#1
i'm planning to buy a marshall JCM2000 DSL 50 or 100 (if i can afford it) because i'm sick of my cube
but i was wondering if bass would work through it? i'm planning to a buy a 2x12 (marshall) but i figured since its 50 or 100 watts of tube power it could handle it?

or

would the head work fine if i bought a bass cabinet to play thru?


thanks
#2
I wouldn't want to risk it to be honest, you could end up blowing it up
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#3
no.
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#4
The speaker would die, probably. RIP a nice amp.

Seriously, guitar through bass amp is OK-ish, bass through guitar amp=
#5
it's not a bass through a guitar amp is it?
isn't it a guitar head into a bass cab?
and a guitar through the guitar head through the bass cab?
#6
A bass *would* work through it, but if you accedently turn it up too loud, boom there goes your speakers and head. Deffinately not a good idea.
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#7
No, it's a bass guitar into a guitar head (amp) into a bass cab, it would probably blow the amp, as i said 1st post
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#8
not advisable... it will definetely blow the amp head... its not built to handle the frequencies... hit a bass up the low e string about the 9th fret or so... that rattles even a bass head/cab... not a good idea at all... if you do... say good bye to your jcm...
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#11
guitar through bass amp = nice clean headroom
bass through guitar amp = no more Marshall head in your room.

EDIT: Fender Bassman of some sort?

EDIT2: Okay that thing doesn't really make sense but I thought for awhile about that witty comment and had to say it.
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Last edited by muffinman123192 at Oct 17, 2007,
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Quote by guitaruboy
i'm planning to buy a marshall JCM2000 DSL 50 or 100 (if i can afford it) because i'm sick of my cube
but i was wondering if bass would work through it? i'm planning to a buy a 2x12 (marshall) but i figured since its 50 or 100 watts of tube power it could handle it?

or

would the head work fine if i bought a bass cabinet to play thru?


thanks


No no no


buy 1 guitar preamp and a poweramp, 1 guitar cab and 1 bass cab. then you can run either guitar or bass through the rig...you could actually use the bass cab if its a good one for beefy guitar sounds.
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Quote by muffinman123192
guitar through bass amp = nice clean headroom
bass through guitar amp = no more Marshall head in your room.

EDIT2: Okay that thing doesn't really make sense but I thought for awhile about that witty comment and had to say it.


it does- I like what you did there haha.
I wouldn't risk it.
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a bass through a guitar amp would sound pretty muddy, and you do genuinely run the risk of blowing the amp up
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[Edit: at Thrasher]
wow
although I suppose an amp is an amp, as opposed to guitar amp speakers are for guitar and bass for bass...
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#18
the circuitry in a guitar amp is designed to cope with the frequencies and amplitudes of a guitar, not a bass, you can end up frying capacitors and transistors by using a bass through it
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#19
I guess bass through a DSL would sound like crap, but with a bass cab, I can't see much harm. I wouldn't try it though.

EDIT: Nevermind then I guess.
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#20
and Orange Thunderverb is similar to the Marshall sound, and can handle bass and guitar frequencies.
look on their site!
#21
get a real nice bass cabinet. it'll then work for both guitar and bass. it isn;t going to harm your head unless the speakers blow, if they are bass speakers, they won't
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and Orange Thunderverb is similar to the Marshall sound, and can handle bass and guitar frequencies.
look on their site!


That's a shitload though. I'm sure he doesn't have that kind of money.
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#24
a lot of bassists who like a really dirty tone use guitar heads through bass cabs. you get no headroom which is favorable to some bass players.
#25
I don't see how it would harm the head. You might not be able to tweak the right band of bass EQ, but I don't see any harm after all, we have 7 string, even 9 string guitars and baritone guitars that can go pretty low for a guitar, and not harm comes to any amp, although guitar speakers won't be able to cope with those frequencies.

Kinda like how you can use guitar pedals for bass and not blow them.

Why don't you ask in the bass forum?
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yeah, it's not the head you will damage, it's the speakers that get trashed.

Check out the Fender bassman for a nice guitar bass combo, you can usually get a 60's-70's bassman relatively cheap.
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