An electric guitar/violin without an amplifier is pretty much a silent acoustic guitar – not much use to anybody. Ultimately, if you play the electric guitar, a good amp is as important as the instrument itself.
It is through the amplifier that your signature sound will be created and, thus, your audience’s faces will be melted. It makes sense, therefore, to have a look at what’s out there. We’ve got options from Mesa Boogie, Orange, Marshall and Vox to share with you, in our list of the best guitar/violin amps you can buy in 2020. Enjoy!
Tube-driven Vox Valve Reactor circuit uses a 12 AX7 vacuum tube for true-tube tone. Based on a 12AX7 vacuum tube, the Valve Reactor circuit at the heart of every Valvetronix+ Series amp perfectly reproduces the operation, subtle nuances, and tonal character of a real tube-powered amp. Pedal effects such as distortion, wah, and compressor; and Modulation/Delay effects such as chorus, flanger, and tape echo. In each section, there are 11 effects to choose from. Featuring easy-to-use settings, you can simultaneously select the effect type and adjust its parameters. In addition, there are three types of Reverb (Room, Spring, and Hall).
The Crush Mini feeds your Orange obsession anywhere in the world, at any time of day. This mighty 3-watter is powered by a standard 9-volt pedal power supply or 9-volt battery. So whether you’re working late, warming up backstage, or jamming at home, the Orange Crush Mini is the ultimate portable solution. Simple Gain (drive), Shape (EQ), and Volume controls grow the familiar Yorkshire jangle to a raucous ruckus in seconds. And the iconic orange vinyl and woven grille are sure to warm the hearts of Orange lovers everywhere. An onboard tuner, 1/8″ music input, and headphone output also make the Crush Mini a formidable practice tool as well.
Shape your sound with the EQ section (Bass + Treble) as well as dial in lush effects such as digital reverbs, chorus, vibratone and delay. Jam along with your favorite tracks by simply plugging your MP3 player into the Auxiliary input and you instantly become part of the band and /or practice privately with the 1/8th headphone output jack that also mutes the speaker output. With a turn of a knob, choose from clean to mean tones from the 17 various amp models that will to accommodate almost any genre of music. You can also enjoy the peace of mind that this amp is backed by Fender’s 5 Year Transferable Warranty.
Fishman’s lightest and most portable amp yet, the Loudbox Mini delivers the tonal quality that has made the Fishman name the standard for great acoustic sound. The Loudbox Mini packs 60 watts of clean acoustic power, and has two channels featuring Fishman’s legendary preamp and tone control designs. The amp also features digital reverb and chorus for the instrument channel and reverb for the microphone channel. The Loudbox Mini sports an AUX input and balanced XLR D.I. output, a must for jamming along and capturing your performances.
Donner DEA-1 10W Electric Guitar Amplifier provides explosive tone with intuitive controls at a great price. The Gain controls how hard you are driving the amp with your guitar. The Volume controls how loud your amplifier is. The Treble/ Middle /Bass controls help you shape the high and low frequencies of your guitar tone. And the Booster switch provice the clean and booster overdriven sounds. The DEA-1 features a 6.5-inch Special Design speaker and a selectable gain control that can rock guitar tones. Jam along with your favorite tracks by simply plugging your MP3 player into the Auxiliary input and you instantly become part of the band and /or practice privately with the 1/8″ headphone output jack that also mutes the speaker output.
Using appropriate technology, Peavey uses a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating point SHARC processors and patented Transtube analog circuitry to create the best sounding modeling amplifiers available. Nothing sounds as good as a VYPYR. All VYPYR effects, amp models and parameter controls can be accessed via the amp itself, with no need to hook the amplifier to a computer. Peavey’s WYSIWYG control surface quickly allows the user the ability to see and adjust the control position, no guessing VYPYRs new USB bi-directional data and audio port provides and easy way to record, and or connect to our VYPYR software and store presets, get lessons, and practice to backing tracks while connected to your computer.
The Danelectro Electric Mini Amplifier (N10) is an excellent violin amplifier with great, clean, and overdrive tones. It features a leather handle for a more comfortable use. It cranks like a little rod which boasts a belt clip and headphone jack. It also has overdrive controls, volume, and tone. This amplifier has been powered by a nine-volt battery or a Dan electro DA-1 adapter. It has an aqua color for a more stunning design. Its compact size was great for taking in and out of where she was.
With amPlug G2, the crucial analog circuit has been drastically improved, and each model provides three modes. AC30 provides use of a tremolo circuit, as well as nine selectable effects with three types of Chorus, Delay, and Reverb.A foldable plug mechanism that rotates 180 degrees and an auto power-off function are additional features that contribute significantly to improved convenience and ease of use. There is also an AUX input for jamming along with any audio player. amPlug G2 is the simplest way to get serious sound; occupying virtually no space, it’s an ideal choice for any guitarist or bassist.
A word to be noted: Not all amps are good for both guitar and violins, but if you are one of those versatile musicians who masters both violin and guitar, and do not like the hassle of playing with two amps, the amps listed can perfectly suit your need!