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Travel amp, headphone, mp3. Decent tone, reliable?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by amstratnut, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Strat-O-Master

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    In that case, you might want to consider a Zoom G1 FOUR.
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member

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    I briefly had a Zoom G3N (bigger version of the G1) and thought it sounded pretty good. I suspect the G1 plus headphones would be neigh on perfect as an inexpensive 'silent' travel pod.
    Drum tracks, looper, programmable effects with multiple memory slots, aux input........ and small.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/G1FOUR--zoom-g1-four-multi-effects-processor
     
  3. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    For travelling you really can’t beat an apogee Jam into an iPad or phone...
     
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    blasphemoustrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    I seem to recall you are an iphone user. Check out amplitube...I used one of those for years. Simple interface into your phone. No additional things needed.

    I'm also a big fan of line 6. The pod Hd would do what you are looking for for a reasonable price and small package.
     
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    lbpesq Strat-Talker

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    Yes, it has both an mp3/line in and an emulation/earphone line out.

    Bill, tgo
     
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    Fly 3 rocks. Sounds like an amp. Decent clean. Reasonable distortion. Delay/reverb effect. It's one or the other but both are effective. Line in for mp3. Line out for ear buds/headphones. Power supply costs extra but the battery life is unbelievable. Price is great too. I bought the power supply but it's not necessary. Same with the extension cab. It's great but all you need is the Fly 3, a 1/4" cable and a guitar in a gig bag.

    Oh yeah, earbuds and an mp3 source.

    There's also a Bluetooth model but I have no experience with that one.
     
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    brians Senior Stratmaster

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    Certainly!
     
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    CB91710 CB91710 in a Legible Font Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Blackstar Fly-3.
    Headphones optional, sounds decent without.
    My only complaint is the inflexibility of the "ISF" tone control.
    It has clean and drive channels, and a delay that can be adjusted from a light reverb effect to full slap-back.
     
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    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    What's the power supply on it? Battery? I need something when I'm meeting people to check out guitars...sounds ideal.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunny Frankenstein Silver Member

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    It has both a wall wart and can run on 6 AA batteries. I used it for that very reason a couple days ago. Was able to sit on the tailgate of my truck and try the guitars without any issues.
     
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    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    What about Amplitube or BiasFX mobile? All you need extra is an iRig or similar interface for your phone?
     
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  12. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Ampiltube looks like a great option. Can you tell me the basics of what Id need? Which version, whats an irig. Etc. Im using an android and guess tgey have an android version. If I know what version to get for practicing over tracks AND recording the results that would be ideal!
     
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    For me, nothing the headphone experience of the Waza Air.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    What version of amplitube? Have you tried it? The first review I read said it wouldn't work with newer samsung phones.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    radd Strat-O-Master

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    I travel with a Yamaha THR10 and headphones. I use my phone or IPad for backing tracks.

    The THR is absolutely amazing in regards to tone and features. It even has a separate volume control for the aux input. You can dial in a lot of tones or go on line to the Yamaha tone studio and create any tone you want and save it to one of the 5 presets.

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    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    You know sir I may have led you down a dead end. IK has everything for iOS these days but the Android availability is limited and information on what phones it works with is murky at best. My dealings with the mobile app were back in the days when all phones had headphone jacks lol. My apologies

    I didn't see what your budget was but the new Boss Pocket GT that's coming out seems to be quite a powerful piece of gear.

     
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    I completely recommend the Blackstar Fly 3. I’ve had one for about a year and it’s a fantastic sounding small amp that has great battery life. You can get power supply but the batteries last so long you really don’t need one. I tried other small travel amps but they were really just novelties. This legitimately sounds very good for the size and convince, especially with single coil pickups. It has good drive channel and delay. I bought it mainly to travel with but sounds so good I installed guitar strap pins and a strap on it and wear it around the house so I can play and roam completely mobile.
     

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  19. pazman6

    pazman6 Senior Stratmaster

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    I used to use a Digitech BP50. Has a tuner, drum machine, 40 presets and cheap. Even though it was for bass, I got usable tones for guitar.
    $40 used.
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  20. ChrisDowning

    ChrisDowning Strat-Talk Member

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    VOX Amplug probably the way to go - get the one that's closest to your preference. Just about anything that was any good 10-15 years ago has been cloned and ripped of a gazillion times - so you might want to look at the ethics of what you are buying and supporting. There's the original Rockman still around.
     
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