#1
hey i recently got a new epiphone sg bass and its really kewl but i couldnt afford an amp.... just wondering what would happen if i ran it through my guitar amp.... will it break or will it just not be perfect... which i can live with....
#3
If you have a really powerful amp, it might be able to handle it at low volumes (My old bass player used a 50watt Marshall JCM800 for his bass and it was fine)
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#4
i run my bass through a cheap fender frontman 10g.
i just keep the volume low and it does fine. little crackly if i play louder and the tone isn't great, but it gets me by.
#5
It's going to damage the speakers no matter what. Low volumes will just make it happen slower.

An on behalf of the bass forum, I would recommend returning your bass and getting something non-epiphone if at all possible. They might look cool, but they are just a guitar with a longer neck. They generally sound and play poorly. A squire is a far safer bet in the same price range.
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#6
nothing will happen but remember! it is not a bass amp go buy a behringer that's a good and cheap bass amp.

although a guitar amp. would be a good temporary solution but it's not perfect and especially not when you play your new bass and would like to hear the real sound of it
#8
^Bass guitars always have longer necks...
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#9
Even the short scale bass is a good 5" longer than most guitars. And part of the problem with that particular model is that it is short scale, which generally makes the lowers strings really flabby (strings are looser). The bass also suffers from horrendous neck dive, and the pickups are incredibly muddy sounding, which is made worse by one model having a single pickup right at the neck, which is incredibly muddy sounding.

Even if that muddy tone is for you, as soon as you play with others, you'll disappear into the mix unless you completely overpower them.

Don't get a behringer amp. They have serious quality control issues.
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I wouldn't get one of those either. They pretty much define ok. You can do much better your your money.

The bass forum FAQ has a list of "approved" cheap amps.
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