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difference between a preamp and amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Serac, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Serac


    May 29, 2005
    ? Or are they the same thing/all amps include preamps as well?
  2. preamp amplies the signal to a level that is useful for a power amp, it also has the tonal controls like the EQ etc

    an amp head is just a pre amp and a power amp in the same box