#1
I've been using my washburn guitar through a Crate BT50, a bass amp, is there anything wrong with this? such as my guitar or amp could get screwed up?

the only problem i have is when i turn up the volume too loud it makes a high pitched squeal when i stop playing or lightly tap the strings. whats that all about?
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#2
It's not supposed to be done, but you can get away with it as long as you don't crank it overmuch....

The feedback is because its not designed to gate such trebly sounds, its designed for sounds roughly an octave lower.
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#3
Actually, you should be fine at any volume. Now plugging a bass into a guitar amp...that's another story.
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#4
what type of guitar?

use a long cable and put the amp in front of you pointed away from you.
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#5
It should be fine. A lot of guitarists use bass amps, notably the old Bassmans
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#6
alright thanks. i love the way the distortion sounds on the amp and nothing bad happens when im on clean, why no squeak on clean?
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#7
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alright thanks. i love the way the distortion sounds on the amp and nothing bad happens when im on clean, why no squeak on clean?


Because you're not using any distortion, if your amp feedbacks on a clean channel, there's something wrong there
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#9
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me and my friends did that with an old 10 watt crate and cranked everything (including the drive) up to full. it almost sounded metal


Haha, that's awesome, I wanna try it sometime, but I don't have any amps I'd be willing to sacrifice
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#11
If the squeal is feedback you may be able to eq some of it out (turn down treble) or turn down volume and stay away from the front of the speaker, also don't play loud in small rooms with reflective surfaces.