Vox Mini3

Vox Mini3

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Mini3, Portable Guitar Amp from Vox in the Mini series.

9 user reviews

Vox Mini3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Vox
  • Model: Mini3
  • Series: Mini
  • Category: Portable Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 10/10/2011

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Vox Mini3 user reviews

Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 9 reviews )
 1 user review11 %
 6 reviews67 %
 2 reviews22 %

regge's review" Very, very good apartment amp"

Vox Mini3
3W modeling amp with several effects included.

Guitar input, one microphone input, aux input and one headphone output.

Use 9/10
Very simple configuration, the user's manual is okay, very good sounds (especially clean).

Sound 8/10
It's more than enough to practice anything in an apartment. Personally, I prefer the clean sounds, but the modelings also allow you to get nice distortions.

I use it with a Gibson Les Paul with P90, as well as a semi-hollow body Aria.

Very handy: A neutral Line input allows you to use it with a multi-effects while using the amp emulations.

It can be powered with six AA batteries (but I haven't tested it). Not bulky at all.

Overall opinion 9/10
I've been using this amp for nearly two years, it's excellent for use in an apartment.
I've had a Blackstar ht-1R for a couple of days and, unfortunately, I prefer it to the Vox mini 3 by far...

Very good value for money, I would surely buy it again.

l0k1's review"It does what it should"

Vox Mini3
Features 7/10
Type: Modeling pedal disguised as an amp with a small and well-chosen speaker.
Power: Low volume but big sound
Connections: IN + Aux (mic/switchable loop)
Controls and effects:
Different mixes of well-chosen well-known amps + cabinets.
Classic Rev/Dely/Mod/Comp effects.
Despite being small, the PA stage includes something to adjust the volume and tone.

Use 8/10
It's easy to dial in because it resembles a real full-fledged combo.
The manual is short but comprehensive enough.
It sounds fine almost all the time (if you bear in mind that it's an
amp that could be too much for a sleeping car but wouldn't be heard next to an accordion and
a percussion set made of cardboard), but it's not bad at all to rehearse when traveling or in your room :-)

Sound 7/10
I have tested it with all my guitars and basses including the
direct loop (with TC-ditto-looper or ZoomG1Xon-loop)

I like it, it does the job, the sound is never lousy and
it's sometimes very good (despite the size of the speaker).

Overall opinion 7/10
Two years of use.
I love its quality+volume/size+weight ratio, it's very good for my back and neighbors.
To play in a home studio I prefer the Blackstar-ID-TVP-15 but
the latter is six times as heavy and isn't carry-on sized :D)

guillermo.nounours's review"Great for home use"

Vox Mini3
Features 7/10
It's a small, 3-watt, solid-state amp full of digital effects for home use.
It can be battery or mains powered, you can connect an MP3 player to it, as well as headphones...

Use 8/10
Hyper simple dialing, everything is written on the buttons, you turn, adjust and listen.
You can play anything with it, except maybe a very clean sound, although that depends on the guitar and, especially, the pickups.

Sound 8/10
It's great in terms of sound, that's why I chose it over competitor products, the realism of its sounds.
Whatever the guitar I use (Gibson SG standard, Ibanez with EMG 81/60 and Fender Blacktop Telecaster), I can easily get the sounds I want and you can tell the difference according to the pickups (I love the metal sound I get with the EMGs).

Overall opinion 8/10
I've been using it for almost two years. It's ideal to play at home, to give or take lessons, it's a true mobile amp.
Before buying it, I tested the Roland microcube, but I preferred the vox due to the realism of the sounds.
The only negative point may be the fact of not having a true clean sound, without crunch, at high volumes.
Small, mobile, full of different sounds, I would buy it again without any problems.

zejoe's review"Limited to mobile applications"

Vox Mini3
Features 7/10
Only 1 button for all effects (except delay/reverb). So you won't be able to have compression+flanger at the same time, for example. you'll have to choose between them.

Use 6/10
It's easy to dial in.. But it's hard to make precise settings of the effects or the reverb. You can adjust them with the "tap" button, but it remains imprecise.

Sound 5/10
I have mixed opinions regarding the sound. It's quite all right for this type of amp, but it's all relative. In absolute terms, it lacks elegance, it's very, very solid-state, it even sounds "boxy" at times, especially at low volumes. Speaking of which, I think it delivers a powerful sound for a 3-watt amp, you shouldn't be disappointed in this regard.
The independent mic input (with reverb) is quite all right. It's nice to be able to sing and play at the same time.
The amp's main strength is that the choice of sounds is very wide. Each of the 11 amps is very particular.
Do note that it's a bit noisy.

Overall opinion 6/10
It's really hard to have a strong opinion about it. You can't expect a product like this to have an awesome sound. I'd say this is an excellent mobile amp. It has everything you need for such applications, it's even hard to find anything more comprehensive: Sounds, effects, mic input.
On the other hand, for a fixed installation it's quite limited. You can easily find something better and cheaper.

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