#1
I am primarily a guitarist but I really want to learn bass not only because it is an awesome instrument, but because I think it will help my guitar playing immensely. I talked my local shop into letting me trade in my acoustic for $250 store credit. That would allow me to get a squier vintage modified j-bass for my acousic plus a couple bucks. Problem is that funds are tight and I can't afford to get a bass amp at this time. I have an old fender frontman 25r guitar amp that I never use and can't sell. I know you risk blowing the speaker out if you use a guitar amp, but if I play quietly, is it safe until I can afford a bass amp later in the summer?

The other option is to sell my main guitar amp and use the bass amp to practice guitar and bass although I really don't want to do that because I enjoy the all tube sound of my valveking. Any input is appreciated!
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#2
I dont think its a problem. My bassist used to come over to my house and play through a Line 6 Spider or my little Marshall MG practice amp. We never had any problems.
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#3
Should be fine. It won't sound as good, but it'll be fine.
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#5
You'll blow the speaker
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#7
I realize that it isn't good for the speaker. If I didn't know that, I wouldn't be posting. I am simply wondering if since this amp is pretty much dead to me anyways and if I play on super low volumes (maybe even use headphones most of the time) if I will blow the amp right away? I need something to keep me entertained for probably 2 months until summer pay checks start rolling in and I can really buy a nice bass amp.
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Alvarez FD-60 acoustic electric- $295 obo (perfect condition, amber finish)
Lindy Fralin Blues Special Strat pickups (as set, perfect condition) - $175 obo

PM me if you are interested!
#8
For the time being, yes, but don't expect it to last too long.
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#9
It shouldn't blow for a while but I reckon in a few months of use it will go. Its not gonna be an instant thing as damage never really is instant unless you through something out a window or something. But I will say it should be okay providing you don't have much love for the amp and are only going to be using it for a little while.
#10
with months of constant, loud use you might do some damage, but i used a modeler for bass casually for months (at sensible volumes) with no damage
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