#1
So I have a bit of a dilemma. Ever since I started teaching myself guitar and bass 2 years ago, I've never been able to decide which one I like better. Every time I think I've picked an instrument, something about the other makes me renew my interest. So I've been thinking of getting a new amp to replace my Fender Rumble 15. Should I buy another bass amp so that I can play bass through it (I've heard you should never play bass through a guitar amp)? Or is it really worth it to get a guitar amp too? I don't make a lot of money.
#2
If you can afford to get a small valve guitar amp, like an Epiphone Valve Junior or Fender Blues Junior, then definitely get that too. If you can only stretch to a Vox DA5 or AD15VT, they would be good practice amps. If you play mainly hard rock/metal, then a small Roland Cube would be better.

Though, as you say, you wouldn't be able to play the bass through any of them.
#4
Depends.
I'd just get a guitar amp.

Guitar>Bass

Just kidding, but you really have to evaluate what you like better.
Getting a good bass amp would allow you to play both guitar and bass through it, but it really won't sound too good with a guitar through it (unless it was a quite good bass amp).
Just try a guitar through a bass amp, and if you like it, go for it.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#5
Quote by thedude97
Right, so would it make sense to just get a better bass amp?

BTW bass amp won't work for guitars.guitar amps won't work for basses. unless it's designed to work for both. or esle one will break the other >_>


on the side/ dark does the vox v847 sound good?
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Last edited by sebisbest at Apr 5, 2008,
#6
Quote by sebisbest
on the side/ dark does the vox v847 sound good?


Very good, thanks for asking.
Could have a bit more beef on it, but i'm in the process of modding it.
Only good for cleans and light disto though.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#7
Quote by sebisbest
BTW bass amp won't work for guitars.guitar amps won't work for basses. unless it's designed to work for both. or esle one will break the other >_>


on the side/ dark does the vox v847 sound good?


I play a Telecaster through my Fender Rumble 15 and it sounds okay.
#8
Quote by darkarbiter7
Very good, thanks for asking.
Could have a bit more beef on it, but i'm in the process of modding it.
Only good for cleans and light disto though.

thanks I'm going to get it probably
epi les pual custom
ad15vt > for sale
valve jr head and cab
bad monkey
#9
Quote by thedude97
I play a Telecaster through my Fender Rumble 15 and it sounds okay.

Much more amplifier power is required to clearly reproduce low-frequency pitches produced by bass guitars , especially at high volumes. Reproducing low-frequency pitches also requires a woofer or subwoofer capable of handling low frequencies and a speaker cabinet that is designed for low-frequency reproduction. Such speaker cabinets need to be larger and more sturdily built than speaker cabinets for mid-range or high-frequency sounds. <-- gotten off wikepedia.which after a while means broke bass amp.
epi les pual custom
ad15vt > for sale
valve jr head and cab
bad monkey
Last edited by sebisbest at Apr 5, 2008,
#10
Quote by sebisbest
Much more amplifier power is required to clearly reproduce low-frequency pitches produced by bass guitars , especially at high volumes. Reproducing low-frequency pitches also requires a woofer or subwoofer capable of handling low frequencies and a speaker cabinet that is designed for low-frequency reproduction. Such speaker cabinets need to be larger and more sturdily built than speaker cabinets for mid-range or high-frequency sounds. <-- gotten off wikepedia.which after a while means broke bass amp.


But doesn't that just mean that it's sturdier? If that's true, why would high frequencies break it? Pardon my lack of knowledge.
#11
Basically it means...

Use a guitar amp for guitar.
Bass amp for bass.

Just decide which one is more important and just go for it.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#12
Quote by darkarbiter7
Basically it means...

Use a guitar amp for guitar.
Bass amp for bass.

Just decide which one is more important and just go for it.

+1
epi les pual custom
ad15vt > for sale
valve jr head and cab
bad monkey
#13
Alright, I guess my question's answered. Thanks.

Now I just need to decide which is more important.