Guitar Amps | Popular Auctions


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Given the current economic uncertainty, both in the U.S. and other developed countries, it is increasingly important to get the best value we can for product purchases. So, there is no reason to overpay for guitar amps, combos, heads or cabinets, especially with the competition online merchants provide, in terms of price and service.

One such premier online channel is eBay. With millions of users each day from over 30 countries, eBay is a unique, well proven and a trustworthy online marketplace. And with a little patience and research, bargain prices are on offer every day.

Concerned about making payments online? Creating a safe and secure shopping experience, is a prime focus of eBay. The combination of eBay's Seller Feedback system and Paypal's Buyer Protection scheme make the online purchasing experience safe and secure.

Whether you want to: buy now; make an offer; or bid on an auction, eBay offers a vast array of product choices within a safe and secure shopping environment, trusted worldwide.

Peavey CS 800S PA Power Amp
Peavey CS 800S PA Power Amp
$87.00
Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 Guitar Amp Modeling EFFECTS perfect cosmetic condition
Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 Guitar Amp Modeling EFFECTS perfect cosmetic condition
$46.00
Peavey PV1200 power amp rack mount
Peavey PV1200 power amp rack mount
$63.00
Fender Vintage Reissue 65 Super Reverb 45 watt Guitar Amp
Fender Vintage Reissue 65 Super Reverb 45 watt Guitar Amp
$630.00
1975 FENDER SILVERFACE VIBRO CHAMP AMP COMBO TUBE AMPLIFIER Choice of Speaker
1975 FENDER SILVERFACE VIBRO CHAMP AMP COMBO TUBE AMPLIFIER Choice of Speaker
$421.78
Peavey PV1200 power amp rack mount
Peavey PV1200 power amp rack mount
$60.00
Peavey CS 800S PA Power Amp
Peavey CS 800S PA Power Amp
$80.00
Crate Taxi Limo Portable Guitar Amp TX50D BE Amp New Battery Tuki Cover
Crate Taxi Limo Portable Guitar Amp TX50D BE Amp New Battery Tuki Cover
$132.50
Behringer Powerplay Pro 8 HA8000 8 output headphone monitor amp in original box
Behringer Powerplay Pro 8 HA8000 8 output headphone monitor amp in original box
$61.00
Marshall JCM800 2205 Vintage Series 50 watt Guitar Amp tom morello
Marshall JCM800 2205 Vintage Series 50 watt Guitar Amp tom morello
$760.00
Ampeg PF 50T Portaflex 50W All tube Bass Head
Ampeg PF 50T Portaflex 50W All tube Bass Head
$321.00
Ampeg speaker pf 115e 15 inch bass cabinet easy to carry
Ampeg speaker pf 115e 15 inch bass cabinet easy to carry
$233.50
Peavey CS 800X Stereo Power Amp
Peavey CS 800X Stereo Power Amp
$82.00
Peavey CS 1200 Stereo Power Amp
Peavey CS 1200 Stereo Power Amp
$124.50
VINTAGE 1960s GIBSON SKYLARK Guitar TUBE AMP AMPLIFIER GA 5 AS IS
VINTAGE 1960s GIBSON SKYLARK Guitar TUBE AMP AMPLIFIER GA 5 AS IS
$133.27
Ampeg PortaBass 250 Electric Bass Guitar Amplifier Head Unit
Ampeg PortaBass 250 Electric Bass Guitar Amplifier Head Unit
$100.00
Ampeg Svt Bass Amp vintage clean
Ampeg Svt Bass Amp vintage clean
$1,125.00
Marshall JVM410H 100 watt Guitar Amp
Marshall JVM410H 100 watt Guitar Amp
$545.00
Trace Elliot ELF 200 watt Micro Bass Head Amplifier w Box and Manuals
Trace Elliot ELF 200 watt Micro Bass Head Amplifier w Box and Manuals
$172.50
1979 Fender Vibro Champ Vintage Amplifier Authentic 70s Silverface USA Tube Amp
1979 Fender Vibro Champ Vintage Amplifier Authentic 70s Silverface USA Tube Amp
$410.00
Line 6 Lo Down Bass Amp
Line 6 Lo Down Bass Amp
$50.00
Fender Super Sonic 60 watt Tube Guitar Amp Head w solid state channel Black Grey
Fender Super Sonic 60 watt Tube Guitar Amp Head w solid state channel Black Grey
$338.00
Fender Pro Tube Twin Amp 100 watt Guitar Amp
Fender Pro Tube Twin Amp 100 watt Guitar Amp
$422.00
Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman 50 Silverface Tubed Amplifier Head SN A67728
Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman 50 Silverface Tubed Amplifier Head SN A67728
$335.00
Peavey MAX 115 1x15 300 Watt Bass Guitar Combo 300W Amplifier
Peavey MAX 115 1x15 300 Watt Bass Guitar Combo 300W Amplifier
$216.50
Vox NT15H 15 watt Guitar Amp Night Train with cloth bag
Vox NT15H 15 watt Guitar Amp Night Train with cloth bag
$145.50
Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb 22 watt Guitar Amp
Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb 22 watt Guitar Amp
$790.00
Marshall Lead 12 combo amp
Marshall Lead 12 combo amp
$35.00
Behringer HA4700 Power Play Pro XL 4 Channel Headphone Distribution Amp
Behringer HA4700 Power Play Pro XL 4 Channel Headphone Distribution Amp
$32.00
Fender Super Sonic 22 Tube 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier Black
Fender Super Sonic 22 Tube 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier Black
$163.50

Guitar Amplifiers Buying Guide.

