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Phil Jones Bass Buddy: Speaker not muted if headphones connected

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by phloxxo, Feb 26, 2017.


  1. phloxxo

    phloxxo

    May 29, 2015
    Germany
    I have recently bought a used Phil Jones Bass Buddy. Although the amp is not in a very good condition, it works fine and I like its sound. Especially, I appreciate the integrated 10w power amp which I found very useful for practicing at home. Only one thing irritates me: If both a speaker and headphones are connected, the speaker is not muted. Can anybody tell me if this behaviour in intended?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Disconnect the speaker when using headphones? :)
     
  3. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    info@philjonespuresound.com

    I couldn't find anything in the Bass Buddy manual stating what you described is normal, or not. You may want to shoot them an e-mail.
     
  4. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    tombowlus

    Looks as though member above owns one... probably a PM to him/her, will elicit a quicker response...
     
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    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
  6. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I just tried this, and it does not mute the speaker output.
     
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  7. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Thanks, Tom! See, phloxxo... quicker response. As https://www.talkbass.com/members/stumbo.110359/ posted, I would also think using headphones would mute the speaker output, but obviously the engineers had other thoughts on this matter. I would think this 'feature' would also be mentioned in the manual... maybe I missed it.
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Well, you can safely run it without a load, so just unplug the speaker, if you don't want output through through the cab.
     
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  9. phloxxo

    phloxxo

    May 29, 2015
    Germany
    Thanks a lot for checking, Tom!
    For sure it is not really a problem to unplug the speaker when using headphones. It is just a bit uncomfortable since I often switch between both outputs. But knowing that the device works like intended makes it easier to live with this little inconvenience ;).

    Thanks again to everyone who contributed to my question.
     
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