Top 18 Amplifier Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Amplifier Quotes from famous people such as Daisy Berkowitz, Harold Stephen Black, Dick Dale, Seth Shostak, Michael Schenker, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Trent likes to record guitars direct, whereas I’ve always preferred playing through an amplifier.
Daisy Berkowitz
Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly.
Harold Stephen Black
Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
Dick Dale
When I graduated high school, nearly a half-million people subscribed to ‘Popular Electronics’ magazine. Soldering up some radio or hi-fi amplifier on the basement workbench was not just a personal passion – a lot of young people were doing the same. The magazine expired in 1999 for lack of interest.
Seth Shostak
I play with feeling so I need to hear what is coming out of the amplifier to inspire me; I don’t just play mechanically. I need to hear what I am doing in order to create the next note. If I don’t hear it then I can’t feed myself.
Michael Schenker
I’m so used to knowing what to do with an electric guitar and amplifier, but with an acoustic guitar, it’s different, but I still have an amp and a whole bunch of pedals.
Lee Ranaldo
You can’t get a degree at Tisch College. It serves as an amplifier for what your focus is. If you’re an engineer, you can take courses on understanding how to move a river in Africa to bring hydroelectric power to a community.
Jonathan Tisch
I decided to design and build my own stereo amplifier system at age 13.
Jim Cantrell
My first rock band was called Mike and the Majestics. I was about twelve, and my older sister Kathy was the manager. There were three of us: me and a friend on guitars and a drummer. We were young, but we played for a lot of fraternity parties, plugging both guitars and a microphone into one little amplifier.
Michael McDonald
Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.
Ritchie Blackmore
I had redesigned my entire amplifier system for this tour because airlines are very strict now.
Lee Ritenour
My aunt Maxie had a plastic guitar in her closet, and I started playing that, going nuts on it. I went to stay with my dad, and he saw how much I was into it, and I put my first guitar on layaway. It was a Kay Starter Series guitar and Gorilla amplifier.
Benji Hughes
About the only thing that I’ll probably end up doing is I made this amplifier with Peavey. It’s in the manufacturing stages right now, and there are a lot of orders that we just got for it.
Dweezil Zappa
I have a playroom with my drum set, a guitar, and amplifier at home.
Jon Taffer
I bought my first electric guitar when I moved to Memphis; a Gibson with a DeArmond pickup which I used with a small Gibson amplifier.
B. B. King
I remember one of the first gigs I played with that amp was at a local church. They wanted someone to fill in with the guitar and my friend say, ‘Ah, he can play.’ And so I dragged the amplifier down and started playing and everybody started yelling ‘turn it down!’
Angus Young
I bought a Hofner guitar and amplifier for 32 guineas, then spent ages trying to make a bottleneck. At that point, I was meant to be developing my father’s ice-cream cafe into a global concern, but I spent all my time in the stockroom playing slide guitar.
Chris Rea
The Marshall guitar amplifier doesn’t just get louder when you turn it up. It distorts the sound to produce a whole range of new harmonics, effectively turning a plucked string instrument into a bowed one.
Brian Eno