Guitar amp any differences to a regular one?

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SO I have been asked to make a guiter amp and have no idea about them. DO they need to be any different to a regular hifi amp? What adjustments do I need on a basic one like tone and all that and how do acheive them isn't there something like reverb?

I'm looking at about 100Wrms

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Boscoe
 
Quite different designs. As I stated on your other thread, some feedback about what you're after would be helpful. The main question is if this is for an acoustic guitar with a pickup or for an electric guitar. Assuming its an electric, there are characteristic distortions that most guitar amps strive for - unlike audio, distortion of certain types is desired in a guitar amp. Also, unless you're going for certain sounds, 100 watts RMS usually excessive for a guitar amp. If you insist on a "from the ground up" DIY design, I'd suggest maybe choosing a schematic of a moderate sized Fender or Marshall tube amplifier from the 50s - 60s and building that. I would recommend something between 12 and 50 watts. Good kits are available - check out the Ceriatone or Allen amps websites. Solid state designs are also available, but they are harder to make sound right for guitar.
 
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