Using bass amp for guitar?

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Using bass amp for guitar?

Post by Ffigrimac » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:06 am

Hi all. So I normally play in drop A or drop G or some other ridiculous tuning I’m usually using a fender telecaster or duo sonic .60-.13 gauge I think as far as pedals go I run a noise suppressor thru an hm-2 clone (eyemaster) into a behringer tube screamer clone into a 6 band EQ and as you can guess it’s a lot of fucking noise and the amp I’m using isnt too great either (box ad30vt) but what I’m wondering is since I’m using such low tubings, thick strings and so much distortion do you think playing through a bass amp might be able to handle all the noise I’m putting through it better than a guitar amp? I want to buy good amp, I started play online casino, and found good one on the page https://casinos-rate.com/spin-palace-casino-app.html and want to pay for expensive amp
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Re: Using bass amp for guitar?

Post by Pepe Silvia » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:19 am

What's your budget? It sounds like an Orange Thunderverb 200 would be ideal for you. It has great low frequency response and some people play bass through it.

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Post by HarlowTheFish » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:46 am

Ehh it really depends. Bass amps have an extended low range (not extra bass, they just reproduce frequencies lower than most guitar amps cut off) which might work for you, but often they also have an extended top end (not a boost, they just don't cut off quite as soon as a guitar amp) which will emphasize the noise if anything. It really depends on what sound you want - if you're looking for something with a ton of low end that's thick and growly, then something like the Thunderverb mentioned above (any Orange amp really) or a Mesa Recto-something will do it pretty well, but if you want something tighter and clearer then you might be better off with something like a 5150/6505, Mesa Mark-series, or something generally Marshally. You lose low end extension, but on most guitars that ends up being just thumpy mud (which is a vibe for sure, but has its drawbacks). I'd look at something like the PRS MT15, because it splits the difference here as far as being thick but staying clear depending on how you set it up, handles low tunings pretty well, and, while not cheap, is pretty well-priced. Add some kind of cabinet with brighter speakers (IMO anyway) like the matched 1x12 with a V30, and you're gonna have a pretty sweet setup.

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Re: Using bass amp for guitar?

Post by ElephantDNA » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:50 pm

Yeah you can definitely use a bass amp for guitar. Plenty of great records were made with bassmans and b15s. If it sounds good it is good.

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Post by sessylU » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:17 am

I'd be surprised if using a bass amp would give you what you're looking for. I would probably be thinking of working more with the noise suppressor in different parts of your chain or trying different dirt pedals to solve the issue you're talking about.

Bass amp might well sound cool, but I don't think it's going to do what you want it to do.

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Re: Using bass amp for guitar?

Post by jorri » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:34 am

just a more solid amp would do perhaps? like a peavey or something favoured for both metal and pretty good clean workhouses (similar budget?). There's something i have against those Vox modelling amps and their solid states, let alone 'heavy'- my aC30 wouldn't be able to do that.
The other option since i don't know what genre is if its more noise-rock or something meant to be warm and lofi, i guess there are tubes and an increased budget.
You can play thru a bass amp but there is something 'hard' sounding, like the speaker doesn't move enough producing kind of weak attack?
I've done it in a pinch though but through an old HH amp, which are quite different, they have inbuilt distortion and are early-days solid states..

So basically try out other amps...

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