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Electric acoustic with bass amp?

phantom
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4/21/2011 2:23:16 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Can an electric acoustic guitar be used with a bass amplifier?

I as thinking about getting an electric acoustic and I thought I remembered hearing that you could use an acoustic with a bass amp, which I have.

I thought it would be a good idea as it would save allot of money. But I'm afraid to try it as I don't know how it will sound and how well it will work. My amp is 60 rumble if it matters.
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feverish
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4/23/2011 4:44:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
It should definitely make a sound. Whether it makes a sound you want is a different matter. I'm no expert but I'd imagine it might give quite a dirty sound which could maybe work well for some stuff. Plug it in and see.
phantom
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4/23/2011 5:10:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 4/23/2011 4:44:39 AM, feverish wrote:
It should definitely make a sound. Whether it makes a sound you want is a different matter. I'm no expert but I'd imagine it might give quite a dirty sound which could maybe work well for some stuff. Plug it in and see.

Okay. But I can't plug it in cause I don't have an acoustic.

But yeah that's mainly what I'm worried abut. I'll probably go to a music store and ask somebody about it.
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bigpoppajustice
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5/11/2011 4:34:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You can use a bass amp for an acoustic electric. Unless you'll be playing in a situation where an amp is necessary, you should be a-okay without it.
CosmicAlfonzo
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5/13/2011 4:46:04 PM
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Yes, and I know this for a fact. The sound you get will depend on the amp, but it will play.

Do not plug a bass into a guitar amp though. You will get a sound, but you are more likely to blow something up. It isn't likely that you will damage anything with an acoustic plugged into a bass.

I played my acoustic through a rather large fender bass amp for the longest while, and it worked fine. I was playing out, and this guy gave me this Big old Randal amp.. It sounded like a fridge with knobs on it when my electric was plugged in, but I found that it worked great with an acoustic. I don't use a bass amp for an acoustic anymore, but I do know that they work.
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5/15/2011 9:45:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/13/2011 4:46:04 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Yes, and I know this for a fact. The sound you get will depend on the amp, but it will play.

Do not plug a bass into a guitar amp though. You will get a sound, but you are more likely to blow something up. It isn't likely that you will damage anything with an acoustic plugged into a bass.

I played my acoustic through a rather large fender bass amp for the longest while, and it worked fine. I was playing out, and this guy gave me this Big old Randal amp.. It sounded like a fridge with knobs on it when my electric was plugged in, but I found that it worked great with an acoustic. I don't use a bass amp for an acoustic anymore, but I do know that they work.

Cool I have a fender as well :)

Bass guitars sound pretty good with an acoustic amp as well.
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