#1
Hi.

Does anyone know what would happen if I inserted a bass distortion pedal between the signal from my electric guitar to a guitar amp?

I'm curious and I don't want to try it myself without any kind of advanced warning in case I blow a fuse or something.
#2
I imagine it would be ok, surely it would be the same as putting a guitar through a bass amp?
#3
Quote by matttt
I imagine it would be ok, surely it would be the same as putting a guitar through a bass amp?


i think you can blow your speakers doing that. guitar speakers handle certain frequencies.. thats why they make bass amps. to handle bass frequencies.

but idk. go try it.. if it blows your speaker, then you know
#6
Try that ****!
Then post pics of results or sound clips :P
Or google it, im sure someones tried it before.
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i think you can blow your speakers doing that. guitar speakers handle certain frequencies.. thats why they make bass amps. to handle bass frequencies.

but idk. go try it.. if it blows your speaker, then you know

Nope. Guitar to a bass amp is fine. Bass to a guitar amp is bad since guitar amps use paper cones.
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#8
It will work fine,

Gary Moore uses a bass overdrive pedal.
And MANY guitarists use bass overdrives, distortions, fuzz, etc..
After all, in general, you can only change the frequencies that are inserted into the pedal [although, many pedals can add/subtract].
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#9
since pedals dont affect any speaker-level signal, your not gonna blow anything up. if you look at a bassists rig, chances are a lot of his pedals arent specially designed for bass. a bass distortion pedal would probably sound weird as hell though
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