Vox Mini Go 50 review

Vox’s latest amp is perfect for al fresco performance, with mains or battery power and a host of onboard extras for practically endless fun and inspiration

Vox Mini Go 50 Combo
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

A compact, do-it-all digital modelling combo that you can run on batteries and play anywhere, the Vox Mini Go 50 is an exceptional piece of kit, practical but ultimately lots of fun and tremendous value.


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    Perfect busker’s companion.

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    Built-in rhythm machine and looper.

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    Amp sounds and effects.

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    Can run on batteries.


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    We’d swap the Vocoder effect for another good amp voice.

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    We wish the looper had 15 seconds’ more recording time.

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We all know Vox amps go right back to the beginnings of pop and rock over 60 years ago, but it might come as a surprise for some that the company’s digital modelling products have been with us for around 20 years now, writing a significant chapter in Vox’s long and colourful history.

Unlike valves, digital guitar amplification methods are still being developed, and Vox’s current modelling products use VET or Virtual Element Technology, an evolution of the original REMS engine used on early Valvetronix amps and effects, both of which were developed by Vox’s parent company, synth giant Korg. 

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Nick Guppy

Nick Guppy has been a regular contributor to Guitarist magazine for over 20 years, mostly writing reviews on guitar amps and related products. He built his first valve amplifier at the age of 12 and has since bought, sold and restored many more, with a particular interest in Vox, Selmer, Orange and tweed-era Fenders, alongside Riveras and Mark Series Boogies. When wielding a guitar instead of soldering iron, he’s enjoyed a diverse musical career playing all over the UK, including occasional stints with theatre groups, orchestras and big bands as well as power trios and tributes. His favourite musical genres are ‘anything that’s good’.