#1
ok, I have a 50 Watt tube amp with a few effect pedals wah pedal, etc. I love the sound I get out of the amp and all that. But once in a while, I would like to watch the tv and play on my guitar at the same time.
I guess I am looking for some sort of headphone amp or something. I know there are a few out there, but I am an "effects" guy. I like reverb, delay, etc. I dont think the headphone amps out there have anything other than reverb and distortion. So, I was wondering is there any multi-effects box that is small enough to sit with me on the sofa plugged into my electric and I can listen to it using headphones? I have a zoom gfx5 but that is too big to lug it around. Also, the multi-effects must be operatable by battery. the zoom can be operated by 4 alkaline rechargeable batteries. isnt that cool? is there any multi-effects unit which works on regular alkaline batteries ? Also I love lots of distortion too. I used to own a Digitech multieffetcs pedal the RP50, but that had very less distortion. If you guys have any solution other than the multi-effects or headphones, I'm game for that too!!

thanks

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Quote by deadmansdiary
ur amp will pick up some sort of fuzz from the tv, mine does anyway


I think you misunderstood my question. I dont have my amp or effects near the tv. They are all in the guitar-room. I just want all the sound and distortion that my amp and effects can offer ( close ) in a smaller package like a multi-effects box or a laptop or something. I dont know what yet and was looking for directions.

thanks

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#9
get a Zoom G2.1u its great, i got one a couple of days ago, its got everything you need, runs on 4 normal alkaline batteries and is tiny and you can use headphones.
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#10
I usually play unplugged. I just do excercises. I dont see the point of doing excercises plugged in.
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#11
Quote by dumps
get a Zoom G2.1u its great, i got one a couple of days ago, its got everything you need, runs on 4 normal alkaline batteries and is tiny and you can use headphones.


Wow !! Once again i am blown away by Zoom's products. I will look into the 2.1 u !!

But one thing I found about the Zoom GFX-5 is, one day I wil spend an hour editing a patch and make it sound exactly like the metallica's master of puppets sound or something and store it. After a few days when I come back to the patch, I'm like "Is this what I thought was the best patch I ever-created ??" The patch has sort of a "degraded" effect. I had felt the same with the digitech multi-effects pedal too. Is it just me or has anyone else been through a similar situation?

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#13
^ got one of those - it's ****e...

Why do you need one of these amp things - when you have the headphones on you can't hear the tv anyway, so stick it on mute and use your big amp
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#14
Why not just turn the volume of your amp down or get an attenuator for it?

Or.... play guitar before you want to watch TV.
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#15
Micro Cube.
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#17
play unplugged.
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#20
why are you going to watch tv with headphones connected to your amp? that doesnt make much sense
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#21
^Exactly, then you won't hear the TV, which is the problem in the first place isn't it?
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#22
I think he decided that he just wont play with the TV on anymore
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#24
microcube is your best bet.
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#25
Get a practice or headphone amp.

Hell, Marshall even do these tiny, tiny, headphone amps. They sound pretty good, and they look like miniaturised versions of their proper amps.

Also, make a board for all your effects... It'll make them easier to cart around.