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Keyboard through bass amp

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by urhovaldeko, Jun 16, 2014.


  1. urhovaldeko

    urhovaldeko

    Dec 20, 2011
    Estonia
    Hey. I've recently started playing with an idea to play bass with keyboard on some songs. Mainly so we can introduce some new sounds (i.e piano/organ/horns etc) to our songs. I'll split the keyboard with bass on the left and something other on the right. That part is easy.

    However, I plan to do it through my bass amp (MBP MainStage -> GK 700RBII + Hartke 410XL) and was looking for info about this when stumbled upon a post in harmonycentral.com

    There's an issue using a bass amp as a keyboard amp.
    The input stage of the amp is meant for a high impedance instrument, not a line level keyboard output. You may eventually fry it.
    You will be safer using the direct power amp input, if your amp has one.


    Can anyone confirm if it's really a bad idea or is it safe?
     

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