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FOR TONE.
FOR LIFE.
VOX kicked off its line of guitar
amplifiers back in ’57. It took only a few
years for the AC15 and AC30 to become
instant legends, defining the sound of
the British Invasion for the UK and the
world. Fast forward 50 years, and VOX
continues to lead and innovate, creating
the gear behind today’s music revolutions.
From the incomparable AC30 Custom
Classic to the steel mesh-fronted AD
and DA Series, from the killer new
Classic Plus amps to tube-powered
effects pedals and processors, VOX has
tone, features and style like no one else.
That’s why, for 50 years and counting,
everyone rocks with VOX.
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AC15 HERITAGE COLLECTION
CUSTOM CLASSIC SERIES
BRIAN MAY AC30
CLASSIC PLUS SERIES
50 YEARS OF VOX
AD CHROME SERIES
DA DIGITAL AMPLIFIERS
PATHFINDER AMPLIFIERS
VOX WAH WAH PEDAL
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This VOX catalog is published by VOX USA, 316 S. Service Road, Melville, NY 11747. Due to our efforts for constant improvement, specifications
and features printed herein are subject to change without notice. Some of the products listed may not be available at certain VOX dealers. VOX
USA assumes no liability for errors in articles or advertisements, and opinions expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of VOX USA.
The contents of this publication are ©2007 by VOX USA and may not be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of VOX
USA. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. All product photos by Keith Smith and James Cumpsty.
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Your search for the Holy Grail of
VOX tone ends here. To commemorate
the 50th Anniversary of VOX guitar
amplifiers, we are pleased to introduce
the first of a new commemorative
range of amplifiers – the AC15H1TV
handwired combo. Rather than just a
typical reissue where a vintage amp is
dusted off and copied, this amplifier
transports you through the golden age
of VOX tone, combining the prized EF86
preamp channel of 1960 with the 1963
Top Boost channel all-in-one amplifier.
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In limited edition hardwood and classic
cream vinyl, the new AC15 handwired
combo is the first offering in VOX’s new
Heritage Collection.
The EF86: The magical VOX tone
What is it that makes EF86-based VOX amplifiers some of
the most collectible in the world? Maybe it’s the way the
amp naturally overdrives, almost breathing with a life of
its own. Dynamic changes in pick attack almost seem to
be anticipated before you make them. Or maybe it’s the
raw power of the creamy distortion as you crank the amp
all the way up and slam down on a power chord. Whatever
it is, there is an undeniable magic about this period of VOX
amplification. An age when the most simple of circuits produced some of the most complex of tones. Now in short
supply, the EF86 Pentode tube is at the heart of this elusive
tone. Fifty years later, the magic returns.
The AC15H1TV: A detailed look
The 15-watt handwired AC15 features two channels of VOX
tone through a single 12" Celestion Alnico “Blue” speaker.
The tube complement is made up of 1 x EF86, 3 x
ECC83/12AX7, 2 x EL84, and 1 x EZ81 (rectifier).
Channel 1 is the EF86 Preamp channel and features two
inputs wired in the traditional way that gives them a 6 dB
gain difference between them. A two-position BASS SHIFT
switch is included, with position 1 voiced to the original
vintage-correct bass response and position 2 voiced to
tighten the bass response and reduce any muddiness during high volume use. The three-position BRILLIANCE
SWITCH provides flat response when in the OFF position.
Position 1 is a new position voiced like the early AC30
“Treble” amps, while position 2 is the original brilliance
circuit, which acts as a dramatic bass cut. The EF86 Mode
switch re-configures the EF86 valve from Pentode mode
to Triode mode. Triode mode will give a lower gain tone
with higher headroom. Pentode mode is the famed original
mode and has a very sweet high gain tone with not very
much headroom.
Channel 2 is the Top Boost Preamp channel. Like
Channel 1, this channel includes two inputs wired with a
6 dB gain difference between them. The Treble and Bass
controls are from the 1963 Top Boost circuit and are
extremely interactive. Very minor adjustments of these
controls can yield dramatic changes in tone color.
And true to VOX form is the Top Cut control, which cuts
high from either channel end as it is turned up.
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Flexible power
The O/P Switch adds even more flexibility to this AC15. This
switch changes the power output valves from Pentode
Mode, which is the normal operating mode of the power
amplifier, to Triode Mode which halves the power output to
7.5 Watts and will alter the tone to be somewhat smoother.
The finishing touches
Great care and research went into the cosmetics for this
special amplifier to meld vintage-correct attributes with
some modern revisions. These touches include a vintage
“TV Front” cabinet, pre-1960 logo placement, and a
vintage-inspired cream vinyl covering. An extremely limited
edition run of 200 amplifiers will be produced with oiled
hardwood cabinets and will ship with a complimentary
copy of VOX: The JMI Years, the definitive VOX history by
Jim Elyea, one of the foremost VOX experts in the world
and owner of the VOX Museum in Burbank, California.
Go to www.voxamps.co.uk for complete specifications!
Location: Demark Street, London’s Tin Pan
Alley, is filled with specialist music shops and
visited daily by artists and celebrities.
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The Custom Classic series is the
culmination of over 45 years of high
quality guitar amplifier design and
fabrication. VOX has taken the best AC30
designs and added a number of useful
features to create the most tonally flexible
and affordable AC30 to date.
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An evolution in tone
When we set out to create the AC30 Custom Classic we
started from our most highly acclaimed model to date, the
AC30 Hand Wired. With twin inputs (High and Low) and a
Master Volume circuit, all of these amps offer highly interactive Bass and Treble tone controls, as well as the VOX
Tone Cut control (which varies the presence in the power
amp section) for even greater tonal variety. We also included
Classic Tremolo with variable Depth control and a versatile
spring reverb with Level and Tone controls, as well as a
Dwell switch which varies the amount of drive going into
the reverb for high or low gain sounds.
Channel now offers two modes – Normal and Bright –
which allow you to achieve the sounds of an assortment of
vintage AC30s. Use the channels individually or blend
them together for increased tonal flexibility to create a
unique sound and feel that’s all your own.
Control freaks rejoice!
The AC30 Custom Classic is fully equipped with well thought
out and easy-to-use controls. With a Custom/Normal EQ
switch, Tone control, and Dwell switch for the spring reverb,
Master Volume, fully variable Tremolo on all channels and a
true bypass Effects Loop, we’ve thought of everything! We’ve
even included a switchable cathode resistor that lowers power
output and increases tube life. Of course, the AC30 Custom
Classic comes with our standard controls like Treble, Bass,
Tone, Volume, Standby and more.
The AC15CC1 offers an array of useful controls including fully
variable tremolo Speed and Depth, foot-switchable tremolo
and reverb with the included VF002 footswitch, Bass, Treble,
Volume controls, and switchable impedance (8 or 16 Ohms).
