Synth through Guitar Amp

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Synth through Guitar Amp

Post by LaxSlash1993 » Thu May 21, 2015 11:00 pm

Quick question.

I've got a Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18, which I love for guitar. One thing I want to try doing is running a synth with a pretty good Electric Piano patch that I got through it to try and color it up a bit.

Now, I've read that this can/will damage the speakers/cab, so what I'm doing is using the direct out from the amp into the mixer and using a pair of (cheapish but pretty good) headphones. Will this damage the amplifier itself, or any of my guitar effects, in any way, shape or form?

Sorry for what probably is a very ignorant question, but I'm very apprehensive since it's a new guitar amp.

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Re: Synth through Guitar Amp

Post by Ledbetter » Fri May 22, 2015 12:56 am

Synthesizers can produce very low frequency sounds that might damage some guitar amp speakers if played at higher volumes. Guitar amps are designed to work best for mid-range frequencies. Good luck.
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