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Amplifier question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by muffinmafian220, Jan 1, 2003.


  1. muffinmafian220

    muffinmafian220

    Jan 1, 2003
    I have been playing bass for about two years and i only have a practice amp. I was wondering if it is possible to play a 4 string bass on a guitar amp without like breaking it or whatever.
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Ah, the weekly "bass through a guitar amp" question. :D

    Initially, it won't hurt the amp. Your bass will just sound like a neutered goat undergoing a tracheotomy.

    Eventually, odds are the bass will either destroy the amp or blow the speaker(s) if you continually use it closer to its max power, IME, especially if your bass is active.