Who here plays guitar through a bass amp?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by w3stie, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Grandma's Tele

    Grandma's Tele Tele-Meister

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    I was in a music shop trying different small guitar amps and I found one that I really liked. Then the salesman told me it was a bass amp! Very warm sounding!!

    It was a little VOX VX50BA: https://www.voxamps.com/VX50BA .

    I now use it with my guitar and with my Squier Jazz Bass (that is very, very good, imo.) (I got the Squier Vintage modified '77 Amber. It is very light compared to others! The Vox VX50BA is very light too!)

    https://www.voxamps.com/VX50BA

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier/Vintage-Modified-Jazz-Bass-77.gc
     
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  2. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Tele-Afflicted

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    The solo on Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" (as I recall) was done through a SVT amp. I couldn't believe it when I read that. It does sound loud and clean to me, though, but has some bite to it.
    Al
     
  3. J-bass&Tele

    J-bass&Tele Tele-Meister

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    Waking up a zombie.:)
    Recently bought a Fender Rumble 15 to use at home. Sounds great at home with a Jazz Bass.
    With a Topanga reverb, an Euphoria (Wampler) or a Honey Bee (clone) in front and some EQ tweaking it sounds decent with my Tele.
    Gonna try it with my Americana band.

    Even got my Gk Mb200, through a 1x12 with an Eminence Tonker, to sound great for a rehearsal with the same pedals.
     
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  4. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    The biggest problem is the bass speaker cab. They are very deep and sound like crap with guitar. Some bass speakers sound fine in the right cab, some not.
     
  5. gusfinley

    gusfinley Tele-Holic

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    I built a 1968 B15N bass preamp for fun once. I ran it through a 20 watt MonoBlock Tube Power amp and then into my Marshall 2x12" cabinet.

    It sounded amazing!
     
  6. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    What do you mean that they're harder to come by? They're still being made.
    https://ampeg.com/products/classic/v4b
     
  7. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    Maybe now but not 7.5 years ago. This is why waking zombies isnt usually a good idea.
     
  8. J-bass&Tele

    J-bass&Tele Tele-Meister

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    Well, the old V4 had reverb, probably more guitar oriented. The V4b had/have an Ultra Low switch. The “b” is probably for bass. It also had some different capacitor values in the tonestack IIRC.
     
  9. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Tele-Afflicted

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    Right, the V4B is the bass version. For some reason, Ampeg is only making bass stuff at this time, no guitar amps or pedals. I wish they would get back to some guitar amps.
    Al
     
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