#1
ok so heres the deal, i need a bedroom amp. the peavey is just too loud. i figure the blackheart little giant is the best small guitar amp for the cheapest price. but my question is could i get a good bass tone from it too? i just got an ibanez atk300 but i dont have a bass amp yet. i would assume it'd be pretty safe to run a bass through the blackheart... a 5 watt amp going through a 75 watt speaker shouldn't kill the speaker even with bass frequencies, right? or should i just compromise and get a little worse guitar amp and bass amp?
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#2
NEVER NEVER NEVER run a bass through a guitar amp... even low wattage ones. Guitar speakers are not designed to handle the frequencies produced by a bass - even at low volumes it will damage the speaker.
#3
yea it's not the wattage rating, it's the frequencies that make it dangerous. i would say the blackheart is a nice bedroom/jam amp for british tones, but i don't know exactly what you're after. if you're wanting to play guitar/bass through one amp, the only good ones i know of are same if not higher wattage of your classic 50.
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#4
I tried to play my thunderbird through my Vj for less then a minute. Sounded like the amp was going to come apart. Never tried that again.
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#5
If you want to play both guitar and bass through one amp get a bass amp. It's the only safe way. and you'll definitely get good lows that way. But, you may have to invest in destortion pedal and a guitar eq if you don't have one.
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#6
oh alright thanks guys... that could've turned out pretty bad lol. i think i'll go with the bass amp then
My Rig
>MIM Fender Stratocaster and SX SJM-62
>various magicial noise boxes
>Peavey Classic 50 212

For the funk:
>Ibanez ATK300
>Acoustic B100
#7
I've heard that comment about a bass through a guitar amp before. I'm not disputing it, nor to I plan on testing it, but does it wreck the amp or the speakers?

If it is only the speaker that can't handle the frequencies, why wouldn't you want to get a head and then just switch out the cabinet depending on what you are playing?
#8
i'm sure the circuitry in the amp head is designed to perform at certain frequencies, so using a speaker that's designed for bass, it'll prolly sound like garbage.

but i'm no expert, this is my theory/opinion. i'll wait for someone who's sure to stop by and give their thoughts.
My MAIN Gear
____________
"They call him the 'Sand Spider.' -Why? -Probably because it sounds scary"
*Agile AL3000 Les Paul w/ Alnico IIs
*Randall RM50
*Dunlop CFH
*fellow LEO feel free to give a shout out