The Vox Valvetronix AD30VT 30W Guitar Combo sounds big for its size. And you get great onboard amp models and effects. Vox's patented Valve Reactor technology provides genuine tube tone with the stabi... Read More
The Vox Valvetronix AD30VT 30W Guitar Combo sounds big for its size. And you get great onboard amp models and effects. Vox's patented Valve Reactor technology provides genuine tube tone with the stability of solid-state sound. A 12AX7 tube and low-wattage tube power circuit are combined with digital models of 11 classic amps plus 11 high-end effects for an amazingly versatile practice and small gig amp that sounds fabulous. 2 user-programmable channels and preset mode let you switch your whole setup on the fly. Knob-based interface provides easy editing. Headphone line out. Optional footswitch. (See accessory box on this page.)
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Most Liked Positive Review
Great amp... OUTSTANDING value!
I've been playing for 20 years and I've owned a lot of guitars and amps and let me tell you... this thing is VERY impressive, esp for the money. I'm not going...Read complete review
I've been playing for 20 years and I've owned a lot of guitars and amps and let me tell you... this thing is VERY impressive, esp for the money. I'm not going to waste your time trying to convince you that this has the power of a modded Marshall half stack or that it has a warmer or deeper sound than than your favorite Fender Twin, but it is a very versatile and very mature product. Strengths: Flexability! All those models and all those effects combinations. Techy guys will be distracted for hours. The presets are OK, but I think you really need to get in there and do some tweaking to find the best sounds. Good range of amp models to play with... They may not all impress every user, but there is an impressive range. Most of the effects are very usable and you have control over several parameters unlike most other amps at this price point. Weaknesses: Limited effects combinations. I'd really like a delay and reverb at the same time. And it can't quite keep up with a drummer really doing his thing. I haven't had any issues with the input jack. Comparisons: Compared to the Line 6 Spider II 12"... well... it isn't really a comparison. Other than sheer volume, the Vox owns. MUCH more natural and weightier sound. Effects are better and you have more control over them. With the Line 6, on Insane with the gain maxed, you get great sustain, but little else. It seems like a beginner's toy compared to the Vox. The Fender Frontman might sound slightly better on the 'clean but almost breaking up', but can't match the versatility and you'll need a decent distortion box. Basically, if you are over 16 years old and looking for a very respectable amp that is very easy to lug around and has a lot of versatility because you play more than just the Metallica sound, this is your amp!
Most Liked Negative Review
Not bad... not great either.
POSITIVE: It's not a bad amp. The effects are nice. Most of the models are not bad. The clean channels are a very nice feature. If you don't care about a metal...Read complete review
POSITIVE: It's not a bad amp. The effects are nice. Most of the models are not bad. The clean channels are a very nice feature. If you don't care about a metal or chunky squared-off sound, this amp is probably a good deal. NEGATIVE: For the money, there are better amps out there that provide the sound I want. I don't like this amp's attempts at distortion. It just doesn't sound right, and it keeps cutting in and out. Also, you can't play near the amp, or you get massive feedback whines and even worse microphonic feedback just in playing. I would think this is normal, except that I have played right next to other amps that didn't produce this effect and sounded WAY better on the distortion channel. Speaking of distortion, the "numetal" setting is pretty bad, IMO. It sounds bubbly/foamy (different frequencies cut in and out). I have had this amp for 25 days and I'm very likely to take it back. I'd rather have something that gives me the range of sound that I want, even if it has less features. This amp doesn't do that. Also, the warranty is pretty lacking (90 days to a year), compared with what else is out there. Most of the other top brands have at least a 2 year warranty, the average is 5 years.
Reviewed by 61 customers
When I first started playing I purchased a Line 6 Spider II 1x12 because I didn't want to pay for an amp as well as an effects processor. The more I played it the more I hated the sounds it produced, so when a friend of mine asked for an amp recommendation all I knew to say was don't by a Line 6. So i did some research and discovered this product. Played it in the store and loved it. After he bought it I played through it and was blown away. This amp has perfect clear, warm tone. It has volume like you wouldn't believe for something so small. I cranked it full blast just for fun and it kept its clarity and quality of sound at any level. It ended up being so loud I had to grab a pair of ear plugs. The various amp models sound great and you can get lost in the effects for a long time. Plus the new models have four user defined presets instead of two which is another added bonus. If you're looking for an inexpensive high quality amp/effects processor this is the one for you.
This amp worked fine for about one month then the fun started. The PLASTIC input jack kept coming loose and falling inside the amp. Why they used plastic and not metal is beyond me. After opening and closing the back 20 times to keep retrieving the jack and tightening it, I replaced it with metal. That fixed that problem and now the amp intermittently cuts out while playing. My connection is fine. It is something in the electronics. PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS AMP. Get a Line 6 or something else.
My son and I used to practice on a small Crate and Line 6 amp. The Crate complained when pushed with any distortion and the Line 6 effects just sounded cheap and video-game-ish. We traded in both for a pair of these VOX amps which sound far superior in every way. The VOX can play both cleaner and handle much greater distortion. In fact... I have not used my various metal oriented pedals much at all since I got the hang of the excellent built-in VOX effects. The tone from the VOX is excellent no matter how you run it... clean or distorted. And it does handle the pedals if desired.
this is with out a doubt the best amp I have personally ever played. once i got this amp I played it for hours and couldn`t get enough of it. this amp is a great buy for the money, and you get a great deal. From the amps to the effects it is well worth the price. for anyone playing more than one type of music i suggest this amp, especially for beginners who can afford it. Rock on!!!!!
This is the only amp you will ever need around your house. With the 11 classic amp digital models and the 11 effects. This amp goes much further than any other it's size. With all the tweeks you can make to the tone, you will always find the sound your're looking for.
This amp is about the best amp i've ever played and the price is amazing. It has a ton of different effects, and if you don't think this thing can get loud THINK AGAIN!!! If you turn it all the way up you might shatter windows!!!!!
this is my first and only amp i have, and its awesome! with 11 effects and amp settings, a whole world of music and sound is opened up to you. i can get sounds from acdc to black sabbath, and even some hendrix. You wont need another amp with this (unless you need a louder version) cause its all in front of you.
awesome begginer-intermediate amp and esp for the money. Tons of effects to play with and mess around with. Nice tone and has a lot of power! Buy it today!
Knowing VOX as a brand I had no hesitation making this purchase. What I didn't know was the power of this little big amp. All the effects aside, even an experienced player will find this amp's big sound a plus. When cranked I can't even play it in my home...that speaks volumes! A quick review as nothing else needs to be said!
There are a few things that you should pay attention to when buying this amp. One, is that it's only 30 Watts and not designed to be played at huge gigs. This is designed for small gigs, and practice. The tones are really killer and depending on which one I'm on,my guitar screams. It gets pretty loud for 30W, enough to play to a small croud of about 50-100 people, or just at your neighborhood park (providing they have an outlet somewhere)
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