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anyone tell me why I wouldnt want to do this?
you'd probably feel obliged to tell us about it for some reason
I read once that you shouldnt do it because the speaker cone is designed for different frequencies and a more trebley signal puts strain on it causing it to singe or something but I reckon they were just being too cautious
the other way around, running bass into a guitar amp, but i dont get physics wise this way round.
why you shouldn't do it if you like the results. There have been plenty of combos using 15" speakers.
making the cone do something it isnt meant to causes friction maybe even causing it to singe
I think I read it on the gear section of after the post rock, although thinking about it I think that was about using a guitar into a bass amp which is nearly the same thing, but yeah there was a debate about whether it is ok, most people said it was even citing the guitarist from eits does it, but some one came back with a very technical answer that sounded quite convincing why you shouldnt do it
cos the speakers are smaller.
hendrix use to play a marshall bass cab and fender bassman and cab are now coverted guitar amps. (I havent noticed by bassman cab getting fucked up with guitar use).
but I thought you were putting a guitar into a bass cab? or are you putting a bass into a guitar amp head into a bass cab?
the people posting that were making it up as they went along.
The greater Xmax of bass speakers (typically 4 times greater) means they'll handle input wattage 16 times greater before break up or compression. Bass speakers will roll off higher frequencies. 'Singing' a speaker has nothing to do with high frequencies - it'll only happen if you exceed the thermal rating, when if the voice coil doesn't actually destroy itself it could start a nice bonfire in the cab.
The only real problem with using bass cabs is the lack of break up, which is totally down to taste.
I knew a guitarist who used to run his guitar through a bass head into a guitar cab.