#1
I have 3 guitar power-amps.
All identicle.

Marshall 8008 Rack-mounts;

Could I use one of these to save buying myself a power amp to run with my pre-amps?
Or would the sound be shite?
I've seen people use these things as small PA Amp's & Stage Monitors, so I couldn't see a problem with it myself.
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#3
You could always try it, but I imagine it wouldn't be quite as good as a power amp designed for bass. It should still be usable though.
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#4
power amps don't really affect tone do they? they just boost volume right? if so it should be good.
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#5
There aren't a lot of power amplifiers designed specifically for bass, just as there aren't a lot of power amplifiers designed specifically for guitar. The guitar ones are more common as they are really nothing more than a tube-driven amp. Bass power amps are usually just power amps designed to be the other half of a specific preamp, such as the SWR Power 750.

Your Marshall power amplifiers will work just fine for bass, though at 100 watts (I believe that is what they are rated at) is a bit light for bass. You are correct in that the power amp doesn't add a lot of coloration to the tone. Some add more than others, but for the most part it is going to be your preamp that shapes your tone.
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#6
The marshall will add a marshall tone to your sound, simply from th circuit and im guessing it is a tube preamp so its well loud enough.
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#7
Nah, it's not a tube pre-amp.
It's a power amp, SS amp from back in the days of the Tranny tones.
I got them on the cheap.
The 8008 are at 80+80 watts stereo.
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I don't think a lot of black people play guitar anymore.

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they all kinda went extinct after hendrix really.


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#9
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Power amps make HUGE differences to tone. Unless the amp is designed to be transparent.

They have the switch on the back for a plain-transparent tone or for a Valvestate-Valve like tone.
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Is there any black people on UG?
I don't think a lot of black people play guitar anymore.

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they all kinda went extinct after hendrix really.


Needless to say, I lol'ed.

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#10
8008s are t00b aren't they? You'll be fine to use it with a bass pre, you might find yourself wanting a bit more headroom if you plan to gig with it, you should get some pretty nice sounds out of it actually. Use iit with a nice bass cab and you'll be sweet.
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#11
At the end of the day it's not going to do any damage at all, and you have the gear already, so just try it out and see if it works for you.