A: Concerning the unsure outcome of playing bass or guitar: You can play guitar through a bass amp, but not bass through a guitar amp. It’s a one way street. So get the bass amp.
Since I don’t know how interested you are in bass, getting a cheap small amp could give you a horrible sound and be a complete turnoff. Get something decent. You don’t have to spend top dollar, but go to a local shop, a Guitar Center if you have one around, and try things out. You’ll run across something you like. If you think it’s too expensive, get the name and model and look it up online. Win/win
Q: Is it ok to play a bass guitar on a regular guitar amp, or should i invest in a bass amp?
I’ve got a regular guitar amp, would it sound like shit if i played a bass guitar on it? Should i not use it for a bass guitar?
A: The problem with playing a bass through a guitar amp is that it will eventually ruin the speaker in the amp or cabinet. The speakers in most guitar amps are not meant to handle the constant low frequencies put out by bass guitars. It won’t really hurt the amp at all and you could probably get away with it if you have decent speakers and played at a very , very low volume. But what fun is that? lol ,buy yourself a good bass amp and crank it up!
Q: Can I plug a Bass guitar into a guitar amp without harming the instrument or amp?
I have a bass but no bass amp, But I was wondering if I could plug it into a guitar amp instead. My friend (non-experienced) said it would harm the amp and the bass if I had them plugged into one another. Is this true or am I in the clear to do that?
A: Most everyone has given you the right answer so far: Yes, it’s possible, but do so only at low volumes.
The only thing I wanted to add is why it could hurt the speaker but not the bass. The bass is sending a signal to the amp. The bass doesn’t receive a signal and therefore couldn’t really be damaged. The amp receives a signal and puts it out over the speakers. If this signal is too much for the speakers to handle, they could be blown. So technically the only thing at risk is the actual speakers.
One tip is to buy a DI or some sort of preamp that has a headphone jack.
Q: Can you use an electric bass guitar with an electric guitar amp?
I have an electric guitar and i want to buy a bass guitar and i have a bass amp. So why not use my electric guitar amp.
A: You need a bass amp, because a guitar amp is not designed to play the low notes a bass guitar plays. You will wear out the speaker(s) in it pretty quick if you use it. Why use the guitar amp if you have a bass amp?
Q: Can you see the difference between an Electric guitar amp and a Bass amp?
I want to switch from acoustic to bass but i honestly cant see the difference between them and what is a good brand for a bass guitar and amp?
A: Your question and description are a bit confusing but ill take a shot at answering it.
There is a big (I wouldn’t say huge) difference in Acoustic and Bass guitars. Obviously they sound different but the parts to actual songs are usually different. I dont know what kind of music you play but in a regular song, the acoustic guitar will play ‘lead’ (you might also have a rhythm part with another guitar) and the bass will play a rhythm part (for lack of a better word).
I have started playing bass myself and am enjoying it very much. I bought an Epiphone SG Cherry Bass for $320 AU and amp off Ebay for $80. These are very cheap prices for bass equipment, although good for a starter. You could go the same way or decide to get a more expensive guitar for $5/6/700 +++.
I would recomend Epiphone, Ibanez or Gibson if you want to play Rock/Metal. Or Fender/Yamaha for a clean jazz sound
Q: Is it possible to turn a stereo amp into a bass guitar amp?
I have an old stereo amp that I want to use to play bass guitar on. I don’t get the proper tone that is needed with just that. I also have a small (practice size) bass amp (BP-15). Is there a way to connect the two together to make a cheep bass amp head? I would be using separate speakers. Thanks for advise cool cool
A: I’ve run a guitar directly into a stereo, and I agree, the sound is too clean.
If there is an output plug running from the practice amp, you should be able to connect it to the stereo and any distortion or effects will come through to the stereo amp. You may need to make the correct type of cord to do this.
If the practice amp does not have an output, you should be able to have an electronics repairman or a music shop guy who knows amplifiers put one in, but I don’t have any idea what that would cost.
Q: Can you use a bass guitar amp with an electric guitar or do I need a new amp?
I’m getting an electric guitar and I already play bass and want to know if I can use my bass amp with the guitar or if I need a new one.
A: your bass amp is great for guitar, but a guitar amp can be ruined with a bass.
check out this 2-string bass
Q: Can I use my bass guitar amp as additional speakers for my DVD player?
It’s a Ibanez SWX35 bass guitar amp, and it has CD/mp3 in ports. Do I just connect the DVD player’s audio out to the CD/mp3 in ports? Also, any way so that I can use my existing speakers with the bass amp too?
Lastly, would it damage the bass amp?
