The new VOX SoundBox Mini is a fun, "grab-n-go" type of mobile media player with optional battery power. It can be used with any audio source, from MP3 players to microphones, as well as instruments such as guitar, bass and keyboard.
Many guitar players — at some point — can't help but fall under the spell of the sounds found on classic rock albums of the mid- to late '60s. Players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and Robby Krieger were synonymous with wah, fuzz, univibe and/or tremolo. Throw George Harrison and Brian Jones into the mix and you get sitars and other sound- (and mind-) altering effects. They were always experimenting, changing things up, trying to top each other.
Originally intended to mimic the sound of a muted trumpet, it didn't take long for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa to make that sweet, sweeping "wah-wah" sound an integral part of the rock and roll lexicon.
Vox Amplification has unveiled the all-tube Night Train G2 series of amplifiers. Well-known for its distinct metal exterior design, the Night Train series provides an easy way to enjoy classic and new Vox tones in a convenient, compact format.
The series is comprised of five effects units that feature all-analog circuitry. The Flat 4 Boost, the V8 Distortion and the Straight 6 Drive feature a carefully matched, high-voltage Vox 12AX7 tube. The Flat 4 Boost also incorporates a passive Baxandall EQ circuit. The Double Deca Analog Delay features three V3205 Bucket Brigade chips, and the Trike Fuzz octave/fuzz pedal features specially selected, high-quality diodes.
Vox Amplification has added the Mini3 G2 to its Mini series of guitar amplifiers. Combining renowned VOX modeling technology, flexible battery or AC power, and versatile onboard features, the Mini3 G2 is ideal for any performer in need of a portable amplifier.
Forty-nine Februarys ago, after the Beatles made their debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, thousands of kids across the US suddenly "needed" electric guitars, basses and drums. Kids who were able to pick out their dream gear took their cues from their new long-haired heroes and tracked down Gretsch and Rickenbacker guitars, Hofner basses, Vox amps and Ludwig drums.