Queiroz.SP
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2012
480 IQ
#1
What's up guys?

I have to make a decision and i need some advices.

My budget is $300 for a beginner bass and amp.

Should i buy the Yamaha RBX170 with Laney RB1 bass amp?

Or buy the Yamaha RBX374 and use my guitar amp with the bass?

Some people told me that it can handle bass aswell.. Is it true?

What do you guys think?

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Queiroz
Beginner gear

Yamaha FG700S
Yamaha Pacifica 112V
Yamaha RBX-374
Yamaha THR-10
Sudaka
Novice Bass Player
Join date: Sep 2008
1,096 IQ
#2
Quote by Queiroz.SP


Or buy the Yamaha RBX374 and use my guitar amp with the bass?

This is not an option. If you use guitar speakers for bass, you'll destroy them, paricularly at medium to high level. Do not play your bass through guitar speakers. You coul play your bass through a guitar head, through a bass cabinet, though. But i think that's not a chance for you, considering your budget.

Where do you live? DO you want to be able to jam/play any gig with your amp? help us help you!
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Last edited by Sudaka at Oct 9, 2012,
Queiroz.SP
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2012
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#3
Quote by Sudaka
This is not an option. If you use guitar speakers for bass, you'll destroy them, paricularly at medium to high level. Do not play your bass through guitar speakers. You coul play your bass through a guitar head, through a bass cabinet, though. But i think that's not a chance for you, considering your budget.

Where do you live? DO you want to be able to jam/play any gig with your amp? help us help you!


I had to ask this because the THR-10 amp have the option for bass, acoustic and keyboard aswell...

BASS - ACO - FLAT

That's why...

I won't play any gigs with my amp. I want a good amp to learn how to play bass at home.

Thanks for the feedback
Beginner gear

Yamaha FG700S
Yamaha Pacifica 112V
Yamaha RBX-374
Yamaha THR-10
QPC_Sam
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Join date: Jan 2011
580 IQ
#4
This review implies you can use a bass:
http://www.musicradar.com/gear/all/amplification/instrument-amps/guitar-combo-amps/thr10-516844/review/3

"The Bass and Flat modes offer yet more flexibility. Whether it's four-string fun or even plugging in a keyboard, the results are very impressive."
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Sudaka
Novice Bass Player
Join date: Sep 2008
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#6
Quote by Queiroz.SP
I had to ask this because the THR-10 amp have the option for bass, acoustic and keyboard aswell...

BASS - ACO - FLAT

That's why...

I won't play any gigs with my amp. I want a good amp to learn how to play bass at home.

Thanks for the feedback

Oh, sorry, my bad. It's just that every day someone comes here and asks about using a bass through a guitar amp.
Quote by FatalGear41
When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



Sterling Ray 35
Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
QPC_Sam
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2011
580 IQ
#7
^^Yeah, I started to say the same thing, until I saw the musicradar review.

So somebody has at last run the 'bass through guitar amp' gauntlet and come through with a 'probable yes' -- if you trust musicradar, anyway.
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