#1
Hello people. I've got a small Marshall MG 15 CDR and I want to practice with my guitar using headphones. The amp has an emulated headphones input and a CD input.

My teacher gave me some improvising exercises to play along with a program in my computer. I was wondering if I can connect the PC to the amp, and then the headphones into the headphones input so everything comes from the same place and I dont have to use one ear to listen to the computer and one for the guitar. Is that possible with those 2 inputs? And if not, what's the CD in one for? Thanks.
#2
Don't see why not - except the headphone socket is an output not an input :P

Edit: yes you should be able to connect it all up like that
Last edited by zhilla at Nov 18, 2009,
#3
the CD one normaly is for plugging in an ipod to play along with... i used to do it when i was starting out... but yea.. i'tll work.. guitar to guitar input.. computer to CD input, headphones to headphones, power to power outlet
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Amps:
Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
#4
Ok great And what cable should I connect from the PC to the amp? I have a 2.1 speaker combo which goes from the subwoofer to the back of my PC.

Do I have to connect the subwoofer end to the amp? Because the miniplug that goes into my PC divides into 3 cables.. one for each speaker (2 satellites plus the subwoofer). Or maybe I have to leave that alone and throw something else from my computer and into the amp? Thanks
Last edited by Mannysz at Nov 18, 2009,
#5
Quote by Mannysz
Ok great And what cable should I connect from the PC to the amp? I have a 2.1 speaker combo which goes from the subwoofer to the back of my PC.

Do I have to connect the subwoofer end to the amp? Because the miniplug that goes into my PC divides into 3 cables.. one for each speaker (2 satellites plus the subwoofer). Or maybe I have to leave that alone and throw something else from my computer and into the amp? Thanks


You need to disconnect your 2.1 speaker and run a phono/phono lead straight from the speaker output on the PC into your amp ( Just think of it as using your amp as a big PC speaker, which you can also put a guitar through)
#6
or just run a lead from your headphone socket in your pc to your amp's CD input
#8
I like the Vox AmPlug headphone amps for applications like this. PC headphone out to the AmPlugs line-in, plug a set of headphones into the AmPlug and you're set.
#9
Quote by rhettro
I like the Vox AmPlug headphone amps for applications like this. PC headphone out to the AmPlugs line-in, plug a set of headphones into the AmPlug and you're set.


Love my AC30 AmPlug to death. So tiny, great range of tones that actually sound good, and I don't even remember how much it cost but it was like 25 bucks or something. Great for the mobile rocker. Or the rocker with easily annoyed roommates.
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