Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp Black

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The convenient and powerful Valvetronix VT40+ combo amp delivers the guitar sounds sought after by discerning guitarists of every style. With a 12AX7 preamp tube, powerful new amp models, and the uniq... Click To Read More About This Product

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The convenient and powerful Valvetronix VT40+ combo amp delivers the guitar sounds sought after by discerning guitarists of every style. With a 12AX7 preamp tube, powerful new amp models, and the unique Power Level control, the VT40 Plus is ready to deliver the response and sound every player needs.

Tube-powered VOX Valve Reactor circuit
Every guitar player seeks the power and playability delivered by a tube amp; the fat drive tone, wide dynamic range, subtle picking nuances, and quick response. After painstaking analysis of guitarists' tastes and preferences, VOX has focused on the importance of the power amp circuit in creating the sonic characteristics long sought from tube amps. The VOX Valve Reactor was developed out of this power amp philosophy. Based on a 12AX7 vacuum tube, the Valve Reactor circuit at the heart of the Valvetronix VT40+ amp perfectly reproduces the operation, subtle nuances, and tonal character of a real tube-powered amp.

More amp models than ever before
The new Valvetronix+ Series boasts an amazing collection of 33 distinct amp models - a new milestone for Valvetronix amplifiers. In addition, the Valvetronix+ represents a giant leap in quality. The preamp EQ features Bass, Middle and Treble controls for precise tone-shaping. Beginning with classic VOX amps such as the AC30, the diverse amp model selection continues to encompass coveted amps from the pages of history, as well as the latest high-gain amps, providing a sound selection that spans the ages. Call up the sound of an old favorite, or experiment with amps you may never have tried - sought-after amps played by your guitar heroes, rare boutique amps, and vintage amps - and pursue unexplored sonic paths.

25 Diverse, high-quality effects
One of the best features of the VOX Valvetronix VT40+ modeling amp is the ability to combine the built-in effects with the onboard amp models to create a complete and powerful sound. Just as with the effects, the VT40+ makes no compromises when it comes to effects, boasting a level of quality that rivals top standalone units. The broad array of effects is divided into two sections: Pedal effects such as distortion, wah, and compressor; and Modulation/Delay effects such as chorus, flanger, and tape echo. In each section, there are 11 effects to choose from. Featuring easy-to-use settings, you can simultaneously select the effect type and adjust its parameters. In addition, there are three types of Reverb (Room, Spring, and Hall). With the addition of Noise Reduction, up to four different effects can be used at the same time.

99 Preset programs
The musicians at VOX have put together 99 preset programs for the VT40+, expertly voiced and ready for immediate use. Each of the 33 amp models provides three presets: Basic, Effected, and Song. An Effected preset calls up the correct combination of effect type and setting for a particular style.

Song presets are just like Effected presets; each one is a faithful recreation of the signature sound used by a famous guitarist to perform one of their classic tracks. Of course you're also free to edit any preset - or start from scratch with the manual setting - and save up to eight of your own custom sounds to the User presets.

Beyond the numbers
One of the greatest advances from previous Valvetronix models is the astounding sense of power generated by the VT40+. The power amp section has the potential to significantly exceed the wattage value indicated by the model name - as indicated by the shaded section of the Power Level knob. The new Valvetronix+ Series also feature a newly re-voiced VOX original design speaker that is sure to amaze you with a powerful sound that you would not expect from a chassis and speaker of this size. These fine Valvetronix+ amplifiers genuinely deliver sonic power that cannot be expressed by mere numbers.

Seize the power
The sense of drive produced in the tube power stage is what defines the inimitably fat and warm tone that's at the core of a great guitar amp sound. Our tube-driven Valve Reactor circuitry is at the heart of recreating this sound. Volume, Gain, and Master Volume controls provide key levels of controlling your gain to achieve a wealth of clean, overdriven and distorted sounds. In addition, these new Valvetronix+ Series amplifiers feature an altogether unique Power Level control. By lowering the Power Level, it's possible to achieve high levels of gain and distortion at any listening level. And, as was mentioned above, reserve power can also be dialed in using the Power Level control when you really need your amp to scream. The Power Level control allows you to take full advantage of the Valvetronix+ Series potential in any situation.

