#1
So I got my first bass recently (two days ago)... There's a thread about it, with pictues..

and I'm getting a practice amp next week... but until then I'd like to do some recording with it on my computer.

I've got a bunch of line 6 programs on my computer for bass/guitar EQ and stuff, but for my guitar, (when I'm doing sterile line-in recording) i use my amp as the pre-amp...

Is this suitable for the bass with the guitar amp?


I'm obviously not using the speaker, and I know that the EQ and settings on the amp were tailored for guitar frequencies, but will it be alright or should I stick with the digital recording stuff?
#2
I've tried it with my Vox.. and personally, i wasn't too satisfied. I could get a cool distorted sounding bass tone.. but it was hard to get a nice, deep, clean and true bass sound from the guitar pre amp. It will work, but there will be a noticable difference.
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#3
Quote by roshjosh

I'm obviously not using the speaker, and I know that the EQ and settings on the amp were tailored for guitar frequencies, but will it be alright or should I stick with the digital recording stuff?

it shouldn't hurt anything. try it and see how it sounds. nothing to lose.
#4
Meh, just alter the signal after recording using software like Audacity. You'll lose a lot of the lower bass frequencies by putting it through a guitar preamp. Better to leave them there and alter it in another program.
#5
It won't do any harm, so try it and compare to just plugging it straight in to the computer and see which sounds better.
#6
I use a Hartke Bass Attack box for DIing, has a great EQ set up on it.
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#7
You can get relatively cheap mic tube-preamps that have settings for other instruments - including bass guitar.
ART and Behringer both make ones under $100.
I use a Behringer Tube Ultra-gain direct in and it sounds amazing.