VOX http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/512/all en Vox Releases AC Clip Tune Clip-on Guitar Tuner http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-ac-clip-tune <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox has announced the release of its new AC Clip Tune clip-on tuner. </p> <p>“High precision, a color LCD display and a flexible clip mechanism demonstrate the AC Clip Tune’s quality as a tuner,” said John Stippell, product manager for Vox. </p> <p>The Vox AC Clip Tune will be available July 2015 with a U.S. MSRP of $29.99. Check out the specs below and visit <a href="www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a> to find out more. </p> <p><strong>Specifications:</strong></p> <p>• <strong>Scale:</strong> 12-note equal temperament<br /> • <strong>Range (sine wave):</strong><br /> • <strong>Chromatic:</strong> A0 (27.50 Hz) – C8 (4186 Hz)<br /> • <strong>Guitar:</strong> B1 flat5 (46.25 Hz) – E4 capo7 (493.88 Hz)<br /> • <strong>Bass:</strong> B0 flat5 (23.12 Hz) – C3 (130.81 Hz)<br /> • <strong>Precision:</strong> +/-1 cent<br /> • <strong>Reference pitch:</strong> 436 – 445 Hz (1 Hz steps)<br /> • <strong>Flat tuning:</strong> 1 – 5 semitones (in semitone steps)<br /> • <strong>Capo tuning:</strong> 1 – 7 semitones (in semitone steps)<br /> • <strong>Battery:</strong> CR2032 lithium battery 3V<br /> • <strong>Battery life:</strong> approximately 8 hours (tuner continuously operating, A4 input)<br /> • <strong>Dimensions (W x D x H):</strong> 61 mm x 65 mm x 28 mm/ 2.40" x 2.56" x 1.10"<br /> • <strong>Weight:</strong> 26 g / 0.92 oz. (including battery)<br /> • <strong>Included items:</strong> CR2032 lithium battery</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-ac-clip-tune#comments VOX Accessories News Gear Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:03:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24840 at http://www.guitarworld.com Zero to Sixties in Five Pedals: Five Modern Effects that Conjure Far-Out, Vintage Tones http://www.guitarworld.com/zero-60s-five-pedals-five-modern-effects-conjure-far-out-vintage-tones <!--paging_filter--><p>Many guitar players—at some point—can't help but fall under the spell of the sounds found on classic rock albums of the mid- to late Sixties. </p> <p>Players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and Robby Krieger were synonymous with wah, fuzz, univibe and/or tremolo. Throw George Harrison and Brian Jones into the mix and you get sitars and other sound- (and mind-) altering effects. They were always experimenting, changing things up, trying to outdo each other. </p> <p>Modern players who are obsessed with classic Sixties rock sounds can glue their eyes to eBay, waiting for pricey, hard-to-find vintage gear to show up. Or they can check out these five easy-to-find, modern effect pedals, as chosen by a group of <em>Guitar World</em> staffers including Gear Editor Paul Riario. </p> <p><strong>Vox V846-HW Hand-Wired Wah Wah</strong></p> <p>Stop, children, what's that sound? ... Well, if we're talking about the Sixties (and we are), it's probably Jimi Hendrix playing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" on a Fender Strat through a Vox V846 Wah Wah pedal.</p> <p>Vox actually created the first wah pedal in the Sixties, spawning an army of imitators that continues to grow, NAMM Show after NAMM Show. Back in the day, the Vox wah and its competitors found their way into the hands—or in this case, the feet—of countless top-notch rock guitarists, from Hendrix to Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page to Eric Clapton. But again, Vox was there first. </p> <p>Just a few years ago (2011), the company issued its V846-HW Hand-Wired Wah Wah Pedal, which does a fine job of capturing the tone, feel and weight of the original Vox pedal. Every component in the new model—inductors, resistors, capacitors and the potentiometer—is carefully selected. And like its name suggests, each unit features hand-wired turret board construction with no printed circuit boards. The only difference is a true bypass, a handy update for modern players. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.voxamps.com/v846hw">Check out this pedal at voxamps.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V8dx4oS9FVI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Distortion</strong></p> <p>The Sixties may have started out clean, but by the end of the decade there were some pretty gnarly distortion and fuzz sounds filling clubs and arenas around the world. </p> <p>Among the most distinctive fuzz tones of the late Sixties undoubtedly belonged to Jimi Hendrix, who utilized a Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face to add that extra layer of dirt to his already gritty brand of hard blues. Unless you're quick on the draw with your eBay bids or simply owned one back in the day, you won't have much luck finding Hendrix's original fuzz source these days, but fortunately Dunlop has produced a faithful replica in the Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face.</p> <p>Hand-wired and built around a BC108 silicon transistor, the Hendrix Fuzz Face is nothing less than a meticulous reproduction of the original pedal, one you'll need if you'll want to summon your inner-voodoo child.</p> <p>And if a Tone Bender is more your thing, check out the <a href="http://www.williamsaudio.co.uk/Tonebender-MK11-Professional.html">OC81D Williams Vintage Tone MK11 Professional</a>, as used by Ben King, a former Yardbirds guitarist. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face">Check out this pedal at jimdunlop.