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Headphone Guitar Amp Review

To practice guitar quietly you need a “headphone guitar amp”.  In the privacy of your own bedroom or basement you can have an entire Marshall stack between your ears!  There are bunches of headphone guitar amps on the market right now, and many are just, well….very cheap!  That’s why we recommend a couple different units for you to check out..

It’s not just a chinsy personal guitar amp, it’s a “modeling” headphone amp.  It’s got effects that include Reverb, Chorus, and Delay.  It even has Phaser, Tremelo, and Wah!  In as far as amp models you can get a jazz combo all the way up to balls out metal crunch. 

The Vox Amplug

The first one is the Vox Amplug“. The first time I saw this a friend brought it band practice. He actually had purchased a Vox amp, and got this headphone amp for free with it. He lived about an hour away from our practice space, and he came right from work to practice. His work was 30 minutes from his house, so he didn’t want to go home and load up all his gear (traveling one way in the car) and then double back to practice (traveling another way in the car). And he didn’t want to leave his amp his car all day. So he used to leave one guitar in the practice space, and then bring this headphone amp in his pocket.

I thought it was pretty funny, actually, at first. He would plug his guitar into the Vox Amplug, and then we’d use a 1/4″ to 1/8″ converter and plug it directly into the PA. Guess what – it worked just fine! I was always amazed with the preset channels how easy it was for him to just plugin and go. He could sound like Red Hot Chili Peppers one minute, and Metallica the next. This unit I personally recommend for bedroom practice or situations like the one we had at practice. It’s nice because it plugs directly into your guitar, and you plugin the headphones into that. As an added bonus, it has a mp3 or 1/8” aux input – so you can plug your mp3 or CD player and practice alone with the music!

The newer versions have modes for vintage AC30 sound, classic rock, metal, and even bass.

Vox amplug headphone amp

You might be able to find one used on eBay too:

Vox amPlug 2 Lead Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 11:30:15

VOX AP2MT amPlug Metal G2 Guitar Headphone New

USD 36.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 23:59:49

Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 15:41:48

Vox amPlug I/O Guitar Headphone USB Audio Interface W/ Jamvox III AP-10 New

USD 45.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 05:51:47

Vox metal AmPlug with extension speaker

USD / 10.62 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 21:47:21

Vox amPlug 2 Classic Rock Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 16:20:52

VOX AC30 AMPLUG Metal Headphone Guitar Amp AP-AC

USD / 12.91 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 19:16:24

Vox AmPlug Lead Headphone Amplifier! Great for Travel Or Practice! LOOK!

USD 44.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 16:02:53

NEW VOX amPlug 2 Classic Rock

USD 34.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 15:13:57

VOX AP2MT amPlug Metal G2 Guitar Headphone

USD 38.16 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 22:54:54

Joyo Tube Drive

While the Vox Amplug has been around awhile, there are some alternatives. The Amplug is $39.95, but you can get the Joyo Tube Drive for just $16 on Amazon. It has MP3 input and headphone out same as the Amplug. The quality may not be as good, but it’s less than half the price. It does have quite a few decent reviews.

Joyo JA-03 Tube Drive

Electro Harmonix Headphone Amp

Electro-Harmonix makes a quality headphone amp for about the same price as the Amplug. The difference between this and the Vox is the vox has amp models and effects built in. The EH headphone amp is about as basic as it gets – power and a single volume know. However, this means you can easily connect your pedal board or any effect you want (or just go dry). It only runs on batteries (no adapter), but it does have a cool little belt clip.

