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Rechargeable 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 Rechargeable 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 an internal, rechargeable battery and has a 3.5mm TRS output for listening with headphones.
An additional 3.5mm TRS auxiliary 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.
PROS: Sounds really good and very portable
CONS: The 1/4" connection doesn't seem secure on some guitars
PROS: small size, inexpensive, sounds great, easy sound control
PROS: Inexpensive, portable, great volume range
CONS: none so far
PROS: Rechargeable, good sound, plenty of overdrive, aux in is great play a song on you phone into it and practice over top.
CONS: None so far
PROS: Cheap, easy to use and works as described.
CONS: Not a hi-end device thus the low price (I paid about 12 bucks) as such it's hard to know how well or how long it might last.
I would have paid move for:
-- 1/4 inch headphone output
-- flexible 1/4inch attachment out to Guitar
-- Better plastic in the casing
-- controls which I could see/read
overall I am very pleased. I just wish it was built better.
6 months ago
Like others, I find the plug a bit too small... so i risked my warranty and used a hot knife to trim about 2mm all around the plug. Works Great!
6 months ago
The only caveat is that I have a tele with a recessed Electrosocket. Maybe you will have better luck with an LP-style guitars with a flush jack.
PROS: Great sound
Shockingly responsive (cleans up if you dial guitar down, breaks upif you slam the strings)
Unbelievably small and affordable
CONS: Will not stay connected to guitar
PROS: Great sound for price. Rechargeable battery is very nice. AUX input is great for playing to music.
CONS: 1/4" plug too short, Falls out.