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/18bBbNeMyhA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar</strong></p> <p>You're in a Sixties cover band. The rowdy, drunken audience is clamoring for your "Paint It, Black" / "Norwegian Wood" medley. Do you just play the sitar parts on your Fender Esquire and smile knowingly, like, "Yeah, I know these notes were originally played on a sitar, but what the hell am I supposed to do?" Well, yes, you could do that. But you also could check out Electro-Harmonix's Ravish Sitar pedal. </p> <p>As we say in a recent <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/buyers-guide-2013/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=60sPedals">Guitar World Buyer's Guide</a>, it's the "world's best sitar emulation for guitar. With the Ravish Sitar pedal, Electro-Harmonix has streamlined the essence of the sitar into a compact enclosure that offers a polyphonic lead voice a tunable sympathetic string drones that dramatically react to your playing with adjustable timbre."</p> <p>And besides all that, guitarists can finally tackle "Bangla Dhun," Ravi Shankar's 15-minute Indian-music recital that kicks off <em>The Concert for Bangladhesh</em>. Or not! </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.ehx.com/products/ravish">Check out this pedal at exh.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4GZGDYJ77xA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Dry Bell Vibe Machine V-1</strong></p> <p>You'll find vibe effects all over the music of Jimi Hendrix and Procol Harem's Robin Trower, a fact that, in and of itself, makes a good vibe pedal an essential part of any Sixties guitar rig. </p> <p>There's no shortage of great vibe units to choose from, but for our money, the Dry Bell Vibe Machine is the top of the heap. Not only is it among the more compact options, it allows for maximum tone control with its "Bright" switch, avoiding the sound-dampening side effects of some of the other pedals on the market.</p> <p>If you want to nail that Hendrix-at-Woodstock tone, adding this little beauty in your arsenal certainly can't hurt. What it can't help? Your nerves playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of a few hundred-thousand fans.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.drybell.com/vibe_machine_v1_en.html">Check out this pedal at drybell.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YeMgNpS1EmM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Fulltone Supa-Trem 1</strong></p> <p>As <em>Guitar World</em> has said in past reviews, Fulltone's Supa-Trem 1 is a tremolo pedal that lives up to its name. As you can tell by the photo in the gallery below, it's a simple, basic, gimmick-free effect that inadvertently captures the look of Sixties pedals while working hard to capture the sound. </p> <p>From personal experience, it's also a rugged pedal that can take a licking and keep on waving. It features a footswitchable Half/Full speed footswitch that stays in tempo and lets you channel some authentic-sounding Leslie-like moves. Another footswitch lets you choose between "Soft" smooth wavering or "Hard" square-wave machine-gun stutter. There's also an internal trimmer to fine tune the feel of the waveform.</p> <p>As a side note, Sixties rocker John Fogerty uses one of these pedals today to recreate his powerful CCR-era tremolo effects.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.fulltone.com/products/supa-trem-1">Check out this pedal at fulltone.com</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o7wfrMUXywo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/george-harrison">George Harrison</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/cream">Cream</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/robby-krieger">Robby Krieger</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/zero-60s-five-pedals-five-modern-effects-conjure-far-out-vintage-tones#comments Damian Fanelli Dry Bell Dunlop EHX Electro-Harmonix Fulltone George Harrison Jimi Hendrix VOX Guitar World Lists Effects News Features Gear Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:16:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart 16374 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Vox Custom Series AC10C1 Guitar Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-vox-custom-series-ac10c1 <!--paging_filter--><p>The original, single-speaker Vox AC10, introduced as early as 1959, had undergone several cosmetic changes before it was finally discontinued in 1965, but what mostly remained intact was its distinct circuit, found in many of the company’s flagship line of amplifiers. </p> <p>Having more power than the diminutive, practice-sized AC4 and being more compact than the influential and gig-ready AC15, the AC10 occupied a desirable space between those two popular amplifiers that were recognized for their harmonically rich overdrive and jangly clean tone. </p> <p>Now, Vox has revived this classic all-tube amplifier with the Custom Series AC10C1, which brilliantly reproduces Vox’s legendary Top Boost sound in a lower-wattage amp with the addition of an onboard studio quality reverb for even more versatility. </p> <p><strong>FEATURES:</strong> The AC10C1 foregoes the original’s square shape for a more portable, rectangular housing, similar to the AC15 Custom. With this extra length, the amp has more low-end resonance and greater projection in volume. Considering it feels lighter than its stated 27 pounds, it’s an ideal candidate for a personal stereo rig when using two. Dick Denney’s original design of normal and vibrato channels has been replaced with a single input to accommodate this model’s built-in Top Boost circuit. </p> <p>The AC10C1 features top-mounted “chicken-head” controls for gain, bass, treble, reverb and master volume, along with an external speaker jack, two 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL84 tubes pushing 10 watts of output power. The single 1x10-inch Celestion VX10 speaker is evenly voiced, providing the bell-like tone of Celestion’s blue alnico speaker at lower volumes and the bark of their Greenback when cranked.