#2
on the second page, there's a thread just like this...

Answer: NO!
Why? Search around... I know I've answered this question at least a couple of times so if you look around you'll find more than you need...

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#3
Answer: yes, but it'll sound crap, and if you push it too hard it might tear the speaker cone.

End of topic. there are hundreds of threads like this.
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#5
I heard it's only the speaker. You can use the actual amp (guitar head), but need a bass cab. People were playing electric bass before bass amplifiers were invented.

Disclaimer: I might be wrong. It's likely tube amps that work like that. Do some research.
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#6
you are right Caustic. The open-back design is what kills moste guitar amps. The amp itself is just an electrical circuit with an electrical current running trough it. It won't be damaged, same way that playing bass trough guitar peddals won't hurt them. Altough it could be that it won't sound good because the components that are used are optimized for guitar (different EQ, HPF etc.)
Since I'm in a good mood at this point:
Bass woofers are much sturdier for starters. They also need a closed back design so you can hear the bass. Most bass cabs are bass-reflex enclosures whereas guitarcabs are mostly open-back (tough some cabs are closed-back designs).
What mostly happens is this: You won't hear enough bass so you'll turn up the lows on the EQ. This means that the speaker is most likely to get more power than they can handle. The speakers will start moving more heavily, moving further backword and forward than they were designed for, and tear themselves appart.
That's pretty much it. I might be missing some things, but you get the idea right?

So you could play bass trough a guitar amp... but it's not designed for it.
The same way that a sportscar isn't designed for moving a lot of people, altough it could be done...
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My neighbour bought his son a Mark Hoppus bass for Christmas, the set-up on it was terrible (the neck had so much bow they should have supplid arrows with it).


Its nice to be important, but its important to be nice...
#7
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