My wife-approved bedroom practice amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RedHotFuzz, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    What do you think? :laugh:


    It's a Phil Jones Micro 7. Hidden completely under the bed. I turn the power off and on via Siri and a HomeKit-compatible outlet. Amp volume is kept near-max and I control volume strictly through the bass. So I never have to touch the amp itself. I just plug in my bass, say "Siri, turn on Amplifier," and away I go. The Micro 7 was one of the only amps I could find that were small enough to fit (10" total height). The Double Four would have been a nice fit too, but double the $$$. The 7" driver provides a surprising amount of thump, and plenty for the scenario. The 3" tweeter helps provide a fuller range for audio coming from my iPad when I want something to play along to.

    The wife wouldn't allow a bass amp in the bedroom. Creativity always finds a way. Thanks Phil Jones!

    Married life can be a dangerous game. Stay safe out there my brothers!

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  2. A nice quilt over a cab can also make a space look great.
    If you have a big quilt then a big cab will be needed to display it properly. :smug:
  3. caasi91


    Sep 18, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    I’m not married so I can get away with putting a mattress on top of my cabs if need be lol.
    I love the minimalist and compact look, feel and approach better tho as I live in a smallish apartment
  4. That nightstand is actually pretty nice, I like the way the straight edged white boards frame the natural drawer faces.
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    An elegant solution.
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  6. blowinblue

    blowinblue Kind of not blue. Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    SoCal USA
    At first glance I thought your nightstand was your amp, with a down-facing woofer on the bottom, a rear-facing tweeter on the back, and the electronics in the top drawer. That would certainly be approved by my wife! :thumbsup:

    M. M.
  7. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    Ooooh, now there’s a great project idea!
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  8. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Cool solution!

    But I’d find a way to hang that instrument cable someplace, maybe behind the nightstand but within easy reach. Leaving it on the floor like that looks like a a LEGO-piece-in-the-dark waiting to happen when you get out of bed! :D
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  9. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    Normally I don't have the cable in sight - I did that just for the photo. But you're right, I need a better solution than just cramming it behind the amp under the bed. Kind of a hassle. I thought about drilling a hole in the back of the nightstand and leaving the cable coiled up in one of the drawers, but don't know if that's the route I want to go. Some sort of hanging solution would be great if I could hide it.
  10. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    I thought the solution was the acoustic bass!
  11. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    Not loud enough to play along with music without amplification. :(

    But yes, the acoustic bass was originally the solution to having a practice bass I can easily grab and play on the bed, sofa, patio without amplification. Now I've added an amp option for playing along with recorded music.
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  12. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    Apr 10, 2015
    My wife would approve, but then I'd have to learn how to do 2 things at once. Hmmm.
  13. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Or, you know, you can tell your wife to get the hell out of the room!

    (Ahahahahah, we are both laughing at this right now and so are other buried, err, married men-folk :roflmao:...

    ...but it's a nervous laugh *gulp*:nailbiting: )
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  14. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    My wife has a black belt in karate and a purple belt in jiu-jitsu. She goes where she wants. I don't complain. Ever.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
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  15. Ricardo Rodriguez

    Ricardo Rodriguez

    Sep 8, 2015
    I auditioned the Micro7 and purchased it. It is a great sounding small combo in its size class.
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  16. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Needs a rug to tie the room together. Other than that, a brilliant and enviable solution.
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  17. pappabass

    pappabass Inactive

    May 19, 2006
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  18. Does your wife have a favorite note for you to hit while she's on the bed?
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  19. stigbeve


    Sep 24, 2014
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  20. Well played Sir! Huzzah!
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