VOX turns up new amPlugs

We first reviewed the awesome VOX amPlug back in November. It's a mini-amp that plugs directly into your guitar or bass, allowing you to get that full

We first reviewed the awesome VOX amPlug back in November. It's a mini-amp that plugs directly into your guitar or bass, allowing you to get that full amp sound through a set of headphones.

The two new models – the "Lead" and the "Bass" give you even more options for headphone rocking. The "Lead" gives you hi-gain lead guitar sounds and a digital delay effect. The "Bass" is modeled on VOX's classic AC100 bass amp and delivers a full-range bass sound with a compressor/boost effect.

Both are powered by two AAA batteries and should last somewhere between 5 and 18 hours. It depends upon whether or not you have the effects switched on.

There's an input for you MP3 player or similar, so you can jam along to your favourite tracks.

Weighing in at 40g and measuring just 86mm across, they're distinctly pocket-friendly and will improve neighbourly relations no end.

You never know, they might even wean us off Guitar Hero and onto real guitars. We'll still have to decide who's on lead and who's on bass, though.

Essentials

VOX amPlug Lead, Bass

Price: £30

On sale: November

Contact: VOX