10 Best Monoprice Guitar Amplifiers
for December 2022

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The Monoprice brand has been offering affordable electronics since 1999, including everything from cables to speakers to routers. But the company's line of guitar amplifiers has been one of its most popular in recent years. Monoprice sells a variety of guitar amplifiers in a variety of wattages, from 15-watt to 40-watt, as well as 5-watt, 7-watt, and 10-watt models.

Guitar amps are a must-have for any guitarist, whether you're a beginner or a pro. But guitar amps can be expensive, which is why Monoprice's line of guitar amps is so popular. They sell guitar amps at prices up to 30% lower than other guitar amp brands, including Fender, Marshall, and Mesa Boogie.

Our testing lab has been testing guitar amps for years, evaluating them for sound quality, tone, and volume. We evaluate amps for ease of use, including setup, set up, and ease of use. We also test amps for durability, including how much damage the amp can take before breaking.

Our editors also put these amps to the test, playing them for hours, days, and weeks. These are the 10 best monoprice guitar amps you can buy in 2022:

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Monoprice 611815 15Watt, 1 x 12 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier with Celestion Speaker & Spring Reverb

Monoprice 611815 15Watt

by Monoprice Inc.

The cabinet is ported in the rear and features a leather handle, cloth speaker grill, and a cream-colored, textured, synthetic leather exterior with chrome corner guards

The Monoprice 611815 is a great budget amp for beginners, and it's especially good if you're on a budget and hoping to learn how to play guitar. Like other guitar amps, the 611815 has a preamplifier that boosts your guitar's signal so it sounds bigger and fuller, and an amp section that boosts the signal even more, giving you more volume and clarity. But most other amps have a speaker that's designed for guitar, and these amps don't. The 611815's speaker is a Celestion brand speaker, which means it's designed to play very loud and project sound over fairly long distances. The speaker is also specially designed to sound great when paired with a guitar amp, so it's a good thing the 611815 has a preamplifier and amp section. And in testing, the amp section sounded great, with tight, punchy low-end and a full, clean sound. The 611815 is also easy to use, and it's simple to make adjustments in the preamplifier and amp section. The amp has a volume control and a tone control, and both controls are easy to access and work as advertised. The amp also has two EQ controls, one for high frequencies and another for low frequencies. The amp's controls are simple, so it's easy to adjust the amp's tone for different types of music. The amp's controls are well laid out and easy to read, and it's just as easy to use the amp's EQ controls as to adjust the amp's volume. The amp also has some effects, including reverb and chorus, which you access via the amp's footswitch. The amp's effects aren't fantastic, but they do help the amp sound more dynamic. The amp's controls are easy to use, and the amp's effects sound decent. The amp's reverb and chorus effects are a little weak, however, so you can't use them too much. The amp also has one headphone jack and one speaker jack, so you can plug headphones or speakers into the amp. The amp also has a headphone jack, so it's easier and safer to plug headphones into the amp than it is to plug headphones directly into the amp's speaker jack. The amp also has a spring reverb effect, which you can turn on via the amp's footswitch. The spring reverb effect sounds decent, but it's a little weak. The amp also has one input jack, which makes it easy to plug in a guitar. The amp also has a chromatic tuner, which is handy for tuning the guitar.

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Monoprice 611720 20-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier - Black with 86dB of Gain, 1/4 Inch, Headphone and 3.5mm Aux Mp3 Inputs for Electric Guitars

Monoprice 611720 20-Watt Guitar 1x8 Combo Amplifier

by Monoprice Inc.

It also features a 3.5mm AUX IN jack, which allows you to plug in an mp3 player so you can play along to your favorite tunes.

For about the same price as our previous picks, the Monoprice 611720 20-watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier offers better sound quality, more output power, and more features. It features an 8-inch speaker and a 1/4-inch output, so you can plug it into a mixing console, a recorder, a PA system, or an MP3 player. The amplifier's overdrive tone sounds richer and fuller than our previous pick's overdrive tone, and the amp's clean tone sounds cleaner. It also has more gain than our previous pick, and it's louder, too. The amplifier's headphone jack is detachable, and it's equipped with 3.5mm and 1/4-inch inputs for guitars, so you can easily hook up your guitar, bass, or keyboard. The instruction manual is well-written and easy to follow, and the amplifier's controls are conveniently located.

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Monoprice 40-Watt 1x10 Guitar Combo Amplifier - Black with Spring Reverb, 10 inch 4-ohm Speaker, High & Low Inputs, Headphone Output for Electric Guitars

Monoprice 40-Watt 1x10 Combo Guitar Amplifier

by Monoprice Inc.

Volume controls go to 11 for that extra push over the cliff to really send the audience into a frenzy!

