#1
I play both bass and guitar, and need an amp around $800 or under that can handle both and sound good for both. The amp will be used simply for in home practice, but will probably be used for jamming and maybe even band practice within the next year or two. Possibly small venue gigs after that. All tube is not needed, and not within my price range anyway. I have a multi-effects guitar pedal which will provide all the effects I need for guitar. I like a lot of distortion on the guitar, but I prefer a clean bass sound.

Some questions I have are...

1. Any specific brand or model series cater to both better?

2. Combo amp vs half stack?

3. What speaker configuration works best? 4x10, 4x12, 2x10, 1x15, etc?

4. Is a horn a good or bad thing for guitars?

5. Is a ported amp needed/preferred?

6. All SS good, or would a hybrid be better?

7. Any other considerations I should know about?

8. I presume there are no guitar amps that can handle basses?


I prefer new items, or mint condition used, and don't think I can find a Fender Bassman 59' reissue within my price range, so that is out.

Yes, I kn ow I have other similar posts, but this one asks specific questions, so made a new post rather than reply to an old post.


Some of the amps I am considering are...

Combos:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Rumble-Series-100210-100-Watt-2x10-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=481138
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-Backline-210-Combo-Amp?sku=482535
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-MAG-C210T300-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485033
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-MAG-C410T300-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485034
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA210-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=481831
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Bassman-250210-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=480870
https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BR610N
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MB4210-300W450W-2x10-Hybrid-Bass-Combo?sku=484007
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MB4410-300W450W-4x10-Hybrid-Bass-Combo?sku=484008


Half Stacks:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-Backline-600Goldline-4x10-Stack?sku=486004
https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=SBR410
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-B1RE-Bass-Head-and-B410HE-4x10-Half-Stack?sku=481728


Those are just some of the items I am looking at. Any of those really good for my needs? Any other recommendations or things I should consider when buying a bass amp to be used with guitars as well?
My gear...

Samick Les Paul (AV6VB) Guitar w/ SD Alnico2/JB
Marshall AVT150H halfstack
Schecter Stiletto Elite-4 Bass
Ampeg BA112 Bass Amp
#2
Split your budget and get one amp for bass one for guitar, its not recommended to plug a guitar in to a bass amp and vice versa
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#3
Quote by sharpant
Split your budget and get one amp for bass one for guitar, its not recommended to plug a guitar in to a bass amp and vice versa

this is incorrect


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#4
Well seeing as bass amps are made for bass guitars you're not exactly going to get a brilliant tone are you? If its the tone you desire by all means go for it.

You are not meant to plug a bass into a guitar amplifier and if he got a guitar combo amp looking for it to do both it could cause damage, so I'm pretty sure what i said wasn't entirely incorrect

If I'm wrong I'm sorry but....................................................

Some one clear it up please.
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#5
My bass amp gets me a better clean sound than my Fender. Hell, my bass amp is louder. on occasion I line-out my Fender into my Ashdown and crank that puppy. It works, trust me.

Plus, Bass amps make wicked PA's.
#6
I also play guitar through my bass half stack. LOUD! CLEAN! and my boss pedals deliver the other goods
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#7
Quote by sharpant
Well seeing as bass amps are made for bass guitars you're not exactly going to get a brilliant tone are you? If its the tone you desire by all means go for it.

You are not meant to plug a bass into a guitar amplifier and if he got a guitar combo amp looking for it to do both it could cause damage, so I'm pretty sure what i said wasn't entirely incorrect

If I'm wrong I'm sorry but....................................................

Some one clear it up please.

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Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#8
With that budget, you can get a bass amp and a guitar amp, and the guitar amp can be all tube. If you look used, then it's much more than possible. Both amps could be gig worthy sized too.

First thing that comes to my mind are a Peavey ValveKing 112 and a Fender Rumble 150. Those found within a minute of searching. Your choices of guitar and bass gig worthy amps with a budget of $800 are many.

If you really do want to play your guitar through a bass amp, then ignore this post.
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