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funkmaster

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Vox ac4tv combo! Pics up later! Following with review! All I can say is that my neck pickup never sounded better! Gosh this thing is so great! I haven't had a chance to crank it up yet, not even at 1/4 watt! It's kinda loud at that wattage.

Haha, my cat is busy sniffing it
 

jimmyohio75

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Vox ac4! Pics up later! Following with review! All I can say is that my neck pickup never sounded better! Gosh this thing is so great! I haven't had a chance to crank it up yet, not even at 1/4 watt! It's kinda loud at that wattage.

Haha, my cat is busy sniffing it
Did you get the head or combo?
 

funkmaster

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After getting to know the amp for a couple of weeks now, My overall impressions give this amp an 8.5 out of 10. With ten being a silverface twin reverb in my book.
I'll do this as organized as possible.

Guitar running through Vox AC4TV: Epiphone Les Paul with GFS Mean 90 neck Pickup and Seymour Duncan '59 in bridge.

Clean sounds(4 watts): Very good and "chimey". I'm pretty sure this is the vox staple clean sound. Very good for a somewhat boxy chassis and single 10-inch speaker. This is my first tube amp so I may sound overly happy. Defintely sounds better right before the edge of breakup

Dirty sounds(4 watts): Has a nice smooth grind on "11", haha. I think this amp truly shines on medium/low gain settings, that's where the most touch sensitivity lies and is most responsive. The amp breakups around 11 o'clock, I didn't want headroom anyway with a 4 watt tube amp. Overall: very "voxy" and very good for $249

Wattage Settings: The best is 4 watts, there I said it. I'n my opinion the 1/4 watt setting is not useless. I think that it is very useful for low noise jamming and things like that. On 1/4 watt setting the spectrum of the tone knob is very narrow. The 1-watt setting however is great. You can get a really nice overdriven sound that won't make you deaf. On 1/4 watt setting though, you still can't crank it up, too loud

Tone Knob: Seems very narrow, It seems to be very good at brightening up dark guitars, like les pauls. But it doesn't do much to begin with. This is all in my experience with a un-broken in speaker, so we'll see what happens.

Overall I'm very pleased with the amp and wish I could turn it up more often.
 

funkmaster

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Got to turn it up at 4 watts mode. wow, completely floored at the heavenly overdrive of this amp. The tone knob seems really unresponsive, anyone else think this?
 

bilbal

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I test drove the head through a 12" cab in a local shop about 4 months ago and really enjoyed what I was hearing. I played around for about 15 minutes and found the amp responded well. For 250, it's hard to beat no matter how ya look at it.

Have fun and welcome to the world of tube amps!!!! It's fun place.
 

funkmaster

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No. Mine is quite responsive.
I'm playing mine at about 4 watts with the volume at about 8-9 o' clock most of the time. When the folks leave, it's about halfway up for a little time. Will it become more responsive as well with the speaker as it breaks in?

Pretty much: I rarely turn it up, will it get better with time?
 

teleman1

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Here's my complaint. I bought one with a celestion Gold in it. I put a NOS el84 in and a Mullard 12ax7 NOS pull. THe tubes are in a tight, tiny enclosed cabinet right behind the speaker. I have a light microphonic rattle. When I plug in an external cab, the microphonics dissapear. Thus, I will make a head out of it soon.

Otherwise, it has beautiful, quintessential vox tone, clean and grind, and I love it.
 




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