Multiple configurations
The Custom Classic series comes in our most expansive
array of models ever to cover a variety of needs and player
preferences. Select from these configurations:
•AC30CCH 30 Watt head
•V212BN 2x12" extension cabinet with
VOX custom GSH12-30 speakers
•V212BNX 2x12" extension cabinet with
Celestion AlNiCo “Blue” speakers
•V412BN 4x12" extension cabinet with
VOX custom GSH12-30 speakers
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(except for the venerable VOX “Blue” which is manufactured by Celestion), and cabinets, and we build our own
electronics. All components have been designed, manufactured, or selected so that the performance and sound of
your Custom Classic is second to none.
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History in the making
Why has the AC30 been an icon for decades? It’s the
amplifier’s unique, warm tone, its player friendly response
and feel, and its primeval circuit design. With its straightforward “what you see is what you get” control format, the
AC30 was a hit with artists from the very beginning. Back
then, VOX owned the ‘60s “British Invasion” and to this
day the AC30 is widely used by guitarists performing in a
huge range of musical styles.
Attaining the highest standards
The Custom Classic series is produced in our vertically
integrated manufacturing facility under the supervision of
UK-based VOX R&D Ltd. What this means to you is that
we have total control of the design, the quality, and the
sound of your amplifier. Our factory is capable of many
processes not found in most guitar amplifier factories. We
design and manufacture our own transformers, speakers
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Two blendable channels, a first
Not only does the AC30 Custom Classic include two channels, it also offers the ability to blend those channels
together. The Top Boost Channel serves up that classic
AC30 tone, while our new expanded Normal
Shown from left to right: AC30CC Combo and V212BN Cabinet, AC30CCH
Head and V412BN 4 x 12 Cabinet, AC30CC 2 2 x 12 Combo, AC15CC Combo
Location: Royal Albert Hall, London, is one of
the most famous concert venues in the world.
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With a number of modern enhancements including blendable channels, a true bypass FX loop, spring reverb, and
master volume to name just a few, the AC30 Custom
Classic is an evolution of the original that is sure to
become a classic in its own right.
For a complete list of specifications, dimensions and
weights, go to www.voxamps.co.uk
The AC15: when less is more
First introduced in 1958, the AC15 15 Watt combo has been the
amp of choice for countless guitar players throughout the
world. Like its big brother the AC30 Custom Classic, this flexible, combo amp is equipped with a number of modern features
like master volume, global reverb, and tremolo.
•AC15CC1 1x12" combo with VOX custom
GSH12-30 speaker
•AC15CC1X 1x12" combo with
Celestion AlNiCo “Blue” speaker
•AC30CC1 1x12" combo with Celestion
neodymium NeoDog speaker
•AC30CC2X 2x12" combo with
Celestion AlNiCo “Blue” speakers
VS30 Chrome Stands
Available for the AC30 and AD120VT, VOX chrome stands
feature seamless steel tubing carefully formed to the contours of the original 1960s stands. These classic items lift
the amps from the floor for improved sound projection.
•AC30 Series Valve/Tube Complement: 4 x EL84/6BQ5;
3 x 12AX7/ECC83; 1 x GZ34
•AC15 Series Valve/Tube Complement:2 x EL84/6BQ5 &
2 x 12AX7/ECC83
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CUSTOM LIMITED EDITION
“You, like me, are unimpressed by dozens of
controls on a guitar amplifier. You want ONE
knob, and IT SOUNDS PERFECT – right? Well,
this is it. To the best of our capability and
belief, here is an amp you will never have to
mess with. If it sounds great for you today, it
will always sound great. Power up, plug in,
turn up the ONE volume knob, and play. We
hope you love it – the concept and the Amp.”
– Brian May
Enhanced to perfection
To complete the package, and to make it slightly more
versatile, we have built the boost circuit into the amp
itself rather than a separate pedal and made it footswitchable. We have also incorporated a 15 Watt switch
on the back panel. The 15 Watt switching circuitry is a
unique VOX circuit that not only changes the number of
output valves that are in operation and the value of the
output cathode resistor that bias the valves, but also
changes the impedance of the output transformer. Many
amps have “half power” switches fitted, but none of them
do it this way – the RIGHT way!
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The AC30BM is our tribute to one of VOX’s longstanding ambassadors of rock history – namely
Brian May. Between Brian’s unique style and the
stately arena tone of his wall of AC30s, there is
a “kind of magic” that has wowed audiences
worldwide for more than 30 years.
Legendary tone
The mainstay of Brian’s tone has been the AC30’s Normal
Channel fed from a small treble/mid boost pedal both
usually played flat out and, of course, Brian’s infamous
home-built guitar – the “Red Special.” Over time Brian’s
equipment has been stripped to the bare essentials and
fine tuned to give him the best and most reliable performance without any extra circuitry.
The construction of the amp chassis itself is predominantly hand wired using components mounted on turret tags in
the time honored way, although where this is not suitable,
for a variety of reasons (such as the booster circuit), there
is also some printed circuit board construction.
Specifications: Custom built AC30 2 x 12" combo using Baltic birch
plywood fitted with Celestion/VOX Alnico Blue 12" 15 Watt loudspeakers • Steel/Aluminum chassis finished in red paint and white silkscreen legend • Built-in treble/mid single transistor boost circuit with
gain and bypass panel switches, and external (supplied) footswitch •
2 x 12AX7/ECC83, 4 x EL84 and 1 x GZ34 valves (tubes) • Dimensions
(W x D x H): 27.75" x 10.4" x 21.25" • Weight: 70.5 lbs.
With Brian’s valued input VOX has created the AC30BM,
which is a re-creation of Brian’s stage amp and boost
pedal set-up, and is a limited edition run of only 500
combos world-wide, never to be repeated.
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Introducing the new Classic Plus range
of all-tube amplifiers from VOX. This
EL34-powered line-up marries the classic
VOX tone and chime of rock and roll
legend with a versatile high-gain channel
that goes beyond anything in VOX’s 50
year history and into all-new VOX sonic
territory. With available 50- and 100Watt heads plus the new AC50CP2 50Watt combo, the Classic Plus range delivers amps that do it all – from the ‘50s to
tomorrow. Sound big? You bet. What do
50 years of classic VOX sonic history
sound like? Play one.
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Two channels, endless possibilities
The Classic Plus is a channel-switching valve pre- and
power-amp guitar amplifier that can produce many
flavours of tone, from pristine clean to impressive highgains, and all points between. The two channels have a
variety of wide-ranging controls to help you create the
sound textures that you desire.
Channel 1 covers classic VOX AC30 tones, from
sparkling clean to raunchy overdrive. The EQ on this
channel is of the interactive passive format that is historic to VOX Top Boost amplifiers and boasts the addition
of the famous Tone Cut control, which musically rolls off
high end as it is turned up.
