#1
I play though headphones quite a bit. Wife and kids go to bed a couple hours before I do and its really my best time for writing and practicing. I have an acoustic brand practice amp with a headphone output that I use for it and it really doesn't sound that great. My wife just got me some really nice headphones for xmas and now I can hear how bad the amp sounds even more lol.

I'm in the market for a new practice amp, so to be specific, I require:

-A good sounding headphones output.

-Aux line in

-Nothing bigger than 1x12"combo. or could be a head+ 1x12 cab

-Mainly play metal and all it's sub-genres, so some decent chunky gain is also a must.

-something with a direct out for recording would be a nice bonus but not necessary.

Thanks for any and all recommendations.
#2
If you only want it for playing through headphones, I'd say you're better off getting a multi effect unit. Zoom G3/5 or Line 6 M5/9/13 depending on budget would suit you well.

The Zoom also acts as a USB interface for recording.
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#3
Line 6 pod maybe, either used Pod XT or X3 or newer Pod HD. Not an amp but a modeling device with a lot of amps and cabs to choose from and a lot of effects too. Has a headphone output, preamp only output for amplifier use (connected to amps fx return) and you can connect it to your computer for recording purposes.

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#4
anyone have any experience with the yamaha thr10x? seems like it would fit the bill?
Last edited by dropb81 at Dec 26, 2013,
#5
Quote by GaryBillington
If you only want it for playing through headphones, I'd say you're better off getting a multi effect unit. Zoom G3/5 or Line 6 M5/9/13 depending on budget would suit you well.

The Zoom also acts as a USB interface for recording.


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#6
Try a Vox Amplug Metal. They're $30 and work pretty well for headphone practicing and fit in your guitar case. Has an aux line in for mp3 or metronome and works well.
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#7
Quote by metalmingee
Try a Vox Amplug Metal. They're $30 and work pretty well for headphone practicing and fit in your guitar case. Has an aux line in for mp3 or metronome and works well.


I wasn't aware that existed. I'm gonna grab one up tomorrow. thanks