Here’s a view you don’t get to see very often. Some of you will appreciate these photos below, some of you won’t. If you are a true guitar amp lover, you’ll find these very interesting. What’s outside is cool, but it is what’s inside that’s responsible for the sweet sounds you all like. Take a good look inside. It’s quite colorful and complicated in there. You can see the amplifier’s power and pre-amp tubes, the transformers (the big things that looks like a square magnets on top) and all the multitude of capacitors, resistors, cables and pots. The big green plate that holds it all together is called the circuit board. The circuit board is mounted to the black metal chassis that is then mounted to the amplifier cabinet.
Now, it really doesn’t matter if you understand all of this or not. It should be obvious why one can still appreciate all that is going on in there. Basically, some genius figured out how to make one of these sound good, and a bunch of geniuses that came after found all kinds of ways to improve it. End of story.
Go fire up you amp and play your guitar loud. Imagine all those little components working together really hard trying to make you happy today. 🙂