Channel 2 picks up where Channel 1 leaves off, delivering
everything from modern blues and classic rock tones all
the way to high gain classic metal sounds and fluid lead
tones. While Channel 2’s EQ controls are also of the
interactive passive format, they are centered on different
frequencies to enhance the higher gain capabilities of
Channel 2. The Channel 2 Bright Switch brings in an
extra capacitor (switch down) across the Gain control to
boost the high-mid and upper frequencies and is particularly effective on lower gain settings. The Bright Switch
is great for giving extra bite and clarity to muddy sounding humbuckers. The Fat Switch adds extra gain and
focuses the mid range of the guitar and amp, which helps
produce a “singing” tone when playing lead lines.
The Presence Control circuit is another unique feature to
the AC range. It combines the traditional active power
amp feedback circuit with a passive circuit within
Channel 2’s preamp. This not only focuses the Presence
boost, but, if you turn the control down, it will also introduce a high frequency cut filter that can be used to defuzz the preamp distortion, making it less aggressive and
sweeter. Since the channels of the Classic Plus are totally independent, you do not need to compromise to achieve
your desired tonal palette. It’s almost like being able to
mix and match two completely different amplifiers!
switch in the OFF position, the Send jack socket is still
operational and can therefore be used to send the signal
to another device such as a tuner or slave amplifier. The
Loop Level switch allows the loop to be used at two
different signal levels (approximately +4dBV (high) and
-10dBV (low)). This will enable a wide range of devices to
be connected to the amplifier. Channel switching and
on/off reverb control is managed with the supplied
VF002 dual footswitch.
Go direct
The Classic Plus range features extensive direct recording and line out capabilities from both balanced XLR and
unbalanced 1/4" outputs with rotary level control and
ground lift switching. To enable great sounding connection into PA or recording equipment, the DI also features
a speaker emulating Low Pass Filter (LPF) network. This
can be switched into or out of circuit as required.
Another great plus of the DI circuit is that it is post the
power amplifier’s phase inverter valve, and before the
Output Master Volume control. No matter how loud or
quiet your stage level is, you have totally independent
control of the DI output level. You can even turn the
Master Volume totally off and use the DI output for
“silent” recording for those midnight sessions.
Power trio
The Classic Plus range is comprised of the 50-Watt
AC50CPH head (4 x 12AX7/ECC83, 2 x EL34B), the 100Watt AC100CPH head (4 x 12AX7/ECC83, 4 x EL34B),
and the 50-Watt AC50CP2 combo (4 x 12AX7/ECC83, 2 x
EL34B). The AC50CP2 comes loaded with two VOX original design 12" speakers voiced for maximum performance with the Classic Plus. Pair either of the heads with
VOX’s V412BN cabinet, and you’ve got an unbeatable
tone machine. No matter how you play, there’s a Classic
Plus for you. And with their combination of unmatched
tone, flexibility and ultra-cool looks, the Classic Plus
range is at home on any size stage. Plug in and hear them
roar!
Included items: Power cable, VF002 footswitch
Total, tonal control
The Classic Plus range is packed with features and controls that meld the best of VOX’s history with modern
conveniences. The Classic Plus features a long spring,
high-quality Spring Reverb with individual, foot-switchable level control for each channel, plus series FX looping with selectable level control and bypass switching.
The Bypass slide switch will either engage the loop
(switch ON) or disconnect the effects loop circuitry from
the rest of the amplifier (switch OFF). With the Loop
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Previous page, the AC100CPH shown on a 412BN cabinet. Shown here, the AC50CP2 and the AC100CPH control panel.
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IT’S THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
VOX GUITAR AMPLIFICATION.
TAKE A WALK DOWN MEMORY
LANE, AS WE PAY HOMAGE TO
THIS HISTORIC BRAND.
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VOX has had a long and
intricate lineage. To the
best of our knowledge,
here is a chronology of
historical highlights.
1951
Company Founder Tom Jennings forms
The Jennings Organ Company, soon to be
joined by JMI (Jennings Musical
Instruments), the company responsible for
VOX amplifiers.
First Univox amplifier that can be used for
guitar is marketed by JMI.
1952
First ads for Univox amplifier and keyboard
appear in Britain’s Melody Maker magazine.
1954
Jennings advertises “Rotary action foot
volume control” with the first use of VOX name.
Advertisement for organs shows “foot
swell control” (predecessor of VOX volume
pedal) and “Amplifier,” a remote, powered
speaker used with the Jennings streamlined J-51 organ. This is first use of the
VOX name for an amplifier of any kind.
1955
Lonnie Donnegan popularizes “skiffle”
music and the “beat boom” is born.
Jennings considers producing a guitar
amplifier.
1956
With the Rock & Roll revolution underway,
Jennings modifies the amplifier section
from his electronic organs for the electric
guitar, but the project flounders.
VOX advertises the “Conversion Unit,” an
add-on that allows any electronic instrument to be played through a Univox
keyboard amplifier.
Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” hits UK
charts.
1957
Dick Denney is hired as an engineer and
Jennings Musical Industries, Ltd (JMI) is
incorporated.
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Buddy Holly and Crickets record “That’ll
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1958
JMI produces a 15-Watt guitar amplifier with
the brand name VOX. It is named the AC1/15
because it combines amplifier and speaker
and produces 15 Watts.
The legendary VOX AC30/4 is developed
as a response to demands for more power.
Using four EL84 tubes, the amp has four
inputs, two for the normal channel and two
for the Vib/Trem or “Vibravox” channel.
Cliff Richard’s backing band, The Shadows,
use AC15s and people take notice of
distinctive VOX clean guitar sound.
Mick Jagger sees Buddy Holly at the
Granada Cinema.
CBS labs announce new “stereo” records.
1960
The Shadows reach number one with their
first instrumental, “Apache.” With the
sound of the AC30 clearly noticeable on
this and other hit records, VOX is known
as the No.1 British amplifier.
VOX introduces the AC4, a 4-Watt practice amplifier with an 8-inch speaker, and
the AC10 with a 10-inch speaker.
VOX issues AC30/6 with 6 inputs, including “Brilliant” channel with bass and
treble control, and “Top Boost” tone controls
for more clarity.
Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire”
reaches #1.
New VOX amp “look” with fawn color and
black panel, round black knobs and “VOX”
sticker.
1961
VOX introduces first guitars, the “Stroller”
and “Clubman,” low-budget instruments
that look like American instruments.
The Shadows take delivery of three
AC30s with VOX “BLUE” SPEAKERS
co-developed with Celestion, instrumental
in the popularity of the VOX sound.
Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome
Tonight” is #1.
First episode of “Dick Van Dyke Show.”
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Beatles record “Love Me Do” using at
least one fawn AC15 Twin and are seen
onstage using fawn-colored amps.
VOX introduces Continental I organ, later
marketed as the VOX CONTINENTAL.
1963
Beatles take delivery of new “black” VOX
AC30s, the beginning of a long and successful association with the company.
Besides John Lennon, George Harrison
and Paul McCartney of the Beatles, early
adopters of the AC30 included Eric Clapton,
Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ray Davies and
Dave Davies of The Kinks, who immortalized the amp on “You Really Got Me.”
