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

Ariel Sommeria asomeria at MAYAH.com
Thu Jul 1 11:18:47 EDT 2004

I did this repeatedly a few ago with a cheapo sound blaster, and the only
problem I had when the input was too high was that the sound clipped. But it
didn't do any damage to the hardware. All I had to do has turn the knob down
on the bass, and the sound was actually not bad. Ok, it was on a windows
system, but I think the OS is irrelevant here.
----- Original Message -----
From: "caffeine" <caffeine at altern.org>
To: <linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 3:58 PM
Subject: [linux-audio-user] plugging a bass guitar in a linux box

> 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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