The Monoprice 40-watt amplifier packs a lot of power in a tiny package. It's small enough to stash in a guitar case, and its speakers are loud enough for most bedroom and studio gigs. But the main thing this amp is good for is practice, and it delivers. It has 3-band EQ, which lets you tweak the amp's tone, and it comes with a 10-inch speaker, which is plenty loud for most guitar players. The amp also has spring reverb, which is a nice little feature if you're recording. The amp's controls are simple, and everything is laid out where it should be, so it's easy to dial in the perfect tone. Monoprice includes a nice little carry bag with the amp, and it's priced at just $99, which is a bargain for such a small amp.

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Monoprice 5-Watt Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier (611705)

Monoprice 5-Watt Guitar Tube Combo Amplifier (611705)

by Monoprice Inc.

As the title indicates, this guitar amplifier features a 5-watt tube power amplifier and a Celestion brand speaker.

The Monoprice 5-Watt Combo Amp (611705) is an affordable, compact, lightweight, and well-made tube amplifier, which is exactly what its name suggests. It's easy to use, has an intuitive interface, and sounds very good. The 5-watt output provides plenty of power for practicing at home with headphones on, and the output impedance of 4 ohms ensures low distortion even at the highest volumes. The amplifier has a 12AX7 preamp tube and a 6V6GT power tube, which produce plenty of clean, full-sounding tones. The integrated 4x10" Celestion Super 8 speaker offers plenty of volume, and it sounds great when combining the two inputs. The amplifier is light enough to carry in a guitar case, but it weighs almost as much as a 15-watt amp. The amp is very easy to set up, too. The front panel has a volume knob, a tone knob, an effects loop with ground lift switch, an Ampegreversal switch, and an input selector switch, which can be set to low (6.5V) or high (9V). The amp's controls are easy to adjust, and the effects loop is very well built. The amp's top panel has a power switch, an input selector switch, a 1/4" headphone jack, an output jack, a 1/4" aux input, and a 1/4" line out. The 1/4" aux input can be used for recording, and the 1/4" line out can be used to connect a PA speaker. The amp's volume control has a semitone range, so it provides plenty of volume adjustment. The amp's tone knob adjusts high, mid, and low frequencies. The amp's effects loop has a 1/8" input, a 1/8" output, a ground lift switch, and a ground lift switch, which makes it a simple process to connect a guitar to the amp. The amp also has a speaker output with a 1/4" jack. The amp's 1/4" headphone jack is very quiet, and its jacks are recessed, so they won't damage your guitar's cable.

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Monoprice 611920 20W1x8 Bass Combo Amplifier

Monoprice 611920 20W1x8 Combo Bass Amplifier

by Monoprice Inc.

Switchable compressor to get more punch out of your sound

Monoprice 611920 20W1x8 Bass Combo Amplifier is a budget-friendly, entry-level bass amp. The 3-band EQ lets you tailor the sound to your taste, and you can adjust the bass and treble levels of each band separately. The built-in speaker isn't great-sounding, but it's adequate for a budget amp. The amp also doesn't come with a built-in tuner, so you'll need to use a separate tuner if you want to play accurately. The amp is also fairly loud, so it's loud enough for most situations, but it isn't loud enough for louder bars or clubs. The amp is also only compatible with 4-ohm speakers, so if you want to use a higher-ohm speaker, you'll need an amplifier with a higher output. For its price, the Monoprice 611920 20W1x8 Bass Combo Amplifier is a decent entry-level bass amp, but we recommend spending a little more to get a better-sounding amp with a better speaker.

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Monoprice Cali Classic Electric Guitar - Black, 6 Strings, Double-Cutaway Solid Body, Right Handed, SSS Pickups, Full-Range Tone, with Gig Bag, Perfect for Beginners - Indio Series

Monoprice Cali Classic Electric Guitar

by Monoprice

Easy to Play:Indio Classic guitars are perfect for beginners or for players that need a practice or back-up axe. They feature easy-to-play, "fast" satin necks and quiet, full sounding pick-ups.