First hand-built model of TEARDROPSHAPED GUITAR used by Stones’
guitarist Brian Jones. Semi-acoustic
“Victor” and “Verithin” electric guitars,
styled after a Hofner and a Gibson
ES-335 also introduced.
VOX introduces the small cabinet AC50 that
the Beatles use for their first U.S. visit.
To obtain additional financing, Jennings
sells substantial part of VOX to the
Royston Group.
1964
The Beatles take delivery of AC100 amps
with Super DeLuxe cabinets and first use
them on the “Baby’s In Black” recording
session.
Company introduces innovative Guitar
Organ, which combines oscillators from
VOX Continental so organ sounds can be
combined with guitar sounds.
VOX guitar line grows with 6-string lead,
4-string bass versions and 12-string versions of Phantom and Teardrop guitars
along with the “MANDO” short-scale
12-string mandolin-style guitar.
VOX develops VOX ECHO DELUXE
and VOX Radio Microphone and the first
transistor amplifier, the T60.
JMI employs almost 200 people.
1967
New UK solid-state amplifiers include the
“Conqueror,” “Defiant” and “Supreme”
guitar amps with then unique features like
distortion, tremolo and VOX reverb.
New Bass transistor amps include the
“Dynamic,” “Foundation” and “Super
Foundation.”
Fire at Erith factory destroys guitars,
organs, and amplifiers, reportedly including
amps Beatles used on U.S. tour.
VOX catalog includes new slant head
AC30 Super Twin amps.
1966
New UL amps feature a standby switch
and a ground switch “for United
States’” use.
Designed to emulate the sound of a muted
trumpet, the VOX WAH-WAH PEDAL
is introduced and becomes one of the
company’s most unique and popular
products.
Electric dulcimer, the “bijou” is made for
Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.
Average weekly production of VOX
amplifiers is 250.
New line of UK solid-state amplifiers first
introduced at the British Music
Industries’ Trade Fair in London.
Queen’s Award to Industry for 1967
presented to JMI for outstanding export
achievements.
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Thomas supplements British-made VOX
amps with transistor models from their labs.
All U.S. VOX amps become transistor based.
Rediffusion Television screens “This
Week,” a documentary about the history
of the guitar shot partly at JMI.
VOX Continental organ sound tops the
charts with Animals’ “House of the Rising
Sun,” Manfred Mann’s “Doo Wah Diddy”
and Zombies’ “She’s Not There.”
VOX makes deal with Thomas Organ
Company to import VOX into the U.S.
CONTINENTAL
1965
“Super Beatle” amplifier featuring built-in
tuning tones and a Hammond Reverb
effect introduced.
Royston Group has control of VOX in U.K.
Jennings leaves the company.
1968
BILL WYMAN MODEL BASS
introduced.
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Teaming with Italian guitar maker EKO for
a higher quality instrument, VOX introduces the PHANTOM GUITAR with
classic trapezoid body shape. Phantom
used by Dave Clark Five and the Hollies.
Tom Jennings starts new company,
Jennings Electronic Industries and
receives award of £20,000 in wrongful
dismissal suit.
1969
Royston Industries goes into liquidation
and VOX acquired by Corinthian Bank.
Company now called VOX Sound Ltd.
1970
VOX Sound Ltd. sold to consortium comprising Stolec Electronics and the Schroder
Bank. Facilities moved to Hastings where
organs and AC30s are made.
AC30 tube rectifier replaced by solid-state
device and now includes reverb. For now,
there are no more VOX “valve” amps.
Jackson Five have four #1 hits, spawning
“bubblegum soul” music.
Woodstock Music and Art Fair.
At Abbey Road, John Lennon attends his
last recording session with the Beatles.
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Battery powered mini AC30 with 2.5-Watt
output introduced. Later combined with AC
power option, it is known as the “ESCORT.”
George Lucas “American Graffiti” film
ignites teen genre of soundtrack-driven
nostalgia films.
1975
VOX debuts Escort 30, a 30-Watt transistor
amp styled like the original AC30. The
AC30SS, the solid-state version of the
AC30, produces acceptable sound for the
money.
Vietnam War ends for the US.
ESCORT
Company founder Tom Jennings dies of a
heart attack while sitting in his E-Type
Jaguar in the driveway of his home.
First test tube baby.
Camp David accords signed by Israel
and PLO.
1979
Rose Morris, formerly distributor for
Marshall amplifiers, purchases VOX Sound
Ltd., which becomes VOX Ltd., from CBS
Arbiter and also the rights to VOX from
Thomas Organ Company.
John Lennon assassinated by Mark David
Chapman.
U.S. Hockey team beats Russia to win
Gold medal in Winter Olympics.
MTV goes on the air.
1982
Company once again produces guitars,
introducing “Custom” and “Standard”
models, high-quality instruments made in
the Far East.
Michael Jackson's “Thriller” sells 20 million albums to become largest selling
record ever.
Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a live
bat thrown at him at a January 20 performance.
1984
Using off site design and manufacturing, VOX
“VENUE” starts production with 100-Watt
combo amps for guitar, bass and keyboards.
GT100 acoustic guitar amp with highfrequency horn introduced along with
Venue PA120 and PA200 PA systems.
Venue amps used by Style Council and
the Smiths.
Apple introduces Macintosh personal
computer.
Van Halen’s “Jump” first heavy metal song
to top Billboard pop charts.
1985
AC30 is reissued with PCB and reduced
gain design to overcome problems of tube
quality inconsistency and hum.
Korean-built “White Shadow” range replaces
“Custom” and “Standard” models.
Pink Floyd releases The Wall.
AC30SS
Sugarhill Gang’s “Rappers Delight”
considered first successful Rap single.
LIVE AID concerts in London and
Philadelphia broadcast worldwide.
1988
Precision Electronics manufactures new
Q-SERIES TRANSISTOR AMPS and
VOX AC30.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame opens in
Cleveland, Ohio.
CDs outsell vinyl records for the first time.
1986
Venue line expands with Dual 100 featuring
twin switchable channels. Tube Concert 501,
CONCERT 100 HEAD AND NEW 4
X 12 CABINETS introduced, all with VOX
cosmetics.
Worst Nuclear disaster ever in Chernobyl,
Russia.
Iran-Iraq war ends.
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Queen releases first album.
1978
Despite new models like the AC120 amp
and new Wah-Wah and tone bender pedals,
CBS Arbiter decides to sell VOX Sound Ltd.
1981
First launch of space shuttle Columbia.
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Continental 300 organs. New version of
the AC50 amp released.
VOX launches VOX V125, a modified
AC120 with a head driving two open back 2
x 12" speaker cabinets. Later, the V125 Bass,
V15 tube combo, transistor Escort 50 Lead
and Escort 50 Bass make their debut.
