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Mini Amp suitable for use with Headphones?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rodoherty1, Jun 18, 2004.


  1. Hello,

    A while ago, a mate of mine showed me a mini-amp that he had just bought. It was the size of a walkman, had an input for a CD player (or whatever) and a headphone jack.

    He used it to jam with CDs in his Hotel room when he was travelling. I think he paid about €30 for it. It was a Danelectro but I don't remember the exact model and I can't find it on their website.

    Would any of you happen to know of a similar unit that would allow someone strap a set of headphones to their head and jam away to CDs?

    Thanks,

    Rob.
     
  2. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    You may be talking about a Rockman:

    http://www.jimdunlop.com/products/electronics/rockman/

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...2379109/g=bass/search/detail/base_pid/180252/

    Korg's Pandora's Box PX4B is what I use for this. It has effects, and drum like patterns so you can practice lines without the need of a cd player:

    http://www.korg.com/gear/info.asp?a_prod_no=PX4B&category_id=6

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...2379109/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/152188/

    You can plug computer speakers up to these type of units also.

    You can find reviews of stuff like this here:

    http://www.harmony-central.com/Effects/Data/#man
     
  3. Excellent Tim,

    That's exactly what I was looking for.
    Thanks,

    Rob.
     
  4. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    I do something similar with a Johnson J-Station. Using a Y cord, I plug a set of headphones into the headphone jacks of my cd player and J-Station. The key is a good set of headphones that can handle the low frequencies. The J-Station is an amp modeler (similar to a Pod), but I like the J-Station because it has different settings for both bass and guitar (electric and acoustic). Considering I do most of my practicing after the family goes to bed, this is the only way to go for me. For some reason my spouse frowns at being serenaded to "Train Kept A Rollin'" at 11:00 at night. Go figure....