Vox amPlug Joe Satriani user reviews
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- This amplug is a little bit unusual to me. I know they meaning Vox are trying to capitalize on the Joe Satriani fans by marketing this pocket amp but to me it sounds nothing like Joe's tone. Also it doesn't fit in with the tone from the rest of the pocket amps by Vox. The other ones have a very usable and natural tone to them especially when plugged into the computer but this one seems a little on the thin side tone wise for me.
Vox amPlug Joe Satriani Headphone Guitar Amplifier Features at a Glance:
* Get the sound of Joe Satriani's custom rig (a distortion pedal through a high-gain vacuum tube amplifier, followed by a delay) in your headphones
* Plugs directly into your guitar
* AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player
* True analog circuit faithfully simulates the response of the original amp
* Up to 15 hours of battery life with supplied AAA batteries
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
EQ No EQ
No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Aux (1/8")
Outputs 1 x Headphone
No Effects Loop
Weight .09 lbs. (40g)
- Sound Quality
- Out of all the pocket amp from Vox this one is a bit of a disappointment for me. I really like the acoustic and the classic rock the best because they have really captured a solid tone, but this is very thin. Joe's tone is not thin by any stretch and for them to put this thing out with his name on it is a bit bizarre.
You probably want to use a Ibanez signature Satriani model guitar otherwise why would you buy this thing. Even coupled with a Joe signature guitar it doesn't even come close to any sound that I have heard him play. The voicing is close to his sound but the tone is lacking in depth and warmth that I find in the other pocket amps.
- Overall Opinion
- Unless your are a huge Joe fan and even if you are not this is not the best of these units. It has almost half the battery life and the tone is just sub par. At new these units come in at around $50 which is ten bucks more than most of the other pocket amps. With a higher price tag and a lot less battery life this is a must PASS for me. Pick up the Lead or the Classic rock one if you want heavy distortio. If you can't help yourself because you are such a Joe Satriani fan then this is the only person that is going to buy into this amp. I do not recommend this amp.
User reviews in other languages
- is the gain
and delay on / off
you can plug an mp3 player, ipod eg
or something other than a well Sr. ipod: an amp?
Apparently, it is copied on satchurator Vox time machine and delay of joe
- is very simple and made to play with headphones, without jack because the device plugs into the jack on the guitar
- Sound Quality
- The sound is good
but I have two major criticisms: the gain is not standard and begins about half
5 / 10!
the lead vox silent much more powerful!
the delay is quite Submitted here, so pretty
I play with the Ibanez JS1200 and yes, it was Satch sound, the sound of the album say rcent of 2000
- Overall Opinion
- I like the sound
I do not like the gain, saturation not start at the stroke of beginners knob and above the gain is not standard
I dtest background noise that is REALLY Dranga!
it's crazy that noise!
- This little amp headphones (or stereo for that matter) is obviously transistor but 100% analog guarantees the vox site (I do not know much so I do not take risks ...).
For use mainly in a register full (but I will later), there are three basic settings: Volume, Gain and tone.
There is also a delay, see below.
Note that we can, through an auxiliary input, remove the headphones any mp3, CD and so on to play along.
I asked myself some questions about a possible inability to retract the jack into the input of the guitar with me no problem, but having only taken stratocaster type or even at the table as on sg I can not vouch for all ...
Everything is powered by two AAA batteries that provide a lifetime of good but really nothing more (11 hours after Vox ...) And I advise you not to abuse, it is composed of plastic (one of my Friends quickly had poor contact with hers as well.)
Finally I say all this to be critical, but overall, if not a tank, he seems still to hold the road well!
I take off 2 points for strength and resilience over the centuries
- The configuration is very basic, with the tone, gain and volume. You can find quite easily sound nice, not amazing commme the real material Satriani course, but impressive for such a small box!
Manual? A few lines on the back of the pack, no more, and Exemptions surcoît.
Included the delay is not adjustable, it activates by pushing the selector turned up a notch and more and that's all, but it is well settled!
It's easy to get a nice sound in a register to chickenfoot saturated (normal you might say) I play in this
- Sound Quality
- amPlug mainly with Hagstrom F200P with P-90, but I also tested in an Epiphone SG base, and a Fender Start.
We play with this amPlug mainly with a thick enough vintage distortion to the grain (see "Soap on a Rope" Chickenfoot, or "Oh Yeah"): sound, if not reversing, is downright pleasant to repeat only at home with headphones without disturbing any neighbors! One can also use it to show a few riffs with buddies in a Hi-Fi with rather convincing results.
It is also possible, turning down the guitar volume to decrease the rate of gain, to get a clean sound / crunch decent, but nothing more. The amPlug is still mostly made for big sounds bold, for what he is doing really well for what it is.
Maybe it come from my guitar, but I get really good sound with my microphone acute Hagstrom: too low makes his first draft, but this is not a problem beyond the measure, since ' we can play on the tone to balance everything (I myself am a fervent sounds full of bass, and I find my account).
To summarize, in the saturated palette, inspired by the signature pedal vox Satchurator the amPlug is doing really well, making it a good tool for work and entertainment, nothing more. (But who would have asked him more?)
The delay, though regulated, is pleasant, with an equalizer specially tuned by Satriani himself assures us vox. Anyway, it is indeed really nice!
I put 8 for the lack of clean and lack of versatility, but this is not what is sought in this type of amp. I was offered this
- Overall Opinion
- amPlug to Christmas, I played very consistently since: who has ever wanted to send riff on riff with a stout disto at 2 am, with a its proper, without waking the whole household?
I could not compare with any of his fellows because I did not choose, but being released shortly after his kind, one can hope that Vox has improved the range over time!
Unless I had not offered, I'll have probably bought in fact, in my opinion a good product for the job and small plans unawares guitar without disturbing those around him.