</p> <p><strong>PERFORMANCE:</strong> As the owner of three AC30s from different eras, I’m obviously a sucker for the Vox sound. Fortunately, the AC10C1 lets me get that tone in an amp that’s both portable and loud enough for gigging. What makes it impressive is how detailed and focused its Top Boost tone is no matter what guitar is plugged into its input. </p> <p>The bass and treble EQ knobs deliver precise tone shaping, and the even taper of the gain and master volume knobs allows for enough clean headroom before blossoming to complex overdriven crunch. Turning up the treble produces sparkling cleans that have razor-sharp top-end sheen. For more muscular tones, the bass knob provides ample body to shape the amount of heft. The reverb has an expansive splash but doesn’t overwhelm the sound because it lacks the noisy digital artifacts found in most built-in reverbs.</p> <p><strong>LIST PRICE:</strong> $599.99<br /> <strong>MANUFACTURER:</strong> Vox Amplification, <a href="http://voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a></p> <p>The studio-quality reverb adds incredible dimension and ambience considering the AC10’s portable size.</p> <p>At 10-watts, the AC10 has plenty of volume and nails all the ringing clean jangle and chunky overdrive that Vox is famous for. </p> <p><strong>THE BOTTOM LINE:</strong> The compact VOX AC10 packs all the legendary Top Boost character of the flagship AC30 and is cleverly voiced for more headroom, versatility and chime.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qiU6BDHvRJU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-vox-custom-series-ac10c1#comments August 2015 gear review VOX Videos Amps News Gear Magazine Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:42:53 +0000 Paul Riario 24760 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Introduces Custom Series AC10C1 10-Watt Tube Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-introduces-custom-series-ac10c1-10-watt-tube-amp-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox has announced its new AC10C1, a 10-watt tube amplifier that joins Vox's flagship lineup of tube amps, the Custom Series. </p> <p>More portable than the AC15 and more powerful than the AC4, the AC10C1 provides an array of classic Vox tones and comes equipped with studio-quality reverb and a master volume.</p> <p>The AC10 was one of the first amplifiers to bear the Vox name and was available only for a short period of time in the early 1960s. Long adored for its ability to achieve rich, articulate tube tone at very manageable volumes, the AC10 has become a highly coveted piece of Vox history since its discontinuation in 1965. </p> <p>Now in 2015, Vox reintroduces the AC10C1 to provide players with an easy way to enjoy the legendary VOX top boost sound. The AC10C1 comes equipped with Gain, Bass, Treble, Reverb and Master Volume for sound-shaping flexibility to provide the classic Vox tone anywhere.</p> <p>“This is the perfect amp whether recording, playing live or just messing around at home,” says Brian Piccolo, brand manager for Vox. “This is without a doubt one of the best-sounding amplifiers we've ever produced!”</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/ac10c1">voxamps.com/ac10c1</a> and watch the new video below.</strong></p> <p><strong>AC10C1 Specifications</strong></p> <p>• Output Power: 10W RMS<br /> • Controls: GAIN, BASS, TREBLE, REVERB, VOLUME<br /> • Tube Compliment: 2 × 12AX7, 2 × EL84<br /> • Speaker: 1 × 10-inch Celestion VX10<br /> • Input Jack: INPUT jack<br /> • Output Jack: EXTERNAL SPEAKER jack<br /> • Dimensions (W x D x H): 520 x 210 x 410 mm/20.47”x8.27”x16.14”<br /> • Weight: 12.3kg/27.12 lbs</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BUztzl_eXVw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-introduces-custom-series-ac10c1-10-watt-tube-amp-video#comments VOX Videos Amps News Gear Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:28:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24250 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Night Train NT50H-G2 Head — Review http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-night-train-nt50h-g2-head-review <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s been about five years since Vox introduced the 15-watt Night Train amp head, a diminutive lunch-box-format mini amp that packs an impressive punch. </p> <p>Since then, Vox has expanded the Night Train line, most recently with its next-generation G2 Series, which includes the 50-watt Night Train NT50H-G2 head. </p> <p>An upgrade of the previous NT50H head, the Night Train NT50H-G2 is the most powerful, gig-worthy and versatile Vox Night Train amp to date, providing several new features like digital reverb, an XLR speaker-emulated DI jack and more performance-friendly functionality than its predecessor.</p> <p><strong>Features:</strong> The Night Train NT50H-G2 is a 50-watt head driven by two EL34 (power amp) and three 12AX7 tubes (preamp). The amp provides two fully independent channels—Bright and Girth—each with its own set of gain, treble, middle and bass controls, while the Girth channel also includes a volume control. The thick switch now functions on both channels (not just the Bright channel as on its predecessors), and the master section includes reverb, tone cut and master volume controls. The rear panel offers a single 16-ohm and a pair of eight-ohm speaker output jacks, mono send and return jacks for the effect loop, a 1/4-inch footswitch jack for the optional Vox VFS2A footswitch and a new XLR speaker-emulated DI output.</p> <p>The main differences between the Generation 2 and its previous incarnation include its glossy black finish (which replaces the previous flashy chrome-plated housing), digital reverb, XLR DI, thick switch for both channels, and the deletion of the tight and effect loop bypass switches.