#1
Hi,
Pretty much self explanetary!

If I have a Bass Guitar and an electric guitar amp will that effect the sound of the bass? Will a bass guitar sound better through a bass amp?

What really is the difference between the two?

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#2
Bass amps are designed to handle lower frequencies.

Although guitars sound fine through bass amps, thats originally what the Fender Bassman was.

Get a bass amp if you want to play it without damaging the guitar amp
#3
Do not play the bass through the guitar amp, it will destroy the amp. Guitar amps are not designed to handle that low a frequency.
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#4
Bass Amps can handle pretty much anything without being damaged. Both a guitar and bass should work fine, you'll just have alot of...well...bass in your tone.

Guitar amps however are designed for higher pitched sounds. If you play a bass though it, its not a matter of if it will break, but when it will break.
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#5
From my understanding, the problem with using bass guitar through a guitar amp is the speaker. The speaker isn't designed to handle those low frequencies, so it could get damaged.
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From my understanding, the problem with using bass guitar through a guitar amp is the speaker. The speaker isn't designed to handle those low frequencies, so it could get damaged.


+1

I've played bass thru a Marshall JCM800 connected to a reflex bass bin.

If your guitar amp is a combo, you'd be wise not to crank a bass thru it - as you WILL blow the speaker. It's only a matter of time, and probably not all that much.

In general, bass amps need a lot more power than guitar amps to keep up volume-wise. The big problem is that human ears are designed to hear mid frequencies the best. So if you have a guitarist gigging with a 30W 1x12 tube combo, the bass player would probably need about 150W at a minimum to keep up.
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