I know this is a bass guitar forum and all, but I am not, I repeat NOT, a bass guitar player. I just came here because my friends and I want to start up a jazz band and/or have jam sessions at my house. The thing is my friend that plays bass doesn't have/use an amp. He just hooks his bass into his sterio system somehow, and pumps it up from there. I've yet to actually see his setup, but I'm doubting that I can set it up at my house considering: A) my sterio system is up stairs; my drums are in the basement B) I don't have a true sterio system in my basement C) my friend is not gonna' go out and buy an amp just for this Now, in my basement I have a few options for hooking up a bass, even though I don't think any of them will work. I could: A) find some sort of magical adapter that allows me to play his bass guitar through my TV/VCR setup (this doubtful, but it would be the best option because I can get a lot of sound out of the speakers hooked up to my TV) B) use either my sister's portable sterio, boombox, or radio device thing to play his guitar on (also very doubtful as I don't think these devices have an input jack, only an output for headphones or speakers) C) hook his bass up to my computer's input jack where I currently have my mic hooked up (don't know if this would work either and I've heard stories of things like this blowing up your soundcard and/or frying your motherboard) If anyone has any ideas or suggestions that could help me solve this perplexing problem would be greatly appreciated.