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Vox amPlug Headphone Guitar Amp - Lead Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • from June 20, 2013Music Background:
    lead guitarist.


    In short: its a really awesome analog amplifier. For 50$ not getting one is just stupid.
    Details: this is a great amp head in its own right and sounds better than allot of full tube heads I heard and better than all of the digital stuff by a good margin.
    Gain 1. Goes clean just like a tube head especially if you roll back volume on guitar. Picking hard creates smooth breakup into crunchiness.
    Gain3. Crunchy. Think AC/DC highway to hell.
    Gain 6. Distorted. Good for hard rock rythm chops.
    Gain 10. Face melter. Thick. Fluid. With tons of sustain but clean and clear not fuzzy or mushy. Think van halen/malmsteen/iron maiden/megadeath guitar solos.
    By using the am Amplug cab you can hook up pre gain stage effects like compressors. Wah pedal etc. By using aux cable and a small to big converter u can hookup the output to reverb/delay/chorus and then iether to headphones or any speaker/aux.

  • from Gulfport, MS. USA July 13, 2011Music Background:
    30 years pro/semi pro

    Amazing Tone!!

    I bought this Vox Lead Head with the little Vox 3" speaker cab as a novelty. I thought it would be some fun. What I found out is that the little Vox Lead Head sounds absolutely amazing as a front end to a simple clean channel tube amp. I play it through my Epi Valve Jr. and a 1 x12 cab, and this thing has all kinds of killer tones. The only problem is that it takes getting used to spining the knobs upside down since the unit plugs straight into the jack.

    Overall though this thing really has some super raunchy but precise and articulate tones. I highly recommend it!

  • from Magnolia, Texas USA May 30, 2011Music Background:

    Awesome little amp

    I wasn't sure what I was going to get when I bought it on-line, but this littel amp is cool. When I want to plug in without annoying the rest of the household, this thing is it. I like the delay enough, but you are not able to control the time on it. Overall I would recommend this for those times late at night or (if you are like me) play in the hotel room.

  • from paulding,ohio October 23, 2010Music Background:
    guitar player 30 yrs


    uh,first of all this thing is way too cool for $50.with a good pair of headphones this little guy rocks.very easy to use and the controls offer a pretty good range of overdrive/distortion sounds.not too much in clean tones but roll back your guitar volume and it cleans up some.the delay is not adjustable but sounds cool for some gonzo leads,absolutely humongous sound for the price.i tried it through a good set of computer speakers w/sub and was blown away,you can't beat this for a headphone amp.i bet you could use this live in case of an amp failure, if you had the right adapters.seriously....great product

  • from B.F., Egypt usa April 10, 2009Music Background:

    you need the lead

    this thing sounds amazing. a tube amp in your case/bag.
    turn the gain down all the way,mid to mid,and max out the volume for a creamy clean,max out everything for heavy crunch.and of course everything in between.the delay adds a nice mild flavor you can turn on and off with a switch.just don't expect to be able to tweak the effect.the whole thing is made of plastic and seems kinda fragile.i could see the jack snapping off, but i am pretty rough with my stuff.would be cool if it was like a v.w. key...switch jack amp...fits perfect on fenders,but for every other guitar run your headphone cable/ instrument cable with connector to headphone from radio shack($4.oo) out and under the strap where it meets the guitar then put the cable through a back belt loop of your pants then on to wherever(p.a.,stereo,car...) to keep things out of your way and your amplug pretty secure, just try to remember not to set your guitar down with it still plugged in. bottom line out of all the headphone amps(and some real amps)this little vox should be in your tool box. for 50 bucks you'd be stupid not to buy this. think of it as a backup amp that goes everywhere,just treat it with respect.

  • from Vancouver, WA USA February 4, 2009Music Background:
    Hobbyist/Student: Guitar, Piano, Violin

    Vox Lead Amplug

    Nearly the best accessory I've bought for my guitar. The sound it gives is amazing! The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I don't like it as much as my Vox Wah-Wah. It simulates the tube amp-style rather well and the digital distortion and overdrive is superb for a portable product. If you're looking for a portable system to play your guitar on this is a choice you can't go wrong with.

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