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VOX teams up with BRIAN MAY, who
combines stacks of AC30s with a unique
playing style to bring the brand to the forefront once again.
1977
Hip-hop DJ Grandwizard Theodore
invents scratching.
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Besides Brian May, other guitarists with
VOX include Rory Gallagher and Paul
Weller of the Jam.
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CBS Arbiter, UK importer of Fender, buys
VOX. Tom Jennings is brought in as a consultant and production is moved to Dallas
Arbiter factory where yet another version
of AC30 is made.
VENUE
1989
Rose Morris acquires section of Precision
Electronics plant and manufactures VOX
amplifiers under the company name VOX
Amplification, Ltd.
Fall of Berlin Wall.
America celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King
Day for the first time.
Arsenio Hall first African-American host
of late night talk show.
Bon Jovi releases Slippery When Wet,
which eventually becomes one of the
biggest selling albums ever.
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Modern players who favor the AC30 and
VOX amps include the Edge and Bono of
U2, Peter Buck of R.E.M., Thom Yorke,
Jonny Greenwood and Ed O’Brien of
Radiohead, Billy Corgan of Smashing
Pumpkins, Carrie Brownstein of SleaterKinney, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, James
Williamson of Iggy & The Stooges, Dave
Grohl, Dwight Yoakam, Pete Doherty of the
Libertines and Babyshambles and more.
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Nirvana’s Nevermind goes to No. 1 in the
CD charts.
1993
VOX AC30 amplifier is re-introduced as
close to original specs as possible with
GZ34 tube rectifier (not used since the
late ‘60s), Celestion Blue Alnico speaker
and the original cosmetics.
Classic VOX Wah-Wah pedal made to
original specs also reintroduced, along
with VOX Tone Bender germanium transistor fuzz box.
“The VOX Story” is published.
Final episode of “Cheers.”
1996
AC15 AMPLIFIER based on the original
is re-introduced with features such as
reverb, master volume and tone controls.
1998
VOX PATHFINDER 15-Watt practice amp
introduced along with the Valve-Tone and
Distortion-Booster pedals.
Historic agreement brings peace in
Northern Ireland.
2001
VOX R&D becomes a division of KORG Europe.
Revolutionary new Valvetronix line, featuring
the most sophisticated expression of hybrid
technology for modern features and the best
VOX sounds from the past, take shape as the
T60 and “Pathfinder 10” combos.
Clinton admits to Lewinsky affair.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
divorce.
O.J. Simpson trial begins.
1997
The AC1 1-Watt desktop battery amplifier
made to look like the AC30 is introduced
with twin 2" speakers.
Scientists successfully clone Dolly the
sheep.
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New AC30 “Vintage” based on Limited
Edition model introduced with reverb as a
combo and a head. These and Limited
Edition equipped with G12M Celestion
speakers, with VOX Blue speaker available
as option.
William Jefferson Clinton elected 42nd
President of the U.S.
1995
Jerry Garcia dies of heart attack and
Grateful Dead choose to disband.
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1999
VOXFest ‘99, the first of many annual gettogethers to celebrate VOX and other
vintage instruments from the “British
Invasion” of the ‘60s, takes place in the U.S.
Ex-Beatle George Harrison stabbed at his
home by unknown assailant who thinks he
is the devil. Harrison survives the attack.
2000
Following on the successful introduction of
the “Pathfinder,” the VOX “Cambridge” 30
Reverb and 30 Reverb Twin make their bow
with two-channel tube amp. Later, the VOX
T-25 bass combo amp is introduced.
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Smoking banned on domestic
air flights.
1992
Rose Morris Company and all its holdings
sold to KORG Inc. Rose Morris then
renamed “KORG UK.”
VALVETRONIX is launched at the NAMM
show in Nashville with a performance by
John Jorgenson.
Apple Computer introduces first generation iPod.
2002
VOX T-15 Bass amp and Pathfinder 15 &
15R (Reverb) combos are displayed at
Frankfurt Musik Messe.
AC30 makes a resurgence when Lenny
Kravitz tours with a wall of combos and
custom cabinets.
2003
VOX introduces the UNION JACK WAH
pedal with a colorful flag on the pedal body.
Matchbox 20 appears in an ad with the
VOX AC30.
2004
VOX’s relationship with Brian May is further
cemented when the company introduces
the VBM-1 Brian May Amplifier.
VOX releases their Handwired AC30 head
and combo to critical acclaim.
The Pathfinder 10, 15 and 15R portable
combos are reintroduced.
Youth oriented artists begin to insist on
VOX, when groups like Primus, Train and
Our Lady Peace join the VOX roster.
Gwen Stefani of ska-pop band No Doubt
goes solo.
U2 releases hit album, How To Dismantle
An Atomic Bomb.
Everlast appears on the back cover of
VOX’s catalog with the AC30.
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2005
VOX R&D office establish in England.
ToneLab is introduced, offering VOX’s innovative Valve Reactor and Valvetronix modeling
technology in a portable desktop processor.
VOX introduces COOLTRON technology
and releases the first line of battery powered
stomp boxes that include a tube.
The new CHROME SERIES of Valvetronix
amplifiers is launching, targeting younger
players with modified looks, great modeling sound and a punch of power.
2006
The portable, affordable DA5 series is
launched and later includes a variety of
amps in colors like red, pink and green.
VOX’s popularity surges with diverse
artists that include Jim Ward of Sparta,
Claudio Sanchez from Coheed & Cambria
and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.
2007
“VOX Amplifiers, the JMI Years” by Jim
Elyea is published.
VOX production moves to China and the
AC30 Custom Classic series is introduced.
Taking a further step forward in sound
development, VOX presents its AC50
AND AC100 CLASSIC PLUS heads,
cabs and combo.
VOX continues to gain popularity and
artists such as Meredith Brooks, Simple
Plan and Slipknot endorse the AC30 and
Valvetronix amps.
VOX celebrates its 50th year of amplifier
design with two custom created AC15
models, the first in its new line of Heritage
Collection amplifiers.
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Limited production run of 1000 reissue
VOX AC30s built to sound like the original
from the ‘60s and branded the “AC30
Limited Edition.” Amps endorsed by original
engineer DICK DENNEY, back with VOX
for the first time in 23 years. Each features
brass plate with amp’s number in the run.
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The Valvetronix AD series delivers an
incredible range of sounds with a modern twist on traditional VOX styling and
design. Everything you want is right
here, whether your thing is clean
twang, raunchy blues, aggressive
crunch or intense metal. That’s because
we’ve modeled a collection of awesome
amps, from vintage to modern, from the
ultra rare to the most popular, iconic amps.
Choose from five fully-featured combos
– the AD15VT, AD30VT, AD50VT, the
new AD50VT-212 and the AD100VT –
or, if you prefer heads and cabs, plug
into the powerful new AD100VTH head
and matching V412BK 4x12" cabinet.
AD series amps not only look and
sound great, they’re designed to be
easy-to-use. You don’t have to do any
complicated programming to get great
guitar tone.
