Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp
- Available in three styles: VOX AC30, Classic Rock, and Metal.
- AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player.
- 100% analog circuit faithfully simulates the response of the original amps.
- AC30 emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30.
- Classic Rock gives you the great high-gain sound of a UK-made 100W amp.
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Size: AC 30
From the Manufacturer
VOX amPlug Acoustic
Guitar Headphone Amplifier
Need a few minutes alone with your tone? Your amPlug is ready. Up all night working on ideas? Killing time on the tour bus? amPlug is there. Want to polish your solo before that big gig? Don't wanna hear the other kids in Study Hall? amPlug is your answer.
All-new analog modeling techniques endow amPlug with no-sacrifice sound satisfaction. The amPlug Acoustic is able to create two distinct acoustic guitar simulations, selected using the Fat/Bright switch. A blend knob adds the original electric guitar signal to the acoustic simulations for an enhanced, rich tone
amPlug Acoustic Features
- Enjoy acoustic guitar tones from your electric guitar
- Fat / Bright switch offers two definitive acoustic simulations - nylon & steel string
- Blend knob mixes the acoustic simulation with the original electric guitar signal
- Battery power provides complete tone-to-go mobility wherever life takes you
- Stereo 1/8" input allows jamming along to your favorite MP3, CD or iPod tunes
VOX amPlug Acoustic
Vox amPlug headphone guitar amplifiers will engulf you in serious, spot-on sound. Plug one directly into your guitar, slap on some headphones and you're ready to rock- anytime, anyplace. An Aux input lets you jam along to your favorite CDs or MP3s. The amPlug Acoustic features two acoustic guitar simulations.
amPlug Classic Rock
Top Customer Reviews
My gear lust got the best of me, so the next day when I happened to be in Best Buy, I checked with their new music department (!) and there it was, they had several of them. I purchased it on the spot and couldn't wait to get home and tear the wrapper open.
There are almost no instructions included, except to tell you the obvious not to break it. I was a bit worried that it would not fit into the jack cavity on my two Stratocaster's, but it does quite nicely, so obviously that was part of Vox's design criteria.
All the Amplug effect plugs were made to be plug and play as simple as possible. All you need is a set of headphones, and your guitar to be ready to go. The body features a very bright red LED indicator for on/off status, and three tiny embedded pots labeled: gain, tone and volume. That's it!
The most obvious difference between this and any other distortion/amp modeling effects I've tried, is that the Amplug is completely modeled with analog circuitry. There is nothing digital involved. The benefit is like night and day. The unit totally reacts to your playing, and your guitars pick up and volume settings. When you push it hard, it sags a little bit, and pushes back at you like a real amp and does - NOT like a digital model.Read more ›
The only initial negative is that the construction is flimsier than it looks. The battery door barely stays on, and the gain, tone and volume "wheels" are hard to see and access.
Aside from that, I highly recommend it.
Finally got home, installed the batteries, plugged it in and nothing... The batteries include with any of these devices are usually ready for the recycle bin straight out of the package. New batteries and WOW! I've heard AC30's before and this little device actually sounds like one. I was very surprised at the dynamics and the openness of the sound. It has three wheel controls: volume, gain, and tone. Turn up the gain and you get a nice Brian May-type overdrive. Dial the gain down, turn up the tone and volume and it's very Beatles mid 60's clean. I was very surprised at the lack of compression. I've heard the other two versions of the Amplug(classic rock and metal) and didn't like them because of that "over-compressed" sound. To me, they were fine if you really like the distortion factor but with this AC30 version, you can take it from clean with nice high-end boost to a useable overdrive i.e. SRV, without the coloration of the guitar's true tone.Read more ›
Tone: I honestly enjoy the tone from this little headphone amp more than some of those 20 watt combos I have tried out. I have a Jazz bass with passive pickups, and this headphone accurate amplifies that Fender tone with just the amount of "Coloration". My only complain is that in standard mode the volume ius just not as loud as I would have liked. Its totally usable, but if you want it blaring loud it just doesn't get there. Not with passive pickups. More on that later...
Controls: Gain, Tone, and Volume. Simple as that. I like the seperate gain knob. Seems out of place on a bass amplifier but its nice to play the gain and the master volume off of each other for the right amount of gain / attack / volume. The tone knob offers a drastic range but to me the sweet spot is right in the middle, and the upper and lower ends of the spectrum sound strange muted or plucky.
FX: The switch has 3 settings, "Standby" (which is off), then "On" for standard mode, and then "FX" mode. Here you have gain boost and some light / moderate compression. You get far more volume from the unit in this mode, but have to dial back the gain to get a normal clean bass tone that seems usable to me. I have found I like the standard mode for normal solo playing /practicing as the tone has a nice balance of warm / punchiness. Then when I plus in my mp3 player to jam or I'm in a noisy environment I use the FX mode for the boosted sound.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this quite a while ago and am happy that it still works great after almost daily use. Even with the volume all the way up to 10 the signal is very weak though. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Beavis
It's cheap, so it should be no surprise it sounds that way. By cheap, I must say that it cost me more than I thought I would pay, there are cheaper versions of this. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Chris FD
I've been having lots of fun with this thing. It's got a nice gritty tone, works well with Drop D tuning.Published 16 days ago by Dylan Thomas
What a great little product you can use your guitar anywhere for practice and I love that you can plug an mp3 player or iPod to the unitPublished 20 days ago by spirdo
Overall a great product, though it would be more convenient if the plugs were centered so it didn't rotate around so much.Published 26 days ago by Alexander Hunt
Works good when your on the go, ok for practice, battery life is good !!!!!!!Published 27 days ago by thomas
The controls are a little sensitive but for the money it's a great product.Published 1 month ago by cliff23232