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Im about to leave on a deployment, and my jazz bass will be alone in serving my bass needs.

 

While I have no problems playing this bass without amplification, I have been considering investing in a nice headphone amp.

 

Funds are tight, any suggestions?

 

Thanks!

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beg. borrow, or steal about $70 and get a Pandora PX3B off of ebay. It's the best thing you can do in this situation.

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yeah, the pandora's are the sort of thing ive been looking at. problem is i leave next week.

 

anything new that costs about the same?

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that thing is huge!

 

at least it looks huge...

 

I found a pandora on ebay that is ending soon. its at $30, not bad. I just may keep an eye on this auction.

 

thanks guys

 

:thu:

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The Pandora PX3 is a great piece of kit - but one warning if you are on deployment. It burns up batteries at a rate of knots. I get maybe 9-12 hours out of a set.

 

I bought a multi-voltage adaptor and plug it into the mains.

 

You also need to have headphones with the larger (1/4in??) jack, not the tiny 'PC soundcard' size. Or an adapter for them.

 

And if you get a 'tiny jack to tiny jack' cable you can feed from the headphones socket of a CD/MP3 player, blend it with the output from your bass and play along with whoever you like!

 

Cheers

 

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Originally posted by Graham56:

The Pandora PX3 is a great piece of kit - but one warning if you are on deployment. It burns up batteries at a rate of knots. I get maybe 9-12 hours out of a set.

 

I bought a multi-voltage adaptor and plug it into the mains.

 

You also need to have headphones with the larger (1/4in??) jack, not the tiny 'PC soundcard' size. Or an adapter for them.

 

And if you get a 'tiny jack to tiny jack' cable you can feed from the headphones socket of a CD/MP3 player, blend it with the output from your bass and play along with whoever you like!

 

Cheers

 

Graham

I also use mine to record Drum-n-bass, play it out of the PC into the CD input, and record a lead part over the top back into the PC. A kind of a cheap twoo channell mixer. Having the 50 drum patterns to play along with is a joy and the sampler is great for slowing down and figuring out tough spots on some songs.

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Funny that you should ask this. I went out looking for one last weekend and came up with this:

 

http://www.samsontech.com/images/productimages/506_ii.gif

 

It's the Zoom 506II multi-effects pedal. Now even though it's an effects pedal, it's got a headphone output as well as a built in tuner and clean sounds. I checked it out and it works pretty well and sounds good. You can also run it on AA batteries or get the AC adaptor for it. The price? All of $59.99. That being said, I took it home with me.

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I have that Pandora as well...love the damn thing. I burn out batteries in one setting.

 

Problem is, I paid almost $200 for it. And now, it sits in my case and I use it as a tuner. And it's really too fragile for stage use.

 

Still, it is the most compact of the multi-effect units. You could put it in a shirt pocket. My second choice would be the Zoom, which is sturdier on stage, but twice the size and I don't think the sounds are as good.

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