle effect even more powerful. There are two gains so you can make even harder sounds!

The amplifier with two channels and switches on is convenient because you can switch clean and hard sounds with a switch.

"Select by design"

An amp placed in the room. It's better to look cool because it is a long time. There are two main amplifiers, a "combo type" and a stack type. The combo type has a circuit and speakers in the box shape, and the more you can make a sound. The stack type is a style that the amplifier part and the speaker section are independent and use repeatedly. It's a good thing to see on the professional stage. There are various types of stack type advantages in giving loud volume, but basically there are many large ones, so it's more common at first. But if you want to make the guitar in the room and make it look like a live house, there is a stack type even if it is small!

Everyone longs for a large amplifier that stands like a wall on a professional stage. This is the miniature of it. Even if you say a miniature, this power! You want to call your friends in your room. The power is 15W, so it's perfect for practice.

 

 

On the other hand, the combo type is also fun recently with various colors. There are many cute designs, and it's fun to choose according to the interior.

VOX familiar in the Beatles. A cute design that you want to put in the room.

 

The word "vacuum tube amplifier (tube amplifier)" is always heard when talking about amplifiers. Magazine interview articles often come out. Yes, professionals are always using vacuum tube amplifiers.
A vacuum tube amplifier is an amplifier that literally uses a vacuum tube (tube). Other things are called "transistor amplifiers" and are distinguished, but is a vacuum tube amplifier really good?


The charm of the vacuum tube amplifier is the sound. It is a powerful sound pressure you hear at professional live, and it is a stretchy and smooth tone you can listen to on CDs. It's an irresistible sound that once you make a sound, you'll be addicted. But on the contrary, there are drawbacks. One is the volume problem. There are many things that cannot be adjusted in detail compared to transistor amplifiers, and may not be good at small volume. The headphones are basically not used, and the volume is surprisingly small in terms of volume. Most vacuum tube amplifiers often say "the better the more the volume is raised, the better," and if the volume is small, the transistor may be better.


And the vacuum tube amplifier is basically expensive. It is often heavy because of the circuit that uses a vacuum tube, so it is quite difficult to walk with it. And since the vacuum tube is exhausted, it doesn't make a fool of replacement or maintenance.
It seems that a vacuum tube amplifier is like a usable, but the impact when you look at it with a big sound is already amazing, and even if you pay a high price, you will sweat a lot. I am impressed that it doesn't matter if you carry it. Already! Everything doesn't matter. So I wonder if it's a case -by -case case. It's honestly delicate whether it is recommended as an amplifier to buy for the first time, but if you need an amplifier to make a big sound, try a vacuum tube amplifier. Absolutely!


By the way, because I'm a mania ... (laughs) I have 5 vacuum tube amplifiers, but in my home practice, I use Roland 10W transistor amplifier.

This is the vacuum tube that creates a miracle sound. It is a professional full -scale specification model.

I want to aim for the second! Check here for affordable vacuum tube amplifiers!

Some people want to use a vacuum tube -like nuance at home. This is a model that has a little vacuum tube in the basic transistor amplifier, and if it says "using a pre -tube" or "12AX7 in the pre", this type is about this type. 12Ax7 is a type of vacuum tube, but it is the best word that comes out, so it will not hurt to remember. These models are the concept of eliminating the disadvantages of "large volume" or "heavy" described above by using transistors and using only delicious tubes. So it can be used easily and there is almost no maintenance. I just use it a little, so it is not the same sound compared to the complete vacuum tube.

For example, if you compare the all -vacuum tube to "crab", the hybrid type is "crab kamaboko". Of course it is not the same, but it is much more crab -like than just "Kamaboko". I use a little crab, like that. In any case, there is a tube -like nuance compared to the all -tangista model, so it is recommended to feel free to taste the vacuum tube flavor.

 

Do you buy an amplifier of about 10,000 yen for a new one or buy an amplifier of about 20,000 yen for a used one for 10,000 yen. This is a hesitation. Well, the sound is good, but the budget is a problem. In particular, people who want to buy with the guitar would want to spend a little budget for the guitar.
However, it is true that amplifiers are parallel up to the level where the price and sound are. If you've heard the sound of a small amplifier that looks like a bonus or a bonus, you'll know, but just saying "The sound comes out for the time being!" After all, because you do music, you will not be polished unless it is a "musical sound" at least.
If so, I wonder if it would be better to buy something good even if it was used, but I don't know the circuit well, but it's okay to use it.
Because it is a guitar, it is used by touching it, so if you play it, you can scratch it to some extent, and you can see that it is like that. But basically, I don't touch the amplifier except for the knob, so there are many beautiful things just by looking at them. Is that okay?


I will answer! First of all, in the case of a small transistor amplifier that is used at home. This is often used at home, so it's not such a hard treatment, and there are many cases where it doesn't make a loud sound. In addition, transistor amplifiers are hard to break and have less maintenance, so it is often OK. Of course, it's not all right, but if it's a shop that checks properly, you don't sell anything (laughs). If you are worried, when you turn the knob, it is a noise that comes out "Garigari! It's okay because it's not fatal. Check it out at the store and tell the clerk, "Please fix this gully." If the maintenance is solid, it will fix it on the spot.

Next, in the case of a vacuum tube amplifier, this is quite important. So if you are maintained properly, you will be safe.
So if you buy it in a place where you can trust it properly, you can either new or used. The decisive factor is whether you can meet the sound you want at a good timing! The rest is a budget and consultation!

 

I wrote a lot like that, but did it help to select an amplifier? I'm really happy if I can help you approach the sound you want!
The progress of recent digital devices is tremendous, connecting to a digital multi -effector, can make sounds from headphones and general audio, or suddenly connect the guitar to a personal computer to make a sound like that from the monitor. It's also possible, so it's true that there is a voice saying, "You don't have to have an amplifier." But I think the basics are amplifiers. If you do too much digital processing from the beginning, it will be a little different for the practice of fine touches, and how about converting the sound of the guitar played by the "hand" into data and producing sounds. Of course, such convenience is necessary when recording, for example, so the development of technology itself is quite good, but I think that the place where "practice with an amplifier" must be the same in the past and now. The sound of listening to the audio monitor via the digital circuit is eventually "a sound that anyone can play". Conversely, I think it is very difficult to create unique sounds in such an environment. But the amplifier is interesting because the sound of the person is "the sound of the person". Because it is a simple combination of guitar and amplifier, the "hand sound" of the instrument that plays by hand comes out, that is the most attractive amplifier.

Also, it is best to use the effector in combination with the amplifier. The speakers of the guitar amplifier are the most rooted in the guitar sound, so it is different from that of the audio, and it is designed to maximize the expressive power of the guitar and effector, so a multi -effector. I think it's best to make a sound from the guitar amplifier, not an audio.

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