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I am pretty confused

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KSDbass, Sep 22, 2005.


  1. KSDbass

    KSDbass

    Mar 25, 2005
    atlanta
    ok, I am looking for a new amp, because my rumble 60 watt isn't exactly cutting it, and I was looking at cabs and amps, but what does a preamp do? is it just an EQ?
     
  2. more or less:
    preamp makes the sound/tone
    power amp makes it loud enough to use cabs/speakers...
     
  3. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    Check out the amp FAQ.
     
  4. KSDbass

    KSDbass

    Mar 25, 2005
    atlanta
    So I only need a preamp if I have a poweramp?
     
  5. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    If you have a poweramp, you need to add a preamp to it and some cabs and you got a rig. You don't NEED a preamp but you won't get the rated wattage out of the power amp without one, and you won't be able to change your tone much.