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Can I use a microphone with Warwick BC150 bass amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nagymt96, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. nagymt96


    Nov 28, 2019
    It has "Send", "Return", and "Line out" jack inputs, and I am a technological incompetent.
  2. Redbrangus

    Redbrangus Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Under The X In Texas
    Forget about the FX send/return and line out -- the only place you can plug a mic in that has enough gain is the same place you plug your bass in: the instrument input. So there's no way to plug both a mic and an instrument in at the same time. If you do want to plug a mic in, you can do so directly if you have a high impedance mic with a 1/4" plug on the end of the mic cable. Most 'real' mics are inherently low impedance, so you'd need a 'Low-Z to Hi-Z" transformer to plug one of those in. If your mic has a 3-pin, XLR-type connector, it's highly likely that it's low impedance.
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  3. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    IF you have a High-Z mic, you could plug that into the 'passive' input and your bass into the 'active' input and try to balance the volume with the volume control of your bass. But vocals through bass amp will not sound very pleasant anyway.
    'Send' and 'Line Out' are output jacks btw, as the names suggest. Do not plug a mic in there....
  4. That's about it.

    There are one or two gizmos that allow you to mix a mic and instrument. There are plenty of very cheap used mixing desks as everyone goes digital.

    Back in the day we used my practice amp for vocal feedback out of an aux send on the mixer. It worked surprisingly well. Not the greatest sound but a helluva lot better than no sound!

    What are you up to?
  5. If you are putting a mic on your cab to put bass in PA that's a whole different thing.
  6. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    You can add a small mixer in the effect loop. The "send" goes to one channel, a mic into another, then the output of the mixer goes to the return.
    You'll be able to mix the sound from the pre-amp portion of the Warwick with the mic through the heads amp and cabinet.
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