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Bass into power amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ADbassman, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. I'm considering running my bass direct to a power amp. I have an ibanez musician with active electronics, and a QSC USA 1310. My question is, will this fry anything, can it be done, and is it a good idea?
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    You'll have no tone controls other than what you may have onboard. You'll also have to reconfigure the gain of the onboard amp to get the requisite +4dB output level, and having done that be prepared to go through a battery a night, give or take, to push that much voltage. So, in order, the answers are: no, yes, no.
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I did it once in a pinch, but I sure wouldn't do it often . . . there's a difference between "it works" and "its good" . . . guess which one this scenario is . . . :eyebrow: