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Recommend practice amp for direct recording that mutes speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Shinequwa, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Shinequwa

    Shinequwa Member

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    I have a Fender Super Champ XD, which is a cool little amp. It bothers me that I can't record direct without being able to mute the speaker. Any recommendations for killer little amps that will allow me to get a number of great tones, be good for home practice, and also work for silent recording?
     
  2. bsuite

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    I believe with the tech21 trademarks series you can plug a short 1/4 patch cable in to the ext speaker jack ( other end not plugged into anything) & it will shut the speaker off. Then use either the xlr or 1/4 out to record.
     
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    Egnater Rebel 30, H&K Tubemeister 18... There are actually quite a few out there, which is awesome!
     
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    Any sort of load w/ a line out and/or headphone out will work. I use my miniMASS for this far more than I use it to attenuate.
     
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    On the Trademark 60, if you use the headphone jack, the speaker is muted. Nothing else needed.
     
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    I also have a Super Champ XD I really like and without a headphone out makes it hard to mute unless someone makes a dummy load device to plug into the speaker out jack without frying the amp. I wind up using a POD or my Roland Micro Cube. I may try recording the XD with an SM57 and covering the amp with a moving quilt to baffle it. I know they make enclosed speaker boxes but are pricey.
     
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    I know I'm quoting myself here, but you can find something like this for under a hundred bucks and it'll work with any amp. Seems much more practical than buying an amp because it has a built in line out or headphone tap. Plus, it's great for running a stereo or wet/dry rig. Just sayin'.
     
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    The VOX lil'night train you can run it without a load on the speaker tap if your using the line out/headphone jack.

    Or like what onioner said, https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/hpa50.htm $80, Weber headphone amp + 50 watt dummy load.
     
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    engl gigmaster 15 can do it
     
  10. Shinequwa

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    Thanks! I think I'll go this route.
     
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    Cube series.

    jon
     
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    Any Pritchard amp will do that... and it allows you to listen through the speaker and record through a line out (if you choose to do that).
     
  13. bgoez

    bgoez Stratocasters are my downfall!

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    Star nova does this, just unplug the speaker
     
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    Could be, I never tried headphones through it.
     

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