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Vox Amplification Ice 9 Overdrive Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Versatile modern and vintage overdrive
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Tone Games 2010: 30 Stompboxes Reviewed

October 20, 2010
Looking for that elusive puzzle piece to complete the perfect pedalboard (for now, at least)? Then join the fray as we put 30 new pedals through their paces—and then qualify for the Pedalboard extras Bonus Round.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Vox Amplifiers AC15HW1X

October 20, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Vox Amplifiers booth and checks out the new handwired AC15HW1X. It has a handwired turret board construction, birch-ply cabinets featuring solid bracing and a natural high frequency diffuser, all-tube design, ECC83/12AX7 preamp tubes (x3), EL84 power tube quartet; (AC30 models); EL84 Duet (AC15 models), GZ34 rectifier (AC30 models); EZ81 rectifier (AC15 models), fitted with matched Ruby Tubes that provide extended dynamic range, traditional VOX two-channel design, Top Boost and Normal, High and Low inputs for each channel, and the Normal channel provides an additional BRIGHT switch while the top boost channel provides a HOT/COOL switch to achieve even more gain. The Master Volume/BYPASS switch completely bypasses the Master Volume section, OP mode switch cut the amp's Output Power level in half. It has a vintage fawn-colored vinyl, reminiscent of the 1960 classic AC30, which is either loaded with a Celestion Alnico Blue (AC15HW1X) or Celestion G12M (AC15HW1) Greenback.
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Vox AGA70 Acoustic Guitar Amp Review

July 20, 2010
The new Vox acoustic amp is an impressive tool for the working musician.
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Video Review - Vox AGA70 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

July 20, 2010
PG's Acoustic Editor Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the Vox AGA70 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier.

The AGA70 is ideal for the acoustic performer because it's designed to perfectly project the subtle resonances and sweet, mellow tones of the acoustic guitar. Each of the two channels (Normal and Tube Pre) is equipped with a standard guitar input, as well as a microphone input with selectable phantom power. An electro-acoustic guitar or mic can be connected to each channel, making this the perfect amp for a singer-instrumentalist. An additional Lo-Z / Hi-Z switch on each input accommodates a variety of signal levels.

The Tube Pre channel preamp features a 12AU7 (ECC82) dual-triode vacuum tube.

In addition to Bass, Middle, and Treble tone controls, each channel provides an effective COLOR control. Working in harmony with the traditional EQ, the COLOR knob allows you to quickly shift the tonal response to match your performance. This additional control accommodates a broad variety of sounds ranging from thick and robust to sparkling and clean.

Also, it features onboard Reverb (both channels) and an on/off switch for a Chorus effect.
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NY Amp Show '10 - Vox AC15C1 Demo

July 2, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Vox Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get a taste of Vox's AC15 Custom combo.

The 15 watt AC15C1 has 2-EL84/6BQ5 power tubes & 2-12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes. The cabinet is loaded with 12" 16 ohm Celestion G12M Greenback speaker.

Equipped with a number of modern features and conveniences the new AC15 Custom offers more control and versatility with features like master volume, global reverb and tremolo. Also on the top panel are bass and trebles controls along with a single guitar input.

At look at the rear panel will reveal a pair of output jacks for use with external speaker cabinets if desired. When connecting speakers, an impedance selector switch offers 8 or 16 ohm output options. A dedicated jack for use with the supplied VF002 VOX footswitch is also provided. With this so you can turn the Reverb and Tremolo on and off.

All components have been designed, manufactured or selected so that the performance and sound of the AC15 Custom is second to none.
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Circa 1963 Vox "Mystery Amp"

April 15, 2010
Vox''s least documented amp
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VOX - Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Demo

March 30, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the VOX Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out the newest effects pedal from VOX - the Joe Satriani Signature Ice 9 Overdrive. The Ice 9 overdrive pedal is fourth in a series of effect pedals created in collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX.

With two distinct overdrive modes, versatile tone-shaping, and the ever-popular 'More' switch, the Ice 9 delivers a wide range of inspiring tones, yet remains remarkably easy to use. The Ice 9's controls are Gain, Tone, Bass Volume and it features the aforementioned More switch. In addition, it has another switch that goes between Vintage and Modern voicings. The Vintage mode employs a special op amp and premium diodes to offer overdrive effects that are sweetly warm and classic, with just the right amount of sparkle and sustain. In contrast, the Modern voice utilizes a Germanium diode to kick up a cutting-edge overdrive that is altogether new and aggressive.

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NAMM '10 - VOX Amps AC30 Custom Demo

February 4, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA for the NAMM 2010 Show where he visits the VOX Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to VOX's latest take on everybody's favorite VOX, the AC30.

The new AC30 Custom is based on the classic AC30 design.The Custom Series AC30C2 and AC30C2X offer numerous up-to-date enhancements, delivering the most versatile AC30 design in VOX history.

The AC30C2 and the AC30C2X amps make use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and use 4 x EL84 tubes to deliver 30 watts of power. The AC30C2 uses two 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers. The AC30C2X uses two 12" Celestion Alnico Blues. All models in the Custom Series offer a switchable 8/16 ohm output jack for powering an external speaker cabinet when you need to speak with a little more authority; using this jack will mute the internal speakers. Additionally, a 2nd extension speaker jack allows you to run an extra 16 ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers for a fuller sound.

Also, You can sweeten the sound of your Custom Series amplifier using the VOX Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, allowing you to generate just the sound you want. A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Custom Series amps, adding spaciousness to the sound. The AC30C2 and AC30C2X also include an additional tone control in the Reverb section.

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NAMM '10 - VOX Guitars SDC 33, Custom Shop & More

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the VOX Guitars booth.

In this segment, we get introduced to several new VOX guitars. First is the SDC 33, which is a singlecut mahogany body guitar with crazy 3-D contours. It also features VOX's Coaxe pickups in both positions, mahogany necks and rosewood fingerboards.

Another VOX guitar is the HDC 77 which is similar to the Gibson ES-335 in body style, however, this bad boy has the VOX 3-D contour body with a maple top and mahogany back and sides. This also comes with Coaxe pickups in both positions.

They also offer a great collection of custom shop options, including a headstock option modeled after the old VOX wah pedal (shown in video). If you can think, the VOX Guitars Custom Shop in California can probably craft it into a great guitar!

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