Convenient and versatile input and output
The headphone out jack can also be used as a direct line output. This output is equipped with the simulated response and character of a speaker cabinet, so you'll enjoy the natural spatial sense of playing through speakers, even when using headphones or when connected to a mixer or recording system. Plug your CD or MP3 player into the AUX input jack and enjoy jamming along with your favorite songs. In addition, the tuning function needed by every guitarist is built in, eliminating the need for a separate tuner.

Optional VFS5 footswitch operation
Plug in the optional VFS5 footswitch and use your feet to switch programs, turn the reverb and other effects on/off, and control their speed, providing additional options for sonic creativity and live performance power.

Amp Model List (33)
Three versions of each amp model are provided: Standard, Special, and Custom.
Clean, Cali Clean, US Blues, US 2x12, VOX AC15, VOX AC30, UK Rock, UK Metal, US High Gain, US Metal, Boutique Metal

Effect Model List (25)
¢ Pedal: Comp, Acoustic, Auto Wah, U-Vibe, Brn Octave, Treble Boost, Tube OD, Gold Drive, Org Dist, Metal Dist, Fuzz
¢ Modulation/Delay: CE Chorus, Multi Chorus, Flanger, Org Phase, Twin Trem, G4 Rotary, Pitch Shift, Filtron, Tape Echo, Delay, Chorus+Delay
¢ Reverb: Room, Spring, Hall
Noise Reduction

Song Preset List (33)
Gravity, Brown Sugar, Cocaine, Creep, I Feel Fine, Pride, Foxy Lady, Enter Sandman, Song 2, Know Your Enemy, Blue Wind, Message In A Bottle, Under The Bridge, Sultans Of Swings, Rebel Rebel, You Enjoy Myself, Smoke On The Water, Beat It, For the Love of God, Best Of You, Satch Boogie, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wonderwall, Pride and Joy, Walk This Way, Back In Black, Paranoid, Tie Your Mother Down, Black Dog, Sweet Child O' Mine, Five Minutes Alone, Hot For Teacher, Raining Blood.

Features
  • Tube-driven VOX Valve Reactor circuit uses a 12AX7 vacuum tube for true tube tone
  • Optimum 40W output with maximum 60W output from unique Power Level control
  • 10" VOX Original speaker
  • 99 expertly voiced presets
  • 33 Song presets spot-on recreations of the sounds used on classic tracks
  • 33 Basic Amp Model presets: Valvetronix amp modeling at its robust finest
  • 33 Effected Amp Model presets created with variety of effects including chorus, flanger and tremolo
  • 25 In-demand, top-quality effects, including 11 pedal-type effects, 11 modulation/delay effects with Tap Tempo control, and 3 reverb styles
  • 8 User Programs for saving your favorite custom settings
  • Accurate amp models encompass the entire VOX lineage from the traditional AC30 to the modern Night Train, plus an impressive list of other hard-to-come-by classics and rare high-gain boutique models.
  • Gain, Volume, and Master Volume controls
  • 3-band EQ
  • Unique Power Level control can limit the power amp output wattage, creating distinctive power amp distortion at any listening level
  • Built-in automatic guitar tuner
  • Newly revoiced VOX original speaker ensures ample power
  • Headphone output simulates the acoustic and spatial character of a full speaker cabinet
  • Timeless VOX styling
Specifications
  • 16-1/2"W x 8-3/4"H x 16"D
    24 lb.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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VoxValvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

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67%

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  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tone Ala Carte

I was interested in finding a reasonably price amp that had great tone and versatility. I thoroughly researched my options and narrowed it down to a few choices. I went into Guitar Center and...Read complete review

