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    I want to play my bass guitar with headphones so only I can hear how terrible it sounds while playing along to a source of music such as my phone or my IPod. I have an amp with a headphone jack, but I want this to be small and portable.

    What do I need, except talent of course?
     
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    I was browsing as you were posting and found exactly that. They have a bass version as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/AP2AC-amPlug...BMY4JKRNKDKT&refRID=A64ZKT1RBMY4JKRNKDKT&th=1

    Looks like exactly what I need. Thanks.
     
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    I saw that too but yeah it isn't portable. I built my bass a few years ago (Carvin copy) after getting rid of a Fender Precision that I've had for years. With everyone staying home these days I need to get some practice in to occupy my time.
     
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    I joined "Scott's Bass Lessons" online but I haven't had time to actually do any bass lessons. Between work, home remodeling and dance studio repairs and upgrades I'm cranking...

    Here's my "Franken-bass": A Gibson Grabber that is defretted and has a new set of DiMarco pickups. It sounds great but I need to practice.

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    I want something where someone doesn't hear it but me for..obvious reasons of course. ;)
     
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    Yes, it has an Aux in, it's just not shown in the Amazon pictures.
     
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    You can plug headphones in with a 1/4” jack
     
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    I think the Spark positive grid amp does this. I should be getting mine delivered soon. Not sure if it will work with a bass.
     
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    Look at Musician's Friend website...Rockman Bass Ace.
     
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    I bought a Line 6 POD some years ago. It has headphone out. And, its a really cool amp modeler. I know they make them for bass also.
     
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    If you’re in a McGyver sort of mood,...

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Cassette-Player-Guitar-Amp/ except use a Walkman style portable player that uses headphones.

    Basically you just add an input to the player’s preamp, summed with the playback head outputs.

    I built one years ago. You can pop in a cassette, or use one of those cassette adapters https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insign...VionICh19yg5CEAQYAiABEgJekvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds to plug in an MP3 player or other source to play along.

    Works great.
     
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    I ended up ordering the Vox with a set of headphones. Should be here tomorrow.