VOX amplifiers are arguably known best for the utterly mighty VOX AC30, a swaggering roar of tube tone that’s shockingly loud and simultaneously capable of saturated, harmonic-laden chaos and controlled, level-riding precision. It has appeared on stage with rockers, bluesmen and country stars, and is one of the most recognisable amp models on the market.
Its younger brother the VOX AC15 is no less menacing, but is more suitable for those who simply don’t need as much sheer power but are still after that tone. Either VOX amp is powerful enough for rehearsal rooms, pub gigs and indeed larger venues, and its unique sound will bring out a guitar’s natural musicality on recordings too.
VOX is very definitely not a one-trick pony however – the Vox Valvetronix range are a much more modern idea but with real playing guitarists’ needs still firmly in mind. Modelled tones and effects allow guitarists access to multiple, useable sounds that although digitally created are powered through tubes. The likes of the Vox VT20+ and VT40+ allow you to choose how much volume you’ll need to push these emulations out, but whatever your choice you’ll be packing all manner of tones from smooth to searing. The Vox Night Train, however, is for those of you who want break up at a low level.