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May 16, 2022 - 1:56:55 PM



263 posts since 3/16/2009

I need advice on a headphone amp for a new to me YEV-104, which has only a simple piezo pickup and no built-in electronics. The idea is to get something that will fit in the fiddle case, along with a set of earbuds.

I am tempted by the small battery-powered ones like this: This would seem to fit nicely and do the basic job. I would guess that the "Clean" version is what I need, but I welcome advice.

Any comments or recommendations?



May 17, 2022 - 6:55:32 AM



18 posts since 6/23/2007

I use the bass model of these Vox amps because I was able to borrow one from a friend.
They are great. Well built and the sound is quite good. I don't think you will finder a better one at this size.


May 17, 2022 - 7:24:56 AM



10596 posts since 12/2/2007

drjack - Do you use it in this same type of situation, with a passive piezo pickup? Since its designed for guitars with magnetic pickups, which have higher output and don't need such a high impedance input, I wondered if it would work, but it would be great if such a small, simpe and relatively inexpensive unit would do the job.

May 17, 2022 - 2:17:58 PM



263 posts since 3/16/2009


Funny you should mention the bass model. I have heard that bass amps work better for violins than guitar amps, presumably because of greater emphasis on the fundamental. Am I correct in thinking you have used the bass model Vox with a violin? with a piezo pickup?

I have taken a chance and ordered the bass model and look forward to its arrival. We shall see how it handles the piezo pickup with its high impedance. Here's hoping.

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