The History of the Electric Guitar Amp

Imagine trying to play for an audience without using an electric amp. If it sounds next to impossible, imagine how early musicians felt. Before the electric amp was created, guitarists struggled to make themselves heard. Thankfully, many different powerful amps are available today, so volume is rarely a problem. How did we get here? It’s all thanks to the invention of the original amplifier back in the early 1920s. Engineers created public address systems for movie theaters, but they were too large and too expensive for the...

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