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Headphone Amp for Hotel Room

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by joeybcdt, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. joeybcdt

    joeybcdt Tele-Meister

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    I've been reading up on this for about a week. Here's what I'm coming up with.

    I have a Pandora somewhere. Noisy.
    Ordered a Mooer PE 100. No EQ controls. No thanks.
    I have a Pocket Pod. Great solution. Nah, too easy and doesn't involve buying anything.
    So now I'm thinking why not just buy a headphone amp so I can us whatever multi effect I want?
    Buy this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVLGLVR/?tag=tdpri-20
    Then I could use my entire pedal board or my Flyrig 5.

    Am I missing something?

    Joey
     
  2. Mike M

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    Strymon Iridium, you get both a great amp AND a great headphone amp. The Fender, Marshall, and Vox settings are amazing
     
  3. Ed Driscoll

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    Seconded. Takes pedals and effects really well, records well, really versatile.
     
  4. nedorama

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    Amplitube iRig. Will work with any iPhone, iPad or android stuff. Small and then you have good free amps and effects. It's what I bought for hotel practicing when I was on the road.
     
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    If you want small/portable, it’s impossible to beat the Vox amplug.

    If size is less of an issue the Boss GT-1 runs on batteries and is infinitely tweakable or you can just run the presets. Runs on good long time on 4 rechargeable AA batteries.
     
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    Ditto the Boss GT-1 but with the Zoom G1FOUR instead, half the size and less than half the price. Amp modeling is very nice, variety is a hundred miles above a little headphone thing and you don't need to drag a pedal board to your hotel room. Course if you did, you could just set it up with an amp and cab in the chain and it would sound like it was just a nice amp with your pedals running into it.

    They're so cheap and versatile and pleasant sounding that I seriously considered buying a second one to make a stereo rig. If you're going to pay $60-80 for a basic digital pedal, then I'd say everyone should get one of these instead. For the price of a delay and reverb pedal you could have delay, reverb, and everything else under the sun.
     
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    Focustite Scarlett into laptop
     
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    Boss Waza Air. No experience with it, just trying to help you spend money.
     
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    Its great.
     
  10. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    I've taken my THR10 on the road with me a few times, it's great. Now I'm moving towards having all my practice tools on an ipad. Going to get a 1/4" interface, probably the iRig, to take advantage of the amps in garageband and / or amplitube.
    Of course, a tablet is worth taking along on a trip anyhow thanks to Kindle, etc.
     
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    Yamaha THR10C is all you’re gonna need.
     
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    Bluguitar Amp1? It's an amp. It has a headphone out. It could be used for real amp stuff too aside from hotels.
     
  13. Jay Jernigan

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    I have carried a danelectro Honeytone and a pair of ear buds around in my suitcase for nearly 20 years. There's a lot of better stuff, now that I don't need it, but walking up and down the beach with the Honeytone on my hip was priceless.
     
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    The Boss GT-1 is a good choice ...

    Battery or AC power and a gazillion options for amps, effects, tones, cabs ...

    And an expression pedal...
     
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    I've got a Vox AC30 headphone amp. Dirt cheap, plugs into the guitar, has a pass through for other audio sources (you can play while watching videos on the laptop -- what? isn't that how everyone uses it?) Batteries last a while, etc.

    It's so simple to use that my Line6 POD 2.0 stays in the gig bag.

    Daniel
     
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    Yamaha THR 5. I have the 10C and the 5 and the latter takes the cake for being considerably more compact with similar (enough) tones. Just a touch bigger than most BT speakers and handling is easy, conventional and amp-like (meaning no laptop, menu, cables...). And cheap! I tried Amplitube/Irig and hated it.
     
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    Cheap used modeler. I've got a Zoom G3. Small, battery powered, plenty of amp, pedal, and speaker sims to play with (maybe not always a good thing), drum section and a looper.

    Plug in your guitar and headphone, and you're good to go.

    D
     
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    Bought my Boss GT-1 used cheap. Sounds acceptable when tweaked. I like it. Small and had tons to play with.
     
  19. Pineears

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    Motel trips I bring a Fender Passport Mini, mic, backpack micstand, and a Tele or acoustic. I most always find motels will let me set up and play. It can go total headphone mode. And there’s the busking mode.
     
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  20. El Marin

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    Me too. THR10 is the best. Is so good that they released THR10-II and THR30 and I just don't care at all

    Also have a VOX AC30 Amplug... depending on space I would take one or another, but If I can carry a guitar, I can carry the THR too. Now I use the Amplug for sofa silent noddling

    I had a Blackstar Fly3 (THE WORST), a VOX DA5 (good), a Fender Minipassport (good and tweakable) but THR10 is the best hands down
     
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