keyboard amp for bass(es)?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassteban, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Just a thought- since KB amps have 2 or 3 channels, each w/its own volume & eq, would it make a good rig for multiple bass use? Specifically, 1 active, 1 passive & 1 upright w/piezo. Anyone else already thought of this?
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    I don't know if most keyboard amps have the same bass-friendly features like on-board compression or limiting. Other than that, keyboards have a wide frequency range and an amp designed for them would probably make a good bass amp.
  3. it would work fine. but i wouldn't buy a kb amp for that reason. they sell interface devices for that sort of stuff.
  4. I wouldn't either, but built-in multiple channels vs extra plug-ins+extra cable(s) is a vote in their favor. Of course if they sound awful or weigh/cost too much, that's a moot point...
  5. i used my keyboardists peavey 75 watt 15" combo for a gig one time.

    It sounded ALOT louder than just 75 watts... great frequency response.
    loved it.

    I would have used the entire night, but my buddy saved the day with a home made 100watt tube head with a 2x15" loaded cab..