Vox amPlug (Bass)Item ID: amPlugBass
Compact Headphone Bass Guitar Amplifier with Compression/Boost Effect, 15-hour Battery Life, and Auxiliary In Jack for Music Players
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Put Classic Bass Amp Tone in Your Headphones!The Vox amPlug Bass headphone guitar amplifier plugs straight into your bass's output jack! You get the unmistakable vibe of a classic Vox AC100 amp from the amPlug Bass - just plug in and hear a rich, classic-sounding bass amp in your headphones. This unit's onboard compression/boost effect lets you add thickness and overdrive to its already hefty amp tones while giving you the portability and convenience to take it anywhere. Now you can enjoy incredible bass tone wherever you want with the amPlug Bass headphone amp!
Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Bass Amplifier at a Glance:
Amazing tone in a tiny package
Modeled on VOX's classic AC100 bass amp, The "Bass" amPlug expands its potential with a full-range tone that supports today's bass sounds. A compressor/boost effect provides not just compression but also a thick overdrive sound, giving you the perfect tones for performing in any style. Careful attention has been paid to the sound quality, and a high-quality FET buffer circuit has been used to obtain even greater dynamic range.
Analog circuitry, tube tone
amPlug simulates the circuitry of a vacuum tube amp completely in analog. The result is superior headphone amp tone for players who are particular about their sound. Vox was sure to take great care with amPlug's gain circuitry. The "Bass" amPlug gives you full-range tone and a built-in compressor/boost effect plus a FET buffer circuit. Based on U.S.-made boutique amps, the "Lead" amPlug includes a spacious digital delay effect for full-sounding leads. The "AC30" amPlug uses two natural-sounding gain stages to reproduce the distinctive AC30 tone. The "Classic Rock" model ampPlug uses four classical gain circuits to deliver that great sound. The "Metal" amPlug uses two stages of ultra-high gain plus a mid-cut circuit, giving you modern metal high-gain sound anywhere and anytime. 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.
Get great tone anywhere
With up to fifteen hours of battery life, it's easy to take amPlug anywhere. In addition to being an ideal home practice tool, the amPlug provides 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 - it also features an auxiliary input jack so you can jam along with your CD/MP3 player.
Vox amPlug Bass Headphone Bass Amplifier Features:
The Vox amPlug Bass puts full-sounding, distinctive bass amp right in your headphones!
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
Best portable practice amp
by Danny from San FranciscoGreat tone. Easy plug in and play set up.
May 4, 2012
Music Background: Pro Bassist 30 years experience
If you are a bassist that needs a quick easy way to wood shed, and learn material, this is your ticket. I plug the aux directly to my mp3 player, or c... read more [+]omputer and the sound is clear, with great fidelity.
VOX does a great job giving your bass a tone equivalent to plugging into your amplifier. I've used all the portable practice devices for Bass, and this is definitely by far the best I've ever heard. close [-]
Review Vox Amplug Bass
by Peter from CaliforniaI pre-ordered the Vox amplug bass from Sweetwater and received one of the first units imported into the USA. The wait was worth it. This gadget albeit somewhat delicate in appearance is well worth the... read more [+] price, just treat it gently.
January 6, 2009
Music Background: Producer/session player
As for operation, the device is quite simple, along the bottom edge are the gain and volume wheels separated by a tone wheel in the centre. These three dials along with a compressor/boost switch control the vital sound signature. In keeping with the classic motif of the original Ac 100 the switch lights red when switched on and stays on when the switch is moved to the compressor/boost position, off is marked as standby and the light extinguishes.
After loading the two AAA batteries that came within the amplug packaging I plugged in (mini jacks)a pair of studio headphones and inserted the device into the jack of my Rickenbacker C-64. I was blown away, my ears delighted to the sound of real valves! When tested against a Vox Ac 100 cch hooked up to a NCM Vox T-100 speaker cab and a Tone-Bone preamp; my Rics all three of them sounded fuller in the head set than the live studio setting. Naturally headphones are superior to speaker cabinets for sound capture but it is remarkable how good the tones were reproduced by something the size of my thumb. My Hofner when played through the Vox amplug bass didn't benefit nor need the compressor/boost to produce the the tones of the famous Beatle.
The Vox Amplug for bass demonstrates that Vox/Korg has the ability to recreate the tones of the Vox AC 100 valve amp in a minature package and that begs the question, when can we expect to see the recreation of the life-size Vox Ac 100 with the T-100 2x15 speaker cabinet? I hope it's soon. Until that day the rig made so famous by Paul McCartney can be heard in your earphones with this tiny gadget.
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by adam from okGood for quiet practice after getting the levels set to minimize distortion even with 250ohm beyerdynamics. I find if I just crank the amp up full across the board it produces full tone & then I have ... read more [+]my bass volume barely turned up. dialing the levels of the amp back tends to make the tone suffer. Im getting some crackle and I dont know if its the batteries going or Ive blown my headphones or whatever. I should test my headphones on another source. close [-]
May 28, 2012
Music Background: non professional
by fromThis is perfect if you need to practice and can't let your neighbors hear you. Only part I'd change is the letters describing each of the small dials are hard to see (black on black). But this is de... read more [+]finitely worth it. I'm rockin' out and nobody else hears a thing. close [-]
May 7, 2012
Vox amPlug (Bass)
by Dave from Romulus,NY USAPrice is right. Works as expected. Not robust. Aux could use some boost.
August 16, 2011
Music Background: Student, sound engineer, audio electronic tech,musician