AD30VT review by Vox

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (279 votes)
Vox: AD30VT

Price paid: $ 150

Purchased from: Guitar center

Sound — 9
Sounds great with any guitar.I am currently using an Epiphone Les Paul Special 2 and an Ibanez on it, and both sound good. The clean channels sound great, and if set right can also give an acoustic effect. They never distort.The distorted channels are pretty decent too. Very heavy sounding (to offset this simply add more treble). This amp will suit all styles of guitar. It has no feedback and performs well.

Overall Impression — 10
This amp was chosen over every amp in guitar center. Just the best amp for the money, and had the most effects of any amp. Awesome for any music, is rock solid, and works with any gear. Especially sounds great on the reverb setting with guitars with warm tone. I only wish there was more than one jack and it had an headset jack, but otherwise is perfect. I would definitely buy more Vox gear if my amp was lost or broken.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Very reliable. Consistently sounds great and holds up to weather. Mine has been played in 35 degree weather and the worst thing to happen was it took a while to warm up. Is perfect for small gigs and jamming and needs no back up. No parts have ever broken on mine, which is about a year old.

Features — 9
I am pretty sure my amp is the 2006 model. Very nice little amp with tons of features. I play all styles of music and I am almost positive this is one of the best small amps you can buy. Simple but, has a lot in it. This is a tube amp for jamming and practicing, and comes with gain, volume, treble, mid, bass, and master volume controls. You can also use a preset amp setting. It comes with auto wah, comp, comp phaser, comp chorus, chorus delay, chorus reverb, delay, and regular, tremolo, rotary, and flanger reverbs. All effects are adjustable in two ways depending on what effect you are adjusting by using the tap and bypass buttons with the edit knob. Bypass by itself bypasses the effects. It also comes with 11 channels that range from distorted or overdriven and clean.

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    I've used this amp for two years, i'm extremely happy with it. Great effects. Though i wanna get a channel switcher still
    Plus this amp does everything. All effects, you get the 70s sound and 80s to metal to everything!! Great value for money. And It's super loud for a 30watt, I've played in a hall with it once and it could be heard everywhere plus it didn't sound too distorted it was clear. You could always mic it up when you play clubs and that because It's a great amp.
    Hanger 17
    Advice to thrash metal players: dont buy this amp! Buy a Crate G212 - insane distortion for much the same price - way better deal.