#1
hi guys, i need some advice, i joined a band as a bass player, but don't have a bass amp soo i have a peavey renown solo series of 400 watts for guitar (been playin' with it for 5 years), and, and i got a 2x12 bass cabinet, what i did is used the guitar amp as a head and plug the cabinet, and i was pleased with the sound, but i was wondering:
the guitar amp or bass cabinet can be damaged?

the bass cabinet is a X Audio BA210.1, 400 watts rms, 800 watts peak, 4 ohms, 99 db
thanx in advance =]
#2
Everything will be fine, as long as you like the sound.
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#3
yea, its guitar speakers that suffer with bass guitars.

if your happy with the tone it should be safe.
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#4
I'm using my bass amp and speakers with a crappy squire bullet and it sounds better than my mate's Fender frontman 100w with a $3000(au) Jackson guitar.
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#5
Wait, they make 400w guitar amps?
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#6
As long as nothing plays out the guitar amp's speakers, it should be fine. I did the same thing with a Spyder II and a 15-watt practice bass amp, although with terrible results.
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#7
well the guitar wattage is 400 watts peak, but is 160 watts rms, ok i guess im going to use that combination till i buy a bass amp
#8
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As long as nothing plays out the guitar amp's speakers, it should be fine. I did the same thing with a Spyder II and a 15-watt practice bass amp, although with terrible results.


He's asking about a guitar amp and bass speakers
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#10
guitar amp + bass speakers = how they did it in the 60s

so it should sound ok enough
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#11
I understand it as you using a guitar head for a bass cab which is ok.

OR

bass speakers in a guitar cab, which is ok but it will sound pretty bad as most bass cabs are closed back while most guitar cabs are openbacked.
#12
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guitar amp + bass speakers = how they did it in the 60s

so it should sound ok enough


Bass head+plus guitar speakers=original ampeg my man.
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#13
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Bass head+plus guitar speakers=original ampeg my man.

sure its not hte other way round? cos that would blow!
#14
Nope they used guitar speakers, there were only guitar speakers in those days, thats way the ampeg 300 tube head powered 2 8x10's all the time. Tracw elliot was the first company to make a bass specific cab.
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#15
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Terrible results = You got sound of a line 6?

No, the bass amp sounded horrible.
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jazz bass.

t-bird is muddy inversatile, and reminds me of emo chicks.

Current rig: Peavey Millennium 5 - Drive B15

To buy: Ampeg BA112 or BA115
#17
I believe the circuitry will still cut some of the lower frequencies.

Edit: But hey, if you like the sound, go for it.
#18
The EQ won't sound "right" because the main frequencys of guitar are different from bass. If you have an EQ pedal though, you should be ok.