Reviews and Problems with Vox MINI3 Modelling Guitar Amplifier
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Great Little Amp with Phony Advertising
1 December 2011
Summary: I'll start with the bad news first. The title of the listing on Amazon is "Vox MINI3 4-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier". To me this says the amplifier has 4 watts of power into an 8 inch speaker. WRONG!!! It is a 3 watt amplifier into a 5 inch speaker. This could not have been an accident.
Summary: I'm pleased with the performance of this little amp-has enough kick to get a full sound. I use it in both plug-in and battery mode. Does anyone know about using (6) 1.2 volt AA rechargeables in it? Don't know it that's enough voltage to push it. Regular AAs are 1.5 volts.
Summary: With all the new mini/micro-amps hitting the market over the past 4 years I've tried many of them. Some of my favorites have been the Roland MICRO-CUBE, Danelectro Honeytone, Vox AC4TV (All-tube with either 8" or 10" Celestion speakers), Fender Super Champ XD (which is really a 15-watt dual tube amp...
Summary: This is my first amplifier, so my experience is not particularly broad, but I can say I am extremely pleased with the Vox Mini3. I use it with a solid-body ukulele, sure dynamic microphone, and whoever else's instrument needs to plug in.
Summary: It really puts out an impressive array of sounds at a good volume. It will never be a 60W combo amp or anything other than a battery powered mini, but the effects are sharp, and it is very responsive to my Strat.
Summary: The Vox Mini 3 is truly the best battery powered amp I've tried--it's far superior to 5 others that I own. The speaker is high quality stuff--I think it's a Celestion custom made for Vox. The cabinet is constructed very well with a bass port tuned to the speaker to deliver good low end response.
Summary: The 3W Mini 3 has more output than my 15 W Kustom, and the Mini can be powered by 6 AA batteries for complete portability. The affects are fairly good. I think in this price range I would have expected very meager modeling and affects; but no, they make significant differences in the sound produced.
Summary: absolutely worth the money, i just bought one (not from this seller) and it is fantastic. The effects are so much fun and give a really good sound, it also works perfectly with a guitar and a mic going through it. The individual effects control on the mic channel is a great bonus to.
Summary: It's the best I could find that will run on batteries as well as being compact, with plenty of effects and enough inputs. You've got the guitar input with all the effects on it, and two separate inputs in the back, one to use with a music player so you can play to your own backing tracks and the...