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Guitar Amp for Bass?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fetfet, Aug 30, 2008.

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  1. fetfet


    Apr 13, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    I'm thinking(lightly humouring) the idea of getting a guitar amp to run my bass through, for these reasons.

    I've done it before, and it's worked.

    Guitar amps are louder.

    Tube amps are less expensive.

    I'm probably wrong, but is this a smart idea. It's not a big deal.

    Thanks to anyone who helps.
  2. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    I've seen it done tons of times. I'd personally try a Peavey Valveking (trying, not buying) because they're cheap tube heads and they're pretty loud too.
  3. fetfet


    Apr 13, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    What kind of cab should i use?

    Would i use a bass cab to retain the low end, or would it really matter at all?

    Also, just clarification, i'm not talking about bi-amping, just one guitar amp.
  4. A - this question/discussion has been done to death.

    B - the two highlighted portions of your post are incorrect.

    Guitar amps are louder at amplifying GUITAR signals - not bass

    Tube amps are definitely not cheaper than SS
  5. Yep, no way is a tube amp less expensive than a solid state amp. IMO for the reasons you give, I dont think you really should go for it.
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Beaten to death. At the very least, use a bass cab.
  7. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    Tube amps, while they have a more desirable sound for some, require regular maintenance and need to have the tubes replaced to operate effectively. A good set of power tubes can be rather expensive, even for an inexpensive amp.
  8. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA

    Please read the FAQ's and/or do a search as this very same topic comes up at least once a week.

    This thread is now closed.

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