Vox VT100X Modeling Combo Guitar Amplifier 100W

90
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90 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$380
Vox VT100X Modeling Combo Guitar Amplifier
Vox VT100X Modeling Combo Guitar Amplifier

The VT100X is part of Vox' line of hybrid amps that combine a solid-state poweramp section with a multi-stage tube driven preamp section. To be more precise, it sports a 12AX7 preamp tube that adds realism to its built-in amp modeling capabilities. This means that you get the warmth of tube, and the versatility of solid-state digital amp modeling, which lets you choose from 20 amp models and 13 effects, with up to 60 preset slots to work with. Finally, at 100W and equipped with a 12" speaker, this combo amplifier is loud enough for most applications, including big venues. Interestingly, the 12AX7 preamp lasts longer than the average tube amp because it is not driven hard.

Specifications:

  • Power: 100W
  • Speaker: 1 x 12"
  • Amp Modeling: 20 (via Software Editor)
  • Effects: 13
  • Input:1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (Aux)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/8"
  • Weight: 41.67 lbs.

Pros:
Most reviewers are impressed with the amp's tone, some more than others. As expected, the VT100X gets a lot of kudos for its authentic sounding renditions of classic Vox tones. But there are also plenty of commendations for its other amp models, including its mid to high-gain tones. There's also much appreciation for its versatility, which together with its loud projection makes the amp a good all-in-one rig that'll work for most venues.

Cons:
There are a few who have minor qualms about the amp's control and software. The amp is also a bit on the heavy side, but this is to be expected given that it is rated at 100W.

Overall:
With its 100W power, real tube preamp, and amp modeling versatility, the Vox VT100X is quite a catch in this price range.

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