#1
I'm in my school's jazz band, and I've been using the school's Peavey bass amp for a few years now. The only problem is that it finally decided to die last week. I personally don't own an amp higher than 10 watts.

The resolution we came to is this: the guitarist and I are sharing the same guitar amp. Now, I realize how terribly bad this is, but it's all we can do unless I can borrow a bass amp from somebody by next Tuesday.

My question is, what settings would you recommend to get any sort of decent bass tone out of an emergency-situation guitar amp? It's some sort of fancy Roland amp, and I'm definitely keeping the volume as low as possible.

Thanks in advance.
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#3
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how cheap are you? just buy a ****in amp

not everyone has money just lying about.
try to keep the volume lower than usual. stay below 3, lower if you can.
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#4
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how cheap are you? just buy a ****in amp


Warned. Not exactly helpful, eh?

And on the topic:
Hergiswi, I would only use the guitar amp as a last resort. Its going to be difficult to get a decent tone out of it, even if you don't blow the amp.

Have you looked a possibly doing a short term rental? I know of at least one place near me that will loan out PA and amps on a short term basis.
#5
I didn't think of a rental. There's at least one music store nearby, so maybe I can try that. How much do rentals usually cost?
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#6
Well, to be fair, it's possible to get a good sound out of a guitar amp.

I used to use my Performer 1000 before I had a bass amp. Of course, it's a 12", not to mention a very decent amp. And of course, I didn't get the low end presence I'd get from a bass amp, but I got a very clear, brassy tone that cut through... DI'd of course, I wouldn't turn the guitar amp high enough to blow it...

Hell, it was better than using an Ampeg.

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#7
Quote by Hergiswi
I didn't think of a rental. There's at least one music store nearby, so maybe I can try that. How much do rentals usually cost?


It really depends on the local shop, but it shouldn't be more than 30 - 40 usd per day or over a weekend. They do make you put down a deposit, which they refund after they make sure you haven't trashed the equipment.

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#8
Does your School own a small PA system? you could plug into that
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#9
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I didn't think of a rental. There's at least one music store nearby, so maybe I can try that. How much do rentals usually cost?
Dude, have your music teacher talk to the owner of the music store.
They LOVE to do favors for schools.
You might even get the use of the amp for the night of the concert for free.
Of course your music teacher will want to mention to the audience the fact that
[insert name here] music store provided the bass amp. Get the picture?
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