Peavey AmpKit LiNK Reviews
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from Columbus, OH
February 24, 2011Music Background:
Rock and Roll guitar player
Amazing little dude!I can't believe how technology has changed. OK, so maybe I'm a 40 year old ex touring semi rock star who almost made it, but this little thing kicks my butt. No, I'm not using it on a tour bus. No, I'm not using it backstage before the enormodome gig. But, it's awesome to be able to play a great sounding rig with headphones without waking up the wife and kids!! Thank you Peavey, you've done it again.
Rick Mendyka Sr
from Gillette, Wyoming
December 12, 2011Music Background:
Former Professional Musician. Live Sound, and Recording Engineer
Impressive AmpKit LINKI bought the AmpKit LINK and once you get past the crummy plastic shell it's made of, it's pretty impressive. The quarter-inch guitar jack clamps right on to your guitar cable nicely. Although I tried the Peavey recommended iPad app, I found that the comparably priced (free) app Fender Amplitube sounds better to me, but I like the Fender amp sound personally. Keep in mind you need to pay for other ams and effect pedals other than the free one that comes with the Peavey recommended App, as well as the free Fender App. AmpKit LINK does what it is supposed to do and is the ultimate in portability. If you want a lightweight way to practice by yourself or to interface with Garage Band on the iPad, this is an incredibly inexpensive way to do it!
from Kissimmee, FL
February 2, 2013Music Background:
Guitar and Bass Player.
Great price.......Good sounds!Can't think of any guitar effects that you can buy for 14 bucks!!!
Ok........of course......it's not the Rolands, or the Pro Co's, or the Ibanez's, or any of those great sounding effects out there, but it's meant to be for private (not to disturb neighbors) practice in the weee hours of the night if you wish. I like it a lot!!! The built in amplifiers are nice and the effects are very decent.
Good job Peavey!
from central florida uas
March 5, 2011Music Background:
Ampkit LinkI bought this the other day so that I could carry one less bag to work - I practice at lunch. It does exactly what it is supposed to. Works well with amplitube, and ampkit, and probably others. It basically turns your iphone or Ipod in my case into the best headphone amp you can buy. The construction quality seems fine on mine. I do get an occasional pop sound or crack sound when I move the ampkit but I leave it on the chair when practicing so its not often. As far as durability goes I am very careful when I plug in or disconnect. I would not want to drop it on a tile floor. That being said I would not want to drop any of my musical equipment on a tile floor. I love mine and will buy another if this one happens to break. Stellar service from Sweetwater once again! They are the most customer service oriented company I have bought anything from.
from Kingston, Jamaica
December 22, 2010Music Background:
Pro Musician, Recording Artiste, Recording Engineer
Nice audio interface for iphoneI did alot of research on the iRig and the Ampkit Link and i found that the Ampkit would serve my needs best. The Ampkit Link is a power device so the drain on your iphone battery is minimal. To get hours and hours of play i turn airplane mode on. if you turn the volume of the iphone all the way up you will hear very noticeable white noise. It works best it you turn the volume half to 3/4 and boost the volume in the Ampkit software instead. I play my bass guitar Fender Precision (EMG PX pickups) though the Ampkit and it sound quite nice. I wouldn't say it can replace a real Bass amp but it's a substitute for practice on the go. This is definitely what I will be using on tour to warmup before show and general practice in the hotel room. So I recommend checking out this product it very well designed.
from Ann Arbor, MI
April 28, 2011Music Background:
Nice - SometimesThis is a neat idea that seems poorly executed. First off, the construction is not as solid as I'd have hoped, and it's constructed of fairly cheap plastic. But the really bad thing about this is the noise. Not only are there occasional clicks and pops, which are easily dealt with, but on more than one occasion I've gotten significant radio interference, rendering the device completely unusable. It is situational (i.e., it happens repeatedly, but only in certain locations), but since I use this for traveling, I never know when it will work and when it won't.
I will say that when it works, it's a pretty awesome little gadget.