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flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2496
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.amazon.com/Vox-AmPlug-Bass-Guitar-Headphone/dp/B001GH4H3W/ref=sr_1_1/177-9735556-7435541?ie=UTF8&qid=1403819026&sr=8-1&keywords=portable+bass+amp

im getting tired of lugging my 15" fender rumble around, i live in an 3rd floor apt

Are there "portable" bass amps that can handle a low b?
Greetings to my ole buddies.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1254
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 4:41 pm:   Edit Post

I just got this Eden practice amp - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/eden-ec8-20w-1x8-solid-state-bass-combo-amp?source=3WWRWXMP&kwid=bingproductads-plaid^26563560068-sku^H96598000001000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^3336427321

It does not handle loud volume very good, but it does handle a low B at lower volume just fine. It is perfect for practice & learning songs, & it has a headphone & Aux jack to plug your MP3 player in & play along. I just took it on a trip to Alaska & it fits perfect in a carry on bag.

pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1197
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

That Vox thing looks really cool!
I have a Carvin MB15; just under 33lbs. And it has a headphone out. Not sure about a low B, but my D-tuner (tuned to D) sounds great.
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 1050
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post

Your concern should be if it can give enough headroom to handle an active bass without distortion, because handling the low B relates more with your phone than which amp you've choose. I use an AKG K-414 light phone at home and smaller gigs because it is cheap, loud and can boost lows more than other similar phones.
tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 119
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post

I just bought that little Vox Bass Headphone amp. Soooo easy to plug in my MP3 player and learn songs. And I can practice late and not wake the house.

Sound quality is very good too. I was playing one of my basses through it and thinking "why doesn't this bass sound this good with my amp..." You've got to use robust quality headphones, but it handles a low B no problem (actually Bb in my case).

No problem with my Series I. I've used it with other passive and active basses and it works really well.

I haven't blasted the volume, but at practice levels, nice full sound.
zomnius
Junior
Username: zomnius

Post Number: 25
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 1:05 pm:   Edit Post

just repaired the headphone input for the third time. but sounds very good.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1200
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 2:48 pm:   Edit Post

Can this Vox thing be used as a 'pre-amp' for computer recording?

Not that I need another toy, the MB15 has a headphone out, but the idea of plugging in a CD/ MP3 player sounds fun.
tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 121
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

" Can this Vox thing be used as a 'pre-amp' for computer recording? "

I haven't done it myself, but in the course of researching this purchase I did see some reviews where people were doing that with the guitar version. So apparently, yes.
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2502
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 2:47 pm:   Edit Post

i keep going back and for the tween the bass pod, which i had once or the jack model. Prices on ebay are high right now. round 80 used. I went with a jack model. it has a jack so i can plug my ipod in and play to that.
went with this one. will let ya know
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/c-tech-pocket-rock-it-v1b-bass-headphone-amp
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2503
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, August 01, 2014 - 4:23 pm:   Edit Post

Just got it.
Obviously the better the headphone the better the response. I used etymotics(in your ear)which is a high end headphine
Overall the sound was pretty darn good. There is some high end hiss when you crank it.
NO issues with my low b string.
And if you want to blow your drums out, you'll get distortion.
The jack has 5 positions. volume filter q switches
a must for if youre a night person

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