#1
alright, im going to be jamming with a band today. i know most of their material, but my amp is the problem. its only a 20 watt amp. however, i do have a 75 watt guitar amp. i have $30, so getting a new amp is out of the question. what would you do in my situation?
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#2
If it were me, I'd be calling round to anyone who I knew who played bass and ask for a quick loan of some equipment. I've used other peoples gear when I've been in that situation and if you treat it well, its usually not a problem.
#3
you might use the guitar amp. but you can't put the volume @ max. but, with 20W you might make it if the drummer takes it easy on you
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#5
Yes, it breaks... guitar amps are not made to be used with bass guitars. You can use a guitar in a bass amp, but not the other way around. If you crank your guitar amp when playing bass through it, it will probably break down, so unless you don't care much about your amp, it's a bad idea.
You can use a DI box and plug into the same PA the singer is using?
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#6
tell them the situation, sounds like you're in a bad one, maybe one where you shouldn't be setting up jam sessions without an amp?

save for an amp, but in the mean time ask to borrow one from someone you know.. don't use the guitar amp, it's not worth it.
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#7
You could try and hook up your 20w to the singer's PA so you wouldn't totally cover them up...
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#8
Use the 20 Watt, it's not all that bad.
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use the spider whats the worst that can happen? It breaks?

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#11
How many watts is good for jamming/gigging?
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#13
well i use a 15 watt at practice with my drummer and i can still hear myself. even with my drummer beating the hell out of the kick drums. AND i have my amp set up over next to him
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Jesus, my guitar amp is 75 and it works fine. Anyone got a bass amp for sale?
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#15
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Jesus, my guitar amp is 75 and it works fine. Anyone got a bass amp for sale?


Well you dont need nearly as much for guitar. A rule of thumb is that the bass amp should be 3 times more powerful then the guitar amp.
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Jesus, my guitar amp is 75 and it works fine. Anyone got a bass amp for sale?


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#17
I use 50 watts, and I had to turn down today.
also, treble tends to pierce the mix well. boost it a bit.
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