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    A buddy's daughter is just starting out on guitar and he has asked me advise on getting her a amp with a headphone jack! I have no idea what to suggest to him, because it has been a long time since I have looked into these kind of things. Doubt he wants to spend a fortune on something, but I am sure he would want to get her something new, because it would be a christmas present. Probably would be good to get her something with some built in effects as well. So what say you?

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    Roland MicroCube, etc.
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      Yamaha THR, Roland Microcube, or if he

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      • #4
        Vox Pathfinder 15R does have a headphone out.
        Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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          Vox Pathfinder 15R does have a headphone out.




          Ya I think the headphone out is importent to him!

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          • #6
            A fender mustang I would be a great first practice amp. I wish my first amp sounded as good as those.
            Listen...

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            • #7
              God help me...



              Fender G-Dec...Blackstar, Vox, etc are nice, but for a beginner, something with looping, phrase training, effects, amp sims, rhythm tracks, etc are really valuable.



              I personally hate the tone of the G-Dec-at least the first generation(haven't tried the newer version) but for a beginner, it's really the only way to go...
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                BLACKSTAR HT-5.............AWESOME AMP.
                Originally Posted by chainsaw fats
                Can I drink your piss?




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                • #9
                  ok, **************** it. Mesa Mark III. The Mark V is probably too fiddly for a beginner, but with the Mark III, she's got classic tweed tones on tap, as well as some Marshall flavor and the "only-in-a-Mesa" lead channel.



                  Also consider a pre-'99 Vox TBX series(AC15 or AC30)...they not only have the celestion blues, but true-tube rectifying in the power section. They'll spend a little more but believe me, it's worth it.



                  Finally, I know we're talking amps, but it's worth mentioning that with a Godin SA guitar, she can perform every part in "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. Tell him not to be cheap here, either and spring for one of the $2000 Godins(and don't forget the Roland guitar synth or it'll be useless!)













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                    ok, **************** it. Mesa Mark III. The Mark V is probably too fiddly for a beginner, but with the Mark III, she's got classic tweed tones on tap, shimmering Fender-like cleans, as well as some Marshall flavor and the "only-in-a-Mesa" lead channel.



                    Also consider a pre-'99 Vox TBX series(AC15 or AC30)...they not only have the celestion blues, but true-tube rectifying in the power amp section. They'll spend a little more but believe me, it's worth it.



                    Finally, I know we're talking amps, but it's worth mentioning that with a Godin SA guitar, she can perform every part in "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. Tell him not to be cheap here, either and spring for one of the $2000 Godins(and don't forget the Roland guitar synth or it'll be useless!)













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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by mrbrown49
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                      A Fender Mustang I would be a great first practice amp. I wish my first amp sounded as good as those.




                      I really think that's the best answer. So much bang for the buck on those. Specifically they have a wide range of voices and fx so it's a more versatile AND affordable amp than most.





                      I have around 25 amps in the house and I thought about parting with my Mustang I (when a new electric guitar player I know was looking for a starter amp) but I decided to hang onto it for my bedroom amp. I was playing through it just this morning and enjoying its tone. And my plan was that if I did get rid of the Mustang I, I would have replaced it with the Mustang III.
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                      Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
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                      • #12
                        Something cheap, small and Line6. The digital modeling isn't as bad as everyone here demonizes it to be and she'd be able to learn what various effects do and how to use them. I had one, it helped me.
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                          Quote Originally Posted by mrbrown49
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                          A fender mustang I would be a great first practice amp. I wish my first amp sounded as good as those.




                          How much do the Mustang I go for around?

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                          • #14
                            I think for a beginner, the less bells and whistles involved, the better.



                            I highly recommend the Vox Pathfinder or similar..............
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                            • #15
                              Yeah, I feel like fewer knobs the better with beginner amps, I'd take a Pathfinder over a Mustang, but that's me.
                              Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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