Fender Amplifiers have a long history. Leo Fender began building guitar amps before he started manufacturing guitars. The first of these amps were the K&F models, which were produced between 1945 and 1946. The original Fender amps were tube-powered and the company also started producing solid-state models in the late 1960s.
Marshall Amplification was founded as a British company by drum shop owner and drummer Jim Marshall. The company designs and manufactures music amplifiers, Marshall amps were originally based on Fender amplifiers, but had their own sound, and were soon sought out by guitarists seeking that sound and more volume.
Line 6 is famous for its amplifier modeling, both guitar amp modeling and bass amp modeling. Pros and other serious guitarists rely on Line 6 amp modeling and guitar effects processors for recording and performing.
Peavey Electronics Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional audio equipment.
What happened to the guitar universe after VH hit the scene was nothing short of a revolution. Every player, producer, pop artist, and manufacturer wanted to grab a piece of that magic. The guitar was half the battle, but it obviously had to be plugged into something, and people chased after the audio component as much as the visual.
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