Jamming late at night? Don't want to wake the neighbors? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your MP3 player without taking the time to set up your amp. You want to play guitar right now. The Vox a... Click To Read More About This Product
Jamming late at night? Don't want to wake the neighbors? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your MP3 player without taking the time to set up your amp. You want to play guitar right now. The Vox amPlug is the answer. Simply plug this palm-sized headphone guitar amp directly into your guitar, and enjoy serious guitar sound anywhere, anytime.
The amPlug Bass headphone amp is modeled on VOX's classic AC100 bass amp, and 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.
Reviewed by 15 customers
I have an old Fender p-bass lyte. The sound was always awful whenever I would turn up the volume on my amp. I could never tell if it was the amp or the bass. I had always wanted one of these headphone rigs and finally bought this one because it was the cheapest and looked the best. Let me tell you, it was not the bass. I unpackaged the product and popped in 2 AAA batteries (included). It is pretty compact, and the L shape is a lot sleeker than the mouse-shaped competitors. I hooked up the unit (mine comes out the bottom edge, not outward like some) and a good pair of headphones. The headphones hook up easy out the end; no need to flip your bass up to find where it is. There is also an AUX jack I have never used, but seems interesting. I took some time adjusting the gain, tone, and volume controls along with the ones on the bass, but was already impressed with the sound from the start. It was nice that you could just reach down and move your fingers over the bottom edge. When I was finished I had a wondeful deep bass sound that I could never get from my amp. The on switch can be pushed another notch for a distortion sound. I don't know why anyone would want that. It just sounds like an electric guitar. Pros: sound quality, easy design, cheaper than a new amp. Cons: could be a little louder, I play it as loud as it goes, fx is useless to me, price? The cons are pretty minimal. Now I play my bass a lot more again, thanks to this product.
The Vox Amplug for the electric bass has solved my problem of having to lug an amp around everywhere I need to practice. I've always been jealous of the tiny amps that guitar players are able use and travel with; plugging a bass into one of those gives pretty unsatisfactory results. Given that, I was surpised at how good the bass sounds in earphones with the amplug--a device so small, that I can actually wrap my hand around it. No, it's not as good as a full size bass amplifier, but the sound is decent. I tried plugging it into the output jacks of some other devices--various CD/mp3 players. It works, but as expected, the quality of the sound depends on the quality of the speaker on the device, and it is really easy to overdrive them. For my purposes, I didn't see the need for the compression setting. I haven't tried the input jack yet.
Bought this to simplify my home practice routine. Small enough to fit in my case, and sounds fine. Does exactly what I need it to do, which is to deliver usable tone and volume when playing along with mp3s. It would be nice if the plug folded up, but that's a tiny nit. If it had a tuner incorporated into it, it'd be PERFECT.
This product is very useful if u dont have a amplification...If you u use this product with good headphones so this time u can feel and understand Vox's properties...
This is the first headphone amp I bought so can't compare to other models out there, but one thing is a winner with me, the whole unit plugs into the instrument so nothing else to hang on you or dangle somewhere. I use it with Boss NR style headphones, and it sounds really good for something that fits in the palm of your hand. A little bit of high frequency noise if you put the volume or gain all the way up, but that is to be expected. The tone is nice, probably deeper and thicker than my bass sounds on my practice amp, so they did a good job at capturing some of that tube based amp sound. The outer plastic housing work is a bit cheesy for todays plastics technology, but it is ultra lightweight, super easy to carry in the gig bag, and works as advertised. Unless the $70 to $90 units do something amazingly better or different, this is the most cost effective solution for practicing with your headphones. And the quality of the headphones does make a big difference, you will probably overload the bass on cheap ear bud phones so upgrade on those for real lightweight portability.
I totally love this. Great sound, easy to use, simple to pack, and light weight. any where you can carry your bass you can have a great sound right there with you. Only draw back the housing seem a little thin and I'll have to see how rugged it is on the road. Love the aux in so you can play along with your songs.
I am as happy as can be with this little guy. Despite being a tiny plastic thing by image, it really does a great job. I have been using it with the Hofner Beatle Bass with flatwounds and have been very happy with the sounds I get out of this thing. You definitely want some good headphones with this guy as the typical tv/video game ones I used first couldn't handle the bass steadily enough and would cut in and out. I splurged and bought the Sony 7506 headphones and bam, this guy rocks! To the point I'm afraid I'm offending people with loudness, just to take my headphones off and be slightly numb of hearing to be told that they didn't hear anything but the strings being plucked. It has decent controls ranging from clean to slightly dirty. It fits in near any pocket of a bag and so far I've done about five hours of play time and the batteries are still good. Note: I put different batteries in it from the get-go, I don't ever trust the free batteries in things. I have heard complaints of the battery door coming off easily, though mine hasn't I feel it can, so I just put a little electrical tape on it as a precaution and don't even see it there it blends so well. I only found two cons with it. The first and obvious is that being small and of thin plastic, it probably won't hold well to abuse, if you are playing while sitting, make sure to know where it is and not move while it's plugged in and bang it on something, it may damage. The second is that at the higher levels of volume or adjustments I hear a little background static. The static goes away at about the 5 level of each dial, which is plenty of juice, as I said before at those levels my ears went a little numb. Of course, this is a $50 part and I'd imagine if I spent double that or more the static wouldn't be there at all, but I am still very happy and pleased. Fantastic tone, it with good headphones actually sounds better than my amp! I have the Acoustic B100, certainly not prime name, but the amp rocks. It's just too loud to practice with early or late and being a learner, I often don't care to advertise my learning. Speaking of, I still get a bit of fret buzz when hitting strings that I can hear, when using this guy, I don't hear anything unless the buzz is baad. I mean talk about smooth sound. If I knew then when starting and buying my first bit of gear what I know now, I would have probably passed on the amp just to have this and the phones as you can jam good and loud without roommates and the like getting mad. If you are a beginner and are just getting started, getting this and some good headphones may be the best bet for you- then save up and about the time you get good and want to show off to your friends, you'll have good money for a nice amp! I've also tried the Ac-30 for Guitar, it sounds good all and all, but this Bass one rocks!
Was about to buy an acoustic bass to practice on to keep from having to hook up to amp all the time, when I found out about this. Man, this works like a dream. I can put my lessons on my ipod and hook up to aux port and jam away without disturbing the whole house.
Just received a speedy delivery from Guitar Center of this VOX headphone amp and a new pair of Shure SRH440 headphones. THIS IS A WINNING COMBINATION! If the neighbors are complaining abour the rumbling coming from your 500 watt MarkBass, this is the solution. Incredible sound and no mucky-muck. Just plug and play.
Wonderful tone, active or passive input, even keeps my piezo-only no-pre-amp stick upright's top-end scraping torture under reasonable control. Can finally practice at work, discreetly. A real can't miss tool.