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Multieffect pedal to play with headphones ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BillyRay, Dec 20, 2017.


  1. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Quebec
    I used to post a bunch on here and gig a bit but I had two kids plus a new job and there was no time to play bass so after my last gig on Christmas Eve 2015, I stashed the bass underneath my bed and didn't touch it again... until a few days ago.

    I sold my big ass live rig (rip Ashdown 215 and 800RB) and I have a small practice amp, but it doesn't have an headphone jack. I want to ditch that pos and just plug straight into some kind of pedal or preamp with a few effects (compression, distorsion, metronome, tuning, etc.). It needs to have a decent headphone jack since all my playing will be with headphones. Cheap is best.

    Compatiblity with an amp is a non-issue. My days of playing live or with anyone are pretty much gone.
     
  2. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Pretty much every multi-effects box I've ever seen has a headphone out. So, any of them will work.
     
  3. Steveaux

    Steveaux Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    Go to fleaBay, search for "Bass Multi Effects Pedal".
    That'll keep ya busy for a while.
    Like Iz4005 said, nearly all have a headphone out.
    It really comes down to what you want to spend.
     
  4. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Banned

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    Find a Zoom B3 - there should be a few on the used market. Lots of effects and headphone out.
     
  5. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Quebec
    Any specific recommendations in the sub 150-200$ range ? The Zoom B3 seems nice, but it's a bit more expensive than I'm looking to pay.

    Edit: like the Zoom B1on, is it any good ? I'm looking mainly for low noise, clarity and not too much tone loss more than amazing effects.
     
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  6. The Zoom B1on will be perfect for headphone practice, has a tuner, drum loops to practice with and even an aux in to jam along.
     
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  7. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!"

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
    +1
    Zoom B1on
     
  8. B1on for the win.
     

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