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Best small practice amp for a HD500X?


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Hi

 

What Amp would be the best small practice....home/bedroom amp for a HD500X?. Would an amp with an FX loop be needed, as smaller amps tend not to have an FX loop?. (Would I be ok to go straight from Guitar to POD....POD to input on AMP?)

 

Looking at Amps similar to Marshall MG15, Blackstar HT1R....FLY3...etc....nothing too big but would take a 500X

 

Cheers

 

Ant

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asked and answered many tines before... Guitar amps are not designed for modelers.  Find a decent powered speaker like the Alto TS110a.  You will be very happy with it and it is loud enough to play out when you want...  About $200...

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Hi

 

We don't have alot of gear over here...or the same stuff you guys have access to. My idea is to have a small home amp that I can use some pedals on....but also have the option to plug my POD in when I want other people to hear it (not at a gig). I thinkthe Fly3 can be used as a PC speaker(s) so would these be ok (normal Fly3 with ext cabinet?).

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but I am thinking that something like *these* or *these* will be able to run in stereo, and would work better if you had your mp3 player plugged into your pod as well. 

Whereas, a guitar amp, like the Fly3, doesn't sound as good with sounds that are outside of a guitar range like you would find from an mp3 player. 

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Ahhh I see. We certainly have a wide choice of PC speakers over here.

 

With a 3.5mm jack where would I plug these into on the POD?....andwhat wattage (speakers) would you recommend?.

 

 

Thanks for the info....just trying to get the best sound out the POD.

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You do not want the ones with the usb jack. And probably not the ones that are miniature surround sound units with separate sub-woofers. 

3.5mm is the way to go. I plug into the headphone jack with a 3.5mm-to-1/4" stereo adapter. 

 

 

Watts is up to you. 

I mean, if you want, you could spend $100 on the Bose. But once you start spending that kind of money, it almost defeats the purpose of keeping it cheap and small. 

 

The good news is - they have volume knobs. If it is too loud - turn it down. 

I am sure you (or a mate) have a set of speakers hooked up to a computer somewhere. Stream some music through them to see how loud they get. Should be plenty more volume than you need. 

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Hi

 

I tried plugging in some really old cheap PC speakers and was actually quite impressed. The sound was ok and each patch I have created wasn't affected in any way.

 

The mission now is to get a better grade set of speakers which will ensure a wider range of sound is heard...i.e more bass than what I am currently hearing.

 

All in all a great piece of advice from pianoguyy so thank you for a) saving me money from buying a new amp and b) ensuring I'm hearing what I am used to hearing when I play through my headphones.

 

I guess it was obvious as I bought the 500X because of the array of sounds....amps and effects available..now it's not going to get distorted by playing through another amp.

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