#1
I am in the market for a new amp. If possible, I would like it to work well with both bass and guitar alike. Some people I have talked to have recommended the Fender Bassman series. My budget is around $500-700 and was looking for confirmation that the Bassman would be the way to go, or suggestions otherwise.

I am new to playing and mostly want to learn classic rock, reggae, and a little country. Basically anything with a nice beat that does not make me want to rip my ears off to stop the insanity.
#2
When people say the Bassman amps, they mean the old ones from the late '50s/early '60s. You can pick them up used for like $500 or so. The new ones are just bass amps.
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#3
Ok, but would the newer Bassman amp not work well for a guitar? I know it's not recommended to use a guitar amp for a bass, because it will damage the amp. But what about the other way around?
#4
You can safely use a guitar amp with a bass amp, and you can use a bass with a guitar amp, but you may rupture the speakers in that case.

The newer Bassman amps are solid-state and have a different circuit than the old Bassman amps, which were all-tube and served as the basis for the Marshall JTM 45, and many other guitar amps.
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#5
Alright, so in the $500-700 range, would the Bassman series amp be the best choice for a bass amp that is intended to be used for both bass and guitar?
#6
theres an amp by orange called a thunderverb that is designed for guitar and bass. im not sure if it is in your price range though. look it up, it might be your thing.
#8
you can't damage a bass amp with a guitar, but you can damage a guitar amp with a bass.
that said, you can use either a keyboard amp, which is meant to use with all ranges of sound, or a bass amp, which is meant for bass. Either way, you won't get much definition in your tone, although after trying a guitar in a bass and in a keyboard amp, it sounded a bit better in the keyboard one.
and either way, you won't have on-board effects, most likely
#9
I've been thinking and how about using a bass cab with two heads. One being for the guitar, and the other being for the bass?