I have a guitar, two amps, a pedal and a pair of headphones.
My target is to somehow set these devices up in a way that would allow me to play the guitar along with a backing track coming from a laptop. The output doesn't need to be the amps speaker, I'll happily use just the headphones as I practice at night times. In fact, I prefer using headphones.
My first amp is a Stagg that came with my first guitar as a bundle. One input and a jack for the phones.
The second amp is a Crate CA30. It's for acoustic which will work, but there's more jacks.
Finally, the pedal I have is the Behringer LX1-1 with the below plugs.
What I've tried so far is the below using the Crate amp.
- Hooked up the guitar to the INPUT jack of the pedal
- Hooked up the pedal from the MONO (AMP) jack to the Input 1 jack of the amp
- Hooked up the laptop to the Input 2 jack of the amp
- Hooked up the headphones to the Line Out jack of the amp.
From 1 to 3, all worked fine and all sounds came out of the amp but number 4 didn't work. No sound was coming out of the headphones when I connected them to Line Out. After a few web searches, I read that Line Out, although not a headphone jack, should still work but it would be less audible. I can't hear anything though and the headphones work.
Ideally, I'd solve the headphones issue, or alternatively another setup combination if possible. I can't think of anything else I can do with these specific devices.
The easiest thing to do would be to buy another amp with an AUX input but I'm having difficulty selling or even giving away the two amps I have so I don't want a third amp in the house without being sure that I have absolutely no solution with the two I already have.
Any ideas on how I can setup these devices are welcome as well as any other suggestions for a minimal approach to this.