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Is the VOXAmplug for bass any good?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Funk$tar, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Funk$tar

    Funk$tar Guest

    Jun 8, 2013
    I am really interested in buying a small sturdy bass amp that can plug right into my bass guitar but I've heard some reviews about the vox amplug and they are definately mixed! People say its a good buy and others say its a waster of money, is it? And if so is there any other device like it but better though?
  2. anton72

    anton72 Supporting Member

    I've got one and it has worked right for a year or two but then the gain control started to fail. It's very handy for home practice but a bit noisy, which however can be helped with rolling tone knob to 4-5 position when the hiss becomes less noticeable. Good for what it costs really.
  3. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    I got one free when I bought a bass, I like it, great for practice, you can practice practically everywhere :), Good headphones will make a huge difference.
  4. mog416


    Dec 20, 2012
    I've had one for a couple of years. I like it a lot for learning new songs. I now mostly use my iPhone with jamup for better quality but it's not as quick and easy as the vox.
  5. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    I am not sure on the price of the VOX, but there is the Pandora Mini which is also great for portability and rehearsing.
  6. Woodstockz


    Sep 23, 2011
    San Diego, Ca
    Vox is about half the price of the Pandora, but the Pandora has a lot of features. Each has it's own niche.
  7. David Hayes

    David Hayes Guest

    I have one. I like it ok.
  8. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    It barely sounds OK, but it sounds OK, is cheap, and fits in their accessory compartment of any of my bass cases, along with a pair of ear buds and a patch cable for a phone. When I'm travelling without any other gear I bring that "rig" along and rent/borrow a bass if the opportunity presents itself. A really good investment IMHO.
  9. David Hayes

    David Hayes Guest

    The guitar ones sound better than the bass one.
  10. Martin89


    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    I'd probably just spend the extra money and get a Zoom MS-60B, pretty sure you can run your headphones out of it, and it's useable for a lot of stuff, including on your board/tuner when you're not playing in your bedroom. I use my Zoom B3 that way and it's the best thing I've ever used to practice with headphones.
  11. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011

    I also use the B3 for headphone practice.