Vox AC4TV8
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iamqman 04/11/2011

Vox AC4TV8 : iamqman's user review


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This is one of Vox's excellent economic style practice amps. This amp is built with one thing in mind, "how can we make something portable and small that will still carry a usable and warm tone". Vox has certainly achieve that quite well with this amp.

This little portable mini amp comes in a small package but carries a huge rich full tone that is very good for light recording and or small apartments. If you have small place where you live and cannot crank a Vox AC30 up or a Marshall of some kind then this might be a little amp that will do you well.


Vox AC4TV8 4-watt, 1 x 8" Tube Combo Guitar Amplifier Features at a Glance:

* Affordable all-tube design
* Switchable output levels — 4 watts, 1 watts, 1/10 watts
* Vintage Vox styling
* External speaker output
* Controls: Tone, Volume, OP Level (4W, 1W, 1/10W)
* I/O jacks: Input, external speaker jack 1/4")
* Output: 4-watt RMS 16-ohm
* Speakers: AC4TV — 1 x 8" 16-ohm Celestion VX8 custom speaker;
* Tube complement: 1 x 12AX7 (pre)/1 x EL84 (power)
* Dimensions: 11.81" (W) x 12.68" (D) x 7.64" (H)
* AC4TV8 Weight: 15.65 lbs.


If you are going for a Vox Ac30 tone then this amp probably isn't for you. It does have a Vox tonal characteristic but it doesn't sound like an AC30. Yet you can still play the same genre of music that you would in an AC30 setting.

This amp accepts effect pedals quite well. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how ell it does do pedals. Try using it with a Strat, an Eventide Timefactor, and an overdirve pedal of some sort like a Fulltone OCD or am Ibanez Tubescreamer. You will get great workable tone that won't even wake up you baby sleeping up stairs. If you have thin walls then switch the output wattage all the way down to 1/10 of a watt. This will be about as quite as you can possibly get.


This is great little amp that does very well in small living spaces and still be able to crank up some solid overdriving tones. I'm am not sure if Vox still makes this particular model, but they do have some very similar in wattage and space. They will run between $200- $250 depending on where you buy it.

I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs something that sounds Vox-like and needs to keep the noise levels down. If you have an apartment or babies around like I do then this is a nice little amp that will keep you from getting the cops called or your wife screamer at you.