how do i hook up guitar to reciver??

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  1. Brian Womble

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    Im gonna get a nice yamaha bass for christmas, but i dont have a sutible amp. But I have a nice bedroom system, soooo.... how do i hook up a bass guitar to reciver? could i use the phono input? my dad says i need a preamp..
    Thanks in advance
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    Get a 1/4" to RCA connector. Plug the 1/4 to your bass and the RCA's to any AUX input. Or if you have a MIC input, just plug a guitar cord in that. You won't need a preamp. Just keep the volume down first and don't overdrive your system.

    This will work till you get a Bass Amp.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I don't think you want to do that.

    The scene from Back to the Future when Marty blows that huge amp speaker went through my head when I read the topic. I don't believe anything like that would specifically happen, but it might damage your speakers.

    I'm sure that someone more knowlegable will respond, but in the mean time I would wait.
     
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    At very low volumes it will be fine. I have done it many times before. Just be good to your speakers and don't play too loud. Use your guitar knobs too for a good balance.

    You'll be fine but I would not recommend you do this a lot for a long period of time.

    Get a bass amp, that's what its for. Then you can play as loud as you want.
     
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    You shouldn't have any problems doing this. Just be very careful. Basses with active electronics can put out some pretty strong signals and the inputs on audio gear are not meant to be overdriven like guitar and bass amps.

    Also watch the slapping and popping through a stereo. Although most bass cabinets now have built in tweeters, they are a lot more robust than the ones on your home speakers.

    There is also a way to play along with music on your stereo if you have a tape deck and your amp has a tape monitor circuit. It involves some nutty adapter cables, but it can be done. Give me a shout if you want to know how.

    Have fun!!

    J.
     
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    Take the cable and plug it into the "Headphone" port..
    It'll sound great!
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    J/k, DO NOT do that.
     
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    I run my guitar through the karaoke port on my Apex and into my reciever. Never had a problem
    Then again, I suck [​IMG]
     

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