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The Rocktron VG05 is a battery powered 5W mini combo amp with great tone total portability. Includes a distortion switch and the Rocktron Velocity VS...Read More

Available 10-10-2016

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This portable combo amp lets you jam anywhere, anytime.

The Rocktron VG05 is a battery powered 5W mini combo amp with great tone total portability. Includes a distortion switch and the Rocktron Velocity VSG3 Custom Voiced speaker. Uses a 9V battery or the optional Rocktron DC OnTap 9V adapter (sold separately). Rocktron includes a belt clip with the VG05 battery powered guitar amp.

FEATURES
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • 5 watts
  • VSG3 Custom Voiced speaker
  • Built-in distortion
  • Powered by 9-volt battery
SPECIFICATIONS

Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp

  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 4.92" x 2.67" x 5.31", (125 68 135 mm)
    Weight: 0.88 lb
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RocktronVelocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It is what it is

I got this amp so I could play my electric in a group class made up mostly of acoustics. For that is works pretty well, and the clean sound is a little low but...Read complete review

I got this amp so I could play my electric in a group class made up mostly of acoustics. For that is works pretty well, and the clean sound is a little low but good. The distortion sound is not bad and a lot of fun for an amp this small.My complaints about the amp are I'm not sure the Tone control is doing anything, and I don't like the on/off switch. They should have just put the switch in the input jack, because if you unplug the guitar the amp stays on.It will give some decent sound to your electric guitar, and it's very portable, but if you are buying this to save money on a real amp keep saving.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

puny

Sorry, the one I got was junk. Even completely cranked it barely made more noise than the strings
sounding on the electric guitar. Lots of crackling noises when turning the knobs. ...Read complete review

Sorry, the one I got was junk. Even completely cranked it barely made more noise than the strings
sounding on the electric guitar. Lots of crackling noises when turning the knobs. Gave it as a gift,
the person was totally disappointed.

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1.0

puny

By BKP

from CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Weak

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      Sorry, the one I got was junk. Even completely cranked it barely made more noise than the strings
      sounding on the electric guitar. Lots of crackling noises when turning the knobs. Gave it as a gift,
      the person was totally disappointed.

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      5.0

      great sound small size

      By guitarman

      from canada

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

      great for practice

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      4.0

      good bang for the buck

      By Balzafun

      from Climax, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

        I'm a semi pro musician and got this little rascal to use as a practice amp.
        It is way louder than I expected, and has a decent tone quality. If you are expecting a ton of effects or something "fancy" then keep looking. This is a simple little amp that is great for practice or sitting in a small laid back jam with acoustic instruments. I've only had it for a short time so not sure about the life span.
        Only reason i didn't give it a 5. it's just what i expected and wanted.

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        5.0

        I WAS SURPRISED!

        By MIKE

        from MARYLAND

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            TOOK A GAMBLE ON THIS THING. IT ARRIVED AND I WAS NOT IMPRESSED. LOOKED CHEAP. PLUGGED IT IN AND I CHANGED MY MIND! POWERFUL LITTLE THING! HANDLES MY EFFECTS AND I CAN PRACTICE NOW WHEN EVERYONE GOES TO BED.NO ROADIE NEEDED.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is defineately worth the money.

            By Joey Gravins

            from Monroe county Kentucky.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Clean Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Distortion Dont Sound Goo
            • Distortion Dont Sound Too

            Best Uses

            • Practicing In My Room

            Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            This lil Amp is very good. It sounds pretty good for a amp its size.It has quite a bit of volume for its size. I got the volume set on 3 and its just as loud as my 15 watt amp. I would not recomend trying to play a live show with this amp but I do think it would be pretty good for a small jam session. with a couple of friends.

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            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Done with low cost mini amps

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            By JB Steel

            from Wheeling WV

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

            Well, I'm done with low cost mini amps as I said. I had the Marshall and now the VG05 with the same result. New battery, played great the first couple times and then started cutting out. I thought I might have blown the Marshall out playing with a wah but I didn't use anything with the VG05 and the same thing happened. Spending more for the Vox Mini5 Rhythm and the Orange. We'll see.

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            (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great little amp

            By legbone99

            from Chester Springs, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Great Travel Amp
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

              I had difficulty finding the power supply for the amp. They should specify which one to get. I ended up ordering one that is completely incorrect but weighs so much that it would not pay to return it.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it !!

              Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

              I use it to play my harps also vocals and it works great for small jams and am able to be heard over drums and guitars
              for what it is, its great
              just bought it but it seems to be sturdy enough
              for the price cant be beat

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              (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It is what it is

              By Ziggy-EzZ9F

              from Aspen, CO

              Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

              I got this amp so I could play my electric in a group class made up mostly of acoustics. For that is works pretty well, and the clean sound is a little low but good. The distortion sound is not bad and a lot of fun for an amp this small.My complaints about the amp are I'm not sure the Tone control is doing anything, and I don't like the on/off switch. They should have just put the switch in the input jack, because if you unplug the guitar the amp stays on.It will give some decent sound to your electric guitar, and it's very portable, but if you are buying this to save money on a real amp keep saving.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              ROCTRON VG05

              Comments about Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp:

              Fantastic portable amp - hard to believe the power at full volume - then kick in the distortion and it is wild, I had to lower the tone back some with the distortion on, but still fantastic. The clean tone was absolutely wonderful at all volumes and even the bass/treble pot worked great. This is a fantastic amp and for the price it is SUPER. Works great with headphones also. Also has a larger speaker, and more wattage, than Fender's mini, and it is a more compact unit overall. THIS IS THE ONE TO BUY. My only complaint (not enough to downgrade the rating) was the cheesy FAKE handle molded into the top of the case. OK, style over function and trying to make it look cool and you really don't need a handle on an item this small - SO WHY EVEN FAKE IT. Also why bother including that Chinese battery - replace it with a good battery immediately to be safe. Now when camping I can sit around the campfire and play an electric, how cool is that.

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