[Harp-L] Going mobile - guitar headphone amp plus speaker?

Jerry Deall jdeall@xxxxx
Fri Nov 16 12:11:33 EST 2018

I've used a Honeytone to good effect. Your welcome to come over and try it if you want, just contact me off-list. I also some some other small amps I'd part with.

Jerry Deall
SPAH Secretary
SPAH 2019 is August 13-17, @ the Grand Hyatt Tulsa, OK.

> On November 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM Jim Konish <jim.konish at xxxxx> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Every once in a while, I run into a casual jam situation with one or more
> acoustic guitars, dobros, mandolins, etc.  Usually, I can match their
> volume playing acoustically, but then I'm stuck playing at or near max
> volume, with no opportunity to be subtle unless everyone else comes way
> down.  Since I often have my harp case available but rarely lug my Blues
> Junior around except for gigs, I've been thinking about something small
> that I could just keep in my case.
> I already have a JBL Flip 4 bluetooth speaker which produces surprisingly
> good sound for its size, runs off a battery, and has an auxiliary input.
> If I run a microphone (green bullet or something else) into a 1/4" female
> to female adapter and then into a Vox Amplug guitar headphone amplifier (or
> maybe the very cheap Monoprice version), then I can run a 1/8" audio cable
> from there into the bluetooth speaker, and it seems like it would be a
> halfway decent rig.  There's also the side benefit of being able to use the
> Amplug for its intended purpose of practicing quietly at night with
> headphones, and a recording to play along with run into the Amplug's aux
> input.
> Does anyone else have experience with this kind of setup?  Does the Amplug
> series just sound like a cheap transistor practice amp, or is it worth a
> try?  I've also considered the Smokey amp.  Cost is similar between the two
> options.
> Thanks,
> Jim Konish
> The Boulder Blues Mafia
> <https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrF3rtvRyIjnCyzTqKBXlc1hAnqmG_iSc>

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