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The Best Electric Guitar Amplifiers for Beginners

There are 1000's of amplifier out there and it can be tricky knowing what features you need as a beginner. I have taught in many schools who do have lots of budget amps and whilst some are uninspiring there are a few stand outs that I would recommend checking out below.


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Best amp £100-£200


CUBE-10GX




If you’re a beginner starting your guitar-playing journey, has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Three core amp tones (CLEAN, CRUNCH, and LEAD) cover all the basics. At the same time, the full three-band EQ allows you to fine-tune your sound using the Treble, Middle, and Bass controls. You can also dial in lush ambience and space with a choice of onboard Chorus, Delay, or Reverb effects.

Add an Aux In jack for jamming along with your phone and Recording Out/Headphones jack for silent practice and recording, and you’re all set.


Best Amp £200-300


BOSS Katana 50 MkII Combo




Now this could be your forever amp and its at an unbelievable price for £235! Stage Ready, Great for bedroom practice all the features and premium sounds. Sound unbelievable


  • Custom 12-inch speaker

  • Class-defying power, punch & cut-through

  • Five unique amp characters, plus newly voiced variations for each

  • Five independent effects sections, each with three variations

  • Dedicated Pedal FX

  • BOSS Tone Studio software for customizing your sound

  • Cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes

  • Mic'd cabinet emulation

Katana MkII takes the acclaimed Katana guitar amp series to the next level, turbocharging the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and more features. Newly voiced variations are now available for all five amp characters, doubling the tonal options. And the onboard effects categories have been expanded from three to five, providing even more real-time processing to choose from. The usability has been ramped up too, with a power amp input for modelers and multi-FX, updated editor software, and many other enhancements.


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