About a month ago I started traveling for work again. It means I'm out of town, living in a hotel room, 4 days a week each week. This time around, it's close enough that I can drive. That means the Strat goes in the gig bag and then into the back of the Jeep. [Note: I take the Strat because I'm pretty sure they are indestructible...when the zombie apocalypse happens all that will survive is cockroaches, Peavey solid state amps form the 80's, Twinkies, and Strats.] My dilemma was, "how can I play the blues loud in a fancy hotel room without getting thrown out?" I decided to take a chance on a Vox Amplug G2 Blues version... This is not like the Amplug I remember fiddling with years ago. It can do clean, crunch, and lead. It has variable gain. It has decent 'verb. On the other hand, the delay and chorus are pretty rotten and dialed up way too high for any real use in a "blues" context. I am running a bog standard Fender American Special Strat with Texas Special pickups into the Amplug and then listening through my ancient and well loved Grado SR-60 headphones. It's got a tweedy vibe to it. The reverb is perfectly acceptable. The little thing takes up no space in the gig bag leaving plenty of room for a Snark, my wrist brace, and whatever book(s) I'm working from at the moment. It definitely beats practicing without an "amp" of some kind, and it's easier to haul than even my HD500X, power supply & cable. Four stars...five, if the delay and chorus weren't completely putrid. Anybody else rockin' an Amplug?