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Posted by Dave Rawlings (126.96.36.199) on July 08, 2002 at 09:01:53:
In Reply to: Bass feedback ? posted by A on July 07, 2002 at 06:40:14:
: I've been messing around with my guitar (i used to play guitar, but chords are just too tricky!) and experimenting with feedback.
: So I figured I could do the same with a bass. But i've had no success so far.
: Plus, I sure that feedback can have a negative effect on your amp.
: Can I really screw my equipment doing this, or is is fairly safe?
: Here's a terrible joke, but I thought it was funny (i've a bad sense of humour!)
: Q: How do you tune you bass quietly ?
: A: Shoot the drummer !
First of all, why would you want feedback? Leave it to guitarists who can't play real music!!
Second, YES it will ruin equipment! It only takes a second or so to blow the speaker then not much longer for the amp. The bass speaker has a lot of mass in both the speaker coil and the speaker cone components. Once it gets moving in a feedback environment, it doesn't take long for that mass to get out of control and blow.
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