Electro Harmonix Headphone Amp

If for some reason you didn’t like one of those – like I said there are cheaper headphone amps out there, and you can get good deals on most of them on eBay – check out these auctions too…

Vox amPlug 2 Lead Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 11:30:15

Vitoos Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Amplifier Heavy Rock ~ O9U9

USD 13.68 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 09:16:58

Donner Accustic/Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Amplifier Classic Rock

USD 12.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 21:41:31

Epiphone Headjammer XX headphone guitar amp

USD 22.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 15:36:58

NUX Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Built-in Distortion Effect K0Q8

USD 12.66 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 04:03:36

Neewer Mini Pocket Guitar Headphone Amp Amplifier Tube Drive

USD 11.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 08:41:43

Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Headphone Guitar Amp

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 15:41:48

NUX GP-1 Electric Guitar Plug Headphone Amp Built-in Distortion Effect NEW R3A5

USD 12.94 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 09:13:08

VOX AC30 AMPLUG Metal Headphone Guitar Amp AP-AC

USD / 12.91 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 19:16:24

NUX GP-1 Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Built-in Distortion Effect TM

USD 12.98 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 02:29:04

Peavey Classic 30 Head Tube Amp

Wow, I can remember back in the 80’s – a friend of mine had this Peavey Classic 2×12 combo amp with black widow speakers that was just killer! It had major crunch and tone. Then in the 90’s it seemed maybe Peavey was out to lunch with some of the garbage that they were putting out. I guess everything comes full circle doesn’t it? Now Peavey is making these classic series guitar tube amp heads that will blow you away! I guess they are feeling the heat from Crate and B-52. All redesigned, I’m sorry – you can’t beat thes with the EL84’s and 12AX7’s!

Peavey redesigned their renowned Classic Series guitar amplifiers, and the new Classic 30 Head features four EL84s and three 12AX7s, footswitchable reverb and 3-band EQ. The Classic 30 Head is a perfect match for the Classic 212 Cabinet.


USD 399.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 14:13:27

Peavey Classic 20 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier Head, Free Shipping!

USD 389.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 04:08:54

PEAVEY CLASSIC 30 30-Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head **LOCAL PICKUP ONLY**

USD 419.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 17:34:05

Peavey Classic 30/112-Tweed 30 watt Guitar Amp With hard Case ‼ Price drop!

USD 400.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 19:17:42

Peavey Original Classic 100 watt Amplifier Head w / Foot Switch

USD 575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 18:57:34

Peavey Classic 20 MH Micro Head NIB Same Day Free Shipping Authorized Dealer

USD 445.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 15:24:22

Peavey Classic VT Amp Head Only. 50-watt amp w/phase shifter and spring reverb

USD / 150.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 03:51:07

Peavey Classic 30/112-Tweed 30 watt Guitar Amp

USD 250.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 02:45:13

Classic 20 Micro Tube Guitar Amp Head

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 07:04:19

Peavey Classic 20 20/5/1W Mini Amp Head

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 04:38:57

Peavey Classic 50/410 Guitar Amp.

USD / 199.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 02:30:46


USD 209.20 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 04:18:38

Peavey Classic 50 4 X 10" Combo Amp Tweed

USD 500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 19:40:43

Peavey Classic 30/112-Tweed 30 watt Guitar Amp With hard Case ‼ Price drop!

USD 400.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 19:17:42

Peavey Classic 60 Tube Guitar Power Amplifier Mono Amp

USD / 190.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 23:25:28

Peavey Classic Chorus 212 Combo Amp

USD 319.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 18:11:13

PEAVEY CLASSIC 30 30-Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head **LOCAL PICKUP ONLY**

USD 419.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 17:34:05


USD 300.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 01:43:21

JJ Tesla Premium Tube Complement Set for Peavey Classic 30 Guitar Amp Amplifier

USD 86.48 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 00:06:37

Peavey Classic 30 II Combo Amp Electric Guitar 12" Speaker 30W Tube Amplifier

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 14:17:07

Krank Rev Jr Guitar Amp

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Krank amps are known for being LOUD and favored by metal gods like Dimbag Darrell. Did you know Krank sold versions that were a little more lightweight? The Rev Jr. amp head boasts an all tube dual channel head (two 5881s, three 12AX7s) with boost switch and a tube-driven active effects loop that gives even the most discerning tube amp enthusiasts an array of tones ranging from clean to high gain.Krank Amplifiers have been a driving force in the popularization of lower wattage micro stacks with the introduction of the Rev Jr., the 20W version of the monster Rev Series 1 head and cabs and the first in the line of the Jr. Series of small amps.

