I hear my neighbors screwing and still I don't want to annoy them in return: practice amps, headphone amps, pocket amps etc

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what does a IMMer think of these?


website design is putting me off this


line6 prejudice, c/d?


goole, Sunday, 2 May 2010 20:28 (nine years ago) link

The first two are about the same price.
The AC30 is probably the best sounding of the Amplugs. It's not
The only review for the Rockit on amazon.co.uk rather tellingly is from someone who returned it immediately (albeit because it wasn't what they wanted rather than because it was crap but still).
The Pocketpod is more expensive but possibly the better bet if you want effects particularly for recording.

I don't use any of the above, but instead I use a Marshall MS-2. Usually clean and then I add effects in REAPER, but it also has a reasonable sounding OD as well.

It's not

urrr... should read: "It's not an AC30 obv. but it sounds pretty good and has a nice variety of tones."

I'm pretty fond of the Pods, to be honest. Especially if this is just for practicing -- why not have a variety of tones, amp styles, and effects, or put together and save your own presets? (The PocketPod has a USB jack, right? Which means you can set up tones with a computer display, and download/edit other people's, etc. Plus they periodically update the functions on some models, so you'll plug in and suddenly have a bunch of models or effects you didn't before.) And so far as I understand the cheaper Pods, like that pocket model, you're getting basically the same core algorithms and models from their high-end pro stuff, just with a narrower range (e.g., 6 amp styles instead of 40, or whatever) -- which is probably just as true of a DigiTech pedal or something, except that Line6's high end is really, really high.

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Monday, 3 May 2010 19:11 (nine years ago) link

dude come into the shop and try out a zoom g1 - sells for $59, lots of models/effects, headphone out. also gives you the golden opportunity to give me your hard earned money, you lucky guy.

Matt Daemon (jjjusten), Monday, 3 May 2010 19:18 (nine years ago) link


goole, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 06:29 (nine years ago) link

dude jj do you work on wednesdays?

goole, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:08 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

DOES jj work on wednesdays?

i'm not in the area or anything, i just really wanna know now

aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:36 (eight years ago) link

he does!

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:37 (eight years ago) link

i mean to the extent that i really work any day ever i suppose

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:37 (eight years ago) link


aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:40 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

any new recommendations for "pocket amps"? dunno if that's what they're really called but whatever

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:10 (seven years ago) link

i bought an isolation cabinet from Axe Trak last year and like it a lot. you run the line out from your amp into the cabinet. the cabinet has a speaker and microphone built into it. it gives a good representation of your amp and it is very quiet. it's like $400 tho

biggie smallclothes (brownie), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:53 (seven years ago) link

here's what it can sound like. at 25 seconds in is the description of what is going on with the Axe Trak


biggie smallclothes (brownie), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:58 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Orange Crush PiX


Fender Frontman 25R


Vox AC15



shit_ebooks (am0n), Thursday, 31 May 2012 05:27 (seven years ago) link

correction: the last one should be Vox Pathfinder 15R and the Fender might not fit here

anyway, digital modeling practice amps... garbage or ?

shit_ebooks (am0n), Thursday, 31 May 2012 05:34 (seven years ago) link

i really like my pathfinder 10, but would probably would have coughed up for the 15 if i'd realized that it had tremolo in it. it's a good little practice amp. way the fuck better than the peavy i used to use when i was a kid. i have a cheap pair of sennheiser headphones to plug into it too, so i can play while the kids are asleep.

I don't know about the other ones.

how's life, Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:45 (seven years ago) link

didn't know there was a 10! i kinda want something bigger but with the same function of the headphone jack cutting off the speaker

shit_ebooks (am0n), Friday, 1 June 2012 19:14 (seven years ago) link

or i could just get one of those amplugs, they're pretty cheap

shit_ebooks (am0n), Friday, 1 June 2012 19:15 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

maybe not the most apt thread, but - i was using my old (maybe 15 years) semi-broken (e.g. very fuzzy output) practice amp and as i picked up the lead, already in the input, to attach it to the last of my pedals, i got a pretty nasty shock up my arm from touching the metal tip. is that likely to be just static or should i be leaning towards binning the old fella?

a similar stunt failed to work with a cow (Merdeyeux), Friday, 12 April 2013 18:23 (six years ago) link

that doesn't sound good. if you felt the shock travel up your arm, it's prob beyond a static discharge. Does the amp have a grounded plug on it?

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 12 April 2013 18:36 (six years ago) link

it's the standard three-prong uk plug, i think those are always grounded?

a similar stunt failed to work with a cow (Merdeyeux), Friday, 12 April 2013 18:41 (six years ago) link

yeah, it should be. could be a problem with the ground at the outlet. are your pedals plugged into the same outlet?

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 12 April 2013 18:59 (six years ago) link

yeah, although only two were on mains power, which didn't include the final two in the chain, if that matters? i was rearranging them, had just unplugged from the last in the chain and then when i picked up the lead to plug it back into the chain came the shock.

a similar stunt failed to work with a cow (Merdeyeux), Friday, 12 April 2013 19:06 (six years ago) link

i was just trying to see if there was some unshared ground issue. idk man, unless you are really attached to the amp, i'd look for a replacement. if you have a multimeter, you could check for ac voltage from tip to ground.

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 12 April 2013 21:23 (six years ago) link

ya i think it'll be going, if my music was any good i'd be okay with risking dying for my art but i'm not dying for this pish. i'll miss ur one of a kind busted fuzz, bb. (thanks for your help, j.)

the kind of man who best draws girls' eyeballs (Merdeyeux), Friday, 12 April 2013 23:52 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

I'm probably going to be buying a bass soon. What are some of the best bass practice amps?

how's life, Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:25 (six years ago) link

the little peavey max 158 is pretty good, dig some of the small ashdown stuff. honestly they are all pretty much the same - lean towards a larger speaker if you are choosing between stuff, ive never heard a 6.5" bass speaker sound anything other than awful

nice moderating dude (jjjusten), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 17:32 (six years ago) link


MaresNest, Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:48 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

my voxpathfinder 10 has died, i quite liked it but wasn't hugely committed to it and would be willing to pay a little more for a replacement. any suggestions?

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 01:54 (two years ago) link

i really like my yamaha thr5 - five amp models (inc a pretty sweet vox one), effects, line in and headphones out. a second-hand one would probably cost around the same as a new pathfinder i think?

MY MUTANT BRAIN WILL DETECT TREACHERY! (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 11:59 (two years ago) link

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