#2
You shouldn't do that.
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#3
You get another amp.
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#4
if you want to play both at the same time (you and a friend playing) you need a Y splitter -- though this will muddy up the sound a lot. It can also be done with an A/B/Y pedal, but still the sound with be muddied by 2 guitars going through 1 amp

if you want an easier way to switch guitars at a gig, an A/B switch will do. a lot people think they're only 1-way... but it can be used as a 2 in 1 out as well.
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#5
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You get another amp.


LOL exactly. That is the dumbest question I've ever read.
#6
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LOL exactly. That is the dumbest question I've ever read.


whats dumb about if i want to play bass then go straight to guitar without switching amps - and if im not playing both guitars at the same time it makes sense.
#7
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whats dumb about if i want to play bass then go straight to guitar without switching amps - and if im not playing both guitars at the same time it makes sense.


You're not going to be running a bass through a guitar amp, are you?
#8
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whats dumb about if i want to play bass then go straight to guitar without switching amps - and if im not playing both guitars at the same time it makes sense.


bass guitar + guitar amp = bad
#9
I think this would just be a mess of humming and volume drop issues... But who knows. The correct way to do this is with an A/B pedal so you can switch from one to the other.

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bass guitar + guitar amp = bad

Incorrect.

Bass + Guitar Amp = OK
Bass + Guitar Speakers = Bad
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Unless its electronic drums.

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#10
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You're not going to be running a bass through a guitar amp, are you?


its for my nephew starting - im not going to get him a bass amp aswell until i know hes going to use it what would be the point
#11
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I think this would just be a mess of humming and volume drop issues... But who knows. The correct way to do this is with an A/B pedal so you can switch from one to the other.


Incorrect.

Bass + Guitar Amp = OK
Bass + Guitar Speakers = Bad



Yea i put bass speakers in my guitar amp

What

He's gonna have guitar speakers in his guitar amp.
#12
Quote by colashanacogh
its for my nephew starting - im not going to get him a bass amp aswell until i know hes going to use it what would be the point


See above.

Guitar amps come with speakers designed for the frequency range of a guitar, bass amps come with speakers designed for the frequency range of a bass. In general, running a guitar through those bass speakers is fine, but running a bass through the guitar speakers can cause damage. Definitely not recommended to do things that way.
#13
if he doesn't already have the guitar amp, get him a bass amp... lotta players put guitar through a bass amp (and it can sound pretty cool too)
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#14
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Yea i put bass speakers in my guitar amp

What

He's gonna have guitar speakers in his guitar amp.

So, phrase it as accurately as possible. Remember on these forums you're not just answering the TS's question but leaving a record of the answer for future people to see via the searchbar. Vague posts like yours lead to misconceptions.
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#15
I have used a Y splitter to jam with another guitarist before. The sound was less than desirable, but it worked. Now, like everybody else said, running a bass through a guitar amp is generally a mistake, because of the frequency range of the speakers. Get a bass amp, and you'd be fine.

Really though, is it that hard to switch guitars the old-fashioned way? Are we all too lazy now to take the cable out of our guitar and plug it into another? The only time a splitter makes sense is when there are two guitars playing at once through one amp.
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#16
A/B pedal, and make sure your rig can handle the bass frequencies.
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#17
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Really though, is it that hard to switch guitars the old-fashioned way? Are we all too lazy now to take the cable out of our guitar and plug it into another? The only time a splitter makes sense is when there are two guitars playing at once through one amp.

I built myself an A/B box so I wouldn't have to annoy the crowd at a show with the pop of switching my guitars every 3 songs
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#18
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whats dumb about if i want to play bass then go straight to guitar without switching amps - and if im not playing both guitars at the same time it makes sense.

I try not to make fun of people with less knowledge but far out this deserves a
#20
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I built myself an A/B box so I wouldn't have to annoy the crowd at a show with the pop of switching my guitars every 3 songs


That make sense. But based on what the threadstarter told us, my overall point still stands. There's no actual need for an A/B box or a Y splitter in this case.
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