Here’s a video review from Guitar World of the Krank Rev Jr guitar amp:

Here are some new and used Krank guitar amps on eBay right now:

Light Duty ATA Case Recessed/Carpet Lined For Krank Rev Jr. Pro 50W Tube Head

USD 159.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 15:00:59

ATA Case Light Duty 1/4" Ply For Krank Rev Jr. Pro 50W Tube Amp Head

USD 169.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 14:51:27

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Laney LC15R Amp

The Laney LC15R sets the tube combo amp standard – it may look like a baby, but it sounds like a real mother. The LC15R amplifier delivers 15 watts RMS of pure EL84 tone into a 10 “cCustom designed driver to produce unadulterated pure valve tone.The LC15R combo uniquely combines a pre/post gain control, which allows you to get great sparkling clean tones, full on, out & out gain or any point in between by simply turning a single rotary control.Combine all this tonal flexibility with an Accutronics reverb, a FX loop and an external speaker socket. Try running an LC15R into a Laney 4 x 12 cabinet and give your neighbors a BIG treat.

Here’s a video demo of the Laney LC15R Guitar Amp:

Here are some new and used Laney amps listed on eBay right now:

Laney GH120 120W Solid State Guitar Amp Amplifier Head Black

USD 215.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 01:01:13

Laney IRT112 Ironheart 1x12" 80W 8-Ohm Guitar Amplifier Amp Extension Cabinet

USD 199.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 17:57:45

Laney IRT STUDIO 1-15 Watt 3 Channel Tube Amplifier Amp & Footswitch OBO

USD 425.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 02:15:55

Laney CUB-12R 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

USD 399.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 07:02:24

Laney GH50L 50 Watt All Tube Made In UK Guitar Amp Head

USD 575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 21:50:08

Laney LC15 - 110 Guitar Amp in Mint Condition !

USD 329.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 20:15:53

Laney Tony Iommi Signature 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

USD 591.15 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 13:25:32

Laney Tony Iommi Signature 12" Guitar Amp Speaker

USD 16.50 (8 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 01:40:45

Laney IRT30 Ironheart 30 Watt 1x12" Guitar Tube Amp Combo

USD 699.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 21:39:09

Laney LX120RTwin Combo Amp

USD 219.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 18:09:12

Peavey ValveKing 100 Head

Peavey made a lot of crap throughout the 90’s, but they have been making some really outstanding amps for the last so many years, and this Valveking 100 head is no exception. You see major touring acts with these now, and the sound is crisp and rippin’!

Here’s a video review of the Valveking 100:

At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 100 Head is a patent-pending, Class A/B Texture control that allows variable selection and combination of Class A and Class AB power structures. This gives you the ability to coax a wide range of tones out of the ValveKing 100 Head. It features 12AX7 preamp and 6L6GC power amp tubes; 2 footswitchable channels with independent 3-band EQ and volume; footswitchable boost on the lead channel; global resonance, presence, and reverb controls; a buffered effects loop; and dual speaker jacks in parallel.

Peavey Valveking Micro Guitar Amp 20 switchable Watts - Excellent!

USD / 92.00 (21 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 20:05:09

Peavey Valveking 20MH Micro Head Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier

USD 339.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 06:23:50

Peavey Valveking II 20 - 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier

USD 329.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 19:24:30

Peavey ValveKing VK100 Tube Amp Guitar Amplifier Head Valve King

USD / 167.50 (16 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 02:00:04

Peavey Valveking MH20

USD 399.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 01:54:43

Peavey ValveKing 20 MH 20/5/1-watt Tube Head

USD 100.00 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 22:24:10

peavey valveking vk1216 12"speaker great condition!

