Vox brings out the coolest looking practice amp the Mini Super Beetle

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  1. archtop_fjk

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    I have a Vox Buckingham 2x12 cab with modern Celestions installed. I could get that Super Beetle head and have some fun...:D
     
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    I need that.
     
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    Vox did something very similar with the Path Finder in 2004. Mine has the head and a 4x8" enclosure.
    They have been demanding close to $900 on Ebay. When they show up.
     
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    I have the Pathfinder head with the 2 x 10 cabinet. Love and won't be getting rid of it but would be interested hearing this new amp.
     
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    I don’t know why I’m interested as I have two PF15Rs that I love (thus two of ‘em) and they do well in small venues...but that’s a cool concept if nothin else.
     
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    I relate. Like I said, I have 3 PF15Rs, and I'm very happy with them. My favorite amp to date. I have no plans to get rid of even one of them. But the MSB25 still causes me some GAS pains. I like the look, although that's not the most appealing part of this for me. Having the 25 or 50 watt capability a la MV50 is a big thing for me. And the added features of reverb and tremolo is great for a Pathfinder fan like me. Another cool bonus is I can use the cab portion of the MSB25 with my 15Rs.

    Here are a couple of more videos I've found. They're short clips, really: starting @ :34 in the Reverb.com vid, you get just about 35 seconds of playing through the MSB25. Premier Guitar's video is about both the MSB25 and the AC30S1, so the playing clip for this vid is really short, starting @ 3:33, just about 15 seconds of playing vs. talking. But hey, at this early point in the game, every little bit helps.


     
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    The Captain really likes the small Vox practice amp. And it sounds good.

     
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    Very interested BUT I wonder is if it isn't just (90% a MV50 in a flasher box?
     
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    Wait - "nutube" is a real vacuum tube? After doing a search, the only articles I can find that make that claim are all from Korg?

    Back to the MSB, is it an MV50 in a larger housing, with matching cab?

    PS - wife luggage plus matching purse really made me lol...
     
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    Vox are owned by Korg - they also own Roland and others
     
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    Kind of reminds me of the Marshall Micro Stacks.
     
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    Technically, yes. The nutube shares common features found in a traditional triode vacuum tube in that is has a cathode, plate and grid. It is capable of amplification, but the gain is no where near comparable to the ubiquitous 12ax7. They may have some useful application as a preamp tube, but they still have to married to a suitable power amp. Power tube distortion is where a lot of the tube magic is found. My understanding is that Vox is using a class D solid state amp in their nutube amps.

    I look forward to seeing what comes of nutube, but for now Vox (being owned by Korg) seem to be the only people interested in pushing them. Smells like a marketing gimmick to me...but if it sounds good it is good.
     
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    That would be news to Roland. :D Korg has owned Vox though since 92
     
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    Mal...as always
     
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    Yes with the addition of reverb and trem
     
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    This vid really shows it off
     
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    A mini Super Six Reverb with six four-inch speakers? :lol:
     
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    Yes, yes it does. :) I soooo want one of these! :D
     
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    I stupidly spaced on the opportunity to snag one of those SMR's this week for cheap. I'm kicking myself for not setting an alarm.
     
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    A side question. I'm looking for an effects practice amp. I'm toying with a Mustang 1 V2 or the THR or maybe another. What say you? The THR seems to have less bells and whistles and costs more, so I don't know?
     
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