What is reamping? Here's everything you need to know

Mic'd up Vox AC30
(Image credit: Future)

Modern technology has made it possible to record guitars in the comfort of your own home, transforming the average guitarist into a budding producer with the superhuman ability to summon epic guitar tones out of thin air. Now, while most players are comfortable with micing up guitar cabs, setting up their DAW and the basics of producing a relatively radio-friendly mix, there is one recording technique that seems to be most players' Kryptonite – reamping. 

We are aware that the discussion of specialist boxes, the importance of impedance and signal routing is enough to make any player's head spin but rest assured that reamping is a fairly simple concept once you learn the basics. 

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and MusicRadar.com.

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.