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bluelineman
post Jan 14 2012, 09:57 PM
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Is it ok to play bass through a guitar amp? Not loud or anything, just home practice kinda stuff.

Said amp is Crate FXT120 with 2-12" speakers.
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Bogdan Radovic
post Jan 14 2012, 09:59 PM
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Yes - you could. Just don't crank it up too much since guitar speakers are not meant for bass guitar frequencies. I played guitar yesterday on bass amp so it works other way around too. Though you get very bassy low strings sound smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2012, 03:53 AM
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QUOTE (bluelineman @ Jan 14 2012, 08:57 PM) *
Is it ok to play bass through a guitar amp? Not loud or anything, just home practice kinda stuff.

Said amp is Crate FXT120 with 2-12" speakers.

Yeah you definitely can! If you will turn it too loud your speaker will wear off faster on you might get buzz.
I would just turn down mid and high and turn bass up and you should be fine!


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post Jan 15 2012, 03:57 AM
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Thanks guys. If I end up getting a bass, I would def get a cheap bass amp to avoid killing my guitar amp. I just wanted to make sure it would be ok for a short time.
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post Jan 15 2012, 04:27 AM
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QUOTE (bluelineman @ Jan 15 2012, 02:57 AM) *
Thanks guys. If I end up getting a bass, I would def get a cheap bass amp to avoid killing my guitar amp. I just wanted to make sure it would be ok for a short time.

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post Jan 25 2012, 11:47 PM
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Sure, it's possible! smile.gif Depending on the amp, you'll have more or less bass, but the sound will be there smile.gif Back in the old days, bass and guitar used same amps.


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post Jan 26 2012, 12:52 AM
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My brother did this today! He used my marshall 8080 amp to connect his bass for a Skype Bass Class and it worked... but I suffered a bit! tongue.gif


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