a begginner needing help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rob_l_f, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. rob_l_f


    Mar 24, 2003
    I have played the guitar for a about 6 months, and I am considering getting a bass. However, I want to know if it is possible to use a bass guitar in a normal amp without damaging it. I only have a 10 watt amp (the Marshall MG10cd) but I have seen bass amps that are 10 watts. Is this possible or would I damage my amp? :confused:
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    I presume that that amp has an open back cabinet...it so it probably rolls off so high that it won't be a problem.

    Start off playing very, very quiet and see how it goes from there.

    Don't expect that amp to play very loud or very clean...

    Have fun and rock on:bassist:
  3. if you play at very very low levels, you won't damage the speaker, but I wouldn't really recommend it and would definately suggest getting a small bass amp to practice on.
  4. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    I have played through a guitar amp many times, just don't play with lots of lows and mids, as those will overdrive and possible damage the speaker. If you do play with those, keep the volume low, and it will be fine.
  5. rob_l_f


    Mar 24, 2003
    Yeah thanks you guys, i think i'll get a proper bass amp
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Good idea. The speakers used in bass amps typically have greater excursion to accommodate the lower frequencies of the bass instrument. Low frequencies eat guitar speakers for lunch. (It blows them up.)
  7. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    don't worry about being a begginner. Eventually you'll get better and learn that beginner is spelled with one "g."