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  • Good inexpensive device for guitar/bass into BB

    Hey all,

    If any of you are looking for a simple and inexpensive device to get decent quality guitar and bass parts recorded into the Blackbox, check out the Nux MightyPlug MP-2 guitar jack headphone amp.

    For $74 USD, it gets pretty killer tones. Also can stream tunes from your phone to play along to tracks for practice. You control all settings in a phone app and can save a handful of presets.

    Here's a quick loop played on my Instagram that shows the types of tones possible:

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CW8k7MA...dium=copy_link

  • #2
    sounds good.
    so wait -
    you plug than into the guitar, then what into the bb?

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    • Georges
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      Georges commented
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      there is a headphone output as far as I can judge, which you would connect as input with bb

    • byrdinbbylon
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      byrdinbbylon commented
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      Yeah, so the large out plug goes into your guitar jack, and on the opposite end is a 1/8 inch headphone out jack. So, if you just wanted to jam quietly and not record anything, you'd plug headphones into that. To record to the Blackbox, I just ran a 1/8 to 1/8 stereo aux cable from that headphone jack into the Audio In jack on the Blackbox, and it works like a charm.

      Initially, I was curious about stuff like the Boss Pocket GT. I just wanted something small and portable that could get decent tones. The Boss unit was way more expensive (and even then had their older amp modeling tech). I do have an Iridium pedal at the end of my large pedalboard, but dragging that board around the house wasn't exactly inspiring. And thus, this thing became the easy solution.

    • byrdinbbylon
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      One other thing to consider is what type of guitar jack you have. This will fit as is on most guitars. In my case, it fits on 3 of my electrics (strat, tele, and semi-hollow) and my bass. The only guitar I have that it doesn't fit is a certain thin Ibanez model that has a weird jack (that my wireless Boss transmitter also doesn't fit). In that rare scenario, there is a small extender cable you can get to make it work.

  • #3
    Also check-out Roland Go Mixer line-up, they have a Guitar/Bass input, monitoring and this also acts as a sound card and small mixer. I use the Go Mixer Pro X as extension to my Bluebox that brings a versatile amount of different inputs (Phantom powered Mic, Bass, Line, TRS).

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    • byrdinbbylon
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      byrdinbbylon commented
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      Does the guitar/bass input on that have any kind of amp simulation or effects?

      The multi-inputs would be nice. I know I have tried my Roland VT-4 effects processor with a dynamic mic into the Blackbox, but felt like I had trouble getting it loud enough. Still working on that, as it works fine with my MC707.

    • jayneural
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      Hmm there is no real Amp, just a preamp on the Go Mixer. Still from Roland, the SP404mkII would make it too and would also serve as a great FX box, we are in another budget though.

    • shankiphonic
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      shankiphonic commented
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      while we're pitching products - https://youtu.be/WrpJi6gtHoA - stumbled across this - look at the sections at the end, parallel mixers, amp & cab sims.

  • #4
    I am now reminded that somewhere in this house there is a rockman bass ace.... I need to dig it up and see nicely it plays with blackbox.

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