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Rocktron Velocity Series VG05 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Belt clip included
SPECIFICATIONS
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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

ROCTRON VG05

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,...Read complete review

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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Done with low cost mini amps

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...Read complete review

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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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is what it is

By Ziggy-EzZ9F

from Aspen, CO

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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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ROCTRON VG05

By BanjoBoy-coLFW

from Texas

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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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it !!

By David Miller

from CA

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

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good little practice amp

By scorpioscull

from TX

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

I was looking into something portable for practice around the house. Looked into smokey mini amp, Roland cube ect ... This lil amp is pretty good 4 what it does. Has vol/tone/on, clean, OD .. sound is pretty decent for its size and it's 5watts so you can hear it well. With vol/tone all the way up u get a decent distortion. Plastic casing/knobs, mesh speaker cover, belt clip. Get an adapter and connect to your mp3, plenty loud for that. Good over all purchase.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Done with low cost mini amps

By JB Steel

from Wheeling WV

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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.

(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.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is defineately worth the money.

    By Joey Gravins

    from Monroe county Kentucky.

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    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.

     
    1.0

    puny

    By BKP

    from CA

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    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.

         
        5.0

        great sound small size

        By guitarman

        from canada

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        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

         
        4.0

        good bang for the buck

        By Balzafun

        from Climax, NC

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        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.

           
          5.0

          I WAS SURPRISED!

          By MIKE

          from MARYLAND

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          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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