- Amplification technology (tube, solid state, ...)?
Tube/solid state hybrid
- Output power?
15 watts (in theory), but I used to have a 30-watt Evans before and it wasn't louder.
- Controls, effects, etc.? ...
11 effects (auto-wah, compressor, phaser, flanger, reverb, delay, chorus, rotary, tremolo)
Is it easy to get the right sound?
You'll easily get a good sound. All 11 preamps allow you to get any imaginable sound, from clean to high gain.
Good-quality effects but sometimes difficult to set: you get only one control to set the three parameters of each effect...
Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive? ...
No manual was provided with the product. Except for a card explaining how to store presets (two presets max.) and the three parameters of each effect...
But the online PDF manual is very useful and comprehensive.
Does it fit your music style?
Yes, although I'll play anything (rock, metal, jazz, reggae, hard rock, classic rock, RHCP, RATM, ...)
You'll easily find a preset for each style.
Visit the Valvetronix.net website with hundreds of presets!
Which guitar, bass or effects do you use?
I play a '77 American Fender Telecaster.
I also use a Boss DS-A distortion pedal
What kind of sounds do you get and which settings do you use ("crystal-clear", "fat", ...)?
The preamps works very progressively from clean to high gain. This amp is very versatile, and you'll easily find the sound you want...
Which sounds do you prefer / hate?
The clean sound is excellent! I often use it with the compressor.
Sometimes, the distortion sound is not precise enough (it sounds like noise...).
The effects are ok except for the wah-wah.
How long have you been using it?
Almost seven months.
Which feature do you like the most / the least?
- Setting of effects is not very practical...
Did you try any of other models before buying this one?
I tried out the AD30VT. It's the same product but with 30 watts (too expensive...). I also tried out the Line 6 Spider (typical metal sound, not versatile enough for me...)
How would you rate its value for money?
The 11 preamps and effects allow you to save money since you won't have to buy stomp boxes!
Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...
Yes, it's a very good amp: you'll have lots of fun and get a good sound!