</p> <p><strong>Performance:</strong> One of the most impressive features of the original mini Night Train amp was its stellar clean tone. The NT50H-G2’s Bright channel delivers similarly excellent clean tones that feature the distinctive Vox chime and the original Night Train’s bite and satisfyingly full body, but with significantly more clean headroom and output. Overdrive crunch emerges when the gain control is above 12 o’clock, but the clean character remains even at full gain. The Girth channel produces ballsy high-gain distortion with a crisp, harmonically complex crushed-glass sparkle, and when the thick switch is engaged it goes into modern metal territory.</p> <p>The built-in digital reverb pairs quite nicely with both clean and high-gain distortion tones, sounding lush and deep on the former and providing a sense of space while retaining clarity on the latter. The thick switch is like a built-in overdrive pedal, providing a preset gain and midrange boost that expands the amp’s tonal palette and functions like additional channels. </p> <p><strong>List Price:</strong> $978.60<br /> <strong>Manufacturer:</strong> Vox Amplification, <a href="voxamps.com">voxamps.com</a></p> <p><strong>Cheat Sheet:</strong><br /> The thick switch functions on both channels, providing the Bright channel with added crunch and bite and the Girth channel with fat sustain and impressive gain boost.</p> <p>Built-in digital reverb provides the Bright channel with lush, deep textures and the Girth channel with an added sense of space, while retaining clarity.</p> <p><strong>The Bottom Line:</strong> The Vox Night Train NT50H-G2 is a compact but versatile amp head that provides a wide variety of tones and impressive volume output that’s ideal for live gigs and the studio alike. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Xp5NyemXFtI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-night-train-nt50h-g2-head-review#comments July 2014 VOX Amps News Gear Magazine Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:44:04 +0000 Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario 21310 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Introduces MINI5 Rhythm Portable Mini Amp — Now Available in Ivory http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-introduces-mini5-rhythm-portable-mini-amp-now-available-ivory <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox, whose AC30 amp was instrumental in the British invasion, has introduced the MINI5 Rhythm, a new portable modeling amp with built-in rhythm patterns.</p> <p>Now available in ivory, the MINI5 Rhythm IV is a portable, light-weight, battery-powered amp with built-in rhythm functionality. It has been accepted as an industry standard in mini amps.</p> <p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Specifications</strong></p> <p>• Amp model: 11 types<br /> • Effects: 8 types<br /> • Rhythms: 99 patterns<br /> • Tempo: 40–240 bpm<br /> • Tuner detection range: E1–E6 (41.2 Hz–1318.5 Hz)<br /> • Audio Outputs: Headphones x 1<br /> • Audio Inputs: INPUT x 1, MIC IN x 1, AUX IN x 1,<br /> • Power amp output: Maximum approx. 5 W RMS @4 Ω<br /> • Speaker: 6.5 inch 4Ω<br /> • A/D, D/A conversion: 24 bit<br /> • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz<br /> • Power supply: AC Adapter (included), Six AA-size /LR6 alkaline batteries<br /> • Battery life:<br /> Maximum 19.5 hours at 0.1W,<br /> Maximum 17 hours at 1.5W<br /> Maximum 12 hours at 5W<br /> • Current consumption: 160 mA<br /> • Dimensions (W x D x H): 269 x 179 x 267 mm / 10.59 x 7.05 x 10.51 inches<br /> • Weight: 3.5 kg / 7.72 lbs. (not including battery)<br /> • Color Variations: Ivory (MINI5-RM-IV)<br /> • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 12V ), Strap</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-introduces-mini5-rhythm-portable-mini-amp-now-available-ivory#comments VOX Amps News Gear Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:44:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22862 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Announces Limited Edition Two Tone Custom ACTV Guitar Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-announces-limited-edition-two-tone-custom-actv-guitar-amp <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox has announced its new limited-edition Two Tone Custom ACTV guitar amp.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The new Vox limited-edition Two Tone Custom ACTV is the ultimate amp for the tonal purist. </p> <p>Covered in a retro chic two-tone color scheme, this edition recreates one of Vox’s most coveted and short-lived designs for the AC Series. Originally introduced in the 1960s, Vox’s two-tone colored amps dominated the music world due to their groundbreaking usage of some of the industry’s most talented musicians.</p> <p>Every detail of this amp has been meticulously designed, starting with the gray and blue coloring, the thick gold piping laid in the joints of the two-tone covering, and of course the highly retro TV-front design of the cabinet. The classic reissued lineup consists of three models: 4W, 15W and 30W, all designed to fit the persona of any devoted guitar player.</p> <p>The VOX custom AVTV limited Two-Tone amplifiers are available in blue/cream and maroon/cream two-tone vinyl covering for a limited time at select retailers.</p> <p>For all things Vox, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/two-tone.jpg" width="620" height="620" alt="two-tone.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-announces-limited-edition-two-tone-custom-actv-guitar-amp#comments VOX Amps News Gear Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:08:26 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22270 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Releases Limited Edition V847 Union Jack Wah Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-limited-edition-union-jack-wah-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox honors its heritage with the new limited-edition V847 Union Jack Wah pedal. </p> <p>The casing of this pedal proudly bears the Union Jack, using a special water pressure printing technology to provide a brilliant surface shine, and finishes off with a blue and white pedal casing to complement. </p> <p>Vox Wah pedals have been an integral component of the iconic VOX history for more than a half of a century. Based on the V847 model, the foundation of the Vox Wah lineup, this limited-edition pedal will inspire any musician and infuse a dose of classic power into any performance.