Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar - "Tube Overdrive"
    Product # 611502
    Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar - "Tube Overdrive"
    Product # 611502
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    Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar - "Tube Overdrive"

    As a musician you know you need to practice regularly to hone your skills and learn new songs. However, you can't always break out the amps and crank up the volume. For those times when quiet is required, you can both practice and hear the amplified output from your instrument using this Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar from Monoprice!

    This amplifier is designed to provide amplification to the output of instrument level devices, such as electric guitars and bass guitars. It features a 1/4" TS plug, which plugs directly into your instrument's output. It is powered by two AAA batteries (not included) and has a 3.5mm TRS output for listening with headphones.

    An additional 3.5mm TRS auxillary input is provided for connecting another audio source, such as an mp3 player. The audio from the Aux jack is mixed with the audio from the guitar so you can play along to an existing recording.

    This amplifier produces a "Tube Overdrive" sound with distortion and delay reminiscent of Classic Rock performances. The amplifier includes analog Gain, Tone, and Volume controls.

    Note: The distortion effect that this amplifier produces means that there will necessarily be some background hiss/noise, even at normal volume levels. If you listen to the amplifier without it being plugged into a guitar, the noise level can be loud and pronounced. However, when it is plugged into a guitar the signal returns to a desirable noise level for playing.

    25 Reviews

    76.4% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Inexpensive alternative to Vox

    • Patrick,
    •  Preston, MD 
    • 8/20/2016 3:24:33 AM

    Pros: Inexpensive, Sounds good, good battery life, small

    Cons: Lack of any kind of reverb, delay, or 'air'

    This little amp sounds pretty good. It takes a bit of fiddling with the controls to get a good sound, but it's there. Fairly dynamic, will clean up when rolling down guitar volume. Would've been nice to have a little bit of reverb or delay hardwired in just so it isn't so dry, but for the price you can't beat it.

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    A good option when you want to play without bothering others

    • Anonymous,
    •  LOWELL, NC 
    • 8/13/2016 7:24:32 PM

    Pros: Good for when you want to play quietly

    Cons: None so far.

    I picked this up because I wanted something to use with an electric I got off Monoprice, and I didn't want to bother the others in the house. So far it is working great for me, and I'm glad I chose to pick one of these up

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    Great for night practice

    • Anonymous,
    •  san francisco, CA 
    • 7/22/2016 7:38:15 PM

    Pro: I can play at night and practice with a minimum of setup and hassle.
    Con: No reverb. My simulator (Amplitube) sounds better

    For the 11 bucks I spent ... I am happy.

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    • Dantana,
    •  irvine, CA 
    • 1/13/2016 3:06:22 PM

    Pros: None...

    Cons: Product never worked so cons for me was losing money on something I never got to enjoy.

    First of all, I love this website. The majority of what I have bought here has been outstanding, but this was the first product I purchased that was junk. Charged it up right out of the box and it only made crackling noises. Zero guitar amplification, just static, and was a waste of money. I'm sure I just got a dud, other people on here seem happy with it, but it would probably cost me more money in shipping to return it, than what it cost to buy it, so I never sent it back.

    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hi Dantana,

    I sincerely apologize for the experience faced with this mini headphone amp. It unfortunately appears as though you have received a defective unit. If you would like, I can help setup an RMA for a replacement. We cover this amp with a one year warranty and will cover shipping costs. If you wish to proceed with the RMA, please provide your order number and I can get that started right away. Sorry again for the trouble and thank you for your feedback.

    Gabby V.
    Tech Support Associate
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    Neat little toy

    • yep,
    •  Stoughton, MA 
    • 8/31/2015 6:09:07 PM

    Pros: Size, price, fun factor

    Cons: Flimsy, noisy build quality. No reverb.

    So I know a little a bit about guitar amps, and about amp-emulators. Our studio has real, hi-wattage tube amps from the likes of Vox, Fender, Marshall, Mesa, Orange, Peavy, etc. I have also been dabbling in amp emulators and "little amps" from the days of the original Rockman and Pignose, through the micro-Marshalls, right up to Pod HD, ReCabinet, etc.

    This little guy sounds best with the gain and tone up high. It sounds a lot like a cheap version of the diode-rectification on a Marshall JMP (which is probably exactly what it is). I am guessing that the only concession to cabinet emulation is probably a simple HP/LP filter circuit.

    The lack of any reverb or room-sound makes it hard for this little guy to sound anything close to "realistic" amp-emulation. But it's still kinda cool and fun to play with. Build quality is cheap and flimsy.

    It is worth the $12 I paid for it.

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