Silver Hilton
Old enough
Join date: Aug 2011
812 IQ
#1
What's the best way to connect up an MP3 player into my Mesa 5:50? It doesn't have an aux input, but it does have an FX in/out. I want to be able to play some backing tracks I have to jam along with.
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Epiphone Sheraton II, Seymour Duncan Jazz and '59.
ESP Horizon NT II
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Mesa 5:50 Express
Egnator Rebel 30
Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18
Deadpool_25
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2010
1,596 IQ
#3
I have a Boss RC-3. I can put it in the loop and connect an mp3 to it. Probably easier options but it works.
Guitars
- Ibanez S570DXQM
- Ibanez RG7421
- Fender John Mayer Strat
- Fender MIJ Strat
- Epiphone Bonamassa LP
- Epiphone Dot

Amps
- Axe FX II XL+
- Tweed Blues Jr. NOS
- Vypyr 60

Tremolo Bum
Addicted to FR
Join date: Feb 2008
1,607 IQ
#4
It will sound better if you just play it through a separate stereo. Guitar speakers and cabs are not what the music was mixed to be played through.

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Peavey 6505+ w/ Avatar 212 cab
Ibanez TS9, ISP Decimator, MXR 10 Band EQ
-Digitech RP1000
Silver Hilton
Old enough
Join date: Aug 2011
812 IQ
#5
Are y'all worried about the volume? I play at pretty low volumes, as my family hates it when I blast.
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Epiphone Sheraton II, Seymour Duncan Jazz and '59.
ESP Horizon NT II
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Mesa 5:50 Express
Egnator Rebel 30
Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18
Darkflame
officialBOSS pedals hater
Join date: Feb 2006
2,131 IQ
#6
Then you won't blow your speakers, but you still don't have any cheap option to do it and it still won't sound good at all. You can get a looper pedal or a multi effects or anything with two inputs or an input and an aux input, but depending on the price, you might be better getting a cheap keyboard amp that'll do the job
steven seagull
not really a seagull
Join date: Oct 2006
1,064 IQ
#7
I never understand why people want to do this...guitar amps are desgned for sound creation - to manipulate and distort sound, not hifi reproduction which is what you want for playing recorded music back.

Do you honestly not have anything else that will play music, a cd player, an old hifi, a laptop, a desktop with speakers?
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