I was interested in finding a reasonably price amp that had great tone and versatility. I thoroughly researched my options and narrowed it down to a few choices. I went into Guitar Center and tried out several amps within the price range. I had been considering a full on tube amp but was not willing to commit to a single type of sound without purchasing several pedals. Out of everyone I tried the VT40+ by far has the best tone. It is very responsive and works great with aftermarket pick ups. It has seemingly endless different adjustments and features that take some time to figure out fully. The Vox VT+ series were the only modeling amps that gave a true valve feel and tone. There are one or two settings that sound a little digital. Overall the amp offers a great range of sounds from clean, blues, and even metal. I would have liked to have seen a line out feature but definitely not a deal breaker. The Vt40+ sounds great with the amperage turned down but really cooks above 30 watts. I would recommend any of the VT+ series amps for people looking for great tone, wide variety of sounds at a reasonable price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Returned due to humming.

This amp sounds great but when not striking the strings the hum was loud even with the volume off on the guitar. I tolerated it for a few weeks then gave up and returned...Read complete review

This amp sounds great but when not striking the strings the hum was loud even with the volume off on the guitar. I tolerated it for a few weeks then gave up and returned it for an Orange 35RT.

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(31 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

versatile amp

By phreddy

from toledo, ohio

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

i was looking for something small- already have a 100 watt for gigging. when i checked this out at guitar center, i bought it on the spot. it can make so many sounds- no need for extra pedals. this amp can also get loud- would work great on smaller gigs. i'm having a blast

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone Ala Carte

By E. Smith

from Thomaston, GA

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I was interested in finding a reasonably price amp that had great tone and versatility. I thoroughly researched my options and narrowed it down to a few choices. I went into Guitar Center and tried out several amps within the price range. I had been considering a full on tube amp but was not willing to commit to a single type of sound without purchasing several pedals. Out of everyone I tried the VT40+ by far has the best tone. It is very responsive and works great with aftermarket pick ups. It has seemingly endless different adjustments and features that take some time to figure out fully. The Vox VT+ series were the only modeling amps that gave a true valve feel and tone. There are one or two settings that sound a little digital. Overall the amp offers a great range of sounds from clean, blues, and even metal. I would have liked to have seen a line out feature but definitely not a deal breaker. The Vt40+ sounds great with the amperage turned down but really cooks above 30 watts. I would recommend any of the VT+ series amps for people looking for great tone, wide variety of sounds at a reasonable price.

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great versatile amplifier at a great price!

By Ray P.

from Tannersville, PA

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I wanted a good practice tube amplifier without spending too much. The VT40+ goes above and beyond what I expected. It has so much power that I am able to use it for live gigs. To get a little more balance through the PA system I sometimes mic it. The only thing that VOX could add to make it perfect would be a line out, other than the head phone line out. I would like to have the line out so that the amp speaker can still be heard. I would recommend any of the Plus VT's, since they are only a few dollars more.

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tone...

By Ced

from Sacramento, California

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I was looking for a new amplifier before getting a new guitar. I've tried the vt50 with my guitar and loved the tone I got out of it. Since the 50 was a little out of the price range, the VT 40+ does just as well. Even with a low end guitar it is still possible to get a great tone out of it. I'm still amazed at how many effects there are to choose from. If you're an advanced guitarist looking for great tone, quality and reliability, any of the Vox VT amps is a great way to go!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

??a gift??

