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Buying Guide: The 4 Best Mini “Pocket” Guitar Amplifiers Right Now

By March 25, 2022No Comments

Pocket amplifiers are perfect for anyone who needs to hear the sound of their electric or acoustic-electric guitar but doesn’t want any amplification. With a pocket amplifier, your guitar will sound loud to you via headphones, but everyone else will just hear the light “plunk” of your guitar without any extra noise.

Pocket amps are great for:

  1. When you want to play disturbing your neighbors or family.
  2. Traveling with your electric guitar.
  3. Warming up backstage when you can’t make a lot of noise.

Here are The 4 Best Mini “Pocket” Guitar Amplifiers!

VOX Amplug 2 Blues (AP2BL)

  • No need for a Guitar Cable! plug it directly into your Guitar!
  • The fully-analog circuit; nine selectable effects or rhythm patterns
  • Available in blues, clean & lead models!

VOX AP2CR amPlug 2 Classic Rock Guitar Amplifier

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  • Connections: Headphone Out, AUX In
  • Power Supply: AAA batteries x 2
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 3.39 x 3.15 x 1.22” (86 x 80 x 31mm)

VOX Amplug 2 Clean (AP2CL)

  • No need for a Guitar Cable! plug it directly into your Guitar!
  • The fully-analog circuit; nine selectable effects or rhythm patterns
  • Available in blues, clean & lead models!

IK Multimedia iRig Nano Amp pocket guitar amplifier with integrated iRig circuit

While this one is not technically a pocket amp, it gets a mention as it is compatible with the iRig family and can be used as a preamp or audio interface for your phone/tablet. It also has a built-in speaker to make some noise with!
  • 3W class B amplifier and 3″ neodymium speaker
  • 1/4″ instrument input for guitar, bass, and other instruments
  • 1/4″ output for use with an external amplifier or speaker
  • Integrated rig circuit lets you use your iPhone or iPad and amp modeling apps like Amplitude
  • Onboard “British-style” tone modeling for distortion without a phone or tablet