Fender amps explained: from tubes to modeling, here's everything you need to know about Fender amplifiers

Close oup of the top left corner of a Fender amp
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It goes without saying that Fender truly is a giant of the guitar world. Its guitars are widely celebrated and have been played all over the globe since their inception, by everyone from bedroom players to guitar legends. However, just as popular is the company's range of amplifiers.

Fender amps have been so many players’ number one choice since the 1950s, and they still are to this day. Look on any stage, big or small, or in any studio, and it won’t be long before you spot a Fender amp. 

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Richard Blenkinsop

After spending a decade in music retail, I’m now a freelance writer for Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar Player and Reverb, specialising in electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and almost anything else you can make a tune with. When my head’s not buried in the best of modern and vintage gear, I run a small company helping musicians with songwriting, production and performance, and I play bass in an alt-rock band.