#1
I have both a bass guitar and electric guitar, and each has an amp but I currently have one at each place I reside. I don't go to my other place often so my electric is getting neglected, I'm bussing back tuesday and then going to lecture afterwards so I COULD bring my guitar back, but not the amp. I know guitar amps have a habit of... exploding, when played through bass amps but is the reverse true? Will Fred (my bass amp) go "bottom's up" (get it? ) if I play my electric guitar through it?

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#2
no. it wont sound very good, it will sound very muddy. but ive done it. it doesnt hurt
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#3
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I have both a bass guitar and electric guitar, and each has an amp but I currently have one at each place I reside. I don't go to my other place often so my electric is getting neglected, I'm bussing back tuesday and then going to lecture afterwards so I COULD bring my guitar back, but not the amp. I know guitar amps have a habit of... exploding, when played through bass amps but is the reverse true? Will Fred (my bass amp) go "bottom's up" (get it? ) if I play my electric guitar through it?

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I tried playing a junk Electric through my old bass amp before for the heck of it. It worked, but with no distortion, obviously.
#5
just get your guitar and play it unplugged
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#6
yeah electric guitar thru bass amp is fine .. but the tone is very unmotivating ... as in you'll want to put it down right after hittin a few notes. if its bass guitar through and electric amplifier which will kill it hehe (not literally, just kills the cone of the spaker which aint good news
#8
yeah iv done it it sounds kinda sludgy but you can do it but trust me youll never wanna do it again
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#9
Ok, thanks, I just don't want to become rusty with my electric you know? I don't need a killer tone, just something playable
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#10
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Ok, thanks, I just don't want to become rusty with my electric you know? I don't need a killer tone, just something playable


very understandable. way to stick with it and use what u got
#11
I get awesome cleans out of my Roland Cube 30 bass, I don't see why not.
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#12
not really. bass amps are meant to handle low pitches. but other than that i wouldn't use it. makes for a muddy tone. just get a baby 15 watter or a microcube. somethin small and easy to go round with!
#14
+1 on the Miro Cube recommendation! But I've gotten some really sweet tones from my guitars by putting them through my bass amp. It's not true that bass amps are 'for low-end frequencies'. The reverse is true of guitar amps, but it's not true for bass amps. While guitar amps are built and voiced for mid-high frequencies, and that playing a bass through them at loud volumes will damage the cone, bass amps are simply 'full-range' amplifiers. They are built for the full-range of the frequency spectrum. In short, you can get some really excellent sounds out of guitars on a bass amp. I've really noticed how sweet some of the cleans sound on my bass amp, depending on how I EQ. Obviously, the way I EQ my guitar through it is totally different to the way I EQ my bass on it. I have to ruin all my bass settings when I play my guitar through it. Sounds different of course, but I really like it.
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it actually can get a really killer clean tone if you tweak the settings right


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#16
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Josh homme plays through 8x10 cabs and personally I play through a bass amp.
It sounds great,pushes so much air and gets an awesome rumble going.
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Josh homme plays through 8x10 cabs and personally I play through a bass amp.
It sounds great,pushes so much air and gets an awesome rumble going.


Plus if you want distortion, get a pedal! The overdrive included on most amps is the most basic.
#18
when i started out i used a strat through a bass tweed amp..it was cool.
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