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Headphone amp

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mojosman, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. mojosman

    mojosman Tele-Meister

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    Guys what is the best, and most economical, option for a device that you can plug into with both your guitar and iPod to play along with music on your iPod? I see those little Marshall amps advertised, but I don't know much about them. Is there something better out there?
     
  2. Frodebro

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    Yamaha THR series. Killer little amps.
     
  3. Sw0rdfish

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    I use the line 6 pod mini it's pretty solid. Its not the cheapest thing ever, but it does have a ton of presets and dials to monkey with and a built in tuner.
     
  4. Coop47

    Coop47 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I use a Boss ME 25, which gives me amp modeling and effects, as well as a tuner. Works well for me.
     
  5. guitar dan

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    If you had a small mixer you can plug your iPod in one channel and guitar in another.

    A cheap Behringer mixer is about $70

    For your guitar, you could use anything from a pod or even use your phone with iRig.
     
  6. Dave_O

    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

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    Vox Amplug. Has an AUX in where you can connect your MP3 player. Job's done...
     
  7. LawDaddy

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    This^^^

    I also have one of their new integrated headphones, very nice.
     
  8. Gnobuddy

    Gnobuddy Friend of Leo's

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    Trouble is, most mixer inputs have far too low an input impedance for an electric guitar. You get terrible tone as a result, dull and completely lacking in treble. This is true for all conventional electric guitars and basses with passive pickups and electronics.

    If you happen to be playing a guitar or bass with onboard active electronics, then a regular mixer input will probably work just fine. This includes guitars with active pickups, acoustic guitars with onboard preamps, and bass guitars with active electronics built in.

    -Gnobuddy
     
  9. guitar dan

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    I didn't mean to run straight from the the guitar to the mixer. I use a Pod or similar.
     
  10. BelairPlayer

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    +1 Vox AmPlug. The original AC model is all analog, so you don't get any of those annoying digital artifacts. Has audio in, very economical, great battery life. It'll cure what ails you if you need a quiet amp to play along to songs with.
     
  11. Apprentice

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    I used to have Korg Pandora. A lot of amp modeling & rhythm tracks. It's battery powered & portable too. I only sold it because I bought a Boss DR880.
     

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    Gnobuddy Friend of Leo's

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    I use either a Fender Frontman 10g (can also be used with headphones) or a Pocket Pod.

    Do the Amplugs fit into the recessed socket of a Strat?
     
  14. Dave_O

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    Yes.
     
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  16. Alamo

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    I have a Harley Benton GP-100 - it's very usefull.
    Thomann used to sell these Harley Benton GP-100 Guitar Preamps for about 30€ bucks. not anymore.......but they where rebranded Nu-X PG1 anyway. (just like the Joyo pedals)

    Now there's the N-UX PG-2
    check these out. nice price aswell. ;)

    http://www.amazon.com/NUX-Portable-Effects-Chromatic-Metronome/dp/B00BANSZQW

    Features:
    1. Two tuning modes (Chromatic, Guitar), flat tuning function
    2. Built-in metronome with selectable rhythm patterns
    3. 9 user and 9 preset programs
    4. AUX IN makes it easy to jam along with an external music-playback device (mp3 player, etc.)
    5. 3 bass preamp: CLEAN, BLUES and ROCK
    6. 3 variable speed modulation effects: CHORUS, FLANGER and TREMOLO
    7. More than 800ms DELAY, ROOM and SPRING REVERB
    8. Noise Gate
    9. Backlit LCD screen for tuner and metronome
    10. Two AA batteries provide more than 8 hours
     
  17. Duncas

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    Got a Blackstar HT-1HR recently. does all of the above, full tube 1w and sounds incredible
     
  18. tele12

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    Yes there is a better way. Plug the guitar into the IPod.

    http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irig/

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-...nk-guitar-interface-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch


    They both have free software (can be upgraded to have more effects,amp models).

    Plug the interface into the IPod, guitar and headphones into the interface and launch the app.

    I'm assuming you have an IPOD Touch, if not there are othe good suggestions in this thread.
     
  19. Gnobuddy

    Gnobuddy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for telling us about this product! I found a few reviews for the NUX PG-2 on YouTube, and this little thingy does seem to have some surprisingly good sounds in it, compared to other affordable digital guitar amp modellers I've heard.

    Here's one review of the previous model:


    Embedded Youtube video is acting a little weird in my browser, so just in case this is a TDPRI issue that affects others as well, here's the direct URL:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-l8xSD0avs&desktop_uri=/watch?v=n-l8xSD0avs&nomobile=1

    -Gnobuddy
     
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    Vox Amphones
     
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