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Vox MINI3 3-Watt Guitar Combo Amplifier

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  • Eleven on-the-money amp models, covering a broad range of authentic tones
  • A new non-distorting clean model - ideal for acoustic-electric instruments and keyboards
  • A broad palate of effects including compressor, chorus, flanger, tremolo; plus reverbs and delays
  • Built-in tuner - never play out of tune!
  • Dedicated mic input with separate volume and reverb/delay controls - ideal for vocals

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003X0IYES
  • Item model number: MINI3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,992 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2010

Product Description

VOX--Amplification Ltd.
MINI3 Modeling Guitar Amplifier

The new MINI3 is the ultimate portable modeling amp; agile and versatile with features that make it the perfect fit for every musician.

VOX MINI3 Modeling Guitar Amplifier
Ideal for acoustic-electric instruments and keyboards. View larger

VOX MINI3 Modeling Guitar Amplifier
Ultra compact--ideal for outdoor use and street performances. View larger

The MINI3 Modeling Guitar Amplifier offers everything a guitarist needs: a wide range of authentic sounds; great effects; a convenient, compact size; AC or battery powered portability; along with the great design that you've come to expect from VOX. Drawing on VOX's superior modeling technology, the MINI3 provides a total of eleven amp models, ranging from a powerful high-gain sound to a sparkling clean sound. Also included is a new clean, non-distorting setting that supports a direct line connection from a keyboard or other source. A full complement of effects is also provided, as well as a built-in tuner. In addition, the MINI3 provides a versatile array of connections. You'll find a dedicated mic input, plus an AUX input ideal for connecting an MP3 player, making the MINI3 the perfect unit for street performances.

Superior Modeling Technology

From the versatile JamVOX to the acclaimed Valve Reactor and Valvetronix series amplifiers, VOX has earned a reputation for premium modeling technology. The MINI3 is no exception, delivering 11 accurate and authentic amp models covering a broad range of styles and playing techniques. Starting with the coveted VOX British tone, the MINI3 also offers the sounds of classic historic amps, today's intense hi-gain amps, and hard-to-obtain rare "boutique" amplifiers.

Clean Model Accommodates Nearly any Instrument

A pure, non-distorting clean model is included in the eleven amp types. This allows nearly any acoustic instrument fitted with a pickup or an acoustic-electric guitar to be connected to the MINI3, providing a rich and satisfying tone without losing any of your instrument's acoustic resonances or nuances. This setting is also ideal for use with a keyboard or workstation, allowing the MINI3 to function as a portable PA system as well as a guitar amp.

VOX MINI3 Modeling Guitar Amplifier
Dedicated knobs integrate effect selection and parameter adjustment. View larger
Easy-to-Operate Effects

The MINI3 provides both effects and reverb/delay for putting the final touches on your sound. The effects section offers a compressor, chorus, flanger, and tremolo. Two reverbs and two delays are also available. Each effect is easily editable for creating your own signature sound.

Dedicated knobs integrate effect selection and parameter adjustment, ensuring intuitive control--even for a beginner. Tap tempo control makes setting the delay time to match the music a snap.

Ultra-Portable Freedom and Mobility

As its name suggests, the MINI3 is ultra-compact. Your MINI3 includes a convenient, detachable shoulder-type carry strap for transporting your MINI3 with ease. It weighs a mere 3.5 kg, so you won't get tired of carrying it around. In addition from getting from point A to point B, the MINI3 can be played at any point along the way. Six AA alkaline batteries can provide up to 30 hours of on-the-go power--ideal for outdoor use and street performances. An AC adaptor is included for playing while connected to an outlet.

Versatile Connections to Serve the Singer/Performer

In addition to the main guitar input, the MINI3 provides a separate mic input, complete with its own volume knob and control of the reverb/delay amount. This dynamic addition offers you detailed control of your overall sound. Plus, we have also included a convenient AUX input jack for connecting an MP3 player or other audio source. Jam along to your favorite tunes, practice those tricky licks, or play along with pre-recorded backing tracks for a full-fledged performance--all by yourself.

Traditional VOX Design

Sound quality goes without saying, but VOX's inimitable sense of design is another real attraction of this amp. The MINI3 carries on VOX trademarks such as diamond grill cloth and textured vinyl cladding, making it a tasteful addition to any room. In addition to VOX's proven and popular black, the MINI3 is also available in a vintage-vibe ivory, British racing green and Classic VOX black and tan.



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This little amp has a lot of value for money going for it.
George
It has a good sound for such a small amp, and the effects really give you a lot of options.
Scottie
Portable, small enough to take places larger amps can't go.
Kelley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By theRangel on March 12, 2012
This review is in two parts: Sound and Construction.

