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Any Bluetooth Speaker as Portable Amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Reikaan, Nov 17, 2019.


  1. Reikaan

    Reikaan

    Nov 16, 2019
    Thinking it would not work, I bought this $3 cable on ebay that has a guitar lead on one end and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the other. Lo and behold, it worked with everything I plugged it into, from a cheap Bluetooth speaker to my home stereo system. Its a great way to practice anywhere with a bit of extra sound, or to practice at the park hoping someone will throw some cash in your case, haha. I even use it at home if I want to play and watch a movie.

    Didn't know if this was common knowledge and I was out of the loop, but I'm sure one of you can benefit from it.
     
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I though you were going to describe a Bluetooth device that You plug your bass into for wireless use.
    Not sure why you have Blue Tooth in the title?
     
  3. wesonbass

    wesonbass

    Nov 26, 2012
    Graniteville SC
    I've often wondered about this. I have a cheap Bluetooth speaker that goes everywhere with me. I must have one of these cables.
    Thanks for posting this!
     
  4. Reikaan

    Reikaan

    Nov 16, 2019
    That's what I was initially trying to find with no luck, then I found the cord that will work with any Bluetooth speaker
     
  5. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Many of the powered PA speakers also include a bluetooth and a 1/8" jack.
     
  6. Reikaan

    Reikaan

    Nov 16, 2019
  7. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Bluetooth is a form of wireless data transmission. It is completely irrelevant to what you're doing.
    It's like saying "I drove to the store in my trailerhitch car." when you weren't pulling a trailer.
     
  8. Reikaan

    Reikaan

    Nov 16, 2019
    Yeah, I suppose you're right. I only mentioned BT speakers because theyre small, portable, battery powered and everyone has a few.
     
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  9. wave rider

    wave rider

    Jan 5, 2005
    Are there battery powered portable speakers on the market these days without Bluetooth functionality?

    Thanks!
     
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  10. JKos

    JKos

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
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  11. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Just the opposite for me.
    I have one bluetooth speaker that doesn't have a 1/8" jack on it.
    Now I look everytime I buy a speaker.
     
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  12. lat

    lat

    Dec 30, 2014
    Lower Basstonia
  13. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    If you have an interface for your Laptop, You can plug your bass into the interface and send it through Blue tooth monitors.
    Dayton K402BTs are sweet for the price but they need AC power.
     
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  14. lat

    lat

    Dec 30, 2014
    Lower Basstonia
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  15. nbsipics

    nbsipics Unstuck in Time Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
  16. byacey

    byacey

    May 16, 2008
    Alberta, Canada
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  17. lat

    lat

    Dec 30, 2014
    Lower Basstonia
    Definitely. Wouldn't want to push it too hard, but it is serviceable for a quiet practice session...
     
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  18. nilorius

    nilorius

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    No way you can use it online to trancefere the signal to amp or combo.
     
  19. Maybe not except portable amps like roland cube or pjb double four.
    As of couple yrs. ago when shopping for a portable stereo/ small boom box. I remember, nearly all of them where bluetooth compatible and seem to be named for it collectively. Sutch is marketing, like "crossover" vehicle no more station wagon.
     
  20. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Yes.
     

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