I called both Ted Brown and GC to ask for a mono female 1/4" to a stereo male RCA and was told that I cannot do that from a bass to stereo without some sort of box in-between. I don't get it. Right now, I'm going straight from my bass to a headphone amp and listening via headphones. I have zero problems. As a matter of fact, I use two different headamps and zero problems on either. I've also got a Vox practice amp, which connects directly to a bass with a headphone out. That damn POS sounds so noisy that I don't use it anymore. Headphone amps...nice, clean sound. I thought it might be fun to listen to my bass through the home stereo (or a tubed headamp which only accepts RCAs I've got sitting around) and figured I could just get an adapter. The dude at Ted Brown was adamant that I cannot go from my bass straight into a stereo, verging on the annoying. I call BS on this one. This may very well be the case in a live gigging or recording situation, but for practicing at home? I don't think so. Without a doubt, by basses sound far superior played through my headamp and headphones than either the Vox practice amp or the SW35 bass amp. Zero comparison. I guess this was more of a rant than a question.