By Jay

from Hanover

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

Don't let the size full you. This amps cranks... I got this amp for a couple days ago and I was a bit ??? to the size and all the affects thats on board, thinking it's a line6 nock off. Not to bad mouth line6. So i went and pluged it in and WOW I was floored with the tone and volume the this amp was giving. You can play any style you want. "Not that i can" but i might go and say that you could sell all your peddles you have, buy a sure 57 and you'll be good for any gig. (no line out) The reason i give this amp a 4 is no extended cab jack (another 10" speaker would bring a whole range of tone),no line out, last all the stuff you have to learn to fully get everything out of this amp is alot when you don't have time to sit down. It will come in time. Great amp for the price, great tone, small enough for bed room, loud enough for small gigs or pratice setting, and the price is low enough. Last thought, due to the pricing you could go as far as buying 2 for gigs and have more sound and tone than you could get with all the peddle people would use for 1/3 of the price, i hope this helped.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great multipurpose amp!

By RHH

from Mooresville IN

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

After more than 30 years of playing on solid-state amps, I was looking for something affordable with the warm tube sound. Not wanting to invest in a bunch of pedals, I considered modeling amps. Months of research went into narrowing it down to the VOX VT40+ and Fender SuperChamp. Tried both at the local Guitar Center. No contest, walked away with the VOX. Thought the sound was somewhat better, plus the range of amp models, effects and programmability sold me. This amp has a very solid feel and the great VOX looks. I also picked up the VFS5 footswitch, feels like a quality product. So far I am very pleased with all the different sounds/effects that are available. This definitely has any tone I could ask for. Great amp at a great price!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This little amps rocks!!

By StratPete

from Woodbridge, VA

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I have owned the VT40+ for a while and really like it, in fact I ended up selling my Mesa Boogie ElectraDyne which was a pain to haul around, didn't sound as good, at least for what I play, which is classic rock. Plus it cost me 6X as much as the VT40+! I initially intended to use it only as a practice/rehearsal amp, but it's actually quite loud and full sounding, so I will mic it through the venue PA and it'll be plenty loud. The cleans and distortion sounds are amazing. Just don't know what else to say about it. I owned the VT100 previously and loved it, but this is head-and-shoulders above that, both in terms of the amps sims and the effects. I don't find myself using the pedal sims too much, except the auto-wah which is cool, and the compressor, which gives a little more smoothness and sustain when you want it. The amp is very fat-sounding, and the modulation effects are very good. I use the chorus/delay, pitch shifter, reverb (very nice!), and the delays. FYI I decided to try the VT80+ when it became available, thinking it would sound as good as the VT40+, but a bit fuller. I started by copying over the settings for my 8 user patches on the VT40+ to the bigger amp. Surprisingly, at least to me, it sounds quite different. Side-by-side w/the exact same settings, I found myself liking the VT40+ a lot more. It has a sort of vintage-like quality that the larger amp doesn't. I also tried starting from scratch w/the VT80+, trying to find settings I liked. I found that the only sound I liked better on the larger amp was the Boutique Metal since it benefited from the extra bottom end from the larger speaker. The VT80+ certainly sounds decent, but a bit more generic to my ears, and without some of the unique "charm" of the VT40+. In case it matters, these results are based on a LP Standard w/Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge, PAF Pro in the neck. I have not compared the amps using my Strat yet. The VT40+ is an amazingly good-sounding little amp, you won't regret the purchase!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet

By Ross

from G.R., MI

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is great and it gets way louder than I expected. It is so easy to use, you can get almost any tone you are looking for, and its small size makes it extremely portable. With the VFS5 footswitch you can program up to eight channels with any effect, modulation, volume and eq to your taste. If you are afraid its to small just mic it thru the PA. I have to say this little amp blew me away

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like it!

By tewwet

from Oxnard CA

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

After doing hours of research and trying several other Combo amps at Guitar Center, I kept coming back to the VOX. It's not to big and not to small and can give you alot of amp sounds. I really like it!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Beware of the Snare

By Ed Stickler

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp has a problem with producing unwanted noise in the form of a hiss (also called the snare effect). See the Vox.com website forum for more info on VT40+ Hiss. It limits your use of the gain and effects and you certainly wouldn't be happy with recording the sound produced. Very unfortunate because this could have been a great amp.

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