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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by straightblues, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. straightblues


    Mar 5, 2013
    I just started playing bass. I am a long time guitar player. I blew out one of my guitar speakers with my bass the first day I got it. I got the burning smell and it just quit. So that leads me to my question.

    Will I damage guitar effects pedals by playing bass through them? I would guess no, but figured I would ask before making another costly mistake.
  2. Mads

    Mads Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    Oslo, Norway
    No, pedals will be just fine
  3. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    Nope, there isn't any way effects would be negatively impacted due to a guitar or a bass being plugged into them. A lot of "guitar" effects will kill the low-end signal and thus might not sound great for bass, but you won't hurt the effects themselves :)

  4. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA

    Most bassists simply use whatever effects work for their sonic needs, not just the "bass specific" models.
  5. straightblues


    Mar 5, 2013
    Thanks buys. I have lots of effects pedals so I will start plugging them in and see what I like. Should be a fun afternoon.
  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    And smokey as well? :p:D

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