Vox VT20+
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Vox VT20+
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iamqman 11/04/2011

Vox VT20+ : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

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For what it does and the price point that it has it isn't bad at all. This isn't an amp that you would do a high end recording with or probably even put in your band. You would get laughed right off the stage. I doubt any stage hand would even allow this amp on stage or even mic it up. However, the intention of this unit is never to be that anyway. The idea of this amp is to give a young kid an opportunity to play guitar in his bedroom and be able to have enough features to get him or her started in electric guitar.

UTILIZATION


Main Features
- Tube-driven VOX Valve Reactor circuit uses a 12 AX7 vacuum tube for true-tube tone

- 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

- 11 Pedal-type effects

- 11 Modulation (chorus, flanger, etc.)/Delay effects with Tap Tempo control

- 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 hi-gain boutique models.

- Amp offers Gain, Volume, and Master Volume; EQ features Treble, Middle, and Bass

- 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 re-voiced VOX original speaker ensures ample power.

- Headphone output simulates the acoustic and spatial character of a full speaker cabinet
Timeless VOX styling

- Use the optional VOX VFS5 footswitch to change programs to turn effects on and off, or to set the Tap Tempo function.

SOUNDS

There is an assortment of different tones you can get from this little amp. The good thing about it is that you have a tube preamp and it gives you somewhat of that feel and tone of a real amp. The unfortunately the thing is..its not a real amp. Though it has a tube in it, it will never have an authentic tube amp sound or feel. Essentially it is a step up from the all digital amp modeling which sounds as terrible as it can get.

No matter what guitar you throw in front of it it will give you the sound you are going for. So for instance if you want a Metallica sound you get a humbucker guitar and you set it to the metal setting. If you want a country tone then you would use the Cali clean or Us blues setting with a Strat or a Tele. It is pretty easy and will get you the idea of what you are looking for but won't give an authentic tone.

OVERALL OPINION

Amp modeling has become a very lucrative outlet for many manufactures today. It has gotten very popular these days with so much music out there and not one amp can do all of it. So for those exploring their abilities and skills, something like this would suit a beginner. Not going to be an amp for someone who has been playing for a long time. So if you are 16 or young this might be the amp for you.

At new they come in at around $170 which isn't bad price for some soccer mom to plunge on their guitar playing adolescent. If you are used to playing real amps you will be disappointed with this. If you are new to the guitar then this would be right up your alley.