Headphone amps using Aux-In and splitting bass/melody
My Stick has not yet arrived, but I'm still thinking about what to do with it.
Even though I love the ability to go "dual mono" to use it through ordinary guitar gear I really would like to hear the clean bass side with melody effects when practicing with metronomes in a portable headphone amp. I'll probably spend more time with headphones than without so it'll be fun to hear the effects that way, and it can't be in dual mono mode for that.
Here's my idea: Get something with an "Aux In" jack, get some adapters so a Y-cable can go to the 1/8" Aux In plug and a guitar side plug could go to the "guitar in" side. Make sure the plugs work as mono (especially for the aux in so I don't just hear bass on one side of my ears) and I'm ready to jam. I already have a 1/4" stereo adapter to go to a 1/8" RCA Y-Cable to go to 1/8" mono adapters and one more 1/4" plug and have done this before when hooking up gear for computer recording back in the dark ages. We have the technology!
Here is one metronome equipped, effects equipped, aux-in equipped headphone guitar amp that might fit the bill.http://www.zzounds.com/item--KORPXMINI
Any other suggestions for a headphone amp like that one?
I could also go for a portable four-track mixer, since the Zoom mixers have quite a bit of effects. Effects on each side, if desired! These are definitely more money and since none were released in 2012 or 2013 it means a new one with potentially more effects will be released by this time next year - but then I don't have to use my Frankenstein plugs to make it work.
A bunch are here and some even have phantom power to put the Railboard into active mode:http://www.zzounds.com/cat--Removable-D ... acks--2882
Other than the not-really-a-headphone-amp Pod HDs, does anyone know of other ways I can practice quietly while splitting the bass and melody signals and playing with effects?