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Old 01-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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99% of the time I am playing to backing tracks through my computer using Guitar Rig, Amplitude, etc. It would be convenient for me to play elsewhere in the house, so I was looking for a way to disconnect from my computer and amp.

I have read about a variety of headphone amps and speaker sims, from the Vox Amplug to the Carl Martin Rock Bug. What I am looking for would need a headphone out and aux in for an mp3 player.

One solution that I thought might provide good sound would be running a Tech 21 character pedal through a small mixer like this: Nady-MM-14FX-Mini Line Mixer I was thinking I could run an mp3 player into line 2 and the output to my headphones.

Any reason this wouldn't work? Any experience with other solutions that may be better?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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seems like a headphone setup would be convenient. korg has something called a Pandora, it features a bunch of effects and modeling for playing guitar. it can be used as an effects processor or a headphone practice system. it also has an aux in for an mp3 player or... well anything.

there are other systems like this, this was just the first one to come to mind.

edit: i personally just use my laptop and a set of small computer speakers.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:11 AM   #3
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Both of these would work. I was also considering the Tascam GB-10, as it can store mp3s and would allow me to have one less device to manage.

How would the sound these devices deliver compare to a Rock Bug or Tech 21 pedal? Based on price, I'm assuming not as good, but it may be perfectly fine for what I need.
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