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Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp   

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The Vox amPlug is a headphone amp that can help you to create the perfect practice session. The tiny amPlug plugs directly into your guitar--then jus...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vox amPlug is a headphone amp that can help you to create the perfect practice session. The tiny amPlug plugs directly into your guitar--then just plug in your headphones and relish some great Vox tone.

Jamming late at night? Don't want to wake the neighbors? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your MP3 player without taking the time to set up your amp. If you want to play guitar right now, amPlug is the answer. Simply plug this palm-sized headphone guitar amp directly into your guitar, and enjoy serious guitar sound anywhere, anytime.

Even with its ultra-compact size, the Vox amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack. Using analog modeling technology, amPlug delivers full-fledged amp sound.

Even the circuit response of the original amp is simulated completely. The simulation extends not only to the response of the tone circuits, but also to the way in which the high frequency and gain are affected when you turn down the volume control of the guitar. Every detail has been faithfully reproduced.

amPlug can be used in numerous ways. With up to fifteen hours of battery life, it's easy to take amPlug anywhere. In addition to practicing at home, it's a great way to warm up before a live performance or on the road. And amPlug is not just a convenient way to get great guitar sound. There's also an AUX input jack so you can jam along with your CD/MP3 player.

Classic Rock gives you the great high-gain sound of a UK-made 100W amp, and uses four classical gain circuits to deliver that great sound.

Also available in AC30, that emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30, and Metal, based on a California-made high-gain amplifier head.

FEATURES
  • Plugs directly into your guitar”a great-sounding headphone guitar amp that gives you serious sound fast.
  • AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player.
  • 100% analog circuit faithfully simulates the response of the original amps.
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life with two Alkaline AAA batteries.
  • Quick and easy setup! Just connect amPlug to your guitar and enjoy serious sound.
  • With its completely analog design, great care was also taken with amPlug's gain circuitry.
SPECIFICATIONS

amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp

  • Power supply: two AAA batteries
  • Battery life: with alkaline batteries: approximately 15 hours (with zinc-carbon batteries: approximately 7 hours.)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 86 x 80 x 31 (mm), 3.39" x 3.15" x 1.22"
  • Weight: 40g /1.41oz. (not including batteries).
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VoxamPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Clean to Over the Top Crunch

I just received this small headphone amp and just quit playing it after two straight hours. I purchased the Vox Amplug AC30 about a year ago and was less than impressed with it. At...Read complete review

I just received this small headphone amp and just quit playing it after two straight hours. I purchased the Vox Amplug AC30 about a year ago and was less than impressed with it. At the time, I was running it into a Highway One Telecaster with stock single coil pickups.I now have a Gibson SG Standard with stock pickups. I really debated weather or not to get the AC30 again or the Classic Rock because I couldn't find any definitive reviews about how clean the Classic Rock could get. Let me be DEFINITIVE...It can do cleans really well! It can also get some crazy gain too. I was really impressed by how responsive it was to my playing dynamics. Even with a lot of gain, all I had to do was roll back the volume and it sounded so warm and full.Having watched the few YouTube videos with the AC30, I didn't think it would have enough gain or crunch. I'm so glad I went with the Classic Rock.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap toy

I bought this because I wanted a quick little practice amp and was really unhappy with it. The distortion tone is awfull; no tonal harmonics at all and there is no clean tone,...Read complete review

I bought this because I wanted a quick little practice amp and was really unhappy with it. The distortion tone is awfull; no tonal harmonics at all and there is no clean tone, just a constant rasp. I gave it away and bought a Pocket Rockit S1 which sounds 100x better and it icludes headphones and has a nifty rotating input plug. The Vox is not worth the money. Its just a fad toy.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clean to Over the Top Crunch

By beaugatlin

from Plano,TX

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Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

