Why should I buy a bass amp if I can use a cheap TRS Stereo Plug to 3.5mm adapter with a cheap PC speaker I already have?
- spacemissingLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Are you joking?
The prime reason is that even a not-so-cheap PC speaker may not have
useful response for anything lower than the top third of the instrument's range.
Another reason is that a PC speaker's built-in amplifier
doesn't have enough voltage gain for the relatively low output of an instrument pickup.
Go ahead and try it anyway if you want to --- it can't hurt anything,
but you Can expect to discover that using a bass amp is the right way to go after all.
- Tony BLv 76 months ago
The only reason to buy a bass amp (and I assume you mean speaker) is to play bass through it.
Use whatever you want but most likely you'll have one or more of the following problems:
You'll get no sound at all.
The sound will be terrible.
The speaker will be destroyed.
- MamiankaLv 76 months ago
Go ahead and plug it in. You will be disappointed by the LACK of any decent bass sound. A Cadillac and a Hot Wheels both are transportation, too.