Whether you're adding your hot sound to a late-night demo, sitting in at your favorite club, or jamming with friends, the Night Train NT15H is your new best friend. Whenever and wherever, the Vox Nigh... Click To Read More About This Product
Whether you're adding your hot sound to a late-night demo, sitting in at your favorite club, or jamming with friends, the Night Train NT15H is your new best friend. Whenever and wherever, the Vox Night Train will deliver that smooth and satisfying all-tube sound. You don't want to choose between killer sound and total convenience—with the Vox Night Train amp head you never will.
If Looks Could Kill
Solid enough to inspire confidence, Night Train weighs just under 17 pounds, and the "armored lunchbox" dimensions provide extreme portability. Finished with a cool chrome mirror-finish, the signature VOX diamond design reveals that inspiring vacuum-tube glow. And of course, the Night Train NT15H guitar amp includes its own padded carry case to protect your investment.
True Tube Power
The sound is pure VOX. Inside, a pair of EL84 tubes deliver on the tube power promise. Two 12AX7 tubes drive the preamp stage with both power and clarity. This is the same winning tube complement as the classic VOX AC15. From chime-like clean tones to the warmest overdrive, there is no mistaking that harmonic richness of pure tube performance.
The Vox Night Train's single switch lets you select between Pentode or Triode tube operation. In the Pentode mode, Night Train delivers a full 15 watts of power. In the Triode mode, the power is cut to 7.5 watts. The Triode mode also relaxes the tube power stage, letting that silky-smooth, mellow tube character shine through.
Night Train greets you with a clear, simple panel design, offering the familiar Gain and Volume controls. The Tone controls include Treble, Middle and Bass, allowing you to dial up just the right character for your individual, signature tone. In addition, the preamp section features a mode switch, offering both Bright and Thick options. The Bright mode accentuates the high-frequency components for a clear, ringing tone; the Thick setting bypasses the tone circuit to boost the gain and create a chunkier, heavier sound.
Equipped with both 8- and 16-ohm speaker jacks, Night Train amp head can be used immediately with nearly any speaker cabinet. This extra measure of versatility is just one more example of why the Vox Night Train might be the one amp you never leave at home.
Reviewed by 12 customers
So I have been looking for awhile now for a way to slim down my rig. After trying this amp out I fell in love with it. At low volumes it sparkles, the cleans are smooth and roll out with almost no break up. Turn the volume up twords one o'clock and you can that ZZ Top lagrange tone. Boost the gain and you can get full on rock distortion. Finally flip the bright switch to thick and you can even get some early Metal tones. I mean it's just such a cool little amp. Run it through a little 2x12 combo and you have a great little rig for practice, record, and yes even play live with. It will get loud enough to be heard over a full band. All in all you will not be disapointed.
wow .. iam pretty happy with this amp. im running the night train thru an egnater rebel cab. i use this primarily in my studio but it's definately loud enough for small gigs/band rehearsals. you can dial in a wide range of sounds from the vox "chime" to a pretty decent snarl. i was looking specifically for a low wattage studio amp so i tried several out, (rebel, tinyterror, etc) and found the vox to be the best choice for me!
I am a Marshall guy tried and true. I am shocked by the pure tone of this little monster. I had no idea you could get this great of a tone both chime and growl like this for $500. I have $4000 in some of my heads and this thing takes the prize for what it is. I bought a used Vox 2x12 with blue bell Alnico 15 watt speakers and it is perfect! I get Thud at low volumes. Most importantly is the way it makes the strings feel. If you play clean there is natural compression that makes it easy to play(sustain) and doesnt take your ears out with treble. When you turn up the gain this thing is crystal clear in definition. There is no pedal needed with this amp. Period. AWESOME!!!!!!!
Absolutely wondrous. Soo glad i picked this. The cleans are beautiful. This amp has no reverb but trust me, you wont need it. The distortion covers anything from Fleet Foxes to Megadeth (that also covers my musical preference). It is definitely loud enough for practice and small gigs. There are two reasons why im giving this a four and not a five:1) No EQ on Distortion Channel (scoopable mids would be nice) and 2) its a tad noisy
This is a great piece of equipment. I was skeptical after playing a few of the other mini heads. I played this at the local GC and was very impressed. It blows away the others IMO. It is able to produce excellent cleans at moderate volume. I have tried several cabinets and it sounds great through my Marshall 1936 2 x 12. The power reduction switch works very well, and allows for increased overdrive at lower volume. Sounds great at bedroom volume, and will get to a nice blues overdrive to maybe classic rock. I think you would need a pedal for serious rock or metal at lower volume, although maybe hotter pickups would do the trick ( I am using a strat) I love the size of this thing. I would take this to a friends house for a jam because it is just so portable. You really have to give this a try if you are considering a low wattage head. It plays much bigger than it is.
I picked this up a while back and have been playing my american special tele through it. The cleans are astounding and if I crank up the gain and throw some volume to it I get nice dirty blues tones. I am playing it through the matching cab with the greenback. It takes pedals well other than not liking my cheap distortion pedal and my wah at the same time.
I ordered this without trying it first because I knew I had 30 days to send it back. It's not going back. I play it through a Marshall twin 12" cab with two Celestion G12H speakers. The thick and bright switch give you two very different sounds. It has a nice growl when the gain is turned up. The clean side is very nice. Not quite as detailed and sharp as the typical Fender amp but still very good. I have no complaints about this amp at all. It's a keeper.
This amp is very versatile. It makes my LP sound almost like a tele with the trebble turned all the way up. It's very bright. A Fender probably would be very harsh with this head but a humbucker balances the tone for me. I have to manage the mids and bass when I overdrive it becasue they definately need more bulk. Without more bass it's kind of like an ice pick. I go for a chimey tone on clean and if I need a Mountain style overdrive I can turn the trebble off. Completely off. At zero! It's only a few pounds and I play in a church band so it's easy to lug. If it's not backordered or anything I would definately reccommend this head. The thick switch gives as much drive as you will need shy of metal but you can't use the eq.
Just picked this up today, running it through a Carvin 2 x 12 Cabinet. Simply amazing! Fantastic tone, loud, and cuts like a knife! I'm a home recording engineer/drummer/guitarist and I'm psyched to start laying down tracks with this little monster! Two thumbs up!
This amp is simplicity. If you're looking for a multi-channel modern piece, or even onboard reverb, you'll probably be disappointed. The tone this amp creates is fantastic, particularly in the 7.5w (triode) mode. You can get sweet break up and rich harmonics without being excessively loud. The bright/thick switch also significantly changes the voicing. The bright setting gives a more traditional 60s Vox clean tone, reminiscent but not quite as sparkle-clear as an AC30. The thick setting definitely is a more saturated, raw rock tone and sounds a lot like a (small) marshall. You could probably get a Badcat-like sound out of the thick setting as well. It's very responsive, and has plenty of headroom for a 15w in the pentode mode. I am running this head through an Ampeg SVT-210 bass cab with Eminence speakers. I'm very pleased with the tone I get out of it and it really brings my effects to life. Great little head in the few days I've had it, and if I were to need more volume for a gig I'd pick up another one and run them stereo. To my ears this sounds better and is more versatile than others in the price range. It seems sturdy built and I'm hoping it lasts me for years. Very happy with the purchase.
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