Vox VT40X Modeling Amp

Vox VT40X Modeling Amp Review

A slightly different amp to those we have reviewed so far. This kind of modeling amp makes use of the most advanced digital technology to reproduce the sounds of classic amps.

Whilst there has long been criticism of amps like this from purists, who claim that it is impossible to get the kind of vintage sound you get from a tube amp, the newest breed of modeling amps sound so close to classic amps that most players will find it difficult to tell the difference!

The advantages of this kind of modeling amp also more than make up for some perceived lack of “purity”. It is possible to simulate many great amps of the past, and even create your own effects, meaning that getting a modeling amp can come in as significantly cheaper than buying many, many separate items.

This example, the Vox VT40X, represents one of the best modeling amps around at the moment, and comes with many advantages:

8 Total Score
Vox VT40X Modeling Amp

A slightly different amp to those we have reviewed so far. This kind of modeling amp makes use of the most advanced digital technology to reproduce the sounds of classic amps.

Durability
8
Design
7.5
PROS
  • It delivers more than enough power for most players. With 40W of noise, it is perfect for either the practice room or small gigs. If you are playing larger venues, it will easily connect to PA systems.
  • The Virtual Elements Technology in this amp, a innovation made by Vox themselves, delivers stunning sound quality. No matter what style of music you play, tones are just how you want them.
  • The amp models offered by this amp are wide-ranging. It can simulate 11 different amps, offers 13 on-board effects, and 33 preset programs. The people we spoke to for this review reported that they had spent many happy hours just playing around with the sheer range of options available on this amp, before finding the perfect sound!
  • Whilst it includes all the latest technology, Vox have cleverly integrated vintage elements into this amp. The Valvetronix pre-amp uses vacuum tubes to deliver that Vox signature sound, so the base amplification of this amp is as traditional as they come!
CONS
  • Very few. Some purists will never be happy with the sound of a digital amplifier, but we think that the differences they hear might just be in their own heads! If you are looking for an adaptable amp that offers an unparalleled range of sounds, this is the one to go for!
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