USD / 19.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 13:30:26

Peavey ValveKing II Micro-head 20W/5W/1W Tube Head

USD 449.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 10:22:18

Peavey Valveking II Micro-Head Tube Guitar Amplifier

USD 449.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 12:36:48

Peavy Valve king 112

USD 299.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 21:41:41

Roland Micro Cube Amp Review

This “Roland Micro Cube Amp Review” tells why this amp packs so much punch for so little a price – and how for the cost of a good pedal you can have an entire practice amp!

roland micro cube Every guitar player needs a good practice amp. Something small and portable that can go anywhere, but has features and versatility for an affordable price. In the past I’ve purchased an owned several Crate and Peavey practice amps that cost around $100. They were only good for 2 things, clean sounds, or extreme metal. Roland has made quality music gear for years, and I have to say I was excited when I saw their “Micro Cube Amp” for the first time.

When you first see the “Micro Cube” you won’t believe how small it is. It’s probably half the size of other practice amps I’ve owned (I guess that’s what they call it ‘micro’). It may only have a 5″ speaker, but it’s loud as hell. The Micro Cube is a “portable amp” much like the “pignose” of yesteryear, because it runs on either AC or battery power (6 AA batteries), and as efficient as the amp is, you can get up to 20 hours of playing time on those batteries.

Using a bit of modern technology, the Micro Cube has 6 DSP effects, so if you want to sound like a Tweed, Jazz Chorus, or Metal Stack – it’s all there! You even get a Phaser, Flanger, and Tremelo. It’s got a “digital tuning fork” for tuning, in addition to both a 1/4″ and 1/8″ jacks so you can either plugin your axe, or a CD player or gadget like a cell phone or mp3 player on the go! You even get an output jack for either headphones or recording, something you seldom see in packages this small! It only weights 7.5lbs, which is probably less than most guitars, and it even has a carrying strap for your shoulder – so if you want to wander around at a local mall or the park and play, you’re always ready to jam!

In this video demo of the Micro Cube I found on YouTube you can check out the acoustic and jazz chorus sounds, very nice! You can really hear the versatility of the DSP amp models that this little amp packs in. The classic stack sounds are phenomenal. He demos the effects in this video as well.

You can always find deals on this little wonder on eBay (both new and used) and you can get it new in the box on both Guitar Center and Musicians Friend (listed below). If you are looking for a “guitar player gift” I highly recommend the “Roland Micro Cube Amp” (especially for students or people living in apartments, condos, and manufatured home communities).

Roland Micro Cube Amp - Y4A4079

USD / 65.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 17:47:38

Roland Micro Cube Guitar Amplifier OS-7286

USD / 90.37 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 21:18:04

Roland MICRO CUBE Guitar Amp

USD / 75.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 04:10:11

Roland Micro Cube GXW Battery Powered Guitar Amplifier White l Authorized Dealer

USD 149.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 22:38:34

Roland Micro Cube RX Guitar

USD 85.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 04:02:17

ROLAND Micro Cube 2 Watt Portable Guitar Amplifier

USD 97.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 01:00:44

Roland MICRO CUBE 2 watt Guitar Amp

USD / 50.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 17:36:57

New! Roland Micro CUBE GX 3 Watt 1x5 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp Amplifier

USD 149.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 21:19:28

Roland Micro Cube GX M Cube Battery Powered Guitar Amplifier l Authorized Dealer

USD 149.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 22:18:47

Roland Micro Cube GXR Battery Powered Guitar Amplifier Red l Authorized Dealer

USD 149.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 22:35:28

Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp Black

Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp Black

The Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects gives guitarists a genuine Roland Cube amp in an ultracompact 7-pound package. And when you're doing live gigs, you'll love that it runs on batteries. Despite its tiny proportions, the MicroCube packs a big punch and comes with 6 DSP effects, 7 COSM amp models, and a new Digital Tuning Fork—giving guitarists everything they need for killer tone on the go.

Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp Black

Roland Micro Cube Combo Amp Black

Ultracompact portable DSP guitar amp with 5" speaker. 7 COSM guitar amp models including JC-120 and a special mic preamp model. 6 DSP effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, and separate delay/reverb. New Digital Tuning Fork with support for flat tunings up to 2 semitones. Recording/headphones output and stereo auxiliary input for CD players, etc.. Runs on 6 AA batteries or AC power (adapter supplied) and includes carrying strap.