I bought this thing today.

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  1. John Backlund

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    I went to our one-and-only local music store this afternoon to see what they might have in the way of very small, very portable, electric guitar amps that I could take with me for quiet use in hotel rooms etc.

    They came out with this little Fender thingy, a kind of a pocket amp for use with headphones, which is exactly what I wanted.

    I just plug my headphones into it, stick it into the guitars cable jack, and shred my ears in complete privacy.

    It has twelve effects and twelve different amp models built into it.

    Maybe it's operation is obvious, but although it came with a micro-printed fold-out with 'Safety Instructions' in eight languages, it doesn't have anything that resembles instructions on it's use, or charging it's battery. All I got with it is a short USB cable, and nothing else.

    I guess I'll hop up on YouTube see if I can find a review of it and it's operational mysteries.
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    That’s awesome! I have a Vox headphone amp supposedly modeled after an AC30. It’s not exactly the best sounding one but it is fun and I can play as loud as I want on the couch or wherever without bothering anyone else.
     
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    That's got to be a popular product! Love the inclusion of the cat in the picture!
     
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    DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT DURING LIGHTNING STORMS!!!
     
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    Cars and washing machines are the only objects that still sometimes come with printed user instructions.
     
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    And gloves. I got new motorcycle gloves, and they came with a 126 page paper bound manual. I kid you not.
     
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    So what you are saying is ... they are not kid gloves?
     
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    I love these things and have several of the Vox amPlug2 variations. I also bought a Valeton Rushead Max a few months ago...that's the only one where I can actually hear the Eldred mod effect on my Esquire.

    Miz Diane gets migraines on a regular basis. These little headphone amps let me play without disturbing her.
     
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    Dang it, best me to it. Nicely done.
     
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    I like mine.

    You can also pair it with your phone; stream music from your phone to the Micro, and play along to the music you stream. Lots of fun.
     
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    Just think
    in a year you're language versatility will increase exponentially!!
     
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    I have a similar, though less-capable item.
    My brother gave it to me because he found it to be unsatisfactory for his needs.

    The Sonicake US Classic.

    USB rechargeable, and features volume, tone, gain, and a sort of chorus effect.

    With a small set of headphones, it's not a bad way to enjoy your electric guitar late at night or while in a hotel room.

    o_O

    (Seems like the Fender is bound to be better, with all those effects options.)

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  15. John Backlund

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    Ok, this thing is amazing. I don't know how something so small can sound so good through my headphones, but it's going to be going along in my telecaster case a lot.

    I have to drive a Deadwood 'Casino gig' today, and will be sitting in the bus for about four hours while the old ladies are inside dumping money into the slot machines. If it's at all warm out, I usually keep the bus running to keep it from getting too hot inside it. It's pretty noisy in there with the cabin fans and AC going, but this little gadget and my headphones will block all that racket out.

    It was $100, but I think it will be well worth it.
     
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    So, many of you have this, but not one of you can point John to where to plug the USB cable into it to charge?
     
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    50 years ago the writers of owners manuals knew a lot less about consumers! Obviously, they're learning.
     
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    Sounds better than the little Vox one I just bought and haven't tried yet.
    Enjoy your new traveling companion.
     
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    I have it all figured out, though I wouldn't mind being able to also charge it without having to have a computer involved.
     
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    There's a long thread about the Mustang Micro in the Modeling Amp section here FYI. I use my cell phone charger (Samsung) to charge it up NP. And take the headphone out to a small battery powered speaker (I use my Fly 3 amp MP3 input) and you can forgo the headphones.
     
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