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VOX MINI3 G2 Modelng Amp?
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Old Iowan
4 posts
Apr 01, 2021
2:45 PM
OK...So I'm old and on a strict budget and found a great deal on a new VOX MINI3 G2 Modeling amp - Does anyone have a serious reason to offer why I should NOT buy it? I realize it is what it is but as far as loudness and features go I'm 90% sure it would fill my needs - I figured it couldn't hurt to ask! THANKS in advance!!
327 posts
Apr 02, 2021
8:27 AM
“I'm 90% sure it would fill my needs”

If you state what your needs are, that would make it easier for people to offer an opinion.

I’m not being snarky here, just trying to help. The more specific you can be about your wants/needs/limitations, as well as the gear that will be used in conjunction with the amp - mic, effects and so forth, if any - the more useful and potentially plentiful, the responses are likely to be.
1147 posts
Apr 02, 2021
8:51 AM
is a great amp for the house and for busking.
Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.
Old Iowan
5 posts
Apr 02, 2021
10:10 AM
LSB, I didn't want to bore people with a lot of details - I basically was looking for anything seriously bad about the amp before I spent the money -

I have a Bottle O' Blues mic and mainly want to use if I visit friends, small jambs and/or around the house - Just trying not not waste what little money I have - I also realize one guy may prefer the ROLAND, PIGNOSE, etc. for whatever the reason.

Any and all comments are appreciated!!
Stokes Bay Slim
106 posts
Apr 02, 2021
11:46 AM
I have had a Vox Da5 for about 12 years. It is essentially the Mini 3's predecessor. I would say firmly go ahead and purchase and would echo exactly what rogonzab said. I have used mine busking, at jams and in the home. Input with effects for your harp mic, input for vocal mic and input for mp3 etc. and line out! A fine piece of kit indeed sir!
2252 posts
Apr 02, 2021
12:35 PM
From what I can read and view it seems reasonable as a choice for your purposes. I have not tried one, but I do have a Line 6 Micro Spider I bought some years back that works OK for me when I don't have a place to plug in. It is pretty loud. I came to prefer just using the mic input and skipping the models.

Remember that not all the amp models will work well with a mic or with a harp mic like the Bottle O' Blues mic or a Shaker. The amp models with more gain that are built for screaming guitar will feed back when you turn up. Too much reverb will be the same.

The regret I have from choosing the Micro Spider is that you have to feed it batteries. I wish I had spent a little more and picked a amp or small powered speaker that is rechargeable to use for those times I can't plug in an amp.

Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Apr 02, 2021 12:37 PM
795 posts
Apr 02, 2021
4:16 PM
I have its predecessor the DA5. Great little amp. Weighs almost nothing, I can take it anywhere. I even used it as a makeshift PA at my daughter's outdoor wedding.

My main amp is a Vox VT30, so I bought this as a portable practice amp that has all the same models and effects as my VT30.

Highly recommended.

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