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Headphone practice amps...What do you use ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [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 Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

  3. Cafe Walter. Enough juice to drive high quality high impedance cans, great sound, nice aux in for metronome or MP3 with separate volume control.
  4. Tascam Bass Trainer
  5. This unit has a lot of good features with amp sims, some effects (a little too cooked). still decent for the price though;)

  6. deckard


    Apr 4, 2003
    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.

  7. willbassyeah


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


    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    A mixer.
  9. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Pandora PX-3B
  10. Jothabass


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


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I use an A-Designs REDDI into a Fast Track C400. Not cheap, but man, what a headphone amp! ;)
  13. 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.
  14. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002

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

    George Mann Banned

    May 27, 2012
    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.
  16. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
  17. 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?
  18. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Cafe Walter.
  19. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Insert cool nickname? Nobody's given me one yet. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
    [SFX] H1.
  20. 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"