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Offline onewilyfool

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« on: April 03, 2008, 03:26:02 PM »
At the special request of my wife and dogs, I have been asked to practice privately with earphones. My amp, doesn't have an earphone jack.....are there any portable, perhaps battery operated earphones that will allow me to practice in silence??? Thanks
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 04:14:47 PM »
onewilyfool; I think it is possible to wire in a headphone jack into your amp that cancels the speaker when a jack is inserted. Not sure how it would be hooked up but many amps have that feature and it should not be that difficult to create if one had a wiring diagram and the correct jack.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 04:59:15 PM »
The output jack of my digitech RP50 powers my headphones nicely (just need a 1/4 to 1/8 stereo adapter).  The effects aren't great, but if you're gunna spend money on something, it's not a bad price and the effects are decent enough for practice or light use:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--DGTRP50
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 05:16:11 AM »
Hey wiley,

Don't know how well this would work with an acoustic-electric, but I just bought my first electric so I'm going to try it out, it's called a Pocket Rockit  http://pocketrocki.web131.discountasp.net/temp/  As soon as I get mine I'll report back on it, it'd be cool if it works for my acoustics too.


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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 10:59:20 AM »
I don' know if you have a mixer or recorder but I go through my Tascam 4 track recorder with my headphones out of the recorder. Works great, also provides me with EQ and L/R mixing. I can still use my pedals either before the device or in the effects loop. Never any complaints from my dogs.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 05:32:40 PM »
I built a guitar pre-amp and whacked a headphone output on it about 6 months ago. Cost a bit over $5 and works like a charm. Get all the parts from maplin including a box to house it all in.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 01:25:37 AM »
Mini Portable Guitar Amplifier



Circuit diagram:



Parts:
R1______________22K  1/4W Resistor
C1______________10µF  25V Electrolytic Capacitor
C2_____________100nF  63V Polyester or Ceramic Capacitor
C3_____________220µF  25V Electrolytic Capacitor
IC1__________TDA7052  Audio power amplifier IC
J1,J2__________6.3mm  Stereo Jack sockets (switched)
SPKR___________8 Ohm  Loudspeaker
B1________________9V  PP3 Battery or
                  3V  Battery (2 x 1.5V AA, AAA Cells in series etc.)
Clip for PP3 Battery or socket for 2 x 1.5V AA or AAA Cells

See complete details at: http://www.redcircuits.com/Page96.htm
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 07:31:30 AM »
Is this going to be the next rocket puzzle prize ??? hihihihi

I do play sometimes with the earphone plugged in the amp some times. Most of the time when the little girl is slept and I don't want to wake her !! Buy an decent earphone set that cover ALL your ears, so this way, you won't have the ambiant sound getting disturb you (if your wife is doing something else, you won't hear her)
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 11:58:11 AM »
Hey Rockette.....that little amp is cool.....too bad I am electronically retarded....lol.....too bad they aren't for sale.....cool...
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2008, 04:32:16 AM »
Have you tried the Vox Amplug?

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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2008, 09:12:40 AM »
I have the Pocket Rockit Pro and I have nothing but good things to say.  It sounds better than most practice amps, is very easy to use, and the battery life is pretty good if you remember to turn it off when not in use.

I have not tried the V2 but it should be fine if the Pro is any indication.

 

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2008, 08:50:29 AM »
Personally I just use my computer since it doesn't cost me another piece of gear.  I use a sound card that has 1/4 inputs and even has studio effects.  They don't make my sound card anymore but if one was looking to do this at home on a budget you could start with http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=16&product=14659 and then find a suitable soundcard to go with it (Creative X-Fi),  This allows silent practice as well as the ability to record what you play and possibly multitrack it if you were so inclined.

I will warn that creative's software leaves much to be desired and though I've been a soundblaster supporter from way back I do know their drivers and applications are not always 100%.
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2008, 01:13:36 PM »
I'm waiting for our local guy to get the Vox amplug's in.........Thanks for all the advice guys...
 

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 01:05:20 PM »
Hey I found a neat little guitar trainer in MP3 form......also a way to play along with your favorite song...etc.....


http://www.guitarcenter.com/TASCAM-MP-GT1-Portable-MP3-Guitar-Trainer-104284690-i1174831.gc