[OLD MODEL] Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp
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- 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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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
What happened to this little Vox amPlug AC30? Did it get hit with a shrink ray? Nope. This little British spitfire is actually headphone amp that plugs straight into your guitar's output. How handy is that? All you need is a set of headphones and you're ready to jangle, rock, or whatever you do when you suddenly realize you can take great sound wherever you want to go. Want British Invasion-approved chime? It's in here. You can even plug in your MP3 or CD player and play along! Whether you're a fan of Brit-flavored tones or just love the prospect of practicing anywhere you want, you need the amPlug AC30.
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The sound quality of this little gizmo is really quite good. It's light, simple and a bargain at its price-point. I recommend this little headphone amp for practicing on the go. I would get a more well-rounded modeler for home or primary use, however. Something like a Pocket Pod or of that ilk.
I find that I quite consistently have to readjust the three radio-dial-type pots as they tend to rub against things, whether it's my body, lap or otherwise. This can get annoying. Also, the labels on the three dials are very hard to read, and because you may find that sometimes you position the body of the amplug at a different angle, it's hard to recall which is which, and thus it's another slight inconvenience. I'll probably remedy this by putting some tape over the dials after getting the tone I want. No big deal.
Summary: Highly portable, highly useful little practice amp that even comes with a 1/8th TRS input from your MP3 player so you can play to jam tracks.
The power of this tiny device (which runs on two AAA batteries) is stunning. It plugs directly into your guitar's output jack without adding any weight or significant bulk. Then, you plug a pair of halfway decent headphones into the 3.5mm jack (I use $50 Sennheisers) and jam away. The three controls are for Volume, Tone, and Gain. Somehow, they've created a fully analog sound that fits in the palm of your hand.
The first time I plugged this in, I set had all the settings on "5" (of 10) and couldn't believe how powerful it was! With the Gain on "10", you get a nice overdriven hard/classic rock sound that will suit your needs for most types of music, except perhaps Heavy Metal. The tone is great, and really responds to your picking style.
I have not tried the other plugs (Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Twin, etc.), but this one was the highest rated and I went with it based on the reviews and my love of the Vox AC30 amplifier. I can't say for certain that it sounds like an AC30, but it sounds really good. Imagine wanting play loud electric guitar in a small apartment, dorm room, or while your wife is sleeping or watching TV in another room. Knowing what I know now, I probably would've paid 80 bucks for it. For $39.99, though, it feels like an absolute steal, and it's tough to imagine a guitar player out there that shouldn't own one of these.
One thing that was never mentioned in the specifications of the unit was whether it has a 1/4" or 1/8" earphone jack. It is a standard 1/8" jack.
I also plugged this into my Fender Stratocaster and Ibanez S just to test it. It plugs right into the Strat, but as another user reviewed, it won't plug into the S-Series Ibanez.
I still rate this 5-star, but if you expect to use it with an Ibanez S-Series, beware...
Now for the warning. See the Bundle picture, it shows the Vox Lead amPlug Amp, the Vox Speaker unit and an unnamed Headset. Then in the other pictures they show each item individually?
You don't get those. At least *I* didn't get those. I got the Vox Lead amPlug, some batteries and a patch cable. After several emails and a couple of phone calls, I still haven't received the VOX Speaker box or the unnamed headsets in their so called *bundle*
When I saw the bundle image and the individual pictures of each item from the 'bundle' I figured the individual Vox Lead amPlug was $43'ish all over Amazon and other outlets so $5 more for the Vox speaker was a great deal as that item goes for $23 and the headsets are a take or leave bonus throwaway item.
Forget it. You get the Vox Lead amPlug Amp and $2 worth of 'extras' in this *bundle*
Bottom line. See the pictures? You don't get those, you get the Vox amPlug Amp. For that you may as well order just the Vox Lead amPlug. Keep that in mind if you go to order this.