#1
Like the title says, I am going on a 1 month business trip next week. I will be bringing my guitar but definitely not going to be dragging an amp along, so I want some sort of small & inexpensive device which will fill in for an amp. I have really no idea what I'm getting into here, so I'm open to any suggestions.

Price and size are the most important factors for me - sound and fancy features don't really matter, I'll be home to my usual setup in a month and probably never use it again. All I want out of it is some sharp Slayer-ish distortion.

I know there are things like the ART Tconnect, which is just a mono jack-to-USB cable which you plug in to your computer, and then I assume you use an amp simulator program with it, but I'm not sure if you can actually use that to get real-time headphone monitoring or if it's just for recording... A headphone amp seems like it'd be good too if they offer enough distortion. Never used one.

Anyways, any suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks
#2
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#3
As well as the interfaces sticky to play through your PC, if you just want a way to practice using headphones you could also consider a Vox Amplug.
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#4
Well as it probably says in the stickies



This is the Behringer UCG 102, you'll probably find one for like $20. There might be better options or a newer model. I got one a few years back and I bring this along for travel as well, it's just small and convenient. You need a virtual amp, should be some alright ones in Amplitube free - you'll get a completely OK tone for practicing with this.

You can probably get it done with just a noname 4$ USB guitar plug as well but it might take some fidgeting around with 3rd party software to get it to work with your regular soundcard + it might suck.
#6
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Well as it probably says in the stickies



This is the Behringer UCG 102, you'll probably find one for like $20. There might be better options or a newer model. I got one a few years back and I bring this along for travel as well, it's just small and convenient. You need a virtual amp, should be some alright ones in Amplitube free - you'll get a completely OK tone for practicing with this.

You can probably get it done with just a noname 4$ USB guitar plug as well but it might take some fidgeting around with 3rd party software to get it to work with your regular soundcard + it might suck.



+1 I have the same setup with amplitube 3 and a MIM strat...sooo good
#7
Found a Steinberg CI1 used for $60 so I'm probably gonna go with that... I'll go check it out later today