</p> <p>For all things Vox, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/GBR_FX_V847_unionjack.jpg" width="620" height="248" alt="GBR_FX_V847_unionjack.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-limited-edition-union-jack-wah-pedal#comments VOX Effects News Gear Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:50:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22268 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Launches Limited Versions of AC4C1-12, Night Train NT15C1-CL and Lil' Night Train Set Guitar Amps http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-launches-limited-versions-ac4c1-12-night-train-nt15c1-cl-and-lil-night-train-set-guitar-amps <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.voxamps.com">Vox Amplification</a> has announced three Special Edition versions of its current, popular guitar amplifiers. For a limited time only, the new AC4C1-12; Night Train NT15C1-CL; and Lil' Night Train NT2H-GD will offer a variety of new options for guitarists and collectors alike.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.voxamps.com/AC4C1-12">AC4C1-12</a></strong></p> <p>The iconic 4-watt AC4 combo amplifiers remain one of the most popular VOX tube amps, providing a simple and convenient way to enjoy the rich sound of a tube-driven amp. Previous models were equipped with a 10-inch speaker; the AC4C1-12 features a 12-inch Celestion speaker that delivers even more robust sound levels.</p> <p>With diamond grille cloth and basket-weave vinyl exterior, it also carries on the classic looks of the VOX tradition. Just as with other AC4 models, this versatile, Class A tube amp features two 12AX7 preamp tubes and an EL84 power tube and offers solid performance for practicing at home, performing live, or recording.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.voxamps.com/NT15C1-CL">Night Train NT15C1-CL</a></strong></p> <p>With its metallic exterior, the all-tube Night Train series emanates a distinctive look that differs from the usual VOX aesthetic. By contrast, the new Night Train NT15C1-CL combo amplifier delivers modern tones with a classic look. The front sports VOX’s trademark diamond grille cloth and gold badge, providing a traditional look that will satisfy long-time VOX fans.</p> <p>The 15-watt, EL84-powered, NT15C1-CL delivers tube tones ranging from clean to crunch, as well as high-gain sounds and everything in-between, covering any situation. The GIRTH channel has a powerful, modern high-gain sound for the guitarist who seeks an even heavier sound. The BRIGHT channel provides VOX's distinctive clean/crunch sounds and also features a THICK mode that bypasses the tone control circuit and provides a gain boost. A digital reverb designed exclusively by VOX offers studio-quality reverb sounds.</p> <p><strong>Lil' Night Train Set - Limited Gold version</strong></p> <p>The original Lil’ Night Train amplifier head and cab has been acclaimed by professionals and amateurs alike for its robust tube tone; portable and compact design; and rugged mirror-finish. This little 2-watt powerhouse is now also available as the NT2H-GD-SET, a limited edition matte gold-colored amplifier head that's paired with a speaker cabinet sporting the traditional VOX diamond grille cloth and basket-weave leather.</p> <p>Each Limited Edition model will be available in August 2014 exclusively through all U.S. Guitar Center stores, plus online through <a href="http://www.musiciansfriend.com/">MusiciansFriend.com</a>, with U.S. Street pricing as follows:</p> <p>AC4C1-12 - $349.99 | NT15C1-CL - $699.99 | NT2H-GD-SET - $329.99</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-launches-limited-versions-ac4c1-12-night-train-nt15c1-cl-and-lil-night-train-set-guitar-amps#comments VOX Amps News Gear Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:06:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21980 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2014 Video: Vox Limited-Edition AC15C1 Amp in British Garnet Red http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-vox-limited-edition-ac15c1-amp-british-garnet-red <!--paging_filter--><p>During last week's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, <em>Guitar World</em> visited the Vox Amplification booth to check out the company's new Limited Edition "British Garnet Red" AC15C1 amp.</p> <p>From Vox:</p> <p>For more than 50 years, guitarists have relied on the signature tone of the Vox AC15 amplifier. Now, the AC15C1VRD is available featuring a Celestion V-Type speaker and custom "British Garnet Red" tolex with Tygon grill cloth.</p> <p>This custom color projects a powerful presence in any environment - on stage, in the studio or at home.</p> <p>The AC15C1VRD offers two channels: Normal and Top Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. Both channels utilize the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section.</p> <p>The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain-staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, users can enjoy the coveted clean Vox "chimey" sound, a powerful overdriven tone, and everything in between.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/us/">voxamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HqDeGowS8Ng" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-vox-limited-edition-ac15c1-amp-british-garnet-red#comments NAMM 2014 NAMM 2014 Video VOX Videos Amps News Gear Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:21:59 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20305 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2014: Vox Announces SoundBox Mini Mobile Media Player and Guitar Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-vox-announces-soundbox-mini-mobile-media-player-and-guitar-amp <!