AD30VT-XL, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Valvetronix VT series.

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iamqman 10/05/2011

Vox AD30VT-XL : iamqman's user review

« Nah not going to do it »

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The valvetronics amps from Vox are just a complete waste of time. These amps sound so bad that is makes playing the guitar a joke. It also makes Vox look like a joke by putting out amps that sound like trash. Vox is one of my favorite amp builder, at least it was, but have just been so set on putting out cheap amps.

This is an amp modeler that sounds like you would thin an amp modeler to sound....like a process cheap piece of garbage. These amps are such a disgrace to the amp community and the sound of a Vox trying to do a US metal tone is laughable. Vox trying to sound like a Mesa Boogie is just flat out ridiculous. This amp is the same as the other wattage models but with 30 watts of power.


Number of amp types: 11

Number of effects: 11

Noise reduction: 1

Number of programs: 11 preset, 2 channel

Input/output jacks:
Top panel: 1 x INPUT
Rear panel: 1 x FOOT SW jack, LOOP SEND jack x1, LOOP RETURN jack x 1

Power amp output: maximum 30W RMS @ 8 ohms

Speaker: AD30VT-XL: 1 x VOX original (12 inch 8 ohm)

Weight AD30VT-XL: 13.5 kg / 29.75 lbs

Options (sold separately): VFS2 dual foot switch


The sound of this amp is terrible like I mentioned above. The amp has 11 different models and some of them sound decent enough to jam at home on but most just come up very short. Not that it is all Vox's fault because you cannot recreate a real tube amp in some digital casing.

You can try this amp out with any guitar because it really doesn't matter what you use. This amp is a processed box of trash. No way would I ever put out an amp that sounded like this if I owned an amp company. This should be an embarrassment to Vox and friends.

The amp just processes you guitar playing and it doesn't feel like a real amp at all. They just mimic the notes you would hit and leave dynamics completely out of the equation.


These have been discontinued for newer models so the used market is the only way to go nowadays. These amps can't be much more than a few hundred dollars in today's used market.

I would only recommend this amp to someone testing out whether or not they want to try the electric guitar. This is for a beginner player who needs effects and an amp all in one. But if your are set on a modeling amp then I would go with a Peavey amp. Much better sound overall.