Price paid: $ 30
Purchased from: SAMASH
Sound — 10
You can plug it into your guitar and get full sounding clean tones and very brittle Overdrive tones. The clean is very loud and not at all harsh or poppy. The tones are excellent and are especially satisfying at levels that never sound as clean out of my 2x12 combo. If you choose to plug it into your pedal chain, you end up with what is basically a practice amp with volume for days. This can cover any clean tones and with the addition of effects it can provide any sound you need.
Overall Impression — 10
I originally bought it as a gift for my girl but I use it more than she. I would definitely consider buying either this or one of the other 2 variations of Vox Amplugs if I was looking for a practice amp alternative.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The Vox AC30 Amplug succesfully eplicates the sound and dynamics of the original and gives it to you as a plug-in for your guitar. It is sturdy and the batteries last a fairly long time if removed when not in use. It can't really be used for gigging except as a practice Tool when large equipment would be cumbersome or out of place. The Vox name says it all as far as reliability goes so no worrys on that end.
Ease of Use — 10
The Amplug is abasically a headphone port for your guitar. You plug it into your input plug in your phones and you get it started. The Vox AC30 Amplug has dials forGain, Tone and volume; it's pretty obvious what each one does. The headphone jack is 1/8 inch. It runs on 2 AAA batteries. What I found is that you can plug it into the last pedal in your chain and use the Amplug for silent practice with a full range of effects.