#1
First off, this setup is strictly for fun and will never be used live

I am looking for an amp that I can play my guitar AND bass through with a pod. I was originally thinking a keyboard amp for the highs. Then I found the Fender Rumble 100 and since it has a tweeter it got me thinking. My bass is a 5 string so the lower it can go the better (plus for fender) but it has to get pretty high to sound decent with my guitar (plus for keyboard amp).

Opinions? How bad is the piezo tweeter in the rumble?
My budget is around $250, used is ok with me, and it needs to be able to get over a drummer.
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#3
Keyboard amplifiers (good ones, that is) have a wide range response and are usually designed to work with stereo inputs from a keyboard. You can use a mono setup, but you won't get the most out of the amp. Go with a bass amp. It won't be the best thing with a guitar, but both should sound a lot better than going through a keyboard amplifier.
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#5
Honestly? I love the tone of a guitar through a bass amp. I'd go with a bass amp myself.
#6
bass amp. get one with smaller speakers, like 10's, so it retains the highs, and of course, the tweeter.
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#8
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Honestly? I love the tone of a guitar through a bass amp. I'd go with a bass amp myself.


I think it depends on the amplifier. I've heard a guy play a Les Paul through an old Ampeg SVT and it sounded great. I don't know how a guitar would sound through a very transparent solid-state amplifier, though. I suppose it is all a matter of personal taste.
#9
Thanks for all the advice, I'll go with a bass amp. Any recommendations other than the rumble 100 for around $250? Ampeg ba115?
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#10
my guitarist likes the sound of his guitar through my Acoustic AB50. with the double inputs, you could even have both running and tap a bassline on one and a guitar part on the other.
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#11
go for the bass amp, and start mucking around with it with the guitar, i know Kyuss did this and their guitar sounds are just some of the best i have ever heard they are just so deep and evil sounding.

Orange Crush 35B's are pretty good with guitars if your looking at small inexpensive amps.
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#12
I play my Ibanez prestige rg2610 through my peavey tko 65. i find the bright switch and presence knob to be very important for guitar. It's a 1x12 with no tweeter. maybe you could try to find something similiar.
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#13
if you're playing a guitar with heavy distortion, it'll sound great through a bass amp.

otherwise, proper eq-ing will probably fix whatever problems guitar+bass amp presents you
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#14
Bass amp man, i play guitar through a bass amp and it sounds lovely, course you wont have the built in reverb or distortion channels but you can get pedals. And to be honest it may be a good thing to not have access to distortion, makes your playing much cleaner.
#15
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Thanks for all the advice, I'll go with a bass amp. Any recommendations other than the rumble 100 for around $250? Ampeg ba115?
The Ampeg is a great bass amp, but sounds like shit for guitar.
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