Vox amPlug Metal
Vox amPlug Metal

amPlug Metal, Portable Guitar Amp Simulator from Vox in the amPlug series.

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iamqman 04/21/2011

Vox amPlug Metal : iamqman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Pocket Metal"

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All of these pocket amps from Vox have their specific applications and this one geared specifically towards the metal lovers. So the California metal tones are what this unit is modeled off of, which I'm guessing is Mesa Boogie. So if you hear this thing you can get that overly saturated gain structure. It has a midcut circuit that drops the midrange out for that low voicing.

It actually is amazing to me how they are able to fit something like this in the size of a watch. Vox metal will get you a good Megadeth tone or something comperable in that type of metal genre. This isn't isn't 80's glam metal tones or even hard rock tones. This is all out balls to wall metal, and you won't get that tone either.

Vox amPlug Metal Headphone Guitar Amplifier Features:

* 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 amps
* Metal delivers the explosive roar of US high-gain metal sound
* Up to 15 hours of battery life with supplied AAA batteries
* Quick and easy setup


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Speakers No Speaker
Effects No Effects
Reverb No Reverb
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
Footswitch I/O No Footswitch
No Effects Loop
Height 3.15"
Width 3.39"
Depth 1.22"
Weight .09 lbs. (40g)
Notes "Metal" - California-made High-gain Voicing


If you are going to use this version over the other Vox pocket amps then you are going to need a humbucker style guitar. It is voiced for the low end so a single coil guitar like a Fender Stratocaster isn't going to cut it in any way. Sure you can play through it and it will sound fine but I would suggest the Lead version if you are going for the single coil operation. There you will get more of a yngwie malmsteen type tone. Or even the Joe Satrinani version with be better suited for thinner guitars or single coils. Any guitar will work if you are just wanting to jam but I find these setting to be the best for each version.


If you need a pint size amp that fits in your pocket and goes where you and then this is for you. You can toss it in your drawer at work or at home and quietly jam with some headphones quietly without disturbing anyone else around you.

At new these units come in at around $40 which is a great price for a finger amp. This is a practice tool and not be able to use in any gig. You can hook it up to your computer and get some cool sounds with other effects units and such. Nice little buy!.