Some of the brands of amps & pedals we carry in-store
Guitar amps are basically cabinets with an amplifier and speaker built in to amplify the sound created by the pick-up on the electric guitar or bass.
You get 4 types of amplifiers, although we mostly use solid state amps. Valve or tube amplifiers are still most musician’s dream. It produces a more dynamic musical tone with your playing style. The Solid state amps use transistors and printed boards making it quite affordable. The Hybrid amp is a good combination of the two amps mentioned above. Last but not least is the digital modelling amp, the modern approach, creates different amp sounds through computer modelling.
Effect pedals usually take the form of a small metal box which sit on the floor in front of you. These can be switched on and off using your feet (hence the term pedal). The technology contained within these pedals is designed to alter your tone in a number of ways. For example: distortion, looping, delay, wah-wah, etc. You also get multi effects pedals which combines many effects in one box. More details are available on the different types of effects at https://www.dawsons.co.uk/blog/guitar-pedals-explained