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You can connect the line/headphone jack to your mixer,
multi-track recorder or headphones. Because the output
includes speaker emulation, the sound will have the right
sense of “air” and depth, even when you’re listening
through headphones or recording direct.
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amp sounds
The AD series delivers an amazing range of 11 great amp
tones starting with the classic AC30 and going through
an amp locker of legendary amps. Selecting the model
and dialing in the tone you want is as easy as it gets –
just turn the knobs!
Save your own customized programs
Channel Select mode lets you save two of your own
programs, including amp and effect settings, in CH1 or
CH2. And, you can instantly access either channel at a
touch while you’re playing.
Easily select the preset sound you want
The new Preset mode gives you a tonal starting point for
customizing your sound. Just enter the Preset mode (all
it takes is the touch of a button), choose an amp model,
modify it and save your modded version to CH1 or CH2.
It’s that simple.
Manual mode lets you hear your exact settings
In Manual mode, just as on a conventional amp, the sound
you’re hearing will be exactly what the knob settings
indicate. It’s visually intuitive, so it’s quick and easy to
create just the sound you’re looking for.
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Footswitchable control
With the optional VFS2 dual footswitch, you can switch
between user programs (CH1, CH2) and to Effects
Bypass. Or, you can have the footswitch activate the
Manual mode instead of Effect Bypass. That gives you
instant hands-free switching between three different
sounds (the two user programs and the Manual settings).
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Eleven high-quality effects
Eleven great-sounding digital effects are included: autowah, compressor, delay, reverb, compressor & phaser,
compressor & chorus, chorus & delay, chorus & reverb,
flanger & reverb, tremolo & reverb and rotary & reverb.
Effect parameters are adjustable and a Tap button makes
it easy to set your delay time or modulation speed.
Adjust the power amp output
The AD100VT and AD100VTH allow you to adjust the output
power from 1~100 Watts. The AD50VT allows you to go from
1~50 Watts and the AD30VT is adjustable from 1~30 Watts.
Now you can lower your volume without losing the sense and
feeling of drive that’s unique to tube amps. And you can get
great tube tone at a volume that’s perfect for any location.
The AD100VTH and V412BK cab
The AD100VTH 100 Watt head and V412BK 4x12" cabinet
deliver bone-crushing volume and true tube tone in a
bold, no nonsense package.
With four 30 Watt/8 Ohm speakers, the V412BK cabinet is
a perfect match for the AD100VTH 100 Watt head. And with
its sturdy construction, rugged good looks, and high sound
pressure level capabilities, it’s also an ideal choice for
teaming up with any other tube, solid-state or hybrid head.
Specifications: Number of amp types: 11 • Number of effects: 11
plus Noise reduction • Number of programs: 11 preset, 2 channel
• Top panel Input jack • Signal Processing A/D and D/A conversion: 24-bit, Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz • Power supply
requirements: AC, local voltage • Included items: power cable
• Option (sold separately): VFS2 dual footswitch
Find audio clips, more info and a complete list of
specifications at www.voxamps.co.uk
Location: CBGB, New York, NY, home of
underground rock since 1973. Sadly, CGBG
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All AD amps feature VOX’s patented Valve Reactor
circuitry, a ground breaking design found in every
Valvetronix product. The Valve Reactor uses a 12AX7
triode vacuum tube in a low-wattage tube power-amp
circuit that reconfigures itself to match the characteristics
of the amps being modeled. This means that each model
not only has the sound, but the feel of the original amp
being modeled.
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The DA5 and DA15 Digital Amps from VOX are
affordable, portable and colorful! Don’t let their
small size fool you. These rugged little beasts boast
some killer bells and whistles, such as eleven
distinctive amp sound styles ranging from clean to
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high gain, eleven great-sounding digital effects,
a knob-based control panel that’s easy to use, and
a whole lot more. The DA5 comes in six colors,
making it the best sounding – and looking –
portable guitar amp. New for 2007 are the
DA5CF in camouflage and the DA5CL, which
sports the classic VOX look.
Connect an external audio device such as a CD or MP3
player to the DA5’s AUX IN, plug a mic into the MIC
INPUT, plug your guitar in, and you can play and sing
along with your favorite band or recording!
provides a full, realistic sound whether you’re recording
direct or listening through headphones. And since plugging into the jack defeats the speaker output, you can
practice when you want, where you want, and as loud as
you want in total privacy.
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Portable. Versatile.
If you’re looking for a truckload of guitar tones, these
amps deliver. Whether it’s a clean sound, raucous
crunch, or full-tilt shred, these amps have it, and all
points in between.
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DA5, DA15 Specifications: DA5: Input/Output Jacks: INPUT, AUX IN,
MIC INPUT, LINE/PHONE • Power Amp Output: Maximum 5W RMS @
8 Ohms • Speaker: 1x VOX original (6.5 inch, 8 Ohm) • Power Supply:
Six C batteries or the included AC adapter • Current Consumption:
390 mA • Dimensions (W x D X H): 10.51" x 7.05" x 10.51" • Weight: 7.72
lbs. • Available colors: black, red, green, pink, camouflage, classic
(black with brown diamond fret cloth) • DA15: Input/Output Jacks:
INPUT, FOOT SW, LINE/PHONE • Power Amp Output: Maximum 15W
Plug in the optional VFS2 dual foot-switch and switch
between the two user programs or bypass the effects.
RMS @ 8 Ohms • Speaker: 1x VOX original (8 inch, 8 Ohm)
• Dimensions (W x D x H) in. : 16.81" x 8.90" x 15.24" • Weight: 22.05
lbs. • DA15 Options: VFS2 Dual Foot Switch
Great for practicing and recording
Both the DA5 and DA15 are equipped with a combination
Line/Headphone output so you can connect to a head
phone, mixer or recorder. The amps’ emulated line out
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Both amps include 11 effects like auto-wah, chorus +
delay, chorus + reverb, compressor, compressor + chorus,
compressor + phaser, delay, flanger + reverb, reverb, rotary
+ reverb, and tremolo + reverb. There’s also a Tap Button
to set the batteries. A built-in output power switch (5W,
1.5W, 0.5W) helps extend battery life and lets you play at
lower volume without losing any tone or feel.
DA15. Notch up your tone control.
The DA15 delivers a surprising amount of tonal control.
Program and tweak your own combination of amp and
effects settings and then save them using the amp’s
Channel Select mode. Two user program locations offer
instant access to your favorite sounds. With Manual mode
(where you hear exactly what the knob settings indicate)
you have instant access to three different sounds.
plus noise reduction • Signal Processing: 24-bit (both A/D and D/A
conversion), 44.1 kHz sampling frequency
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Little yet loud!
