03 May 2016

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.

There are so many awesome features on this amp I dont know where to start. Maybe the amp modeling or built in effects. The tube powered pre-amp that delviers real tube tone for those who cant afford a real tube amp. Or that beautiful chrome grill. Whatever it is, the Vox has it!



2 - 12" speakers

Vox Valve Reactor circuit delivers real tube tone

11 amp models

11 high-quality effects (including composite effects)

User program storage

2 channels

Preset amp models

Knob-based interface for quick and intuitive editing

Line and headphone jacks for home recording or late-night practice

Operates as a conventional amp in manual mode

Adjustable output wattage of the power amp

Studio-quality sounds with stage volume!


Amp Models

01. Boutique Clean - modelled on: Dumble 100w head (clean channel). Whenever I get the chance to play my cousin's electroacoustic guitar, I use this amp model. Sound doesn't get muddy, not even at high volumes.

02. Black 2x12 - modelled after a Fender 'Blackface' Twin Reverb amp.


03. Tweed 4x10 - modelled on: 1959 Fender 4x10 Bassman. You can get a twangy tone using this and it's very responsive to dynamic picking.


04. AC15 - modelled on: Channel 2 of a 1962 Vox AC15.


05. AC30TB - modelled on: Vox AC30 'Top-boost'.


06. UK '70s - modelled on: 1971 Marshall 50w Plexi Head (high treble channel).


07. UK '80s - modelled on: 1983 100w Marshall JCM800 head. This model is one of my favorites- If you are a JCM800 fan, you will love how you can achieve a very similar tone with little effort. Perfect for classic rock and overdriven solos.


08. UK Modern - modelled on: Marshall JCM2000 DSL100 head (High gain channel). 09. Nu-Metal - modelled on: 100w Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head(modern high gain channel). Do you like rectifier tones? Check out this model.


10. US Hi-Gain - modelled on: Soldano SLO100 Head (hi-gain channel). You can get a fat, crunchy tone out of this thing. I use it when I play Metallica/Megadeth stuff.


11. Boutique OD - modelled on: Dumble Overdrive Special 100w head (overdrive channel). Slash tone lovers, enjoy! Woman tone also sounds beatiful through this model.


Effects: auto-wah, compressor, compressor + phaser, compressor + chorus, compressor + delay, chorus + reverb, flanger + reverb, tremolo + reverb, rotary + reverb, delay, reverb. The effects are better than most of other amp's built-in effects, but don't expect excellent quality from them. You can save 2 personalized settings in 2 channels respectively, which is very limited if you want to use more patches during a gig. You can only use the Vox footswitch (sold separately) to change channels and bypass the effects.


Tonally, this is by far the most versatile amp out there. I play it using an Epiphone LP and an Epiphone Sheraton II, both of which use humbuckers, and it is capable of getting some lovely smooth jazzy tones, as well as an array of twangy country/blues sounds. And with no more than the turn of a knob I can get crunchy, powerful overdriven tones for playing classic rock, or hard-balled, mid scooped distortion for heavy metal. The distortion is about as brutal as a train wreck. When using the 'clean' amp models (see manual), the gain knob acts as a third volume control (the other two being Volume and Master). When turned any higher than about 1/3, it begins get a naural distortion when playing at louder volumes. To counter this, leave the Gain at about 1/4 or 1/3, crank the Volume knob to full, then use the Master to control how loud you want it. You'll be able to get pure tone at rather high volumes. It's also a great amp for live gigs. I play with several bands, and I use it in pubs, clubs, auditoriums and outdoor gigs, and I rarely need to crank it much over half way, otherwise it drowns out everything else.

Over All Impression

Overall, this amp is the absolute best in its price range. I shopped around and tested pretty much every other amp on the market, but none of them could stack up to this one when it came to tone and power. No matter what you play, this amp will handle it brilliantly. I've been playing live for 2 years, and have gone through three other amps (Marshall 50DFX, Orange 'Crush' 30, and a Line 6 Spider II 30) and none of them can come close to beating this one. If it were lost or stolen, I'd buy two more just in case it happened again.

by Wickham Road Music, Ultimate Guitar.com

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