A: When I first started playing the bass I was in dire need of more power… So a friend and I decided to unscrew the amp, remove the central console and start figuring out where to connect these massive speakers that we had… So after a couple of tries making contact here and there we found a couple of 2cm ( 0.787401575 inches ) long metal thingies and connect the speakers coax cables to them and it worked…
It actually sounded louder, it was a 50W amp and with the “upgrades” I was able to play at parties, so it does work.
Of course dismounting your amp sounds discouraging, but I never had any trouble, it’s not that tricky and there aren’t any things that are going to come undone if you unscrew your amp, of course you have to be careful not to yank any cable or anything. And putting it back together it’s easy as well, of course having to repeat the whole operation may be a hassle.
The amp didn’t seemed to have suffered any damage, and I squeezed out every watt that poor little amp had to offer XD.
Pertaining the DVD player, I don’t know precisely but I think it’s just a matter of pluging cables here and there. I don’t have much experience with new amps.
Q: If i use headphones, Can I damage my guitar amp by playing a bass through it?
I just bought a new bass guitar… but i don’t have a bass amp yet.
I have some very nice headphones that I usually plug into my amp while i play guitar at night.
I know that playing bass at high volume through a guitar amp can cause damage to the speaker, but what if I use my headphones? Can the amp still be damaged if I use headphones?
A: no it cannot. I wouldn’t push the thing to its limits…but that’s definitely ok to do.
Q: use bass guitar with electric guitar amp?
is it possible to use a bass guitar with my electric guitar amp?
do i need specifically a bass amp?
A: You can use it, but it won’t sound as good as a regular bass amp. Keep the volume, and treble down so you don’t get distortion.
Q: Does anyone know if Orange Amplifiers makes a bass guitar amp?
And do you know if Line 6 bass amps are good? My father has a line 6 guitar amp and loves it, so i’m guessing the bass amp will be pretty chill too.
A: Yes, Orange makes bass amps. I’m guessing they’re pretty expensive though!
Line 6 bass amps aren’t very good; they’re modeling amps. This means you don’t get much of your bass’s actual tone, but the amp’s internal processors trying to sound like a different amp. Sometimes they almost get it right, other times not really. There are a lot of way better brands out there for the price. If you’re looking for a really small practice amp, check out a Peavey MAX 126 or 158. If you want something a bit more powerful, check out Ashdown or Acoustic.
Hope you find what you’re looking for =)
Q: Can you use a bass guitar amp with an electric guitar?
I play electric guitar and already have an amp for it..but my grandmother bought me another one. Its a bass amp though. Can I use that one with my guitar or no?
A: Sure you can. It won’t sound too great. Bass amps are made for more low end tones. Not so much the mid to high ends put out by an electric guitar.
But never play an electric bass guitar through a normal electric guitar amp. You’ll blow the speaker in no time.
Q: What’s the difference between a Bass Amp and a Guitar Amp?
What’s the difference between a Bass Amp and a Guitar Amp?
Can you play a bass or guitar in the opposite amp without wrecking the amp or instrument?
A: The preamp section of the amps are voiced differently. Meaning that they are meant for different frequencies. However, it is popular with some guitarists to play through bass amps especially an old fender bassman. There are even examples of bass players using guitar amps (but, i think it sounds like crap.) It should have no effect on the instrument, but a bass could wreak havoc on a guitar amp.
Q: Electric guitar through bass amp dilemma?
Hi, I’ve been wondering for years about this and never really found a definitive answer.
I’m a guitarist and bassist. Playing a bass through a guitar amp would kill it.
So I’m planning to get a new bass amp to practice both guitar & bass.
Is this the best thing to do?
A: A bass amp isn’t ideal for the electric guitar. Electric guitar amps roll off a lot of high end and emphasize mids, while bass guitars emphasize the lows and keep a lot of that high end for the “snap” and “attack” of the strings and fret noise. Overall, a bass amp is built for headroom, ie, being able to put out a lot of clean volume, while a guitar amp is built to put out a limited frequency range, specializing in where the electric guitar sounds the best.
Some bass amps sound great with guitars…. I’m thinking of the Fender Bassman, a bass amp that many guitarists have loved to play through ever since they came out way back when. However, most modern bass amps are too clean to fit a guitar without some pedals in between.
So in my general opinion, to play an electric through most bass amps, you would either want a multifx pedal (which benefits from a lot of clean headroom) or some sort of preamp in between to kinda dirty it up a bit. EQ probably wouldn’t hurt either.
Q: Difference between bass amp and guitar amp?
Hi I’m picking up the bass guitar and i already own a regular guitar amp (Fender Deluxe 90 DSP) and was wondering if there will be a huge difference between just cranking up the bass on my regular amp or using an actual bass amp. Will there be a huge difference?
A: The difference is huge you must have a bass amp for a bass or it will sound horrible it will sound like a wannabe guitar which can affect your song a lot and plus the bass amp can go way louder with lower sounds without giving feedback.