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Bass Amp Mute - Why ?

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Because a bassist usually knows when to shut up whereas a guitarist....

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To keep your volume levels when unplugging the bass, or for leaving the bass going to the bar and not getting any feedback problems thus again leaving your volume intact for the second half of the set😁

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But why do they appear on bass amps and not guitar amps typically ??

I know the benefits of having it but curious why guitar amps tend not to have it ? 

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Guitar amp standby is equivalent to a mute...

 

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3 hours ago, EBS_freak said:

Guitarists tend to have a muting tuner in their chain.

Which clearly they use for muting, rather than tuning!

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It's typical for the bass market to lead the guitar market in useful features and technology, guitarists often have a mute feature in their tuners (when they choose to use them).

 

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I have a tuner mute and an amp mute. I must be special

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If you use them both, does it start sucking sound in?

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6 minutes ago, Jus Lukin said:

If you use them both, does it start sucking sound in?

Have you ever watched Ghostbusters?

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When someone asks me if I've watched Ghostbusters, I say 'YES'!

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7 hours ago, BassAdder27 said:

But why do they appear on bass amps and not guitar amps typically ??

I know the benefits of having it but curious why guitar amps tend not to have it ? 

I wonder if it is because guitar amps are typically lower power vs a bass amp and therefore there are not the same issues as when switching the amp off? I have no idea but my 1300watt Bergantino forté HP instructs me to mute before switching off to avoid a "thump" via the cab. 

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On 15/02/2021 at 12:51, EBS_freak said:

Guitarists tend to have a muting tuner in their chain.

That's what I use with bass. The only downside is I forget to turn it off a lot. 

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43 minutes ago, Killed_by_Death said:

 

I've owned:

Fender

G-K

Aguilar

VOX

can't recall any having a Mute button

 

I would probably never use it.  The mute button.

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19 hours ago, Bill Fitzmaurice said:

Guitar amps should have a mute, remotely controlled by the bass player. 😊

The guitar player in a band I used to be in was a notorious volume monster. We used to turn his amp down whilst he wasn't looking or was away with the fairies taking a solo. The trick was to do it enough to prevent him from deafening you, but not enough that he would notice.

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I had one who played through a JBL loaded Fender Twin which he placed on the floor without using the tilt back legs. He stood never more than two feet in front of it, so the only way he could hear it was to play loudly enough to shatter drink glasses on tables thirty feet away. 🙄

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10 minutes ago, Bill Fitzmaurice said:

I had one who played through a JBL loaded Fender Twin which he placed on the floor without using the tilt back legs. He stood never more than two feet in front of it, so the only way he could hear it was to play loudly enough to shatter drink glasses on tables thirty feet away. 🙄

Ditto! Damn, those guys were loud- although I think I'd put them third on the list of loudest bands I've ever survived. That amp was a serious back-breaker, too.

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For me if I want to mute my signal I just pull the guitar cable out of the amp's input jack a little bit. :)

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