#1
i think i broke my guitar amp by playing a bass through it.... why does that happen?

and also i heard i can play a guitar through a bass amp, but it'll be very clean... what happens if i run a guitar to distortion pedal to the bass amp? will that break it?
Shred Head
All that theory my guitar teacher tries to drill into my head just gets buried under piles of porn and I never manage to apply any of it
#2
The amp doesn'tbreak, just the speaker.

The reason is that speakers are made for certain ranges of pitches. A bass guitar delivers a very low single that a guitar amp just isn't made for.
#3
CuZ the Bo0m Bo0m is to bRütalz fur ze amps of chunk chunk. Nah i really have no fuc.king clue, and that previous sentence was a horrible attempt at comedy.
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#4
idk about the last two..but..the reason the guitar amp breaks is the same reason it blows when you sing through it...the amp cant handle the high and low end frequencies of the bass. it is too high and low for the amp to handle, and it blows due to the overload....im pretty sure
#5
its alright man, smart potheads are suppose to suck at comedy
Shred Head
All that theory my guitar teacher tries to drill into my head just gets buried under piles of porn and I never manage to apply any of it
#6
ohh... so if i wanted it, i'd have to buy some new speakers... and my whole amp cost less than speakers at guitar center, so theres no way i can save it now
Shred Head
All that theory my guitar teacher tries to drill into my head just gets buried under piles of porn and I never manage to apply any of it
#8
wait, if you're asking why you can't run your bass through your guitar amp, and your guitar through your bass amp, why wouldn't you just play them on the right amp?
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Amps:
Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
#9
Quote by FightinIrishPJ
wait, if you're asking why you can't run your bass through your guitar amp, and your guitar through your bass amp, why wouldn't you just play them on the right amp?

+1
lmao
#10
Wow I'm a total newbie and even I know you shouldn't do that
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#11
Josh Homme played through a bass amp in Kyuss. It's the low frequencies of a bass that destroy a guitar speaker. I don't think the other way around does any damage.
#12
Lower itches have larger wavelengths, and bass amps are made to accommodate those lower pitches,just like a guitar amp is made to work with higher pitches.
Picture it like this:
You have a rubber band pulled tight, and you pluck it lightly, enough to make it shake, but not snap (guitar/guitar amp).
Then you take the same rubber band and pull it as hard as you can, causing it to break (bass/guitar amp).

Like that, you see?
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#13
Yeah it just blows the speakers cause bass is obviously alot lower than any guitar
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