Is it possible to use a normal guitar amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mr. Zebraface, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. I was wondering, as I have no money, if using a normal electric guitar amp will affect the sound quality that badly? I have a 10w guitar amp in my house, but will I definetly need a proper bass amp if i want it to sound good? I only practise at the moment, I'm not in a band or anything.

    Also, can anyone recommend a decent bass amp for a beginner?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Yes, it will sound bad, but I don't think at 10W, it will matter that much.

    If you play it very loudly at all, it almost certainly will destroy it. As to how quickly, it is hard to say.

  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    IME, your sound will totally suck through that little guitar amp until you finally blow it up.

    For one thing, guitar speakers just get tortured by the demands a bass puts on a guitar speakers, (factors like speaker excursion, speaker cone durabiility, et al).

    The Peavey Microbass is a small, very low-priced bass amp that got the most awards from "Bass Player" last year among the small, practice-sized bass amps.

    If you can afford it a 10" SWR Baby Blue makes a lot of good-sounding racket for its size.