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Sansamp BDDI & headphones?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BillMason, Jan 28, 2008.


  1. BillMason

    BillMason

    Mar 6, 2007
    I have one of these that I am selling, and a prospective buyer asked if it could be used with headphones. I don't have any phones with a 1/4" jack to try it out - does anyone know if that is possible? I supposed it could, but want to check to make sure first.
     
  2. 1954bassman

    1954bassman

    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    Bill, I just tried it for you:

    Very low volume

    Only came through one side

    I used my G&L L2500, even engaged the preamp.

    You would probably have to have a headphone amp, or a small mixer to get usable volume

    Mark
     
  3. BillMason

    BillMason

    Mar 6, 2007
    Thanks Mark!
     
  4. True, that.

    If you have a mono->stereo adapter, you´ll be able to hear it on both sides, but the volume´s just not there.

    Speaking of G&L, mine (in active mode, of course) is actually louder with the headphones plugged into the bass directly. :eek:

    Lots of effect pedals are loud enough for headphone use, but not the BDDI.
     
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    It's not meant to be used this way.
    There are decent headphones amps available for cheap.
     
  6. I recommend buying a cheap mixer that has phantom power for this use. Then you would not only have a headphone amp, you'd be able to pipe in practice music as well.
     
  7. i got a used headphone amp for this exact thing. works great but now im really deaf
     
  8. Callum27

    Callum27

    Aug 12, 2007
    berkshire, uk
    Mine works fine with headphones :)
     
  9. insert "my" between "with" and "headphones"! :smug:

    Headphones come in different impedances, just like speakers do. Low impedance phones will work in this situation better than higher impedance ones.
     
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