The 1x6.5" Pathfinder 10’s powerful yet tone-filled
10 Watt output makes this amp perfect for home practice,
backstage warm-up and recording. The Clean/Overdrive
switch allows you to instantly change between clean and
dirty sounds. With a press of this switch you can go from
a crystal clear jangle to VOX’s uniquely warm distortion;
or from a slightly crunchy bluesy tone to a high-gain,
modern-rock roar.
Specifications: Dimensions/Weight: 14.96" (W) x 6.69" (D)
x 10.24" (H)/10 lbs.
Pathfinder 15R
Performance control
With the classic good looks of its bigger brothers, the
15 Watt, 1x8" Pathfinder 15R combo packs a profusion of
VOX style and sound into a highly compact and affordable
package. The Pathfinder 15R houses a wonderful sounding, vintage Tremolo effect and is extremely versatile
when it comes to tone. Its distinctive top panel features a
Gain Boost switch plus controls for Volume, Gain, Treble,
Bass, Reverb, Tremolo Speed and Tremolo Depth. Both
the Gain Boost and the built-in Tremolo are foot-switchable via an optional, VOX VFS2 dual footswitch.
Bulldog speakers and more
The Pathfinder 15R comes with a specially voiced 8"
VOX Bulldog speaker and a Headphone output. The rear
panel also has a specially filtered Line Out jack for
recording/live work and an External Speaker output.
Specifications: Dimensions/Weight: 15" (W) x 7" (D) x 14" (H)/19 lbs.
Optional Accessories: VC0V1 cover; VFS2 Dual Footswitch
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Practice late at night without disturbing your neighbors,
or use the headphone jack as a specially filtered Line Out
that is great for recording without having to worry about
perfect mic placement. The Pathfinder 10 also features
controls for Gain, Treble, Bass and Volume plus a
Clean/Overdrive switch.
V847-A Wah Wah pedal
There’s only one way to get the real sound and feel of the
classic Wah-Wah pedal that changed electric guitars in
the ‘60s – the reissue VOX V847-A.
Based on the specifications of the original pedal used by
the most influential guitarists of the late ‘60s and ‘70s,
this Wah-Wah is totally authentic right from its classy
chrome top to its legendary growl. An original-style, vinyl
carrying case is also included. Added to the V847-A is an
AC input to connect a 9V power supply and a buffered
input jack to preserve guitar tone.
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Over the Top Boost (CT04TB)
The OTTB puts the top boost channel of a VOX AC30 into
a pedal. The Treble control can take your tone from cutting attack at one extreme to smooth and liquidy attack
at the other. The Bass control adds low-end girth at higher settings and a warm round smoothness at lower settings. The OTTB even comes with a Cut control to add or
remove higher frequencies at the turn of a knob. Vary the
overall gain of the pedal from bluesy and mellow to fat
and saturated. Or use the Standard/Custom switch to
either make the EQ very interactive in Standard mode, or
have it behave more like a traditional AC30 Hand Wired
in Custom mode.
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VibraVOX (CT06TR)
Named after VOX’s first amplifier tremolo circuit, the new
VIBRAVOX brings the signature Vibrato/Tremolo sound of
the original 1958 VOX AC30 to any amplifier, in a dual
mode stompbox design. To increase flexibility we’ve
added additional user control and features. By including
two Speed controls and an effects assign switch (T1/T2,
T1/V2, V1/V2), a number of possibilities become available. The VIBRAVOX can be configured as a tremolo-only
or vibrato-only pedal with two foot-switchable speeds.
You can also choose to configure the pedal to switch
between tremolo and vibrato. The pedal automatically
ramps between speeds, adding a taste of that unmistakable “rotating-speaker” sound.
totally independent overdrive sounds (aptly named OD1
and OD2) to complement a clean-bypassed tone. To
make it even more flexible, we’ve added an assignable
(OD1/OD2/both) low-end bass boost function for fatbottomed overdrive tones.
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The COOLTRON series of effect pedals are
seven professional true bypass stompboxes
that use a 12AU7 preamp-type tube at low
voltage to deliver the kind of tone that, until
now, would have been impossible to achieve
in a battery-powered pedal.
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Bulldog Distortion (CT01DS)
With dual channels – each with its own Gain and Volume
controls – and growling tube tone, the VOX Bulldog
Distortion pedal adds extra bite to your fret-burning
maneuvers. Gain 1 dishes out vintage distortion while
Gain 2 packs a more modern, aggressive sound with
slightly scooped mids. Both are adjustable from subtle to
completely over the top. A Bass control adds extra low
end thump at extreme settings and a warm, round mellowness at lower settings. And with the Gain 2 Voice control you can independently tailor the second channel’s
hell-raising tone. A Treble control will take your sound
from a biting attack at one extreme to smooth and liquid
at the other.
Brit Boost (CT03BT)
Give your tone extra muscle with the Brit Boost pedal.
The Treble Boost setting pumps up the treble and upper
middle frequencies, just like you’d expect from a vintage
Treble Booster pedal. In the Full Range Boost position,
the pedal enhances all frequencies. It adds low mids and
bottom end to the Treble Boost mode and is good for
pushing a slightly overdriven amp into heavy overdrive. A
gain knob varies the overall gain of the pedal from mellow
and warm to grinding and ripping! Plus, a Tone knob
adjusts the overall tonality of the pedal. Of course,
there’s a true bypass switch that lets your signal flow
through without coloring the tone.
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Big Ben Overdrive (CT02OD)
Preserve your amp’s warm, silky tone while pushing your
sound into overdrive! The tube-powered Big Ben
Overdrive pedal responds to your playing dynamics and
cranks out that extra firepower when you really dig in and
want to cut through. The Gain knob varies the overall
gain of the pedal from bluesy and mellow to fat and
saturated, while the Tone knob adjusts the overall
tonality of the pedal.
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Specifications: Tube: 12AU7 • Power: 4 x AA batteries (allows 16 hours of
operation) • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 6.63" x 6.12" x 2.52" • Weight
(without batteries): approx. 2.3 lbs. • Options: 9V AC adapter
Go to www.voxamps.co.uk to read the full story of Cooltron technology!
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“Duel” Overdrive (CT07DO)
Double the drive with the new Duel Overdrive pedal. With
two tube-driven overdrive circuits based on our own Big
Ben Overdrive pedal, the Duel Overdrive provides footswitchable access to two sounds from a trunk-full of
classic and modern tones. With separate Gain, Volume
and Tone controls, you can set the pedal up with two
Snake Charmer Compressor (CT05CO)
The Snake Charmer’s compression affects the ratio and
threshold of the signal, smoothing out peaks and spikes.
At the same time, the Snake Charmer also increases the
Gain level to complement the corresponding ratio and
threshold settings so that the overall gain remains constant. There’s also a Gain Reduction Indicator that gives
you visual cues of the results of your settings. A High/Low
Switch lets you choose between two overall levels of ratio.
The Snake Charmer is equipped with other controls for
Attack, which determines how quickly the gain reduction
kicks in, and Release, which determines how long the gain
is attenuated. Finally, the High-End Emphasis control finetunes the amount of compression applied to the top end of
the guitar signal.
