Amp or ? For a Hotel Room - Practice.

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by SamIV, May 15, 2020.

  1. ricknbaker

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    Simply ensure that all your business trips are to Germany, then stay at the nHow hotel in Berlin. You can order up a guitar and amp from room service.
     
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  2. Collin D Plonker

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    Mooer Radar and a pair of cheap monitor headphones.
     
  3. MilwMark

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    The answer is staring you in the face OP. Even. Ones with wireless transmitter do you eliminate guitar cable.

    Sounds amazing. I have and live a THR and a MicroCube. Haven’t touched either since I got the Waza Headphones.

    Even those amps tiny are too loud for hotel rooms. But the Waza headphone amp is amazing. I don’t find it expensive for what it is And does.
     
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    Every amp thread, no matter what the premise is, somebody says "You need a Twin Reverb". I have not seen that reply in this thread (maybe I missed it?). Then there are pile-on-ers that say "A Twin sounds glorious at low volume. Just use a pedal for dirt!"

    I am sure they make a suitcase that will fit a Twin, right? And there is no chance housekeeping can carry it away. So win-win?

    :lol::lol::lol:

    Sorry, it just cracks me up how "Twin Reverb" is the answer to every amp question.

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming...
     
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    Last summer I used a Zoom G1 Four with headphones for a month. Good sound (I thought), with a built-in drum machine and looper. Very compact, which makes it great for travel but not so great for live performance. US$80 new.
     
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    I have a Radar inbound. How would that work without a preamp?
     
  7. Bill

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    I spent a year living in an apartment in another country. Mostly used a Squier Strat into Garageband in my Mac laptop. Sounded fine and easier to use and more versatile than separate amp and effects pedals. If I didn't want to use my earbuds I plugged it into the stereo in the living room. I guess I don't understand what the fuss is about.
     
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    It has a headphone jack. Just plug your heaphones of choice (good quality closed ear headphones work the best, cheap earbuds are awful). When mine worked, I used the headphone jack for headphones when I used them and I used the output into a mixer when I wanted to record or use a speaker.

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  9. TX_Slinger

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    I mean how does it sound with only a power amp section and no preamp?
     
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    Roland Cube 30, has various classic amps, and can sound great at home volumes. Good value on the used market.

    YMMV
     
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    Totally agree with everything in your post.
    I am currently in an apartment and have to keep the levels down.
    Tele into a Scarlett Solo using Garageband on my Imac.
    I'm using a pair of M Audio speakers.
    When I want to do some jamming I pull up a backing track from Youtube and play away.
    Garageband has some really nice amp sims and you can tweak away to your hearts content.
    I can play at really low levels and my M Audios sound great.
    I've tried small amps etc,but I really like my setup now.
    I bought a THRII last week thinking that would be a good living room amp.
    I did not like it,returned it and then realized I had what I needed all along.
    I can sit at my computer desk and play away with my guitar right where it should be.
    Sitting in the middle of the stereo field.
     
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  12. TX_Slinger

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    I just tried it and you really need to pick up a preamp type pedal like the Joyo American Sound to put in front. Lots of these type of pedals for under $50. It too hollow for my tastes without a preamp. I'll continue to tinker with the parametric EQ to see if i can find something usable and update. If you play anything other than light gain it doesn't work at all without a preamp or boost pedal. For cleans i think its "okay" in a pinch.
     
  13. neilybob100

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    I travel lots with my job so have stayed in a fair few hotels over the years.

    I used to use a Korg Pandora and a set of head phones. Then I upgraded to a Blackstar ID 10 with a set of headphones. Got some nice tones.

    I also used a headphone jack to headphone jack cable from my phone or iPad so I could play along to tracks.


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    Well I sold the Vox VT 20 I picked up. It was quite noisy. Picked up a Boss GT-1 used at a fair price. Tweaked it sounds passable through my earbuds. Ordering some headphone and going to bring my small monitors next time I go home.

    I am more of a plug and play guy, but the GT-1 is easy to get passable sounds with minor tweaks and was easy to figure out how to make changes to the presets that were not passable. And I know, pics or it didn’t happen. 8578A67E-26EA-4B7F-8F4C-1861F854D939.jpeg
     
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    I'm convinced no modeler comes with good presets.
     
  16. SamIV

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    Well I have finalized my hotel room stay guitar amp/modeler. If you noticed above I picked up a Boss GT-1 last week and just picked up a Vox AC4TV8 amp like new with the original box today. They sound quite good together at TV volume after tweaking a couple of presets. Bought both here at my out of town stay. Happy camper here. Thanks for all the tips. 60C345A6-2A2F-4107-A73C-223F682717EC.jpeg ADA0EBCA-6812-47BE-BC52-CEBCCD88EBD3.jpeg
     
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    I have found that anything above quiet talking will get complaints from the hotel/other guests. I use GarageBand on my phone and headphones now, it sounds ok, but it’s very portable!
     
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    Maybe change your approach.
    I have an Epiphone Sorrento on loan for the summer. No amp needed at all. It has a natural ring that feels like reverb, and its plenty loud as it is.
    I also have a Grestch semi-hollow that is amazingly gratifying unplugged. A bit difficult to replace though should the maid do a deep clean.
    There's always a thinline Tele!
     
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    Micro Cube.
    All the power you can use in a motel room and then some.
     
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