#1
Yeah I play in a band kinda as bassplayer, my bass amp is like on 15 w so i dont hear myself at all i have a 80 w tube amp at home i checked the manual and stuff and it didn´t say anywhere that i could´NT run a bass throguh it.. so can i do this or will it sound like crap?
#2
I don't think you want to run a bass through a guitar amp. I think the extra low frequencies of the bass can damage the guitar amp speaker. I know it works fine running a guitar through a bass amp, but I've always been told not to try running the bass through a guitar amp.
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#4
Quote by Erock503
I don't think you want to run a bass through a guitar amp. I think the extra low frequencies of the bass can damage the guitar amp speaker. I know it works fine running a guitar through a bass amp, but I've always been told not to try running the bass through a guitar amp.


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#5
I remembre someone trying it,He was whining to me the other day about his amp being Ruined...completely,so I recommend u dont try it
#6
Guitar amps are not meant to handle the lower frequencies of a bass.


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#7
I think if you run it through a bass cab it won't be a problem, but I dunno.
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#8
Quote by Wayward_Son
I think if you run it through a bass cab it won't be a problem, but I dunno.

Correct.

The lower freq. notes take more excursion to create. Guitar speakers dont have much excursion. That means when the pole piece and motor structure is pushing and trying to create lots of throw, its pushing on the cone. Since there is basically no surround on most guitar speakers, its just pushing into a solid object, and that puts pressure were it shouldnt be. This could break the pole piece or the cone. Theres also alot of heat being created because of the excess of power and lack of motion. That could fry the voice coil.

Just dont try it.
#9
Tube guitar amp + Guitar cab = no-no
Tube guitar amp + bass cab = OK.

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#10
if i want a good distorted bass, i put my bass into my JSX and its 4x12 cab. as long as i dont crank it, it sounds fine.

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#11
The bass frequencies will hurt the speaker, so don't do it.
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