#1
OK I know that running a bass through a guitar amp will make it blow because, and this is my understanding from asking UG, it's because the amp cannot cope with the lower frequencys.


So how come you can run an octave shifter two octaves down on a guitar? Cause that's lower than a bass, even one octave is lower/equal to the bass, so why doesn't it blow the speaker? Or is it just a case of "as long as you don't play a whole song that low your amp'll suffer minimal/no damage."?


So yeah, can someone explain how basses can't be ran through but lowered guitars can?
#2
because a bass guitar still has a lot deeper frequencies than a guitar, you can untune your guitar down as far as you want, it still doesn't have strong low frquencies, due to differences is pickups, electronics, wood, string thickness, etc
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#3
Quote by RJMan
because a bass guitar still has a lot deeper frequencies than a guitar, you can untune your guitar down as far as you want, it still doesn't have strong low frquencies, due to differences is pickups, electronics, wood, string thickness, etc


What he said. Also, playing a bass trough a guitar amp will not blow it right away. It might (maybe will) blow the speaker if you keep playing, but short term (as in when you use two octaves down) won't harm it.