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Headphone use for silent practice

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by briandavismurph, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. briandavismurph


    Jul 1, 2013
    My Ashdown MiBass 2.0 has a 1/4 inch female headphone jack [called phones in Brit speak]
    My headphones are 1/8 in stereo jack and a 1/4 in stereo adaptor is included. When you plug in the headphones using the adaptor it's supposed to cut the speaker and push the program through the headphones. The 1/4 in stereo did nothing. The 1/4 mono adaptor I figured would solve the problem allowed faint [very small volume] program to come through headphones and the speakers would not be cut out. Any thoughts to solve this seemingly simple function gone bad? I always thought plugging headphones into an amp for practice was second nature. Apparently not so. do I need a set of mono headphones?
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    The amp's manual says to use a standard stereo headphone plug. Mono won't solve the problem.

    First thing I would look for is bent parts inside the jack assembly that aren't making proper contact with the plug.
  3. SoonerBill


    Aug 27, 2017
    I looked up the manual. It says the phones output is stereo. A 1/4 to 1/8 stereo adapter plugged into the amp with your phones plugged into the adapter should work perfectly. If not there’s something else wrong.
  4. briandavismurph


    Jul 1, 2013
    thanks SB will investigate the jack in the amp
  5. briandavismurph


    Jul 1, 2013
    thanks will look into it
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