Submitted June 10, 2010 by a customer from losergeek.com
"So far, very happy."
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With any luck I will never get rid of this amp. It seems to be a good one for upgrads/mods, so I see it being a permanent part of my collection in one role or another.
This amp has the tone that I've been searching for my whole life. That creamy natural british overdrive. It's just perfect. I used to play a marshall jcm600, and really pushed the tubes in the clean channel to get that sound, but never used the dirty channel. This amp breaks up really nicely at low volumes adn really doesn't need a dirty channel. If you are looking for a clean amp though, look somewhere else - you can get the vox chime if you keep the gain low, but you're never going to get fender type tones out of it.
I was a little worried about the volume considering I play in a loud 7 peice punk band, and at practice the master volume sits comfortably around 5; it's really loud....not just for a 15 watt amp, but for any 1x12.
Not a lot of features - 2 channels, one with EQ, one without. But the analog trem is really nice, and although some people find the reverb a little muddy, this version is a big improvement over the last one and I find it nice dialed in around 4. I don't know technically what type of reverb it is, but it sounds more like a hall reverb than a spring if that helps.
Ease of Use
Can't go wrong - couple knobs, couple switches. Crank the channel volume for overdrive, stay on the master for clean. Done and done.
Hard to tell so far. It seems solid and well built. The metal switches and inputs are definitely an improvement over plastic, but Vox has a reputation these days, so I feel better having a warrantee rather than picking one up second hand. The back is semi-closed as well, which gives it a good bit of weight, but makes it feel more solid which is good when an amp is made of MDF.
I picked this up for 610$ canadian - cheaper than a blues jr and 150$ cheaper than the old versin of this amp went for. You really can't beat the price. I can replace the tubes 2 or 3 times and still be under what I think this amp is worth.
Dunno yet - hopefully won't need to find out.
The Wow Factor
This is one sexy amp. Classic Vox.
Punk, Rock, Indie
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