Stagg 20W AmplifierStagg 20W Guitar Amplifier

A great starting point for any beginner, simple to use and a good tone. The Stagg 20 GA enables to make those first steps of amplifying a guitar easy. With 2 channels, clean and overdrive it’s perfect for covering different genres. Alongside the on board EQ controls, you can customise sounds easily to find just what you are after. The headphone port is ideal for home practice, so you haven’t got to worry about blasting the neighbours out at all times. Alongside the MP3 input, you can play along with your favourite songs. One of our most popular guitar amps and a great way to get learning with a simple set up!

Laney guitar ampLaney LG12 12 Watt Guitar Combo Amp

A great little combo amp from a well renowned manufacturer. 12 Watts output and clean/drive channel switch, it covers the tone features that any other amp would give you. Also comes with headphones for silent practice and line in for playing along to backing tracks. 3 Band EQ allows you to tweak the tone as you wish, the great Laney sound means that it’s ideal for rehearsal or recording. The leather strap carry handle means it’s ideal to take around with you even for the impromptu jam. The finish on this is great, robust and a neat vintage design.

Stagg 15W Guitar ampStagg 15W Guitar Amplifier with Digital Reverb

Dubbed as the ideal first guitar amps. The Stagg STA15 gives you an easy to use set up, with the additional controls to allow you to hone your sound as your progress. Again, you are able to switch between the clean and crunch style channel, which gives the flip between Overdrive and Distortion. Fitted with Phones line out and a CD/MP3 in and digital reverb it offers the complete package. Lightweight and in a smart black and white design, ideal option to become your reliable amp of choice.

Vox Guitar AmpVox MINI3 Gen2 Modeling Guitar Amp

Generation 2 of the VOX Mini3, small in size but packs everything you would need into this small cabinet. With a host of built in effects to adapt to your own style, you also have the improved Amp modelling that gives you 11 different base amp sounds to tweak. Ideal for home practice and personal studio work. The Aux in and Headphones ensures that you can jam along to your tracks and pop the headphones on so you can practice 24 hours a day if you’d like. Finally, the line amp selector allows you to get a crisp tone with an acoustic Guitar also. So you can get the best of both worlds.

Yamaha AmplifierYamaha THR10 Version 2 Portable Amplifier

Style and substance is in abundance with the Yamaha THR10, suitable for guitarists of all levels. A powerful practice amp with a retro style appearance. Five amp types mean that there is a tone for every style and you can even save your favourite tones in the 5 memory banks. Comes with Aux IN, headphone and USB input for optimum connectivity. You can use the supplied USB cable to connect to recording software, or use the iOS Session app on your apple device with the amp.

About the author

After gaining a degree in Music from the University of Derby in 2014, Dan has worked in Music Education in both the UK and Netherlands. A guitarist by trade, Dan continues to perform with his band and other various musicians around the West Midlands.