Can anyone tell me if this will work?

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Looking to set up a dedicated headphone rig. Fender BF cleans to some hair. I'll be doing most of the playing with either a telecaster or an esquire.

    Guitar > Blackbird Tube Tone > Neve RNHP headphone amp > headphones
     
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    Sounds like that’ll work. The Blackbird is a nice piece.

    I will mention at least with my headphones (Master and Dynamic MD60s), which I think sound great with pretty much anything, I didn’t love the tone of the Blackbird in the cans. Sounded a little harsh. Even when I tried it with an external cab sim. Sounded absolutely killer through the PA when I did a church “gig” with it, though.

    To be honest I think I preferred Helix/POD through headphones at least versus the Blackbird.
     
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    I remember the old days when a Sholz rockman was all you needed.
    That system of yours looks very competent.
     
    That Cal Webway and gkterry like this.
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    I think any headphone rig needs a compressor. That's what made a Rockman so user-friendly...big sound without harshness or rude sudden icepicks.

    Personally, I hate guitars through headphones, I wish I didn't.
     
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    Right now I am using a THR10 into headphones and the sound is decent and could do me fine but,,, I am curious about both the Blackbird and Neve.
     
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    The headphones you use matter.

    I've tried all kinds including expensive Sennheisers, AKGs, Bose, etc., and I always come back to Grado SR80s. They have a not-too-thumpy bass (due to the on ear/open back design), plenty of midrange, and sparkly highs. And they're only $100 US.

    https://www.whathifi.com/us/grado/sr80e/review
     
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    What I have in my rack is an Allen and Heath Mix-wizard 14 mixer. I have a rack mounted Pod Pro connected to the Mix-Wizard and a Digitech Vocalist 4 for vocal enhancement, I do have a CD player/recorder connected, so I can play along with my favorite CD’s. Then the output of the mixer is sent to a Berlinger Headphone mixer. I do like my AKG studio K270 headphones for listening to the mix, they are very efficient.
     
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