#1
I've heard horror stories of basses threw guitar heads. But what about guitars threw bass heads? i got a really old tube ampeg v4 and it sounds sick for doom/stoner rock. We're playing an SG in drop B/Aish, Muffed to all hell and very loud. Should i stop doing this? I was hoping it might be low enough to not damage, i really don't want to blow this head.
#5
Queens of the Stone Age probably did something like this at one point, so it should be fine.
#6
Yeah i figured it would, just wasn't 100% sure and really really need this head...my main band's starting to become more and more serious and its the only bass head i own that i havn't blown.
#7
speaking I've been using a bass amp for guitar cleans for about two years now I highly doubt it will hurt it.
#8
It'll be fine. In fact, it's not so much the head you would need to worry about as the cabinet. Many professional basists use guitar heads and occasionally, at lower volumes, guitar cabinets, to achieve a dirty/distorted, punchy sound then use a bass amp for the bottom end. I know for a fact Duff from VR used a Marshall head and possibly cabinet on one the VR albums and Jason Newstead used guitar heads and cabinets in the studio and live.

Phew, anyway, you'll be fine, I would recommend using a guitar cabinet still since you have the regular guitar frequencies being amplified. I played a friends semi-hollow Ibanez through my GK Backline 115 combo and the top 3 strings were so high they made the speaker make an awful, awful sound.
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#12
It's totally fine to use a guitar through a bass amp.

However, you can't use a bass through a guitar amp. It's not designed to handle those frequencies.
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#14
Quote by Ibanez20th
^half right.

You can use a bass thru a guitar head you cannot use a bass thru a guitar cab.



^half right.

You shouldnt use a bass through a guitar amp or a bass through a guitar cabinet.

unless at pretty low volumes or your rich
#15
Quote by Ibanez20th
Bassman was a hoax. It's not good for bass what so ever.

The original bassman amps were meant for bass, but was actually a better guitar amp than most out there, so people ended up using it for guitar. Because of that, the Re-issues are designed for guitarists...
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

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#16
Quote by .smudged.
The Bassman is a guitar/bass amp.


The Fender Bassman was originally designed in the 50's when the P-bass first came out. Leo Fender designed it so his new electric "Precision" bass would have an amplifier.
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#17
Quote by chea_man
^half right.

You shouldnt use a bass through a guitar amp or a bass through a guitar cabinet.

unless at pretty low volumes or your rich


You can use a bass thru a guitar head. I've done it many a times. You cannot use it thru guitar speakers.

The open back design for the original bassmans fully tell it wasn't good for bass.