#1
Is it possible to still play bass through the Bassman LTD without blowing the tubes? I know the original Bassmans were designed and marketed as bass amps, but since they've grown into guitar amps, I don't know if the ability to play bass on them has changed.


So....if a friend decided to plug his bass into my Bassman, would there be a problem to worry about, or is the design still the exact same as it was 50 years ago.
#2
I think it's ok to play bass through them but it won't sound as good as it does with guitar.
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#3
Bass into guitar Amps is generally ok to do, its guitar (or other higher frequency things such as like Mp3 palyers in them) that generally damage bass amps.
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#4
^WHAT?

That's bullsh't!
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#5
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Bass into guitar Amps is generally ok to do, its guitar (or other higher frequency things such as like Mp3 palyers in them) that generally damage bass amps.

I think you got that the wrong way round, bass damages guitar amps, guitars are fine through bass amps which how the Bassman was discovered to be a good guitar amp in the first place.
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#6
Quote by Anthony1991
Bass into guitar Amps is generally ok to do, its guitar (or other higher frequency things such as like Mp3 palyers in them) that generally damage bass amps.


other way around, brah.
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other way around, brah.


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#8
And, my brother had a Bassman for awhile for his bass, and I'm pretty sure it was a more recent one... it did fine for both our instruments.


And please don't plug your bass into a guitar amp .
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#9
Quote by 5150rando
And, my brother had a Bassman for awhile for his bass, and I'm pretty sure it was a more recent one... it did fine for both our instruments.


And please don't plug your bass into a guitar amp .


I'll plug my bass in YOUR input....


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#11
Newsflash: You can plug a bass into a guitar amp and the amp itself will be fine. BUT: the speakers may not be. If they're not rated for low frequencies, they can blow.
#12
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the Bassman originally a bass amplifier that a lot of guitarists liked and ended up using?
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#13
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the Bassman originally a bass amplifier that a lot of guitarists liked and ended up using?

Yup.
#14
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Yup.

So, why would playing a bass through one be a concern?

Unless, of course, they're worried about the speakers.
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#15
Quote by Mikeyw1233
I think you got that the wrong way round, bass damages guitar amps, guitars are fine through bass amps which how the Bassman was discovered to be a good guitar amp in the first place.


Lol yeh so i did.

Sorry about that i knew what i wanted to say in my head, and it came outwrong xD Sorry guys
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#16
the bassman as it's sold now is made completely for guitar, playing bass through it at moderate volumes WILL damage it.

It might be based of a bass amp, but it's no longer a bass amp. Don't plug your bass into it unless you like toasted bassmans.
#17
I use a silverface Fender Bassman from the '70s with both channels bridged... mmmm...

If I were you I'd look for the Fender Bassman 70 head on fleaBay and get a bass cab. The 70 in particular has masses of low end.