Given the variety of guitars and the number of amplifier brands available, deciding on the right amplifier has its challenges. This guide attempts to make your buying decision a little easier with arming your with some basic tips. On the one hand, it is wise to arm yourself with some research before entering the market for an amp. On the other hand, the quality of amps on the market these days, you could just as easily pick your budget, review a few models in that price range, and make the purchase. So do not stress too much.

The price

A common adage used by guitarists is that you should always spend as much on the amp unit as you are willing to spend on the guitar. The reason is pretty simple; the music that you create needs to pass through the amp before it reaches the world. Bottom line is; don’t retard your instrument’s potential by pairing it up with a less than suitable amp. However that does not mean that less pricey amps are of low quality. Today, because of computer aided manufacturing, costs of amp units are dropping considerably without affecting the quality of the sound that it produces. This is obviously good news for the newbie guitarist who wants a good amp unit.

Given the multitude of roles that amp heads and cabinets can fulfill, they have been optimized to be paired up with 4 different types of instruments – the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, electronic keyboard.

Electric Guitar Amps: These are hands down the most popular of all the amplifiers. But their popularity has a lot more to do with the success of the electric guitar itself.

Acoustic Guitar Amps: These amps are used to project the brilliant highs of the acoustic guitar without sacrificing on the mid-ranges and basses. Acoustic guitar amps always have their own speakers and they also generally allow a mic to be plugged in directly along with the line from the acoustic guitars pickups.

Bass Amps: These amps tend to not distort the sound; rather the focus of a bass amp is to reproduce the low sonorous sounds that bass guitars are so popularly known for.

Keyboard Amps: Simply try to reproduce the sounds made by the keyboard as accurately as possible acting like a PA system.

Types of Amplifier Units

Combo Amps: Contain both the speaker and the amplifier unit in one box. Most of the amps that you will see are of this variety. These are very good for carrying around, as long as they are not too large.

Amp Head: Is a single amp unit without any speakers. These need to be paired up with speakers by a cable. You will need real speaker cables designed for handling higher voltage outputs rather than standard instrument cables. This type of an amp is also great for connecting a large number of speakers.

How an amplifier works

The basic function of an Amp is to convert electrical signals into audible sound. To do this, amplifiers use two circuits or stages: preamp and power amp. The preamp works on the signal it gets from the instrument and makes it good enough for the power amp and the other instruments within the amplifier such as the EQ and the effects loop etc. The power amp boosts the signal so that the speakers can produce the audible sound.

Vacuum Tube Amplifier

A vacuum tube is basically the same thing that was used in radios about half a century ago.

Tubes, when they are over-driven and heated with electrical current produce the “distortion effect” which explains the popularity of these types of amplifier. This is the reason why even today, when they are soundly obsolete and replaced with solid state diodes, they remain in vogue.

Solid State Amps

These amplifiers are a newer generation of circuits which attempt reproduce the authentic tonal sound quality of the vacuum tube.

Trying to decide whether to go in for a vacuum tube based amp or a solid state based amp is a very personal question. The difference between the two is something which only very well tuned ears can pick up, however purists tend to stick with the vacuum tube because of the organic and fluid distortion that comes out of it. Most Newbies however tend to stick with the latest in technology, including solid state circuits not only because some of these are suited to some of the modern genres, but also because they are cheaper.

The Proper Channel

Amplifiers offer multiple channels which can be independently setup so that you can switch between them without missing a beat. Channel switching or switching between multiple channels while playing is a rather important feature that many guitarist now-a-days prefer. Electric guitarists use this to switch between the loud distortion sound and the clean rhythm tones. Most amps come equipped with a footswitch with which you can change and juggle between multiple channels at the same time.

Electrical Power

Power in an amp is meant to denote the amount of raw power being fed into the amp unit for the speakers. This is usually measured in Watts. Keep the following things in mind when selecting the kind of power you want your amp to be based on:

a) Higher wattage will mean a louder sound in the same amplifier.

b) Vacuum tubes produce a markedly louder sound per Watt of power as compared to solid state circuits. A vacuum tube being driven on 5 Watts of power produces the same level of sound as a 40 Watt solid state unit will produce.

c) If you are buying for a beginner then make sure that the amp unit has a headphone jack.

