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Fishman Sbt-Hp Piano Pickup
"The Fishman SBT-HP harp and piano pickup is equipped with a long lead wire and a 1/4"" jack which can be mounted on a variety of instruments. Installation is simple and requires no alteration of the instrument. An impedance-matching preamp is recommended
Hammond Leslie Speaker 122A With 30 Foot 6-Pin Cable
"The Hammond Leslie tone cabinet is designed for single-channel organs whose pedal range extends down into the lower frequencies. The sound is separated with the highs reproduced by a horn rotor and the lows reproduced by a bass rotor. Both the horn and b
Leslie 2101 Mk2 Rotary Speaker
"The Leslie 2101 mk2 Rotary Speaker, just like its predecessor, is a complete standalone unit. With a versatile, multiple-channel design, this outstanding Leslie speaker can be connected to any keyboard or organ requiring an amplifier with a single channe
Roland Kc-60 Keyboard Amplifier
"With the Roland KC-60 Keyboard Amplifier, you get a whole lot of flexibility for your dollar in this scaled-down model that retains that sought-after KC sound. The amp's 40W power section drives a 10"" speaker through 3 separate channels that include 1/4
Roland Kc-350 120W Keyboard Combo Amp
"The perfect combination of power and value, the new KC-350 is ideal for medium-sized gigs. It features a 120-watt amplifier with convenient 3-band EQ, new Output Select and Shape switch features, plus a Subwoofer output for extra low end. The KC-350 can
Roland Kc-550 180W Keyboard Amp
"The Roland KC-550 180W Keyboard Amp boasts 180W of powerful sound via a 15"" speaker and horn tweeter. 4-channel operation, 3-band EQ, XLR mic input, output select switch, and shape switch for quick tonal adjustment. Connectivity includes an XLR line out
Roland Kc-150 Keyboard Combo Amp
"The Roland KC-150 Keyboard Mixing Amp is built like a tank. The KC-150 is a compact 65W amp with a 12"" speaker and piezo tweeter, 4-channel capability, 2-band EQ, XLR mic input, and RCA stereo auxiliary input. It also has a subwoofer output compatible w
Roland Kc-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier
"With the KC-110 stereo keyboard amplifier, Roland adds another great amp to its lineup as well as another ""World's First"" title to its pedigree. The Roland KC-110 is the first fully stereo, pro-quality keyboard amp that can be powered by eight ""AA"" b
Musician's Gear 76 Key Accessory Package
"The 76 Key Accessory Package includes a Standard Keyboard Bench, 76-Key Keyboard Gig Bag, 2 Live Wire Advantage Series 1/4"" Straight Instrument Cables, On-Stage Stands Standard Keyboard Stand, a 61 and 76 Key Stretchy Keyboard Cover, and Sennheiser HD 2
Peavey Kb 5 150W 2X10 4-Channel Keyboard Amp
"The KB 5 was designed as a personal PA system in a keyboard amp. The KB 5 features separate inputs on each channel and can easily handle voice, microphones and other instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, drum machines and backing machines
Musician's Gear 88 Key Accessory Package
"The Accessory Package for 88-key electronic pianos includes a Standard Keyboard Bench, 88-Key Keyboard Gig Bag, 2 Live Wire Advantage Series 1/4"" Straight Instrument Cables, On-Stage Stands Standard Keyboard Stand, an 88 Key Stretchy Keyboard Cover, and
Roland Cm-30 Cube Monitor
"The Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor delivers 30W of audio punch through a rugged, high-quality 6.5"" coaxial 2-way speaker with stereo preamp. The CM-30 is designed for home-studio and wide-ranging monitoring applications, but it can be used for live monitorin
Leslie System 21 Stationary Unit
"5dd the Leslie System 21 Stationary Unit to the Rotary Unit and you've got the Leslie sound at its biggest and fattest. This powered speaker outputs 150W for the bass and 50W for the horn. Speakers include a 12"" woofer and horn tweeter. Volume, master v
Musician's Gear 61 Key Accessory Package
"The Accessory Package for 61-key electronic pianos includes a Standard Keyboard Bench, 61-Key Keyboard Gig Bag, 2 Live Wire Advantage Series 1/4"" Straight Instrument Cables, On-Stage Stands Standard Keyboard Stand, a 61 and 76 Key Stretchy Keyboard Cove
Peavey Kb 4 75W 1X15 3-Channel Keyboard Amplifier
"The Peavey KB 4 Keyboard Amp and PA system has separate inputs on each channel and can easily handle voice, microphones and other instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, drum machines and backing machines, as well as CD and DAT players. Oth
Peavey Kb 1 20W 1X8 2-Channel Keyboard Amp
"The Peavey KB 1 keyboard amp is perfect for keyboards, drum machines, backing machines, or as a PA. 20W drive an 8"" extended-range speaker. 2 separate channels with a 2-band EQ per channel and a headphone out.20W power8"" extended range speaker2 separat
The advent of the keyboard meant a revolution in the amplification industry. Until keyboard amps came into demand, the main amplification process in music was through various guitar amps. However, piano players who were interested in incorporating a larger sound through the electronic keyboard soon realized that using amps designed for guitar simply did not work, for several reasons:
The keyboard has a significantly larger range than the guitar. The keyboard emulates the piano, in its most basic incarnation, and so must be able to produce the whole range of notes that a piano can.
Keyboard range is further extended through the use of different effects, anything from sound effects to the duplication of sounds from other types of instruments.
In order to effectively reproduce the sound of the keyboard, a lot more power is needed than can be gained through a guitar amp.
Keyboard players often use more than one keyboard in a performance, in order to produce a range of sounds and effects. Most amps designed for keyboards will have the capacity to hook up to several different instruments.
In order to fulfill these needs, the keyboard amp was invented. These amps often look like those used by guitar players, but have a wider frequency response. This response is due to the fact that the amps use more power and have more robust speakers than guitar amps (the cabinet of a keyboard amp will contain at least three types of speaker, in order to reproduce sounds from across the spectrum).
The makeup of a keyboard amp
Like other types of amp, keyboards use systems with two main components, the head and the cabinet. The head houses the electronic workings, while the cabinet houses the speakers.
In the Head
Preamp The preamp receives the signal from the instrument and manipulates it to the desired sound.
Power Amp The power amp drives the sound out through the speakers.
In the Cabinet
The cabinet is the area in which a keyboard amp is most likely to contain equipment that a guitar amp will not. Speakers contained in keyboard amps are more varied, as they need to be able to produce a wide range of tones.
Tweeters will produce the higher frequencies found both in the notes of the piano and among the other instruments that the keyboard can imitate.
Woofers will help produce notes in the lower ranges.
Mid-range are the speakers typically found in guitar amps. They are used to produce the sounds most often heard by the human ear.
Many keyboard amps will have a combination of speakers housed within their cabinet, often depending on the experienced musician’s desired sound. While many can be purchased as one unit, most dedicated keyboardists will find that they prefer to purchase the components separately and put them together. For many, this will include not only the speakers but also the electrical components of the amp such as power amps
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