--paging_filter--><p>The new VOX SoundBox Mini is a fun, "grab-n-go" type of mobile media player with optional battery power. It can be used with any audio source, from MP3 players to microphones, as well as instruments such as guitar, bass and keyboard. </p> <p>VOX SoundBox Mini features new proprietary Acoustage sound technology, as well as a rugged, die-cast aluminum casing for use anywhere. </p> <p>In addition to audio playback and jamming along to MP3s, VOX SoundBox Mini can also be used for vocal training. As a practice tool for aspiring vocalists, a center cancel function can eliminate vocals from audio that's playing via the AUX In jack.</p> <p>Eight effects are available, including delay, reverb and more. The Tap button enables users to easily set the delay time in sync with the tempo. </p> <p>For convenience, the VOX SoundBox Mini boasts an E string tuner that can be used with instruments connected to the guitar jack. It can also be mounted directly onto a mic stand, for use as a keyboard monitor, or for personal use. Built-in VOX Acoustage technology creates a wide stereo sound for a more full listening experience from a small source.</p> <p>The included AC adaptor or six AA batteries (up to 12 hours of continuous use) offer flexible power options, for wherever musical inspiration may lead. </p> <p>The VOX SOUNDBOX Mini is available in black, orange, ivory or green color options, and will be available in March 2014 for a U.S. Street price of $199.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/us/">voxamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-vox-announces-soundbox-mini-mobile-media-player-and-guitar-amp#comments NAMM 2014 VOX Accessories Amps News Gear Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:36:28 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20285 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2014: Vox Offers Limited-Edition AC15C1 Guitar Amp in British Garnet Red http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-vox-offers-limited-edition-ac15c1-guitar-amp-british-garnet-red <!--paging_filter--><p>VOX Amplification (Booth 6440 / Hall A) has added the Limited Edition "British Garnet Red" AC15C1 to its amplifier lineup. </p> <p>For more than 50 years, guitarists have relied on the signature tone of the VOX AC15 amplifier. Now, the AC15C1VRD is available featuring a Celestion V-Type speaker and custom "British Garnet Red" tolex with Tygon grill cloth. </p> <p>This custom color projects a powerful presence in any environment - on stage, in the studio or at home.</p> <p>The AC15C1VRD offers two channels: Normal and Top Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. Both channels utilize the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section. </p> <p>The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain-staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, users can enjoy the coveted clean VOX "chimey" sound, a powerful overdriven tone, and everything in between.</p> <p>The V-Type speaker has been built using a carefully balanced 'recipe' of old and new design techniques. It's a sweet-sounding speaker with a superbly balanced tonal signature that offers a vintage musicality with authentic Celestion tone for any playing style. Clean sounds deliver just enough upper-mid chime and HF sparkle to add clarity and definition, while ample mid-band warmth gives body and substance when cranked for overdrive and raw rock tones.</p> <p>The VOX AC15C1VRD begins shipping May 2014 with a U.S. Street Price of $649.99.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/us/">voxamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-25%20at%207.31.07%20AM.png" width="620" height="455" alt="Screen Shot 2014-01-25 at 7.31.07 AM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-vox-offers-limited-edition-ac15c1-guitar-amp-british-garnet-red#comments NAMM 2014 VOX Amps News Gear Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:33:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20284 at http://www.guitarworld.com Say Wah? Five Essential Signature Wah Pedals http://www.guitarworld.com/say-wah-five-essential-signature-wah-pedals <!--paging_filter--><p>For all the audio wizardry made possible by effect pedals, nothing quite rivals the expression allowed by a great wah pedal.</p> <p>Originally intended to mimic the sound of a muted trumpet, it didn't take long for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa to make that sweet, sweeping "wah-wah" sound an integral part of the rock and roll lexicon. Whether conjuring a voodoo child or a bad horsie, the human element of the active manipulation of the pedal and its voice-like qualities are what give the wah a special place on the pedalboards — in and in the hearts — of countless musicians.</p> <p>This week, we look at five essential pedals tailored especially for players who really took the wah and made it an integral part of their signature sound.</p> <p>As always, this list was compiled by a group of <em>Guitar World</em> staffers, including technical editor Paul Riario.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jc95-jerry-cantrell-wah">Jim Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Wah</a></strong></p> <p>Outside of the realm of fretboard dramatics, few guitarists have used the wah quite so effectively as a tone control than Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell. The wah makes a subtle appearance on countless AIC classics, including "Them Bones" and "Down in a Hole," helping one of grunge's greatest players to home in on that tonal "sweet spot" for his ripping leads.</p> <p>With a darker tonal spectrum than your stock Cry Baby, the JC95 gives you maximum control of your range by way of an adjustable Fine Tune knob. Thanks to Cantrell's predilection for cutting mids, you won't get bogged down with muddy bottom-end tones or shrill highs, instead getting a clear, throaty effect ideal for the careful tone-master and the stomp-happy guitarist.