Effects

Amps offer a number of effects which you can switch between. These can be summarized as:

Line-6-spider-amp-controls

a) EQ: This generally comes in the form of 2 or 4 knobs with which you can control the range of frequencies in the sound. For instance, increase treble settings for a brighter sound, adjust the middle EQ to full and the treble and bass to zero to achieve the natural sound of the guitar, add extra bass tones by increasing the bass frequency. As an example, increasing the treble settings will produce a brighter sound, increase the middle EQ with treble and bass to zero to deliver a raw natural sound of the instrument. And then play with the bass control for added bass depth.

b) Effects Loop: An effects loop allows you to modify the signal between the preamp and the power amp using an external chord.

c) Digital Effects: Many amps offer digital effects like flange, phase, reverb, echo, chorus, pitch shift, etc. You can save these as presets that can act as channels in the amp. Many amps also come with presets which can be used as well.

Speakers

Obviously this is what the world listens to! So it is good to have the best speakers which you can buy. Do note that the heavier and more expensive speakers are always of better quality than cheaper ones. Better speakers will also allow for a better coloration of the amplifier’s signal producing richer and more superior sound.

Common speaker types include:

- 8” Speakers: found in smaller amps.

- 10” Speakers: found in practice amps.

- 12” Speakers: basic performance amps.

- 15” Speakers: come in separate cabinets, are paired almost exclusively with bass amps.

Things to keep in mind

There really are gazillion things that you will need to consider if you sat down to decide what kind of an amp you should be purchasing. Among these are – the types of music that you play, the number of instruments in the band, the placement of the amp, is the drummer loud, the size of the performance etc.

Here are a few guide tips

- 40 Watt solid state amp driving a 10” speaker will hold up its own in most performances. However this may not do so well if the band has a drummer as well.

- 60 Watt solid state amp paired with a 12” speaker will do well in all but the loudest situations.

- 30 Watt tube amp is loud enough for a full rock band in most conceivable scenarios.

Use this guide as a starting point to formulate a criteria for your guitar amplifier research and ultimate purchase.

Guitar Amplifiers - recently sold units.

Fender Super Sonic 22 Tube 1x12 Guitar Combo Amplifier Black,  Marshall Ma100 ma 100 watt Guitar Amp head not working needs preamp tubes jcm800,  Fender Rumble 115 1x15 300 Watt Bass Cabinet Speaker Cab,  vox v112 buckingham amp only no cab,  1963 Fender Blonde Showman Head Blackface FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING,  Marshall Amplifications MG412CF Extension Speaker Cabinet 4 x 12 Black ,  Ampeg SVT 3 Pro 450 watt Bass Guitar Amp Head W Case and Tuner,  Marshall Lead 12 combo amp,  Fender Twin Reverb Guitar Amp 65 Reissue w 15 Eminence Speaker NO RESERVE,  Fender Blues Deville 212 60 Watt Guitar Amp,  Fender Bassman Tweed Cabinet,  Ampeg B2R 350 Watt Solid State Rackmount Bass Guitar Amplifier Head,  Gibson GA 20 vintage guitar amp,  Marshall JVM410H 100 watt Guitar Amp,  VINTAGE 1960s GIBSON SKYLARK Guitar TUBE AMP AMPLIFIER GA 5 AS IS,  Vox NT15H 15 watt Guitar Amp Night Train with cloth bag,  Peavey CS 1200 Stereo Power Amp,  Peavey CS 800X Stereo Power Amp,  Peavey PV 2600 2600 Watt Power Amp Excellent Condition,  Fender G DEC 30 Guitar Amp Fender ULT 4 Pedal Perfect,  Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Portable Bass Guitar Amplifier Travel Amp Battery,  Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb 22 watt Guitar Amp,  Peavey MAX 115 1x15 300 Watt Bass Guitar Combo 300W Amplifier,  Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman 50 Silverface Tubed Amplifier Head SN A67728,  vintage Marshall super lead tube amp NO RESERVE 1959,  Fender Pro Tube Twin Amp 100 watt Guitar Amp,  Fender Super Sonic 60 watt Tube Guitar Amp Head w solid state channel Black Grey,  Line 6 Lo Down Bass Amp,  1979 Fender Vibro Champ Vintage Amplifier Authentic 70s Silverface USA Tube Amp,  Ampeg Svt Bass Amp vintage clean,  Ampeg PortaBass 250 Electric Bass Guitar Amplifier Head Unit,  Ampeg speaker pf 115e 15 inch bass cabinet easy to carry,  Ampeg PF 50T Portaflex 50W All tube Bass Head,  Marshall JCM800 2205 Vintage Series 50 watt Guitar Amp tom morello,  Behringer Powerplay Pro 8 HA8000 8 output headphone monitor amp in original box,  Crate Taxi Limo Portable Guitar Amp TX50D BE Amp New Battery Tuki Cover,  Peavey CS 800S PA Power Amp,  Peavey PV1200 power amp rack mount,  Peavey PV1200 power amp rack mount,  Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 Guitar Amp Modeling EFFECTS perfect cosmetic condition,  Peavey CS 800S PA Power Amp,  Behringer HA4700 Power Play Pro XL 4 Channel Headphone Distribution Amp,  Trace Elliot ELF 200 watt Micro Bass Head Amplifier w Box and Manuals,  1975 FENDER SILVERFACE VIBRO CHAMP AMP COMBO TUBE AMPLIFIER Choice of Speaker,  Fender Vintage Reissue 65 Super Reverb 45 watt Guitar Amp,