#1
Ok, im buying my bro a cheapo starter bass for his bday, the thing is he only has a electric guitar amp, im wondering if a bass can use a basic electric guitar amp??? or does he absolutely need a bass amp

its a REALLY basic amp... only has Gain, low, mid, high and volume adjustments it came in a starter pack for his Ibanez Guitar
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#2
It will work through the amp but the tone will be horrible and it will ultimatly ruin the amp in the end but if its just a cheap amp and he aint too bothered about screwing it up it should be ok in the very short term.
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#3
only play an electric guitar through a bass amp.

playing a bass through a guitar amp can damage it.
you need to buy a bass amp.

guitar amps are not ment to handle bass.

Not a stupid question by the way.
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#5
ok thanks... once i give him his bass ill tell him unless i can find a REALLY REALLY REALLY CHEAP bass amp lol
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#6
it will work unless you don't push it to its limits... but it will sound bad...

another good idea might be purchasing a guitarport/toneport whatever... it works with guitar, bass etc and also makes easy recording possible (and it sounds pretty good for a modelling solution)
#7
also have any of you heard of a Crescent Bass Guitar??? its really cheap and heard it was a decent bass to start to learn on... i can get a used one for 45-65$ now im expecting it to be ****ty but as long as it will give him enough to learn on im happy
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#8
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also have any of you heard of a Crescent Bass Guitar??? its really cheap and heard it was a decent bass to start to learn on... i can get a used one for 45-65$ now im expecting it to be ****ty but as long as it will give him enough to learn on im happy


If he doesnt know how to play yet, then i guess anything with frets will do.
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#10
I play guitar through a bass amp. requires a mid shift and turn the bass down some. Also it's a 12" combo so it's got the normal 12" speaker.
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#11
Playing Bass through a guitar amp will eventualy damage the speakers, the amp should be fine unless it is a 15 watt practise amp which would probably overheat through trying to play energy consuming low bass noted.
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