#1
I've got a Randall RH200SC head, going through a normal 4x12 cab, and I'm going to be buying a synth soon. I've heard that they can be put through guitar amps, but I've also heard that they can't. I'd like to avoid buying a keyboard amp, but it sounds like I'll have to if it will hurt my guitar amp to run it through that. Anyone know for sure either way?
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I played guitar through a keyboard amp in band class.
It looked exactly the same as a guitar amp and had the same controls, but no gain.

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I put my synths, drum machine, acoustic guitar, banjo, etc. through my amp and it still works very well.
#5
Okay. I read that the bass that a synth puts out is too much for a guitar amp to take and it makes them just die, but maybe that was bs. Thanks guys.
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It sounds better with a bass amp, generally.
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they might blow your speakers out if youre playing at excruciating volumes. other than that youre safe. just dont crank it too high if youre playing really high or low notes.
#8
well I will just invest in a bass amp after awhile, then.
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#9
^why buy a bass amp if you can get a keyboard amp... you could easily play a bass and synth through a keyboard amp...

and im pretty sure the low notes will blow out your speaker if you have the volume too high
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#10
Synth won't sound very good through a guitar amp
because of the natural distortion in the speakers.
When I played synth, I used a Roland Jazz Chorus,
which is like a small PA, really clean and then used
a Mesa Boogie V-Twin pedal for the regular guitar sound.

If you don't want to switch amps or add an amp,
why don't you send your synth signal direct to the
board. That would be just like sending a keyboard
to the mains. Whatever you would normally do for
a keyboard, you will need to do for the synth.

Only use a bass amp if you have no other alternative,
mains, keyboard amp, JC120, they are made for bass
and won't sound quite right.
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the jazz chorus is a guitar amp... a damn nice one at that though
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the jazz chorus is a guitar amp... a damn nice one at that though


Yep it is but unlike most guitar amps it designed to be clean. The speakers you get
with it are clean. They do not break up as easily as in other guitar amps. It is a lot
like a small PA. Acoustic guitar sounds great through a JC120 but not through a
standard tube amp. For the same reason, synth sounds great through a JC120
but regular guitar sounds kind of sterile unless you are looking for super clean guitar.
Jazz Chorus amps are made for synth and digital effects. Both sound perfect through.
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