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Guitar + Bass Head + Guitar Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Pacodelivery, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Pacodelivery

    Pacodelivery Supporting Member

    May 25, 2014
    Hey! First time poster on the amps forum, so go easy on me.

    I currently have a bass tube amp that I love, a Traynor yba200. I run it through an ear candy bassbomb 2x12 and its rad.

    I'm starting a new project that I'll be playing guitar in, and for sh*ts and giggles I plugged my guitar (an epiphone Sheraton) into my bass stack.

    The tone was alright, with the beautiful harmonic profile of the Traynor still shining, but the tone was waaaaaaaaaay to present. It was like someone taking an ice pick to my skull. It was sort of like that time I tried to use the effects loop on an amp and decided to never do that again.

    My question is, is that overwhelming presence because of the amp, or the speaker? My hunch is that it might be possible to plug my Traynor into a guitar cab and get a great sound, and I was wondering if anyone had tried this. Obviously id have to be careful, eq'ing out the bass, and keep the levels low, as most people don't play guitar through 200 watt tube heads

    Thanks in advance!
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I don't know why but the few times I plugged a guitar into a bass head it got extremely hot.
  3. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Does your cab have a tweeter? If so, that's where the icepick sound is probably coming from.
  4. Pacodelivery

    Pacodelivery Supporting Member

    May 25, 2014
    No, it's got 2 12" speakers and 5 ports, but no tweeter.
  5. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, ChopShopAmps
    Your eq points will be kinda goofy, and that's a whole lot of power for guitar, but it will be safe to use either kind of cab for guitar as long as ohms and watts ratings are good. If you want to overdrive the guitar, you may find the amp will be way too loud to do it, so you'd need a pedal taking care of it.

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