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guitar using bass amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by slapinandpopin7, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. i know you cant play a bass into a guitar amp, but could u play a guitar through a bass amp?, i picked up guitar and i dont wanna buy another amp if i can just use my bass rig. is this bad if i play guitar through it?

  2. RLT


    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    A lot of people have done it . There was a thread on this a few weeks ago. If I remember right a few people on this site do it.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Nope, won't sound too pretty but no problem.
  4. AFAIK some of the early guitar players used fender bassman bass amps for a different sound back in the day.
  5. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    A friend of mine played his jackson thru my practice amp (crate 12), and it didn't sound to great. It can be done, but it just doesn't sound good. I on the other hand have played thru a guitar amp with my bass, with the same results. Crappy tone, no punch whatsoever. You can still hear yourself, but it just doesn't cut it. Pick up a small guitar amp, a nice 30 watt 10 puts out enough volume for bedroom practice IME.

  6. cool thanks alot, that really helps :)
  7. primus_55


    Dec 28, 2004
    Lots of metal players use them for more low end crunch.

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