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Hi Guys,

I recently got a Peavey VK100 head and 412 cab. I mainly play guitar but sometimes stand in as bassist for another band. I used to use my Musicman HD 212 130 as a bass amp as well as the intended use as a guitar amp. Would my new VK100 be fine doing this as well, has anyone tried it out and could you recommend any setup.
#2
probably won't sound good at all, but its safe as long as you use a bass cabinet
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#3
Rule number one for amps:

Guitar amp = don't put a bass through it. It WILL go bang. Lowering the volume just prolongs the inevitable.
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Hi Guys,

I recently got a Peavey VK100 head and 412 cab. I mainly play guitar but sometimes stand in as bassist for another band. I used to use my Musicman HD 212 130 as a bass amp as well as the intended use as a guitar amp. Would my new VK100 be fine doing this as well, has anyone tried it out and could you recommend any setup.


I don't recommend it at all.

Just sell the guitar amp and get a real bass amp.
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Rule number one for amps:

Guitar amp = don't put a bass through it. It WILL go bang. Lowering the volume just prolongs the inevitable.


Not true, Robert Trujillo uses a Mesa Triple Rectifier through bass cabinets.

As long as you play it through bass speakers, OP, you should be fine.
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Not true, Robert Trujillo uses a Mesa Triple Rectifier through bass cabinets.

As long as you play it through bass speakers, OP, you should be fine.

Wait wait what?

That kinda surprises me tbh. The EQ is in a weird place for a bass guitar.
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Wait wait what?

That kinda surprises me tbh. The EQ is in a weird place for a bass guitar.

http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica_death_magnetic_gear_rigs_robert_trujillo

DUAL Rectifier, actually, not Triple, it seems.

He also uses Ampeg SVTs, so I guess he uses the Rectos for distorted tones?
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Don't use it with a guitar cab, it will blow the speakers. If you play it through a matched bass cab, it will be safe but probalby sound like shit.
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yea i dont really see any problem, youd just need speakers that could handle the frequencies. the amp will be fine, its just like having a guitar with way lower strings/tuning. imo it makes for great stoner tones sometimes. the only other issue i could see is that bass pickups typically have more output than guitar ones just by nature, but then there are all these people doing 18 and 27 volt mods on their emgs so that leads me to rule that out, but im not sure i guess.
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#10
what about guys who play teh b00talz in on a seven string like octave down through guitar amps... isn't that the same thing.
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yea i dont really see any problem, youd just need speakers that could handle the frequencies. the amp will be fine, its just like having a guitar with way lower strings/tuning. imo it makes for great stoner tones sometimes. the only other issue i could see is that bass pickups typically have more output than guitar ones just by nature, but then there are all these people doing 18 and 27 volt mods on their emgs so that leads me to rule that out, but im not sure i guess.


I was researching all the issues with using a guitar amp for playing bass, and basically it came down to the EQ not quite being right (I would assume a separate EQ would help?) and the output of active pickups. I wasn't able to find anything specific about it though and kind of gave up looking into it anymore, but I think passives wouldn't cause any problems at all. Seemed to be a lot of differing opinions on whether bass pick ups had too much output for a guitar amp.

I never ended up getting a bass cabinet to try it out so I can't offer any opinion of how it would sound but if it's just a now and then thing and you don't need it to sound awesome, all you need is a bass cabinet.
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what about guys who play teh b00talz in on a seven string like octave down through guitar amps... isn't that the same thing.


Not quite. Yes, guitar speakers aren't designed so much to handle those lower frequencies, but a lot more of it has to do with the sort of "pop" that a bass creates when you hit the strings (especially so with slap style). Bass speakers have a higher 'x-max' than guitar speakers do, which essentially means the cone is allowed to move further.

If you google it speaker xmax you can find a lot of info about it written much better than I coudl