#1
I have a tiny practice amp n I jst got a bass and I was wondering if I can plug it in with out damaging my amp. Pls help
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#2
No.

The speakers in guitar amps are crafted so that the angle and design of the speaker can vibrate with the certain frequency of guitar pitch. They can't handle the low frequency vibrations of thick bass strings.

So unless you want to damage your speaker in your amp, don't.
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#3
im pretty sure it ****s it, i know you can plug a guitar into a bass amp and its ok just sounds shit but i think it could damage your speakers the other way round
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im pretty sure it ****s it, i know you can plug a guitar into a bass amp and its ok just sounds shit but i think it could damage your speakers the other way round

Guitar to bass amp actually sounds pretty good, unless your definition of shitty is a clean sound. Even through my 15 watt POS bass amp I can get some pretty nice cleans.

So ts, the answer is yes, if you want an amp that no longer works on your hands. If not I'd recommend NOT doing that.
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#5
You can if you want to play very quietly.
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#7
You wont damage the amp, its the speakers that will suffer. Plug it into a speaker designed for a bass amp and it'll be fine.
#8
it's not just the frequencies, the attack of a bass will kill a guitar speaker, maybe not immediately but it will kill it. Bass speakers are tougher.
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#9
I test guitars and basses professionally for a living and I use the same amp for both, thing is you can play your bass thru a guitar amp just dont crank it to much because you will blow the speaker if you over do it.