Sound: the Mini3 sounds great. It sounds great plugged in and it sounds great on six dinky batteries. The amp models are very impressive. You suddenly don't feel like you're playing out of a cheap little amp. There are a few effects as well but I tend to play clean so only have messed with echo and a bit of reverb and those are very nice. It says its a 5" speaker but this amp really pushes a lot of air. A nice practice amp and remarkable for the money.

Construction: I carried it to various classes and workshops two to three times per week so it has seen it all: getting dropped, kicked and bounced around. The strap buttons on the side pulled out of the case at three months of really working it. This revealed the particle frame. I simply drilled another hole and bolted the strap buttons and kept rocking. Now its starting to peel a bit. Its not as sturdy as a flight case. Ha.

Tiny Knobs. I love the models and have memorized most of the controls so I can just lean over and adjust them at a moment's notice. But if something goes awry I'm a mess for a bit. That stuff is really crammed together. I'm in my 40s so I no longer have eagle vision so its a pain. Not sure if there is a solution. Vox is giving you too much good stuff but it can be difficult to figure out sometimes while performing with it. I started to tape my favorite configurations on the top so I could dial them in quickly.

The little "wall wart" AC adapter looks ridiculous. It has this thin cable that is thinner than a phone cable. Other students in various classes have missed it and gotten tangled. Sometimes I just use batteries and sometimes i use a thicker extension cord to plug the wall wart into so its more obvious.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By SeBo on September 28, 2011
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With all the new mini/micro-amps hitting the market over the past 4 years I've tried many of them. Some of my favorites have been the Roland MICRO-CUBE, Danelectro Honeytone, Vox AC4TV (All-tube with either 8" or 10" Celestion speakers), Fender Super Champ XD (which is really a 15-watt dual tube amp but is small and cheaply priced), and now lastly the VOX Mini-3. While this amplifier compared to the Roland Micro-Cube more than any of the other above amps. It does have a few extra options like a microphone plug, controls, and longer battery life (30hrs). Of all the listed amps above, my favorite is the Fender Super Champ XD. But the Fender is larger than the Vox AC4TV which is larger than the Vox Mini-3 and both are not as convenient to just throw into a car and go anywhere and play without need for external power sources. The Vox Mini-3 has some great effects too! I had to sell my Vox AC4TV to get this amp (because I just have to many mini-amps laying around the house). I'm very pleased with my decision to purchase the Vox Mini-3, while my favorite part of the VOX AC4TV was its 3 power levels (1/4wt, 1wt, 4watts), all tube, & Celestion speaker... it just didn't give me the convenience of being able to roll out quickly with a portable amp and being able to play anywhere without needing external power sources or foot-pedal effects. The VOX Mini-3 sounds pretty great to, but not as good as a full tube mini-amp.. like the Fender Super Champ XD or the VOX AC4TV. But the portability, conveniences, & Mini-3 pricing ($87) just cannot be beat. It's now my most favorite mini-amp. So for me this amp will be with me for a long, long, time and if lost, broken, or stolen, I would replace it immediately..
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Silicon Valley Tom on June 20, 2011
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The VOX mini 3 amplifier does everything I want. With the Gain and Master controls at 1/3 maximum, I have all the volume I need in a 15' X 20' room. If I crank it up it hurts my ears! The microphone input jack works well with my dynamic microphone, and you can get a good balance with the Trim control, so the mic can be louder or softer than the instrument. The Aux In works well with my portable CD player, to play backing tracks while I play over it. The Amplifier Modeling gives you a good selection of choices to meet your needs, and the effects are adequate for most needs. This is a good amp for primary practice or having fun with friends and I am glad that I purchased it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Skidtz on August 27, 2011
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This is my first amplifier, so my experience is not particularly broad, but I can say I am extremely pleased with the Vox Mini3. I use it with a solid-body ukulele, sure dynamic microphone, and whoever else's instrument needs to plug in. The effects are great, volume is great, and the ability to run vocals and instrument simultaneously is exactly what I needed.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John E. Wymore on February 13, 2011
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The 3W Mini 3 has more output than my 15 W Kustom, and the Mini can be powered by 6 AA batteries for complete portability.
The affects are fairly good. I think in this price range I would have expected very meager modeling and affects; but no, they make significant differences in the sound produced.
By the way, we play an electric/acoustic bass on it at times. NO trouble at all with the low E string. For informal jam and small room work, this amp is really a dream come cheap.
Compare it online with the Orange Crush for a bit less money, for example, and you'll see there's a major difference between the two.
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