[linux-audio-user] plugging a bass guitar in a linux box

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Jul 1 10:18:44 EDT 2004

I do this all the time and run it out through my little M-Audio SP-5B
monitors.  No problem.  As far as playing bass through guitar
amps/combos is concerned - it's probably the speakers.  You can
sometimes get away with it but not at the normal volume you would want
to play a bass.


On Thu, 2004-07-01 at 08:58, caffeine wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I have a bass I'd like to plug in my Debian box. I know lots of people
> do it routinely with guitar, but I'm worried about the possible side
> effects on my hardware. I know that using a bass on a guitar amp would
> blow the thing off, but I don't know if it's just the guitar amp speaker
> which is not suited for such frequencies or if it's the electronic which
> suffer.
> >From what I understand, the "line in" soundcard input shouldn't have any
> problem dealing with the bass input, but problems might arise with the
> output (ATM this would be my stereo). I don't know enough about sound
> processing to be sure my assumptions are right.
> Anybody has any idea/knowledge to share ?
> thanks in advance.

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