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VOX Cables
Since 1956, VOX has been the sound behind many of the
world’s most influential guitarists. VOX cables continue
this tradition of tone. We utilize unique audiophile-grade
materials and technology to give you the best possible
performance. With VOX cables nothing comes between
you and your tone.
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VOX cables use proprietary technology and manufacturing
methods including:
• Multi-gauge conductors that give optimum performance
at all frequencies.
• Finest grade 99.99% purity oxygen-free copper cable
conductors for superior sound quality.
• Maximum noise isolation using two separate shields.
• Premium quality, abrasion-resistant, high temperature
PVC jacket for maximum durability.
• Precision machined gold-plated connectors with onepiece tip for maximum conductivity and reliability.
• Precision formulated polypropylene dielectric for better
signal transfer and unique sound quality.
VCC Vintage Coiled Cable
The classic “curly cable,” the VCC has been part of some of
the most historic moments in rock and roll history. A unique
multi-gauge design uses individual conductor types that are
optimized for their particular frequency ranges, resulting in
a reliable coiled cable that is truly musical.
• Available in black, blue, red, silver and white.
• Length: 9 meters (29.5 feet).
VGS VOX Rock Guitar/Bass Cable
Specially selected, tuned stranded conductors give optimum
performance and classic rock sound.
• Available in 3 meters (9.8 feet) and 5 meters (16.4 feet).
VOX Amp Covers
Protect your amp with our custom-made heavy duty, lined
covers. Available for these models: AC30CC, AD60VTX,
AD120VTX, AD212, AD412, Pathfinder 15R, T-25, V212BN,
V412BNX
See voxampsusa.com for more details.
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VOX Valve Reactor delivers true tube sound
The power amp section on the ToneLab LE features our
patented VOX Valve Reactor circuitry. This unique technology enables these units to provide the sound, feel and
dynamic range that, until now, were only possible with a
multitude of all-tube amplifiers.
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Sophisticated modeling technology
Starting with VOX’s own AC30, the 16 amp sounds range
from rare vintage amps to high-end modern amps. From
clean sounds to extreme high-gain distortion, these models cover a wide range of tonal possibilities. Cabinet modeling reproduces the acoustical characteristics of ten different cabinet shapes and speaker types.
A range of high-quality effects
The effects are categorized into modulation, delay, and
reverb, with eleven types provided for each category.
Effects range from stomp box to studio-quality effects and
include a rare analog chorus, rotary speaker, and vintage
delay/echo. Some effects let you change the output settings (monaural, stereo, or stereo output of wet/dry signals) or the connection order of the modulation, delay,
and reverb effects for even more flexibility. There are also
16 pedal effects, including wah, overdrive, distortion, fuzz
and acoustic simulator. Easy knob-based editing means
that you can easily tweak this rich array of effect types
and parameters to your personal taste right on the unit
without having to scroll through time consuming menus of
parameters.
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ToneLab LE: Loads of new features
The new ToneLab LE includes a few improvements on its
popular predecessor, the ToneLab SE. The first is a new
four-mode line out voiced specially for various applications, from direct recording to live performance through a
PA system. The “Line 2” amp/line setting features an allnew three band Master EQ section modeled after one of
the most acclaimed live mixers ever manufactured. This
allows you to EQ the sound of your ToneLab LE to suit any
room or sound system. For greater flexibility in recording
applications, we’ve added an S/P DIF output. Finally, the
new ToneLab LE wouldn’t be complete without some new
effects! A new “metal distortion” sound will satisfy your
need for extreme gain. Two new delays, a slap delay and a
two-tap delay with tap tempo, add to the ambient effect
offerings in the LE. Finally, a new multi-tap chorus
gives you independent chorus taps for each of the left,
center and right outputs, producing stunning depth
and spaciousness.
The Valve Reactor circuit uses a 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube, a virtual output transformer and a dummy
speaker circuit that simulates the reactive load of a real
speaker. It reconfigures itself so that its characteristics
are the same as the amps it’s modeling (class A, class AB,
negative feedback circuit, etc.). This means that all of the
nuances of the original amp model including sound, feel,
distortion and presence are reproduced.
Superb operability, extreme flexibility
You can assign the control switches to control parameters
such as tap tempo, effect on/off, or rotary speed. The LCD
screen that displays parameter names and detailed information is backlit for increased visibility. A valve icon
shows the number and model of the power tubes used in
the original amp that’s being modeled. Convenient
send/return jacks are provided, which allow you to connect external insertion effects such as distortion or overdrive. You can also switch the insert effect on/off at a
touch of a foot switch.
Editing software lets you save and
edit sounds
Dedicated editing software for ToneLab LE can be downloaded from www.voxamps.co.uk. This software displays
all parameters, making editing even easier, and also lets
you stockpile an unlimited number of your own sound programs and share them with your friends.
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Built-in tuner
The Auto Chromatic Tuner has its own independent LED
display for excellent visibility. The tuner also provides a
mute function for silent tuning on stage.
All the right ins and outs
Perfect for home recording and live performance,
ToneLab LE includes everything you need for killer guitar
sound. Featuring an S/P DIF optical digital output and
MIDI IN and OUT connectors, ToneLab LE offers you
plenty of potential and numerous options to expand your
system. You can use the effect insert jacks to connect an
external effect processor or stompbox, and the headphone out is just what you need for late-night practicing.
ToneLab LE Specifications: Amp types: 16 • Cabinet types: 11 • Pedal
types: 16 • Modulation types: 11 • Delay types: 11 • Reverb types: 11
• Noise reduction: 1 • Number of programs: 120 (30 banks x 4 pro-
grams) • Input x 1 • Insert return x 1 • Output x 2 • Insert send x 1
• Headphones x 1 • Level knob (adjusts output and headphones)
• Digital audio output • S/P DIF (optical) x 1 • Dimensions (W x D x H)
in.: 19.69 x 9.80 x 3.15
For more info and complete specifications, go to www.voxamps.co.uk
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We’ve packed the incredible amp and effect
modeling power of Valvetronix amplifiers into
a portable, easy-to-use, awesome-sounding
effects unit that sounds so real, you’ll think
you’re plugged into a collection of real amps!
With a new smaller footprint and enhanced
direct recording features, the ToneLab LE is not
just a floor processor. It’s equally suited to
desktop home recording. Now one unit can
cover it all!
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120 Program memories
The amp, cabinet, and effect settings can be saved into
120 program locations. For each program, you can store
two channels (A and B) of amp and cabinet settings.
There are also 40 preset programs that contain classic
settings for each amp model.
More expressive potential
ToneLab LE provides an expression pedal that you can use
to control wah, volume and many other effect parameters.
You can assign the pedal to control the delay time, modulation speed or depth, or many other parameters, giving
you an enormous range of creative possibilities. The Quick
Assign function makes it easy to assign a parameter at a
single touch.
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