This is Vox’s homage to the amp used by a certain moderately well-known Sixties pop group at a certain stadium in America. This dinky recreation has all sorts of cool vibes going on to make you twist and shout…
Vox MSB25 Mini SuperBeetle
The small head actually delivers 50 Watts into 4 ohms and 25 Watts into 8 ohms (and 12.5 watts into 16 ohms). It’s powered by a NuTube that allegedly recreates the classic tube sound.
In addition to a 2-band EQ, Volume and Gain controls, Vox has also built controllers for tremolo and a faux Spring Reverb – the tremolo is also actually powered by the NuTube.
Added to this is a flat/deep switch that we already know from the MV50 Micro Heads series. The headphone output can also serve as a line-out and mutes the main amp when in use. This is an interesting amp, and judging by the short snippets on the official demo videos, it does sound really good.
By using NuTube technology and digital reverbs, it helps cut down the costs a lot, I would imagine. Hopefully this will help with future amp designs as well. The price isn’t bad at all for a 50-Watt amp and so you may well want to go check one of these out at your local store when they are released.
RRP – GBP 349