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I can hear it!

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by jtoomuch, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Okay guys, if we're honest there's something a lot of us used to do when we knew there would be no 1 else in the house for a few hours. I am kind of too old for that now. But, I get to play without headphones! I can finally hear my amp. I am fine with my headphones, but it seems they aren't very efficient. Volume at about 10 o'clock is fine. WITHOUT the headphones volume at that spot is nuts. STUPID loud. This is not really a problem, just something I didn't expect. I'm having fun.
     
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  2. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I hate playing with headphones.
     
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  3. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I live in a loft with my girlfriend. No doors to close. I have no choice.
     
  4. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    If I play with headphones my girlfriend gets mad because she can't hear it .
     
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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I know. We gotta do what we gotta do. I played through headphones for years. Playing with headphones is better than not playing at all, but I would rather not if I don't have to.
     
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  6. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Yeah, they get in the way. I try to avoid using them unless I'm mixing, but sometimes it's a necessary evil.
     
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    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    I seem to always walk further away than the cord goes :thumbd:
     
  8. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

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    Have fun with it, big guy!

    I'll use headphones as a last resort. If it's quiet time and I really need to work something out.
    I don't think I could live with someone where I couldn't play electricly at "acoustic" levels. Does that make sense?

    Unless of course it's quiet time.
     
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    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    You could choose not to have a g/f......but then you'd have to split your time with the activity whose name shall not be spoken!
     
  10. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Me too. I will play without the amp if I need to be quiet.
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah nothing like playing at a decent volume level, my wife isn’t a bid fan of it so sometimes I use the vox amplug.
     
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  12. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I pretty much only use an amp when I am jamming with the guys or if I am trying to figure out a sound. Otherwise I am using the little Martin or the semi-hollow Heritage.
     
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  13. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm just learning now how important it is to not treat something we don't like as a permanent condition. If you don't like playing with headphones...change your life in way where you no longer have to. It doesn't have to be instantaneous, but sit down and come up with a plan to change things.
     
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