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Amps are plentiful and cheap, so personally I wouldn't bother unless it was an absolute bargain that I could turn around and make some money on. It will work, but the speaker and amp circuitry will be biased towards a relatively clean sound and very little in the way of treble response. There are exceptions of course - the Fender Bassman was a favourite for guitarists and harp players, but I can't think of one other bass amp that has that sort of reputation. Out of interest, what sort of amp is it?
I can't think of any reason why you can't play a CBG through a bass amp. In my (very) long ago youth, we plugged guitars bass and vocals through the same amp.
Two things you might want to think are size and volume. It'll be a heavy thing to cart around, and do you want something that loud. I had a fantasy of getting a 100w Marshall with 2 4x12 cabinets. I made the fantasy come true and I played it for a couple of months, with my wife out of the house and after warning the neighbours. For me, it was overkill.
I have put together a couple of really easy to build, cheap amps based on the LMM386 chip, and it's plenty loud enough for home use at less than a single watt of power
Boxstock "Early Bird" tickets are on sale. Save £2.00 - £12.00 instead of the regular price of £14.00 .https://www.chickenbonejohn.com/collections/frontpage/products/boxs...
There is a build a CGB workshop running in London later this month. Details here
@Chickenbone John - how do I get info about the trade stands at BoxStock?
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