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electric/acoustic guitar through bass amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lateralus_84, Aug 8, 2003.


  1. lateralus_84

    lateralus_84

    May 10, 2003
    Hey, I was wondering if it is safe to play an acoustic or electric guitar through a bass amp. I want to see what my electric acoustic guitar sounds like throught my Ampeg BA-115.

    Also, is it safe and/or possible to hook my 100 watt electric guitar amp(Peavey Bandit 112) to my bass amp so that I can use the bass amp as an extra speaker?
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I did a short stint as a guitarist in a classic rock band for a summer in 94 using an AMP BH-260 thru a Bag End S12 & S15 with a Boss ME-3 for reverb and distortion. It sounded great! (my 61 Jazzmaster and 64 Guild Starfire didn't hurt either).

    I play my strat thru my J-station into my Ashdown with no ill effect currently as well (thou I usually play from the j_station right to my computer)

    I don't think I would trust distortion with a horn... but I never use horns anyway.
     
  3. lateralus_84

    lateralus_84

    May 10, 2003
    so it should be safe if as long as i don't use distortion?
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Its pretty safe.
     
  5. thumbtrap

    thumbtrap

    Jun 26, 2003
    There's nothing unSAFE about using a horn with distotion. It just sounds like a wasp in a jelly jar. I kind of like the horn on my 12string strat though (clean only of course).
     
  6. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    aaah all this talk about gu*tar is giving me a headache!
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    you read the title, clicked the link... :rolleyes:

    :meh: guess you told us.


    Anyway, I don't like or use horns in any of my rigs... and I know other bassist who have blown bass cabinets with distorted guitar. so my previous post is IMHO.
     
  8. I used an AE guitar through a Hartke 3500 and a Genz Benz 1x12 w/Horn. at first it was really harsh and sounded like a buzz saw, but then I eq'ed out a frequency band with the on-board "contour" control on the guitar. Then it sounded amazing. Clear acoustic tone. The guitar has a fishman matrix preamp.

    I actually think bass amps are well suited to AE guitars, because they tend toward flatter and more extended range than most electric guitar amps. I have used a couple of heads with my home-brew bass cabinet with AE and I can always find a natural sound.

    YMMV I guess.

    BT
     
  9. lateralus_84

    lateralus_84

    May 10, 2003
    Thanks for your help.
     
  10. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    ha speddling i was JK. but about that... the other day after band practice, i ran my guitarists guitar into my SVT-3 pro and hartke cab, it sounded sweeeet. it was nice and fat, and bright. like not muddy or anything. and it was sooo loud. its a great idea. i'm gonna convince my guitarist to get a bass head.