Guitar Amps?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Alex, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. I was recording last weekend, and the dude I was recording with said he had an amp there, and I shouldn't bother to lug over my 4x10 because we're only laying down a few tracks anyway. When I showed up, he showed me the amp that I was going to use; a fender guitar amp. I think it was either a 2x10 or a 2x12. I plugged in, and the sound was amazing! SUPER punchy with very good slap and fingerstyle tones. My only problem was a muddy/undefined low end.

    This got me thinking. would adding, say a 1x12 guitar cab to my stack add a little punch to my sound? I seem to remember an article about a guy who did this in BP a few years ago. I think it was dug pinnick. Any thoughts on this?
  2. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    Yeah, in fact I'm using nothing but my Peavey XXX for bass these days. I'd just make sure that whatever you got had a speaker that won't poop out on you. I play through an Ampeg 412 rated at 300 watts currently. The only way to find out whether they'll work with your bass, really, is to play them. I can recommend the Celestion Neodymium speakers for bass, but those aren't available as a stock speaker on any guitar combos I'm aware of.
  3. Might get more thoughts about this on the amp forum....