</p> <p><strong>What does it sound like?</strong> </p> <p>Our own Paul Riario tries out the Jerry Cantrell Wah:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0J6PNqV1EpI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>MSRP: $264.99 | <a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jc95-jerry-cantrell-wah">Learn more about this pedal.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.voxamps.com/us/pedals/bigbadwah/">Vox Joe Satriani Big Bad Wah</a></strong></p> <p>The Vox Joe Satriani Big Bad Wah dual-mode wah pedal is the result of a collaboration between Vox and Joe Satriani (one of three such collaborations). </p> <p>In the context of wah pedals, the Vox BBW is unique because it truly is two wah pedals in one. Wah 1 is pretty much a classic VOX, complete with the expected vintage UK tones; Wah 2 captures Satriani's original drive and voice controls. The result is a wide range of new sounds — not exactly the kind of sounds you'd expect from your average wah pedal.</p> <p>The pedal has a Drive knob that mimics the Wah 1 gain at its lowest setting; it also delivers a 10-dB boost at the maximum settings for growling overtones. Wah 2 mode incorporates the Voice switch, which lets you choose everything from trad wah voicings to dark, resonant tones reminiscent of a vintage talk-box.</p> <p><strong>What does it sound like?</strong> </p> <p>Here's the official Big Bad Wah demo video, featuring Satriani in action, direct from <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/us/pedals/bigbadwah/">Vox's website</a>:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6Jx60tLXxdA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em> MSRP: $280 | <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/us/pedals/bigbadwah/">Learn more about this pedal.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.morleypedals.com/dvai-1.html">Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah</a></strong></p> <p>By now, you’ve probably guessed that this pedal was "designed according to the artist’s specifications," much like everything else on this list. And that is indeed the case for this pedal, Morley’s Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah. </p> <p>Vai has a close relationship with Morley Pedals, and the company makes three Vai signature models: the Bad Horsie, Bad Horsie 2 and the Little Alligator volume pedal.</p> <p>As any Vai fan knows, this pedal is named after "Bad Horsie," the wah-heavy opening track from Vai’s 1995 album, <em>Alien Love Secrets.</em> (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5BrE1Pi5cU">Check out a video of the song here.</a>)</p> <p>The pedal features Morley's electro-optical design, so there are no pots (which tend to get scratchy and wear out over time). Another cool feature is that you simply step on the pedal -- as in, touch it with your foot -- to engage it, and then just step off the pedal for true bypass.</p> <p><strong>What does it sound like?</strong> </p> <p>Check out the two audio samples below, both of which are from <a href="http://www.morleypedals.com/dvai-1.html">Morley Pedals’ official website</a>:</p> <p>• <a href="http://www.morleypedals.com/vai-11.mp3">Morley Bad Horsie Sample 1</a></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.morleypedals.com/vai-12.mp3">Morley Bad Horsie Sample 2</a></p> <p>You also can check out Morley’s official demo video for this pedal, featuring Tommy Bolan, below. (And feel free to watch <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNj_gTEzCQk">this additional video by Gearmanndude</a>, who reviews countless pedals from all makers, large and small.)</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RcUXKOZcLB8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>MSRP: $204 | <a href="http://www.morleypedals.com/dvai-1.html">Learn more about this pedal.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.realmccoycustom.com/JWSW.htm">Real McCoy Custom Joe Walsh Signature Wah</a></strong></p> <p>The Joe Walsh Signature Wah by Real McCoy Custom has been on Walsh’s pedal board (<a href="http://www.realmccoycustom.com/JWSW.htm">which you can see here</a>) since late 2007, when the company, also known as RMC, began producing the pedal. </p> <p>The pedal — which happens to be the company’s first signature model — was designed according to Walsh’s specs and aims to reproduce the wah sounds heard on Walsh’s early recordings.</p> <p>The Walsh model features true bypass, an exclusive RMC ROC-POT potentiometer and easily adjustable rocker tension. As a visual bonus, the flame graphics on the chassis were created by artist Perry Hall according to — once again — Walsh’s specs.</p> <p><strong>What does it sound like?</strong></p> <p>This pedal doesn’t leave much of a footprint on YouTube (no foot/pedal pun intended). Hopefully, RMC will create and post an official demo video. Until then, you’ll find only one or two poor-quality videos on YouTube, plus <a href="http://proguitarshop.com/video-reviews/real-mccoy-custom-joe-walsh-wah-pedal/P224">this helpful video from ProGuitarShop.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/JoeWahlsh620.jpg" width="620" height="484" alt="JoeWahlsh620.jpg" /></p> <p><em>MSRP: $235 | <a href="http://www.realmccoycustom.com/JWSW.htm">For more info about this pedal, visit realmccoycustom.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/zw45-zakk-wylde-signature-wah">Jim Dunlop Z-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Wah</a></strong></p> <p>You know any wah made for Zakk Wylde is going to be rough, tough and road-ready, and this metal-cased behemoth of a pedal is all of that and more.</p> <p>Used by Wylde with both Ozzy and Black Label Society, the Z-45 from Dunlop is a wah pedal that, in the words <em>Guitar World</em> gear reviewer Eric Kirkland, will make "each note cry with a deep and evil-sounding moan that resolved into an emotional peak."