Anybody else using a bass amp as their guitar amp?

vintagelove

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Polytones are some of my favorite amps. Pretty typical among jazz players. Beyond clean tones, use dwindles.

That's not to say it can't be an awesome mod/pedal platform.
 

jbltwin1

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Well, it SAYS BASSMAN on it but it is truly a great guitar head. Especially now that It's been rodded. Mike
 

Custom50

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Used to use a Bassman, but I think people have known what good amps they are for a few decades now.
 

ROKY

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Yes I use a few 'bass' amps for guitar, actually .

'62 Fender Bassman,
1968 Traynor YBA-3
1968,'70,and '71 Traynor YBA-1As
'74 MATAMP GT100
'75 HIWATT DR-201

Then I have guitar amps I can use for bass --
'62 Fender Showman
'78 Fender Super Twin Reverb
'73 Traynor MKIII
 

Multicellular

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I did for a while because I was doing a multiinstrumental thing. Sure I could have used a keyboard amp, but the GK 150mbe I had, had such a nice clean tone, a very strong eq section.

When I got to playing with more overdrive, it didnt take it as well as a tube amp (or the Quilter I now have)
 

Dubious

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'68 traynor YBA1
Accoustic 134 (same as the bass amps but with trem and verb)
Ampeg V4
 

bob-i

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The old tube bass amps work well for guitar, in some conditions better than they do for bass. My favorite being the 5F6-A 4x10 bassman from 59. Today's bass amps are not so good for guitar being more of a full range amp/cab combo. I've actually used a G&K 2x10 bass combo for acoustic guitar a few times, but electric doesn't cut it.
 

Trout

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I did for over a decade, Ampeg SVT with (2) 8X10 Cabs, In fact,, our rhythm also used the same setup.
Mind you this was in the 70's and there was 0 sound reinforcement for most shows we did.
 

Hulakatt

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I've happily used several Bassman heads and an Ampeg B-15 flip top for guitar over the years and currently am very happy with a jtm45 :D
 

Hulakatt

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Hmm, I forgot about the jtm50 I built and unfortunately sold when I lost my job 2 years ago. That was a damn fine amp.
 

bigtone23

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The usual answer here is the Fender Bassman amp from it's tweed to Silverface versions.
I had a '64 6G6-B head that was an amazing guitar amp. My current '73 Bassman Ten with loosened negative feedback also serves great guitar tone for days. I have my eye on a '70 Bantam Bass combo. It's also a great guitar amp as the Bassman Ten is.
My old SWR Workingman's 12 and Mark Bass CMD121P are cool acoustic amps.
 

Axis29

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'59 Bassman RI
'76 Bassman 50

The Bassman RI is currently my #1.... Although it battles back and forth between it and my '63 Vibroverb RI.
The Bassman 50 just sounds like a huge Virbolux. I run it into a 2x10 cab and grin every time I turn it on.
 

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No one mentioned VOX, my band mate from a few bands back used a VOX amp that was built for bass guitar. It sounded great.
 

Mighty Melvin

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I generally look for bass amps when I'm shopping for a guitar amp. Guitar amps have all that effects and overdrive stuff.
 

gldtp99

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1977 Ampeg V4B 100 watt tube bass head boosted by OCD with my friend Matt playing some modern style rock------- '70's Orange 4x12----- this vid was done shortly after I'd rebuilt this head and another similar 1975 Ampeg V4B head.

 




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