I just received this small headphone amp and just quit playing it after two straight hours. I purchased the Vox Amplug AC30 about a year ago and was less than impressed with it. At the time, I was running it into a Highway One Telecaster with stock single coil pickups.I now have a Gibson SG Standard with stock pickups. I really debated weather or not to get the AC30 again or the Classic Rock because I couldn't find any definitive reviews about how clean the Classic Rock could get. Let me be DEFINITIVE...It can do cleans really well! It can also get some crazy gain too. I was really impressed by how responsive it was to my playing dynamics. Even with a lot of gain, all I had to do was roll back the volume and it sounded so warm and full.Having watched the few YouTube videos with the AC30, I didn't think it would have enough gain or crunch. I'm so glad I went with the Classic Rock.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Good

By Bloozy

from Winston-Salem, NC

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Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

I'm a hard sell on many items. I recently bought this item and instantly liked it. It's made to sound a little crunchy to relatively distorted. I find the sound good enough for anything I want to practice. With the gain down as low as it will go, I even get a "clean enough" sound for songs that require no crunch or distortion (though others may find it not clean enough). The only problem I have is that it will not plug completely into my Heavy Metal Strat. I solved this by routing it through a chorus pedal which not only made it work for the Strat, but now added chorus. If I wanted to travel with it, I'd simply take my Les Paul which the Vox has no problems plugging into. I think it's priced a bit high, but no too bad (apparently; I bought one!) That you can route MP3 and other sources through it is a real bonus when I'm trying to learn some new licks.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

mini amp that rocks

By The Varment

from Fall City, Wa

Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

Wow! this little amp really really kick's ass. Turn the gain down and it is clear and clean. turn the gain up to get down and dirty. Turn the gain all the way up and you have great sustain, And I only have a $20 set of head phones. Playing this mini amp on my GIBSON studio.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS THING IS UNDER PRICED VERY NICE

By FLASH

from KY

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

      VERY WELL WORTH THE MONEY AND THEN SOME

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent practice amp.

      By Punx93-WvOIZ

      from Bloomingburg, Ohio

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      Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

      This is a very versatile amp that can go from sweet cleans to insane ditortion. I play stuff like Green Day, paramore and the offspring; when I use it with my strat, I get that perfect tone with some adjustment of the gain and tone. I like that it uses AAA's and not 9 volts (more convenient, cheaper)I love this and I would definately recommend it.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Cheap toy

      By pec7791

      from New York City

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      Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

      I bought this because I wanted a quick little practice amp and was really unhappy with it. The distortion tone is awfull; no tonal harmonics at all and there is no clean tone, just a constant rasp. I gave it away and bought a Pocket Rockit S1 which sounds 100x better and it icludes headphones and has a nifty rotating input plug. The Vox is not worth the money. Its just a fad toy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This gem rocks!

      By Bayou_Louisiana

      from Deep Dirty South Louisiana

      Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

      With summer around the corner I purchased this to sit out at the pool and practice without bothering anyone. WOW! This cranks and the sound is good. You have to turn some gain on to hear it if you are trying to play clean but it still sounds good.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bad @$$ little toy

      By Marrs

      from japan

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      Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

      Just yesterday, my wife was complaining about being woken up by my fender 212 combo, so in finding a solution to this I came across the vox headphone amp series. These are awesome little pez despensers of tone. I bought the classic rock today and I'm very impressed. I get a Tool like sound using an Ibanez SZ520 and a set of Audio Technicia studio headphones. If you have ever been told "turn it down" seriously throw out the $40 for one of these

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      sweet

      By girlsrocktoo

      from WV

      Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

      This thing rocks! I was really surprised at how much tone I got out of this thing. And for the price, you can't beat it.

       
      5.0

      Great Device!

      By Beast

      from Nashville

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vox amPlug Metal Guitar Headphone Amp:

        Perfect practice amp if you live in an apartment, dorm, or have family that you want to bother. Classic rock version sounds great. Just wish that it was a bit louder. These ears are old.

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