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

Anahata anahata at treewind.co.uk
Thu Jul 1 10:40:35 EDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 03:58:39PM +0200, caffeine wrote:
> 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

It's the speaker, and it's only a problem if you turn it up loud, plus
you won't get very much bass out of it! 

> problems might arise with the
> output (ATM this would be my stereo

Again a domestic stereo will not sound right as a bass amp, but if you
keep the levels sensible it won't break anything.

When you're recording you need to consider whether the pure signal from
the bass guitar is what you want to record. With any type of electric
guitar the speaker is part of the sound and it's common to use an
amplifier and put a mic in front of that. The direct signal has a
distinctive 'clean' sound which may or may not suit the type of music
you want to make.

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