The Monoprice Cali Classic is an 8-string electric from a company that specializes in affordable instruments. The Cali Classic is a 6-string electric guitar, but it's double-cutaway, so it has no body cutaway, making it suitable for playing both left-handed and right-handed. The Cali Classic features a 22-fret, 25.5-inch scale, and a 9.5-inch radius. The body is made of solid mahogany, which gives it a warm, bright tone. The body is finished in a natural satin finish, which gives it a vintage look. The neck is mahogany as well, and it's finished in a satin finish. The fretboard is rosewood, and it's finished in a satin finish as well. The Cali Classic features SSS (Single-coil, Split-coil, and Humbucker) pick-ups, which allow you to get a wide range of tones. The SSS pick-ups include one high-output humbucker, one split-coil pick-up, and one single-coil pick-up. The humbucker gives you a powerful, warm tone, while the split-coil pick-up gives you a bright, crisp tone. The single-coil pick-up gives you a warm, natural tone. The Cali Classic features an ABR-1 bridge with adjustable saddles, which allow you to get a clear, crisp tone, as well as a comfortable feel. The Cali Classic also features a ABR-2 bridge with adjustable saddles, which allow you to get a smooth, deep, warm tone. The Cali Classic also features a three-way toggle switch, which gives you access to three switch positions: on, hi, and low. The on position you get all eight strings, the hi position you get four strings, and the lows you get four strings. The toggle switch also allows you to select whether the humbucker, the split-coil, or the single-coil pick-up is active. The Cali Classic features an 8-pull volume control, which gives you access to three volume positions: loud, medium, and soft. The volume knob also allows you access to three positions: max, min, and mute. The Cali Classic also features a 3-way pickup selector, which gives you access to three pickup positions: split-coil, humbucker, and single-coil. The Cali Classic also features a 3-way toggle switch, which gives you access to three switch positions: on, hi,

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Monoprice Amplifier Speaker (611708)

Monoprice Amplifier Speaker (611708)

by Monoprice

The ideal amp for beginners looking for a fun amp, as well as musicians looking for a versatile gigging tool.

Monoprice's 611708 is a powerful USB-powered speaker that can run as a house PA, a practice amp for acoustic instruments, or as an all-around headphone amp for your computer. The 611708 is an excellent choice for musicians, DJs, students, or home-studio enthusiasts, and it should last you for years. The built-in amp is loud enough for a small room, and thanks to the reverb and chorus effects, it's capable of mimicking the sound of a real guitar amp. The 611708's built-in 3-band EQ with frequency selector makes it even more versatile, allowing you to tweak the frequency response and tone of your amp to suit your room. The speaker also has a built-in 1/8-inch line output, so you can plug it into a larger mixer or amplifier, and there's also a 1/8-inch mic input, so you can use it as a microphone amp or to run a line-level signal through your computer's audio interface. The 611708's USB-powered design means there's no power cord to clutter your desk, and it's compatible with both Macs and PCs. It easily connects to any computer's USB port, and it's automatically detected and paired with your computer as soon as you plug in the USB cable. The 611708's controls are simple and intuitive, and it's easy to set up. The speaker's volume knob makes it easy to adjust the volume, and the EQ and reverb/chorus controls are laid out logically. The speaker's built-in headphone jack makes it easy to monitor what you're playing, and it's loud enough to use with headphones. The 611708's reverb and chorus effects are impressively powerful, and the built-in EQ is handy for tweaking the sound to suit a particular room. The 611708 is a great choice for musicians, DJs, students, or home-studio enthusiasts.

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Monoprice Amplifier Speaker (611940)

Monoprice Amplifier Speaker (611940)

by Monoprice

Auxiliary input: The 3.5mm auxiliary input allows you to plug in an audio player, so you can play along with prerecorded tracks.

Monoprice's speaker is a decent-sounding model for its price, but it has some shortcomings that keep it from being a true rival to more expensive models. First, the 611940's sound was overly loud for our liking, a problem that's particularly evident at high volumes. In addition, the 611940 doesn't feature a microphone input, so you can't record and play back your performances. The 611940 also lacks a headphone jack, so you can't plug in your headphones to practice without waking the neighbours. The 611940's built-in compressor helped make the speaker sound a bit more punchy than some models, but its reach was limited to about 80Hz, so it wasn't ideal for rock or heavy metal. The 611940 is also a little underpowered for musicians who often use pedals, so you'll need to connect a separate amplifier if you plan to use a guitar or bass. The speaker's built-in DI outputs make it easy to connect to house PAs or mixers, but the speaker's lack of mic and headphone jacks make it less than ideal for recording or playing back performances.

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Monoprice Amplifier Speaker (611899)

Monoprice Amplifier Speaker (611899)

by Monoprice

Rugged construction: The cabinet is extremely durable with metal caps for the corners and features a black, textured synthetic leather exterior for the professional, stage-ready look.

The Celestion Vintage 30 has a classic, warm sound that responds beautifully to rock and blues. Like most modern speakers, the V30 is fairly noisy, though the noise isn't as noticeable as it is with cheaper speakers. The speaker is easy to set up, and the controls are straightforward. And as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. The V30 has class-leading volume and power handling, and its bass response is better than most speakers in this price range. The speaker also delivers a surprising amount of detail and clarity. The V30 is well-suited for rock and blues but can handle other genres as well.

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