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Honestly, I've played bass for about four years, using the same basic Silvertone practice amp, it's not much, but definitely has served it's purpose. As everyone is saying above, pedals make a difference, especially when you use multiple. But now that I have had my off topic "Squirrel!" moment, I can safely tell you that nothing tops off bringing your bass ...
No. A watt is a watt. The apparent difference has to do with how the speaker interacts with a valve or a SS power stage. Read this http://lenardaudio.com/education/14_valve_amps_7.html It's science, not where you set your knobs.
It's complicated, but the simple answer is: Post makes it louder. Presuming you have plenty of headroom in your post amplification stage, that should be all it does. Pre drives the input harder, causing more distortion. It does not necessarily make the overall output any louder, but it will tend to compress the peaks in a fuzzy sort of way, and if you ...
Most guitar amps have two amplification stages: The pre-amp which takes the very low signal levels output by the guitar and amplifies them to a higher level, approximately like line-level. The power-amp which takes the line-level signal and further amplifies it to drive the speaker. These are separate since different design considerations are important ...
Guitars can be played through bass amps, but Bass guitars played through a guitar amp can damage it a lot if you crank it up too much.
Provided you play at a volume that doesn't start the speaker sounding distorted, it won't be problematic.I use an amp. with a 12" speaker in the studio, and while the sound is not good enough for stage work (you can hear but not 'feel' it), it's plenty good enough for practising. If it's a small speaker - 6" or 8", then you will have to keep the volume down ...
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