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    Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar - Tube Overdrive
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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.

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    4.0 / 5.0
    29 Reviews
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    great for practice
    great piece of practice equipment, in the few weeks i have had it i haven't plugged in my amp at home yet.

    PROS: sound is good, function is compact and easy to use. pop a battery in and you are good to go. nice to be able to walk around and play with a distortion

    CONS: control knobs are hard to read, especially when playing
    July 21, 2014
    Neat little toy
    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.

    PROS: Size, price, fun factor

    CONS: Flimsy, noisy build quality. No reverb.
    August 31, 2015
    Mini Headphone Amp for Guitar-Overdrive
    Sounds like an overdriven tube amp even comes with batteries.. Some of the other headphone amps on the market sell for 2 or 3 times the price, so I took a chance on the monoprice. Does exactly what it says it will do, very happy with the purchase.
    May 26, 2017
    8 months ago
    it's actually working pretty well. Been using it with some gamified guitar practice software and it picks up the signal great. It's practice-amp quality sound into headphones, as well. Only downside is that it's a little unwieldy and floppy off the end of the guitar, and you can't actually have it plugged into the guitar and still see the controls at all
    November 7, 2013
    Problem solver
    Works great!!! You can't beat the price.

    PROS: Small and powerful. Inexpensive. The perfect product to allow practice without disturbing everyone around you.
    March 29, 2014
    Worked out of the box, the sound was amazing it replicated (the tube sound faithfully) .
    I enjoy using it The wife shakes her head as I rock out in silence, Glad I found it
    at that price. price

    PROS: I give it a 10.

    CONS: none
    January 16, 2013
    Impressed, didn't know this existed, works great.
    overall sounds are not bad, it mimics a tube amp pretty well, not perfect but well, some distortion when on high, but that would be normal for any tube amp right? at any rate, if you want to just play electric guitar without a real amp, this is a great way to do it.

    PROS: Able to play guitar without having to use a real amp, great for late night jamming when everyone is asleep.

    CONS: none that I know of,
    June 20, 2013
    Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar - "Tube Overdrive"
    Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar - "Tube Overdrive" give's me gob's of power, more actually than I can handle. It is clear crisp and very clean in distortion mode or not. It give's me feedback like in a normal amp that I can use as effects for my music. Also it give's me the chip effect when you pick a string and barely make contact with the skin on your finger to get that totally custom harmonic. BUY THIS PRODUCT , IT REALLY IS LIKE STANDING IN FRONT OF A MARSHALL AMP AT A CONCERT.

    PROS: Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar - "Tube Overdrive" is an all around Great Product.
    April 1, 2014
    A good option when you want to play without bothering others
    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

    PROS: Good for when you want to play quietly

    CONS: None so far.
    August 13, 2016
    Very nice
    I travel quite a bit for work and tote my LP clone with me to give me something to do in the hotel room. Without an amp it just doesn't sound the same. I read the reviews so for $20 I took a chance and bought one. This little compact device was the perfect solution, easily fits in my briefcase and has more than enough volume and crunch for my taste. Nice product.

    PROS: Loud


    Sound quality

    September 14, 2013


    In Stock This item should ship today (1/23/2018) if ordered within 2 hours 8 minutes