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Electric guitar amp for bass?

KGriffith
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11 months ago
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So I've been a guitarist for roughly 4/5 years and I was bored and listened to the bass and drums with vocals to my favorite songs are realized I really need to play bass instead. So I got me a cheap Ibanez GSR 190 and since I have only a electric guitar amp I've been using that, it sounds a little more fuzzy and distorted but is that okay for the amp and the bass?
That's how I started. In my case an Ibanez GSR200EX, which I still use, albeit modified to BEAD tuning. I used a Roland Cube 20X. The bass doesn't care what type of amp is being used. Be careful with guitar speakers. They haven't been constructed for heavy basses. If you keep the volume and bass controls low, you'd be fine.
Marko1960
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I use my 100 watt Marshall guitar amp for practice cos I prefer the 12" speaker at low volume, like Jay says, as long as you're not playing Shea Stadium you'll be ok
I was using a $30 honeytone mini guitar amp for when I'm outside because they're battery powered and clip to your belt. Thing was already old and it lasted a whole year after I started playing bass, and I didn't go easy on it. You should be fine, it'll probably shorten the amps lifespan a little but I wouldn't be too worried
CraigBuck
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Which Amp you are using?
What are the specifications for your Amp?
How many years old it is?
Did you face any problem with this before?

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Marko1960
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You will have to buy a bass amp eventually, you cant play bass onstage through a guitar amp
Asio
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Get a cheap bass amp, or cheaper guitar amp till you save up for a good bass amp, I'm saving up for a Ampeg b2Re, mainly cause the reviews look nice and it was used by Krist Novoselic . but yah save up and use a crappy guitar amp or a friends bass amp, like I'm currently doing haha

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