Vox amPlug Brian May Special Edition Set review

Vox’s mini headphone guitar amp gets a royal ascent, courtesy of the Queen guitar legend

Vox Amplug Set Brian May Limited Edition
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Guitar World Verdict

Super-portable, collectible, with onboard effects and a more than acceptable sound, this Brian May Amplug set is a lot of fun, and a great platform for practice.


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    Two channels.

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    Onboard effects.

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    Onboard drum machine with We Will Rock You rhythms.


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    Limited control over effects.

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    A little waspish when dimed.

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From the homemade electric guitar to the treble-boosted AC30s to the old sixpence-piece he uses as a pick, Brian May’s tone is quite literally the stuff books are written about. So, imagine if you could distil all of that into a tiny headphone amp and mini-cab. That’s exactly what Vox did when it set about creating the latest in its long-running line of amPlugs.

You’ve probably seen these before – the amPlug plugs directly into your guitar with a swivelling jack, loaded with controls and a headphone socket for the most portable practice possible. Now, Vox’s amPlug has been issued as a signature Brian May edition and it comes in two guises. 

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.