Simulation of a Vacuum-Tube Push-Pull Guitar Power Amplifier

Jaromir Macak; Jiri Schimmel
DAFx-2011 - Paris
Power amplifiers play an important role in producing of guitar sound. Therefore, the modeling of guitar amplifiers must also include a power amplifier. In this paper, a push-pull guitar tube power amplifier, including an output transformer and influence of a loudspeaker, is simulated in different levels of complexity in order to find a simplified model of an amplifier with regards to accuracy and computational efficiency.