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Years at Rainbow: 10
Weekly work schedule: Tuesday-Saturday

Can you play bass through a guitar amp?

Well, yes you can, but it is not reccommended. You have to play at very low volumes and listen for any speaker distortion to prevent any damage. If you play at a very low volume you can get away with it without damaging the speaker. The volume you can play at will depend on the speaker size you're playing through. The larger the guitar speaker, the more it will be able to handle more volume and the low frequencies of the bass. The voice coil in guitar speakers are typically a lot smaller than that of a same size bass speaker. A 10 inch bass speaker could have a 6 inch voice coil, where as a 10 inch guitar speaker may only have a 2 or 3 inch voice coil, not allowing it to handle low frequencies efficiently. Generally speaking, it's not a good idea to do it. Don't expect a horse to have the endurance of a camel.