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Newbie question about amps/preamps

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lutus, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. lutus


    Jan 7, 2009
    Hi all,

    I'm very new to bass playing, and I bought a great instrument with Bartolini pickups this week. I wanted to ask, since I'm not experienced with any gear related to bass, if I need a dedicated pre amp for bass, like the Behringer bass v-amp, and once I have it will I be able to plug it directly to my guitar amp? notice that it's a guitar rather than bass amp... will that work?

  2. Cartoonist


    Feb 21, 2012
    Hey Lutus

    You might find that your guitar speakers won't handle the bass signal unless you're playing at low volume. I guess if you rolled off your bass and lower mids on the preamp you might achieve your goal, but it wouldn't sound very full.

    I suggest you search the Amps section for posts about using guitar amps for bass. You should probably post your question there too (as this is the bass guitar section).

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