#1
I'm sure this has been asked before but you try and search something with "bass", "guitar", and "amp" in the query and get accurate results.

I am buying a bass from a friend for riduculously cheap price, and I will be using it mostly for D.I recording on my solo songs, not for gigs or anything like that.

I know that playing a bass through a guitar amp is bad for the speakers because they arn't designed ofr handling such low frequencies,

but will I be ok if I play at quiet volumes, just for bedroom practice?

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#2
If you want to risk ruining the amp's speaker go for it. I wouldn't do it, even at low volumes the speaker excursion of a guitar speaker is too restricted for bass. Some people get away with it but its a gamble.
#4
you should be fine at low volumes, although it certainly won't be good for it.
but you definitely won't be fine at higher volumes so don't do that.
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#5
I think you'd be okay at low volume but I'm not a 100%. Maybe because your amp is tube it wouldn't be worth risking it...
#6
You'll be fine. I do it for the same purposes as you and I've had no issues yet. My speaker's quite large though.

However, bear in mind that it *might* go tits up.
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#7
Electric Guitar + Bass Amp = Really nice cleans

Bass Guitar + Guitar Amp= Blown speaker

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#8
You'd sound like sh!t.

And like xharass_natox said, it's a tube. I wouldn't try it in a thousand years.

On my spider III, sure. It's worth the fireworks, maybe.
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#10
Electric guitar speakers aren't designed to withstand the low frequencies that a bass puts out, so it would damage the speaker.
If you're running it through a MG however, it may be an improvement.
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#11
i put my guitar through my older brother's ashdown bass amp and he shouted at me saying that it could have exploded
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#14
Don't worry. It'll be fine, I assure you - if you're running at practice volumes it won't do any damage to your amp whatsoever.


Though obviously if you use it at gig volumes it would:

A) Put unneccessary frequencies and vibration on the speaker and eventually shorten the lifespan of the amp (but that's not a massive worry - most people don't own an MG long enough for this to matter ).

B) Sound like utter s**t anyway...


Conclusion: sure, go for it!