Vox MINI3 G2 3-watt Modeling Combo Amp

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 400+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$150
Vox MINI3 G2

The VOX MINI3 G2 is a portable 3w powerhouse that packs more than what it shows.

It shares the same DNA as VOX's Valvetronix series modelling amplifiers with 11 built-in amp models, and 8 effects. It comes with a 1/4" mic input and has an auxiliary in so you can jam to your favorite tunes through the amp or through headphones.

There's also a guitar tuner onboard.

With a battery life of just over 10 hours, it makes a great companion for your late afternoon jams or your late night random bits of inspiration.

Features:

  • Power Rating: 3W
  • Battery Life: up to 10 hours of operation
  • Power Source(s): AC adaptor or 6 AA batteries
  • Speaker: 1 x 5"
  • Controls: Amp Model, Gain, Tone, Volume, Effects, Delay/Reverb, Mic Trim, Mic Send, Tuner
  • Input(s):1/4" Instrument In, 1/4" Mic in, 1/8" Aux In
  • Output(s): Headphones
  • Weight: 6.61 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 10.32" x 6.85" x 8.78"

Pros

"Small yet mighty" was a phrase written by one user that reflects what the MINI3 G2 is about. Reviewers were delighted to hear great amp models and great effects from such a small amplifier. The "bassilator" circuit adds some perceived bottom end to the sound, making it sound larger than it looks.

Cons

Might not have pristine cleans at higher volumes due to circuit headroom limitations.

Overall

If you want a small, battery powered amp with great amp models, effects and great portability, the MINI3 G2 is a good choice. It only missed out on going onto our recommended list by a very small margin - just 1 rating point. You can see those more highly rated options in our guide to The Best Battery Powered Guitar Amps.

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