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Headphone practice amps...What do you use ?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by okc-zee, Jan 3, 2013.


  1. I have the little Vox bass plug in,but I'm thinking I'd like something a little better...Any suggestions on what's decent and what's not ?
     
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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  4. Cafe Walter. Enough juice to drive high quality high impedance cans, great sound, nice aux in for metronome or MP3 with separate volume control.
     
  5. Moosehead1966

    Moosehead1966 Supporting Member

    This unit has a lot of good features with amp sims, some effects (a little too cooked). still decent for the price though;)

    Marc
     
  6. deckard

    deckard Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Seattle
    I run my bass direct/straight through my cafe walter, + run my CD BassTrainer or metronome through the cafe walter aux in separately.

    The BassTrainer is a great tool and I tried using only that as a headphone amp, but in truth there's just no friggin' way it compares with the cafe walter as a headphone amp for clean, transparent, "truthful" sound of your bass & your own playing. Period.

    JMHO
     
  7. willbassyeah

    willbassyeah

    Oct 9, 2011
    Singapore
    I would say the mini head that companies offered that include tc bh250, gallien Krueger mb200 and Phil Jones bass buddy.
     
  8. zortation

    zortation Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
  9. Jothabass

    Jothabass

    Jul 18, 2009
    Union, NJ
    Tascam Bass Trainer
     
  10. Buy the Zoom B3 and a really nice pair of headphones, you wont regret it
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I use an A-Designs REDDI into a Fast Track C400. Not cheap, but man, what a headphone amp! ;)
     
  12. Most times I use my iPod Touch and the PocketGK app. Sometimes I run through my WTDI to the recording interface hooked to my desktop computer.
     
  13. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    +1

    As long as you dont need battery power, the Mackie 402-VLZ3 can be had new for $99.
     
  14. George Mann

    George Mann Banned

    May 27, 2012
    Colorado
    A Dean Bass-In-A-Box + Panasonic XBS headphones for portable use, and a David Yee output transformerless single-ended dual Triode tube amp with reference, studio-quality JVC headphones at home.
     
  15. heb9_28

    heb9_28

    Jul 1, 2009
  16. MontanaBassDude

    MontanaBassDude

    Sep 20, 2011
    A warning from a geezer - practicing with earbuds / phone can make you as deaf as a full blown gig. After years of earbud practice, my tinnitus is screaming like a siren.

    I'm sorry, did you say something?
     
  17. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner

    Jan 28, 2007
    Minnesota
  18. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Supporting The Gold

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
  19. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    3 Leaf Audio makes "The Enabler" which is INCREDIBLE but it's much more than just a "headphone/practice amp"
     



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