The Vox Valvetronix AD100VT 100W Guitar Combo Amp gives you the amazingly realistic tube preamp sound of Valvetronix technology. You also get Vox Valve Reactor circuitry for the sound and feel of tube... Read More
The Vox Valvetronix AD100VT 100W Guitar Combo Amp gives you the amazingly realistic tube preamp sound of Valvetronix technology. You also get Vox Valve Reactor circuitry for the sound and feel of tube power, and 11 models of vintage and modern amp classics including the legendary Vox AC30. It also packs a block of 11 high-quality effects including composites, 100W of juice, and 2 - 12" Vox speakers. Knob-based controls make it a combo amp that's easy to drive. 2 channels and manual mode give you 3 distinct sound sets. Output wattage is adjustable. Line and headphone jacks are provided for home recording and silent practice. Programs and effects are footswitchable with optional VFS2. (See accessory box on this page.)
Reviewed by 12 customers
I've had this amp for about a year now. i bought it used from my friend who had it for about a year before he sold it to me. the tones it has are very good and perfect if you're looking for metal or like 80's rock but this amp honestly isn't that versatile. i mostly just play it on clean and it sounds good but it just doesn't have what I want. I'm not too sure you can use a pedal with a vox either so just be sure you know what you're getting yourself into when you buy this amp.
I got this amp about a month ago and it really has no flaws. I mess with the settings all the time and am still not even close to hearing all of the different configurations of tone and effects it has. It has about ten different types of distortions, and two perfect clean tones that cover about every range of rock I know, from the Doors to Megadeth. The effects arent quite perfect but are still amazing, and i dont even need pedals because of them. And also, this is amazingly loud. I play it in my room and I keep the power level at the minimum- 30 watts. And if i put the master volume at about a third of the way up then it is enough to make my ears ring. Thats not even a tenth of the total volume. Its just full of perfect tones
Bought this little beastie as a backup amp to my tube rig. Tubes are wonderful, but they don't sound the same every nite, and when everything goes south, it's nice to be able to switch signal and control cables, hit a switch and be back on top with a known known........ I have owned a couple VOX solid staters' in the past: A Super Beatle and the 1/2 Super Beatle Buckingham. Cool amps both. But this thing is a whole 'nother deal. It is impossibly loud. Plenty of juice for anything up to and including passing for a tornado siren. And yes, it will take some getting used to in regards to how it operates. All I need is a good clean channel, a nice grind channel and a touch of 'verb to switch in and out. Using the channel select mode, set up a Dumble Clean with a bit of hair, a Marshall Plexi with some good mid bite, put the reverb in the back, SAVE each channel (or you'll start over from scratch every time you switch channels) and I'm done. I've used this amp for a series of shows to work out the kinks, and it has proven to be a keeper. The output power level is the key to getting a decent sound at something other than 747 levels. I run it about 70%, master wide open and set my actual volumes with the preamp gain/volume, balancing clean and grind. Drag issues? It doesn't react very well to pedals hitting the front end. Your gonna have to read the manual. Once you understand how it works, it'll be much better. This amp gets real close to the "feel" of a tube amp, not just the sound. Vox's use of a 12AX7 to mimic the output stage of a tube amp is clever. And it works.
A must for cover bands. If you're like me and play more than one type of style or genre, this amp is definately for you. I've played through several different hybrid amps and this one has to be the closest to the real tube feel. The AC30 setting sounds remarkable! Then when you feel the need to "let your hair down" you have the choice a few Marshall amps and even an old Soldano sound to choose from. This thing sounds excellent at bedroom levels for practicing or recording and if you need more for performing - its all there.
It's only a small tube in the pre-amp, but it sure was easy to convince myself that litle component gave this amp a noticeably warmer tone than the competition (I had narrowed down my choices to include the Line 6 Spider III and the Marshall 100W solid-state half-stack). I have played my own Jackson guitar through this amp as well as my bandmates cheap Strat and they both sound great. Likewise, my acoustic-electric sounds beautiful through the clean channels (mentionably, I'd also considered the XL version of this amp but that model is more about high gain and the clean channels are inferior). I particularly like the option to dial down the wattage. This thing behaves a bit like a real tube amp in that it sounds best at max volume so at the lowest wattage and highest volume I can get the same tone/sounds as at the high power and not shake the house. If you want to shake the house, however, this baby will do it. I've also played it in a 400-seat theater and it's easily up to that task. Complaints: I can't believe Vox doesn't include even a cheap footswitch. That having been said, you've got to get the VC12 pedal if you're going to play live. You could get a competing brand effects pedal, but then you'd have wasted the built-in effects, all of which I'm satisfied with. Only other quibble is that this thing is pretty heavy, and some wheels sure would have been nice!
I played this baby in the store, and all i have to say is i was just blown away by the great tone of this thing. I played around with it for a while, it sounded great clean, and it sounded just as good on any other setting on there. Im looking at buying one of the smaller versions of this thing, but if you are a serious musician you cannot beat the power and tone of this amp
After sifting through the bulk of amplifiers, I came to the conclusion that the Vox Valvetronics amplifiers couldn't be beat.I plug my instrument directly in my Digitech Death Metal pedal and use the compression/reverb function of the Amplifier. The power is devestating, deafening descibes it better. Go get yourself one, you'll be glad you did. I'm going to buy one more and thrash through both of them in stereo.
I've been playing professional for 44 years and I've owned a few amps in this time, but this amp gives me all I need in one box. Killer tone, and loves to be turned up. Other guitarists can't believe this amp when they hear it. Name your style and it delivers. I haven't touched my Mesa gear since. :)
I started with the AD30VT, and then moved up to the AD50VT. The next logical step up was the AD100VT. Sure the AD30VT and the AD50VT are fine amplifiers, but for a gig, you need more power. The 50 watt model will work, but I am very happy I purchased the 100 watt model. You'll be heard over the drummer no problem. One reviewer wrote that the sound isn't as clean as one would want, and that's true even though (I find) the sound to be very clean. For near perfect tone you would need to spend a heck of a lot more money. For someone beginning to gig and budget-minded, this is the amplifier to get. Did I forget to mention that this amp is LOUD. I think I did. Sure enough, it is, and without much tone degradation if any. If you have it set at it's highest distortion levels, then yes, there's a problem at the higher volumes. But usually the police will show up before you are too disappointed. Aside from all that, this amp has the great screaming tube amp sound, and I highly recommend buying it. However, if you want professional quality (this comes close), you have to pay some big money (in the thousands of dollars), and maybe this amp isn't for you. My only real gripe is that this amp is heavy, and could use a set of casters so you can wheel it around without having to lift it. I built (essentially) a mechanics creeper out of plywood, and parts from the local hardware store for about 10 bucks, and problem solved. Oh yeah, keep this amp at least two feet away from CRT TVs. The speaker magnets are powerful. The speaker magnets will mess up the image on the screen. Same goes if you still have anything on magnetic tape such as cassettes, VHS tapes, and whatnot. They WILL be slowly ruined due to close proximity. Above all, enjoy!
I purchased this amp about a months ago because I needed something with a headphone jack, something my Blues Junior does not have. The effects are quirky to the extreme. If you change settings or turn the amp off and then back on while using presets with effects, it is hard to tell what state it will be in. It's easy to use once you get used to the odd behavior. You have to save the settings in one of the user channels to be able to count on it coming back up the same, there are only 2. The effects loop also allows you to add effects to a preset amp model without using the onboard effects or in addition to the onboard effects, which can get weird. It is big, heavy and loud. I would buy this amp again due to the amp models and different effects. The optional footswitch should come with the amp