#1
I want to get a guitar for Christmas but I don't want to get a new amp for it. I am already a bassist so I already have a fairly nice bass amp. Would it be fine to play it through that? I would imagine it would sound deeper but thats fine, hell it might even sound cool. I just want to get a guitar to mess around with on the side so it does not have to sound great.

Also you don't have to but what is a guitar you would recommend? I don't want some crappy, I just want fairly cheap and well playing guitar. I might just end up buying one used.
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#3
Well, uh, I think it's fine to use a guitar through a bass amp. Not so fine to use a bass through a guitar amp, but perfectly okay the other way around. The Fender Bassman has been used by quite a few guitarists over the years, in fact.

As for the guitar, well, it helps to have a decent idea of what kind of music you play, but I'm going to reccomend a used Standard (Mexican) Strat or Tele or an Epiphone Dot Studio. Just because those are fairly versatile guitars that'll suit several styles well.
#4
The amp will be fine. A bass through a guitar amp is a different story though.
What music do you listen to? I'm guessing Norma Jean's one of em?
Also, price range?
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#5
Ephiphones, Squier strats. Yes you could run a guitar through a bass amp, it would sound perfect, but you can't run a bass through a guitar amp.
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#6
what exactly do you mean by fairly cheap?
because you can just get a Squire Strat starter pack for $200 USD or so.
it comes with picks, a strap, an amp, strings, cables, even a lesson book.
best for starters, IMO.
#8
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A Bass amp wouldent sound bad exept your not gonna get distortion without a pedal, also if you want a fairly cheap good playing guitar check this dean out
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Dean-Vendetta-XM-Electric-Guitar-103933354-i1147572.gc

ive read some reviews on it and it has good sustain and good feel to it. the bad was that since its a cheap guitar it has weak wood in it.


Ha yea dude I have a bass distortion/overdrive pedal that I got a long time ago. That would probably be fine for guitar too.
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#9
As far as guitars go, I don't really like Fenders. I love Fender Jazzs but Fender guitars like the Strat just arn't as cool IMO. I'm sure they play and sound great but I could get another guitar that can do that.

Anyways yea I will probably go on Craigslist and check out some used guitars. I could probably get a $400-600 guitar for maybe $200-400.
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#10
i used a guitar through a bass amp till someone bought me an amp.
it sounded fine. proper crunchy sound.
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#11
It worked for Stevie Ray Vaughan
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It worked for Josh Homme for the entirety of his Kyuss/most of his QOTSA life. On some of the later Kyuss albums he had an awesome bluesy rock tone.
So, in conclusion, playing an Ovation Les Paul tuned down to C through a bass amp is cool. But only if you're a 6'4" ranga.
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