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    Is there any such animal for practice? I want to practice while my wife is asleep but I want to find a set of phones that will plug directly in to the bass 1/4" and I can hear --- who else --- ME!!!

    Will it make a difference if the bass is active or passive? Got both.

    She has complained about running the B450 and the B410 and the B115 at night even at very low volume.

    I keep telling here that sleep is so-o-o overrated!

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    Is there any such animal for practice? I want to practice while my wife is asleep but I want to find a set of phones that will plug directly in to the bass 1/4" and I can hear --- who else --- ME!!!

    Will it make a difference if the bass is active or passive? Got both.

    She has complained about running the B450 and the B410 and the B115 at night even at very low volume.

    I keep telling here that sleep is so-o-o overrated!

    http://www.pocketrockit.com/Page.php?id=0022 This thing ought to do!
    The disco-hate movement was led by guitardists, not bassists.
    Typical guitard disco part went something like
    rest rest rest rest rest rest rest widdle-deet rest rest rest rest rest rest rest widdle-deet rest rest rest rest rest rest rest widdle-deet......
    Can you really blame them?- Lug

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    • #3
      You're going to need a preamp with that.

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      • #4
        Not quite self-powered headphones, but what about plugging a set of passive headphones into one of these:



        Vox AmPlug Bass. Can switch between clean and dirty tones. Not too expensive.
        I don't have a signature

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        • #5
          Hmmmmmmmm.

          My Ibanez has a deeply-mounted output that is shrouded by a lot of body wood. I guess I'd need an M2F extension to the mini amp.

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          • #6
            I use this with headphones:

            Tascam Bass Trainer

            The Smarm has left the building...

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            • #7
              I Googled it and Sears (???) sells it. That's odd.

              I'm going to GC in Murrietta tomorrow AM to see what I can find. You all gave me a lot of good info.

              Thanks all.

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              • #8
                Well - I went to GC and got the wrong AmPlug by [COLOR="Blue"]Vox.

                I had the right one in my hand and stopped to see what else I could buy for the $500.00 I had burning holes in my pocket and then I grabbed the wrong one. I got the AC30, instead of the one for Bass.

                Now I don't really need it - but I may keep it anyway since I've also got a few guitars and could use it - but then again, there's the wife to contend with.

                Ah well -there's a 30-day return policy and I'll get the right one if I decide to take this back.

                But hey - I also got a couple of harmonicas too. Let's try to really destroy the gray matter in my brains by trying to learn that too!

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                • #9
                  YUM!!!
                  Tastes just like
                  Genuine Grade "A" Dark Amber
                  Pure Pennsylvania Maple Syrup

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                  • #10
                    Oh yeah. I just plug headphones into my small bass amp.
                    Squier P-Bass 4 with added Basslines SCPB-3, Stagg BC-300 Fusion 4
                    Washburn bod (force ABT)/Wesley neck 4, Kay KJB 1B
                    One of my own creation with a J/P/MM pup config with Precision type body and neck

                    Some ****************ty underpowered amps

                    Line 6 bass floor pod
                    Digitech BP-80, Digitech Bass envelope filter
                    Behringer BOD-100
                    Some ****************ty wah pedal

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                    • #11


                      I had the right one in my hand and stopped to see what else I could buy for the $500.00 I had burning holes in my pocket and then I grabbed the wrong one. I got the AC30, instead of the one for Bass.

                      Now I don't really need it - but I may keep it anyway since I've also got a few guitars and could use it - but then again, there's the wife to contend with.

                      Ah well -there's a 30-day return policy and I'll get the right one if I decide to take this back.

                      But hey - I also got a couple of harmonicas too. Let's try to really destroy the gray matter in my brains by trying to learn that too!


                      I have the AC30 one too, but I originally bought it for guitar. I tried it out a few times on bass and quite liked it.

                      It sounds great on guitar!

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                      • #12
                        I have the AC30 one too, but I originally bought it for guitar. I tried it out a few times on bass and quite liked it.

                        It sounds great on guitar!


                        I don't care for the distortion (ie modeled like a full sized VOX AC30 amp) on a bass though. It just ain't penguin.

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                        • #13
                          It'll probably be expensive but I have a tiny Behringer mixer. I want to add a cheapo guitar wireless and some wireless headphones to it so I can plug my ipod into it, mix my wireless bass sound with it, and send it wirelessly to the headphones.
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                          • #14
                            It'll probably be expensive but I have a tiny Behringer mixer. I want to add a cheapo guitar wireless and some wireless headphones to it so I can plug my ipod into it, mix my wireless bass sound with it, and send it wirelessly to the headphones.


                            Much cheaper to get what I mentioned above...



                            I load my MP3's on it, adjust an awesome array of effects and mix with my bass. It will even cancel out the low frequencies from the P3's so you here yourself play along. Just add wireless headphones...
                            The Smarm has left the building...

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                            • #15
                              Is there any such animal for practice? I want to practice while my wife is asleep but I want to find a set of phones that will plug directly in to the bass 1/4" and I can hear --- who else --- ME!!!

                              Will it make a difference if the bass is active or passive? Got both.

                              She has complained about running the B450 and the B410 and the B115 at night even at very low volume.

                              I keep telling here that sleep is so-o-o overrated!


                              I bought on of these and I love it. Nothing fancy and it would be nice if it came with a tuner but exactly what you're looking for IMO.

                              Pocket Rockit.

                              http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/C-Tech-Pocket-RockIt-V1b-Bass-Headphone-Amp?sku=151080
                              From little Acorns the mighty Marxists grow!

                              Actually, it depends on an individual's ability to handle pain and woe. From what I've seen from most of the posts on this forum, the namby-pamby, crybabysissybedwetting, lookatmeI'mspecial, mylifesuckspleasefeelmypain posts, I'd sterilize at least 80% of you people. Lug

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