Electric guitar with headphones

Posted by Claire on 24th March 2018

I have had my first electric guitar less than a month. I use the amp with headphones so not to upset my neighbour but the problem I am having is I can't then hear my voice when singing. Is there any way round this? I am still learning about the amp as have only played acoustic in the past so this is all new to me. 

By Claire

By Martin on 3rd April 2018 at 23:21

You could use a mic and a small mixer (either hardware or software).

Or some people just play with one ear covered only - which isn't practical with all headphones.

One thing to think about... If you're not worried about how loud your singing is, then maybe you can get away with just turning the amp down low rather than using headphones - or if that doesn't work - perhaps you can still use the headphone out - which probably has speaker emulation - but run it through a small hifi speaker (like a Bluetooth type speaker) instead. That way you can set the volume to what you need but keep a cranked amp tone...

Just some ideas!

By Andy on 5th April 2018 at 09:28

One headphone ear on, the other off (dj style) is the best solution. Most pro singers do this in the studio as it's the best way to hear yourself!

By Claire on 28th April 2018 at 14:44

Thanks for the suggestions - only just found the replies on here!

By Chris on 23rd September 2018 at 16:20

I have a little Blackstar Fly amp for playing at home, its small enough to be able to play without disturbing anyone else, great for practising on and is pretty cheap

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