Bass+Guitar amp=uhh oh....

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Bass+Guitar amp=uhh oh....

Postby gjbrocker » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:47 am

So my friends and I were setting up to jam today and realized we lacked a bass rig for our bassist. We decided to try the bass through a Carvin 2x12 something guitar amp just so we could get enough to play to (it didn't take shakes the house at 2). However after a while, we started to smell something like burning wood so we immediately turned off the amp. When we tried to turn it back on, we got nothing at all.

Now i know i was a stupid idea so we can skip the ridicule...but i could really use some help figuring out just what is wrong with this amp. Answers?
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Re: Bass+Guitar amp=uhh oh....

Postby zhyla » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:55 pm

You'd think you'd blow the speakers before you damage the amp itself. Could be tubes, could be transformers.
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Re: Bass+Guitar amp=uhh oh....

Postby maxx england » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:51 pm

Don't know, but the first thing I'd check, as a total electronic "durr", is that all the soldered connections are still soldered.
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