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Is there such a thing as a MP3 Bass Rockman?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Mike Sorr, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr Play I some music... Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Exit 82, NJ
    I'm obviously not much for keeping up with new gizmos, and I'm not exactly even sure how to describe what I'm looking other than I need a personal practice device like the old bass Rockman, but that also gives you the ability to load MP3s and play along, transpose...stuff like that. Does something like this exist?
  2. robertusf

    robertusf Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    It's called an iPhone
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  4. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr Play I some music... Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Exit 82, NJ
    Can I plug my bass into an iPhone?
  5. skee616


    Sep 21, 2011
    Rochester MN
    Tascam makes an MP3 version of the Bass Trainer.
  6. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    FWIW the new bass Rockmans are junk compared to the originals. The one that came here was unusable(noise, hiss). I had an original in a rack in the 80's. It worked and it was QUIET.

    I use a cheap(Gigaware) mp3 player into a Behringer bass V-amp if I need phones practice. For pitch and time shifting, I use Goldwave(http://www.goldwave.com/ ) on my PC or laptop and then dump the "converted" song back onto my mp3 player.

    I've avoided "I"-land because I have issues with closed and/or proprietary systems.
  7. dee rob

    dee rob

    Feb 3, 2003
    austin, tx
    Tascam GT-R1 works well for that application.

  8. Mound of Sound

    Mound of Sound Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2006
    Brookline, NH
  9. robertusf

    robertusf Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2007
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Kohlman Bassworks
  11. Use the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad with the Line6 "Mobile in" piece and then pay $5 for the GK amp app and you are there!
  12. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    As others have noted, there are hardware interfaces and apps to use smart phones for this purpose, but if you don't already have the hardware interface, an even cheaper variation is to just buy one of the "Vox" AMPlug headphone practice pods, and run a mini stereo cable from your phone/MP3 player into the external audio jack of the AMPlug.

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