#1
So I'm playing part time bass with a band. And I only have a small bass amp(15watts).

I know I can play bass through my tube amp, but the speakers will get pushed more than intended, so can I do this: bass> guitar amp> bass cab.

I'm basically trying to avoid buying a bass amp and gave to take two full rigs to gigs/practice. At least in the short term.
#2
Honestly, if you're taking a bass cab you may as well have got a combo in terms of ease of lugging
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#3
Quote by HKSR33
So I'm playing part time bass with a band. And I only have a small bass amp(15watts).

I know I can play bass through my tube amp, but the speakers will get pushed more than intended, so can I do this: bass> guitar amp> bass cab..


yes, this is generally considered acceptable.

a couple of my guitar amps have actually sounded pretty good with basses actually. usually a guitar amp is not the best for amplifying bass cuz of stuff like the tonestack not targeting more crucial frequency ranges for bass, but it can amplify it just fine.

using a bass cab would be best, as it seems you already know, the lower frequencies and longer throw of the bass strings can overwhelm guitar speakers (esp at higher volumes)
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#4
Sweet, that's what I thought. Ill eventually get a bass head, but the ol $$$$ issues n such.
#5
How comes an Octaver or pitch shifter doesn't overwhelm a guitar cabinet?
#6
Quote by Clay-man
How comes an Octaver or pitch shifter doesn't overwhelm a guitar cabinet?


Probably because its not a full time deal.
Less stress on the speakers.
#7
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How comes an Octaver or pitch shifter doesn't overwhelm a guitar cabinet?

One word - attack.
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#8
Regardless of what instrument the equipment is intended for, make sure the impedances of the amp and cab are matched.
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#9
Quote by Clay-man
How comes an Octaver or pitch shifter doesn't overwhelm a guitar cabinet?


the thickness of the bass string coupled with the extra length of the string. as cath said: the attack. a guitar speaker is not made to deal with the excursion length of such a powerful low note.
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