k ill tell you what i want and lets see if anyone can tell me this is possible. All i really want is a way to plug my bass more or less directly into my laptop. Im gonna be without a amp for the next 6 monthes so i want something to play it through so i can hear myself. Is it as easy as getting a quarter inch to mini plug adapter so i can plug into the mic input on my soundcard. My background tells me itd probably work but sound alot better with some sort of preamp. Is there anything cheap and small that i could get that would be more or less give me at least one bass amp tone, and possibly be recordable. Is that line 6 guitar port an option, and if so who has one?