Vox Mini5 Rhythm Battery-Powered Combo Guitar Amplifier 5W (Discontinued)

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The Mini5 appeared on the first edition of our recommended list for Battery Powered Guitar Amps from January 2018 until July 2019.


The key selling point of the Vox Mini5 is that it’s essentially a combination drum machine and guitar amp, giving it an unparalleled amount of utility for guitarists looking for a backstage warm-up amp or a phenomenal portable practice tool.

Beyond the drum machine functionality, the Mini5 Rhythm also comes with a host of onboard amp models and effects. The amp models include Fenders, Vox amps, Marshalls, and even a Mesa Boogie. The effects include the most commonly used pedals, such as chorus, compression (a huge bonus for metal and country players in particular), tremolo, delay, and two different reverb models. The amp also comes with a tap tempo feature.

Lastly, the Rhythm 5 also has a mic and AUX input, as well as a headphone out.


  • Power Rating: 5-Watts
  • Battery Life: 12 to 19.5 hours
  • Power Source(s): 6 x AA Batteries or AC
  • Speaker: 6.5”
  • Controls: Trim, Send, Amp, Gain, Tone, Volume, Effects 1, Effects 2, Tap Tempo, Rhythm Genre, Rhythm Temp, Rhythm Level, Start/Stop, Variations
  • Input(s): ¼”, MIC-IN, AUX-In
  • Output(s): Headphones
  • Weight: 7.72 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10.5” x 7” x 10.5”
Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores. For a list of the highest rated battery powered amps see our guide: The Best Battery Powered Guitar Amps.