I heard playing a bass with a guitar amp deserve to damage it. I have a guitar tube amp (peavey classical 30). Could I play a bass via it without any damage?


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the amp itself won’t be damaged, the speakers yet may crap out, but as lengthy as you don’t crank the volume it shouldn’t kill anypoint.

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Is it a combo amp? If so, you're taking a danger with the speaker(s). Guitar speakers aren't designed to resolve the lowest frequencies that a bass puts out, so you might well blow them.

If it's a head, you're fine as lengthy as you usage the ideal cab. Just hook it approximately a bass cab through sufficient wattage. Some guitar amps job-related much better than others for bass, but the amp itself won't be damaged.

tl;dr

Bass + guitar combo amp = danger

Bass + guitar amp head + guitar cab = danger

Bass + guitar amp head + bass cab = go right ahead


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3 years ago

If you high pass the low finish from you bass (roll off the lows on the pre amp) you deserve to get some cool tones. The Melvins provided to usage a bass and guitar rig together for Bass doing exactly this. Just be careful and don't press the speakers as well tough or you will certainly damages them.


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flair? what flair?3 years ago

This! Glenn Fricker did an amazing video demonstrating this technique vs a SansAmp.


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3 years ago

Yes, yet it won't sound as excellent as a correct bass amp.

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3 years ago

Just dont play it too loud, probably wont sound amazing though


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3 years ago

You more than likely could yet it is not recommended.

Guitar thru a bass rig? Totally fine as the guitar isn't creating any type of frequencies a bass rig can't handle.

Bass thru a guitar rig? Could possibly damages the guitar rig (greatly simply the speakers) as they're not designed to manage the huge low boominess that you're going to desire from a bass tone. It's not 100% guaranteed to hurt anything however there's a hazard.


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Fender3 years ago

FWIW, we when plugged a bass into an old guitar amp in a pinch, and the speakers blew out after one single note.


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3 years ago

You can, but it's negative for the speakers. I wouldn't if you care around the amp.

See more: Peavey Practice Amp Lifiers Review (2019), Peavey Backstage Guitar Combo Amp


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