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Old 01-28-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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practice amp and headphones

hey all.

im after a practice amp and some good headphones so i can practice at nights.

i currently am going through a ac15c1 and it is too loud to play through at the times i am available to practice for neighbours and housemates.

what im after is a decent little practice amp and some suggestions on headphones.

i don't want to spend alot of money and second hand is no issue (amp only )

the amp only really has to have headphone capabilities.


if anyone has some suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/eppi...-pod/1012880445


is this a good deal, i've tried looking for "floor pod" and it comes up with a different unit.

like stated before just want it for basic headphone practice, am not a huge fan of modelling amps anyways so the lack of extra features don't bother me

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:37 AM   #2
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I would suggest getting a multi effects unit and just use that for your headphone practice. Else you're paying for stuff you don't need. (Speaker, Power amp, etc.)
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:44 AM   #3
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I would suggest getting a multi effects unit and just use that for your headphone practice. Else you're paying for stuff you don't need. (Speaker, Power amp, etc.)


+1 i wouldn't know what to recommend, though.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:53 AM   #4
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How much do you want to spend? Vague budgets are never helpful.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:03 AM   #5
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yea, it also matters if this is strictly for headphones, or something he plans to use in his rig.

if you want cheap that isn't bad at all, look into a korg 1500 AG.

i bought one probably eight years ago and sold it for like $80 or something i realy don't remember. oddly enough i was given one free from one of my mom's coworkers. just happened to be identical to the one i sold, it isn't bad. if you look around ebay you can probably find one under $100. IIRC it also has a looper (although its not the longest).

thats as far as my experience goes. used and cheap may be good. or not.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #6
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As you're a Vox guy, check out the VT series of modelling amps. They're pretty cheap and pretty good. For cheap headphones, Sennheiser HD201/202
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:58 AM   #7
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definatly under $200,

i didn't think of using the multi pedal for its headphone jack might be worth looking into.

any ideas of headphones? i know nothing about them, again im after value for money with those aswell.

didn't see the Sennheiser HD201/202 in you post. how good are these, im liking the price.

how much do the valvetronix amps go for second hand?

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Don't know how much they'd be in $, but in the UK you can get a VT40+ new for under 200 so I'd be surprised if you couldn't find one used on ebay for your budget, and you'd probably only need the 20w version so you could possibly even go new.

The HD201/202 are one of the most recommended headphones for their price, definitely a worthwhile purchase.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:36 AM   #9
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thanks for the response guys ill check it all out
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:00 AM   #10
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Just get a Pod and headphones. You can use it as an effects unit for your ac15 as well. You'll be killing two birds with one stone.
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How about going via the PC? You can get one of the 1/4 to USB interfaces for guitar, like this one:
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCG102.aspx
If you don't like the modeling amps you can download some of the free ones, like LePou amps:
http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/

As far as headphones - I'd go with AKG K99 or K240 headphones. When you go shopping for these make sure you get a headphone pair that is comfortable and not too heavy, especially if you plan on using them for long practice sessions.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:55 AM   #13
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the pod is seeming like a great idea ill check it out.


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Old 01-31-2013, 02:43 AM   #14
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is this a good deal, i've tried looking for "floor pod" and it comes up with a different unit.

like stated before just want it for basic headphone practice, am not a huge fan of modelling amps anyways so the lack of extra features don't bother me
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