</p> <p>The secret to the Z-45's warm, cutting tones is the Fasel inductor, which was responsible for some of the most iconic wah sounds of the late '60s. A longtime user of the Jimi Hendrix Cry Baby, Wylde made sure his signature medal had both a "classic" feel as well as more than enough thickness cut through loads of gain.</p> <p><strong>What does it sound like?</strong></p> <p>Here's a video from Dunlop — featuring Wylde — that introduces and demos the Jim Dunlop Z-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Wah: </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2mVohobg2Hs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>MSRP: $200.55 | <a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/zw45-zakk-wylde-signature-wah">Learn more about this pedal.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/joe-satriani">Joe Satriani</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/zakk-wylde">Zakk Wylde</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jerry-cantrell">Jerry Cantrell</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/steve-vai">Steve Vai</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/joe-walsh">Joe Walsh</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/say-wah-five-essential-signature-wah-pedals#comments Alice in Chains Chickenfoot Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Jim Dunlop Joe Satriani Joe Walsh Real McCoy RMC Steve Vai VOX Zakk Wylde Guitar World Lists Effects News Features Gear Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:51:31 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart 16877 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Releases Demo Video for New Night Train NT15H-G2 Guitar Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-demo-video-new-night-train-nt15h-g2-guitar-amp <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video posted this month by Vox Amps, guitarist (and Vox Product Specialist) Freddy DeMarco puts the company's new Night Train NT15H-G2 guitar amp through its paces.</p> <p>The NT15H-G2 is a 15-watt, all-tube head that offers classic and new Vox tones in a compact and portable design. </p> <p>It offers robust all-tube sound with class AB design. The pre-amp is driven by three 12AX7 tube. The power amp contains two EL84 tubes.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/nighttrain/">voxamps.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/itsujwLu_g0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-demo-video-new-night-train-nt15h-g2-guitar-amp#comments VOX Amps News Gear Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:42:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff 19788 at http://www.guitarworld.com Vox Announces Night Train G2 Guitar Amplifiers http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-announces-night-train-g2-guitar-amplifiers <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox Amplification has unveiled the all-tube Night Train G2 series of amplifiers. </p> <p>Well-known for its distinct metal exterior design, the Night Train series provides an easy way to enjoy classic and new Vox tones in a convenient, compact format. </p> <p>The new Night Train G2 series includes the 15-Watt NT15H-G2 and 50-Watt NT50H-2G amplifier heads, plus the 15-Watt NT15C1-G2, the first-ever combo amp with the Night Train name. Optional matching cabinets are also available. </p> <p>The overall sound has been enhanced, featuring full, robust tube tone in a class AB design. The pre-amp is driven by three 12AX7 tubes; the power amp boasts two EL84 tubes on the NT15H-G2/NT15C1-G2 and two EL34 tubes on the NT50H-G2. </p> <p>The Night Train G2’s two-channel design delivers not only classic Vox clean and crunch sounds, but also modern high-gain sounds as well. The GIRTH channel has a powerful, modern high-gain sound that's ideal for the guitarist who seeks an even heavier sound. The BRIGHT channel provides Vox's distinctive clean/crunch sounds and also features a THICK mode that bypasses the tone control circuit and boosts the gain to obtain a thicker tone, for a rich variety of tonal character. An optional VFS2A foot switch can be used to conveniently toggle between the two channels during live performance.</p> <p>A digital reverb designed exclusively by VOX for this series has been added to all models for road-ready reliability and studio-quality reverb sounds. For the guitarist who wishes to integrate pedals and outboard effects, the Night Train G2 amps provide an FX loop. The NT50H-G2 also includes a DI output that can be connected to a mixer or PA system. </p> <p>The optional, dedicated speaker cabinets are a perfect match for the amplifier heads, both aesthetically and sonically. The V212NT-G2 contains two G12H anniversary model speakers that were specially produced to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Celestion, and whose voicing complements the NT50H-G2. The V112NT-G2 contains one classic Celestion G12M greenback speaker. Both cabinets feature a rounded, retro exterior.</p> <p>The Night Train G2 series amplifier heads feature a black gloss finish; the combo amps and cabinets feature a rounded retro look with VOX black diamond grille cloth. Both are equipped with suitcase-type handles.</p> <p>The Night Train G2 Series will be available in Fall 2013 with pricing as follows: </p> <p>NT15H-G2 - U.S. Street $499.99<br /> NT50H-G2 - U.S. Street $699.99<br /> NT15C1-G2 - U.S. Street $699.99<br /> V212NT-G2 - U.S. Street $499.99<br /> V112NT-G2 - U.S. Street $249.99</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-09-05%20at%2012.35.48%20PM.png" width="620" height="439" alt="Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 12.35.48 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-announces-night-train-g2-guitar-amplifiers#comments VOX Amps News Gear Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:38:21 +0000 Guitar World Staff 19154 at http://www.guitarworld.com