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Diezel VH Micro Head Guitar Amplifier Head (30 Watts)
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Diezel VH Micro Head Guitar Amplifier Head (30 Watts)

Experience the super-smooth overdrive that only Diezel can provide. This 30-watt mini solid state head accurately mimics the VH4's celebrated third channel.

EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50 Watt 6L6 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head

EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50 Watt 6L6 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head

Pair the 5150 III head with any speaker cabinet and immerse yourself in high-gain magnificence. This 50-watt beast boasts a duo of powerful 6L6 power tubes.

EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150III EL34 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)

EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150III EL34 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)

Blast off into the iconic tones of classic EVH with this 50-watt monster of an amp. EL34 power tubes add iconic British-style snarl for aggressive overdrive.

Orange OR15H Guitar Amplifier Head (15 Watts)
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Orange OR15H Guitar Amplifier Head (15 Watts)

Take a step back to the '70s with the OR15H. This head combines the latest in Orange design and tone with a decisively vintage vibe.

Boss Katana 100 MkII Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

Boss Katana 100 MkII Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

Make loading in easy with this lightweight, powerful amplifier. Packed with effects, this Katana head can handle any tone, style, and gig thrown its way.

Orange Pedal Baby 100 Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)
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Orange Pedal Baby 100 Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

If you create most of your tone from pedals, the Pedal Baby is the amp for you. Tuned for a neutral yet flattering tone, this amp lets your pedals shine.

Victory V4 Kraken Pedalboard Guitar Amplifier (180 Watts)
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Victory V4 Kraken Pedalboard Guitar Amplifier (180 Watts)

Get all the power of a Victory amp on your pedalboard! The Victory Kraken pedalboard amplifier delivers 180 watts of Class-D, solid-state power.

Marshall Studio Vintage Plexi Guitar Amplifier Head (20 Watts)

Marshall Studio Vintage Plexi Guitar Amplifier Head (20 Watts)

Get unmistakable Marshall tone in a smaller form factor! The Marshall Studio Vintage Plexi 20 head is the rebirth of a generation-inspiring amplifier.

Blackstar HT Stage 100 MkII Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)
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Blackstar HT Stage 100 MkII Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

Enhanced in every way, the Blackstar Stage 100 HT MkII features footswitchable channels and modes, power reduction and a professional USB recording output.

Bogner Ecstasy Mini Guitar Amplifier Head (30 Watts)

Bogner Ecstasy Mini Guitar Amplifier Head (30 Watts)

Transcend your tone into pure sonic bliss with the Bogner Ecstasy. This mini version of the '90s staple features a wide array of sound-sculpting controls.

Orange Micro Dark Terror Mini Guitar Amplifier Head (20 Watts)

Orange Micro Dark Terror Mini Guitar Amplifier Head (20 Watts)

This 20-watt Orange tube/solid-state hybrid amplifier is perfect for the bedroom shredder. Plug it into a big cab for a sound that's anything but "micro."

Marshall DSL1HR Guitar Amplifier Head (1 Watt)

Marshall DSL1HR Guitar Amplifier Head (1 Watt)

Featuring adjustable power output for rich tube tone at any volume, the 1-watt Marshall DSL1HR amp head sounds excellent even through the headphone output.

Quilter Tone Block 202 Amplifier Head (200 Watts)

Quilter Tone Block 202 Amplifier Head (200 Watts)

The ultimate amp for gigging musicians -- the Quilter Tone Block 202 amp head weighs only 3.3lbs, but uses wattage calibration for saturation at any volume.

EVH Eddie Van Halen Limited Edition 5150 III 100S Custom Stealth Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)
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EVH Eddie Van Halen Limited Edition 5150 III 100S Custom Stealth Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

Glowing with the power of eight ECC83 preamp tubes and four aggressive 6L6 power tubes, this hand-customized 100-watt head screams with rock 'n' roll tone.

Friedman Runt 20 Guitar Amplifier Head (20 Watts)

Friedman Runt 20 Guitar Amplifier Head (20 Watts)

When you need a rough-and-ready amp head that can seriously rock, grab a Friedman Runt 20. Its all-tube amplification and versatile EQ ensure tonal triumph.

Orange Crush Pro 120 Guitar Amplifier Head
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Orange Crush Pro 120 Guitar Amplifier Head

Plug into 120 watts of Orange tone! This Orange solid-state amp head with all the warmth and grit of an Orange tube amp, thanks to its four gain stages.

Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 Guitar Amplifier Head (700 Watts)
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Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 Guitar Amplifier Head (700 Watts)

When you need to pack a powerful punch in a pint-size package, reach for the PowerStage 700. A speaker-simulating XLR output allows speaker-less operation.

Quilter SuperBlock UK Pedalboard Amplifier (25 Watts)

Quilter SuperBlock UK Pedalboard Amplifier (25 Watts)

Perfect for the minimalist guitarist, the Quilter SuperBlock UK boasts British tones out of a compact package with onboard cabinet simulation.

Line 6 Spider V 240HC MkII Guitar Amplifier Head (240 Watts)

Line 6 Spider V 240HC MkII Guitar Amplifier Head (240 Watts)

Get a versatile, modern guitar amp head. The Line 6 Spider V 240HC MkII has over 200 amp and effect sounds, with a built-in looper and a wireless receiver.

Seymour Duncan Power Stage 200 Pedal Amp

Seymour Duncan Power Stage 200 Pedal Amp

Pack this amp in your gig bag and go! This compact amplifier can power a cabinet and go straight into a PA for an easy and no-frills setup.

Looking for the perfect guitar amp rig? Using a separate head and cabinet gives you more versatility than a typical all-in-one combo amp, and at zZounds, we celebrate that versatility by offering an array of amp head choices -- from super-portable mini heads, to digital modeling and all-tube analog tone monsters! Having so many choices works in your favor, yet can make it a bit difficult to narrow down the selection and find the amplifier you need, so read on for an overview of what's out there -- or give our amp-savvy Gear Experts a call at 800-460-8089.

What Type of Tone?
For thick, overdriven sound, some of the most popular options are Orange, EVH, Marshall, and Randall amp heads. A head from any of these brands will be able to deliver scorching distortion, or dial back to a clean or slightly crunchy tone with ease. While wattage is obviously an important spec when looking at tube amplifiers, details such as tube type (pentode, triode, etc.), number of channels, and the frequencies of the EQ controls can affect your tone in big ways as well. Looking into the equipment artists played on your favorite tracks and live performances can sometimes lead you to your dream amp. If flexibility is what you require, a more tonally versatile amp (such as a Hughes & Kettner switchable-tube model) gives you control over tube and wattage selection, and more.

Stacks of the Future
For the tonal trailblazer, modern amp heads offer a lot more than simply a recreation of '60s or '70s tube tone. Line 6's Spider head provides the everyday guitarist with a wealth of amp sounds and effects built in, and includes stereo speakers for practice and tone tweaking. The popular Kemper Profiler models offer pro-quality digital modeling sound with all the benefits and customization available with digital technology, and some models from Egnater and Laney offers modern features like MIDI capability, or a built-in digital audio interface. And with more and more manufacturers including speaker-emulating outputs on their amp heads, using a separate head with the cabinet of your choosing is starting to make more and more sense.