All PTP amps are handwired but not all handwired amps are PTP. My guess is that this amp is handwired but not PTP.Anyone tried this amp? I checked one out at a shop the other day and was pretty impressed. They are hand wired but made in China... not sure if "hand wired" means PTP?
What's wrong with that?Wow...parts handwored onto a PCB...Im not even sure what to say about that.
Anyway, i've tried the amp twice so far...didn't like the first one I tried so I gave it a second shot this past weekend...different store, different amp still didn't care for it. It was OK but nothing amazing IMO...
...except maybe if you take a close look at those input jacks... I'm all good with that, the main point being that it's a helluva lot easier to work on than a regular PCB amp. One criticism I would like to make is the cabinet construction. I had a chance to see one of the limited edition mahogany cabs and I must say the joinery was shoddy. Too bad, otherwise it looked really sweet.All jacks, pots and tube-bases are chassis-mounted and off the turret board. here's a couple of pics of the guts.
Yes the unput jacks have their own little "mini-PCB" off the main turret board. That's not ideal construction but I can definately live with it....except maybe if you take a close look at those input jacks... I'm all good with that, the main point being that it's a helluva lot easier to work on than a regular PCB amp. One criticism I would like to make is the cabinet construction. I had a chance to see one of the limited edition mahogany cabs and I must say the joinery was shoddy. Too bad, otherwise it looked really sweet.
I thought that there were quite a few (current-carrying) traces on the board, too, though, no? I think a Vox employee wrote that on a post a while back. I could be mistaken, though. That's not to say it makes it a better or worse amp... Just that its being marketed as "hand-wired" is a bit shady.It's mostly hand-wired but some purists have pointed out that there's a couple of jacks that are surface mount...
Mine just didn't blow me away. It sounded good, but there wasn't enough headroom for the warm cleans I got out of my tele and strat. With the 30, I'm sure you'll get more headroom. It sounded good cranked with a LP, but plug a single-coil equipped guitar, and you'll really hear the amp come alive. I'm more of a single-coil fan (except for TV Jones pups), so I'm biased in that way too. Here's a vid of my playing my Lester through mine, and it doesn't sound bad at all, but lots of people just plug pauls in, and they don't hear the magic that this amp + single-coils has.You're not the first person who has said this. Can you explain why?
That's what steered me to the 15, and I'm really really pleased with it. Mic'ed up, the audience won't hear a difference between the 30 watter and the 15 (I probably won't notice the difference either).Two things ended it for me... first was the price, second and probably most important was that I couldn't lift it.