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Bass into guitar combo....bedroom volumes.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by whatisacup, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. whatisacup


    Oct 20, 2012
    I know this has been discussed a billion times, and I know if you crank bass into a guitar amp...speakers will blow.

    I've had trouble finding a bedroom amp that sounds good. Whenever I try to play along with my stereo, my bass never seems to blend in well. It just sounds unnatural.

    I sold a bass today and just to make sure it worked, I ran it quickly into my Vox AC4TV 4 watt tube guitar combo, which can also be ran with 1 watt and 1/4 watt. It sounded awesome!

    With the 1/4 watt setting, I get a good tube grindy sound that blends in with my stereo well.

    I don't need to play loud, I live in an old apartment with thin walls. But at low volumes, could I damage it in any way? I don't really use the amp for guitar anymore, would it be worth putting a bass speaker in it?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    If you're not blowing it now, you probably won't. Even the lowest power handling speakers these days can do 4w RMS/8w peak.
  3. whatisacup


    Oct 20, 2012
    True, and I guess if I do blow it, it wouldn't be devastating. Guitar drivers are inexpensive.
  4. IPYF


    Mar 31, 2011
    I play my Precision into my Egnater Rebel 20 at 1w in my living room. No troubles whatsoever. The cab is a Vox night train 112 which I think has a 20w rating. It isn't voiced for bass so I don't run the amp loud under any circumstances. Perfectly acceptable volume and sound for use in a living room.
  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    yeah, at "late night TV" volumes you aren't gonna blow anything.

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