Using a Fender Bass amp as a guitar amp

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by joecool85, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. joecool85 macrumors 65816

    joecool85

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    Well, thats what I'm going to do...my 15w Dean Markley K20X just isn't cutting it anymore and my brother has a 40w Fender Bass amp he's willing to give me. Should be interesting. After I get my Fuzz pedal built it should rock though.
     
  2. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    I've used a 200w guitar cab with a bass head for bass and it worked just fine.. my friend used to use a 65w Ibanez bass amp with a guitar, so I think you'll be just fine.
     
  3. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. That's what I figured. It will be so much better when I get my pedal done though. Otherwise I'm stuck with clean.
     
  4. jefhatfield Retired

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    hendrix did that quite successfully

    but generally, it's not a good idea to use a bass through a guitar amp for a long time
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The Fender Bassman has a long and glorious history as a guitar amp head.

    If that Fender you're planning to use is a combo amp though, you might find the highs lacking a bit, unless you try it through some smaller speakers.
     
  6. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is a combo unit, but I figure that the speaker is old and beat (probably) so if I have to replace it with a guitar one, no big deal. Besides, you can't beat free :) I'll post pics of it after thanksgiving when I go get it. It's a pretty cool amp.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Weren't the first Marshall amps based on Fender Bassman circuitry?
     
  8. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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