#1
I'm looking to run my guitar through a bass amp, to get a nice low Kyuss/Queens Of The Stone Age tone, but I'm wondering:

Should I use a guitar head and bass cab, or both a bass head and cab?
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#2
it is un-wise to run a Guitar through a Bass amp, ESPECIALLY a Bass through a Guitar amp, they are simply not made for each other and the electronics vary quite a bit in several areas.
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it is un-wise to run a Guitar through a Bass amp, ESPECIALLY a Bass through a Guitar amp, they are simply not made for each other and the electronics vary quite a bit in several areas.


Not quite. A bass through a guitar amp WILL destroy the speakers quite handily, as they weren't made to handle the low frequencies. However, a guitar through a bass amp is no issue at all: I've done it many times without problem.
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#5
I thinks its ok to run a guitar through a bass amp, its just the low frequencies from a bass guitar than can screw up a guitar amp.
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Not quite. A bass through a guitar amp WILL destroy the speakers quite handily, as they weren't made to handle the low frequencies. However, a guitar through a bass amp is no issue at all: I've done it many times without problem.



You are right in the fact that a Bass WILL destroy the speakers in a Guitar amp fairly quickly. I am simply stating that I don't know if it would be the best choice to run a Guitar through a Bass amp, he would have no EQ whatsoever. But then again, he is wanting to play to QOTSA?
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#7
Why do you need a bass amp to get a QotSA tone? They don't use bass amps for their guitars.

You want the low sound that they get, you tune your guitar to drop C like they do.
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Why do you need a bass amp to get a QotSA tone? They don't use bass amps for their guitars.

You want the low sound that they get, you tune your guitar to drop C like they do.



Yep, I would rather tune my guitar down rather than play through a Bass amp any day (well, I have a Baritone so ).
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#9
There are some big names who use bass amps with guitars. And there was a time when dedicated bass or guitar amps werent made.
#10
^yeah, Anyone here ever heard of buddy guy? He uses a Bassman (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) with a strat.
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#11
Josh plays through an Ampeg VT-22, which is part of a series of Ampeg amps, both guitar and bass, that are virtually indistinguishable. However, these are hugely powerful amps, and to get them to achieve that signature sound, he drives them pretty hard and uses a full array of overdrive effects. The thing you can most do NOW to get that sound is to tune down to C.
#12
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Yep, I would rather tune my guitar down rather than play through a Bass amp any day (well, I have a Baritone so ).


Yeah, awesome. You don't want to play your guitar through a bass amp - we get it.

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If you want that desert rock sound, running a bass head through a guitar cab would be great for that. Picking up a good fuzz won't hurt either (ZVex Fuzz Factory, EHX Big Muff, Ronsound Hairpie, etc.).

Trust me, I play in a stoner rock band.
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#13
I know they tune down to C. Hell, I've tuned to Drop D two and a half steps before (Amon Amarth and such).

I just want to know the setup.
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I know they tune down to C. Hell, I've tuned to Drop D two and a half steps before (Amon Amarth and such).

I just want to know the setup.
Thanks, diditfortehlulz. Now I just have to decide whether I want the Big Muff USA or Russian.


Sure, no problem. If I were you, I'd go with the Little Big Muff. It's an exact recreation of the NYC Muff, only in a much smaller, sturdier die-cast case, and it's true bypass. I have one, and it is just tits. The Sovtek Muff is good, but I feel that for the same price, the LBM will outperform it.

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I am simply stating that I don't know if it would be the best choice to run a Guitar through a Bass amp, he would have no EQ whatsoever. But then again, he is wanting to play to QOTSA?

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#16
There's nothing wrong with running a guitar thru a bass amp, but you'd be better off just getting yourself a quality guitar amp and a cab with a really heavy bottom end. Like a nice oversized Mesa or an Orange.

In fact, Orange's Thunderverbs are designed for both guitar and bass. Good place to look if you have a big budget.
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In fact, Orange's Thunderverbs are designed for both guitar and bass. Good place to look if you have a big budget.
Isn't that just the 200w version?
Or is that also for the 50w?
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