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New 4 Watt Vox Practice Amp - AC4

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by millhouse, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. millhouse

    millhouse Tele-Meister

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    Nov 1, 2003
    Pearland, TX
    I just saw this on HC out of NAMM. There is no way that I can not buy this when it comes out. It is just so cute:eek: Perfect for the bedroom.

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    Vox AC4TV

    Kind of glad I didn't drop the money on the AC15 Handwired just yet. I can try this out for the cost of boutique pedal.

    Enjoy,
    Jason
     
  2. studio1087

    studio1087 Doctor of Teleocity

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    .....also available as a head and cabinet. Wow. I wonder what the head will cost? That three way power attenuator looks like a great thing for late night practice or recording. Tone - Volume - Attenuator. Pretty cool.

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    John
     
  3. Slow Reflexes

    Slow Reflexes Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nov 17, 2007
    Willamette and Columbia
    So... street price of about $250?

    Worth a listen, for sure. I really like the spec sheet, at the least.
     
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  5. millhouse

    millhouse Tele-Meister

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    Nov 1, 2003
    Pearland, TX
    Following their pricing on the AC15 Handwired, Here is what I figure.

    Combo: $400 MSRP/$300 Street
    Head: $315 MSRP/$240 Street

    That is just using their past pricing strategy. Either way, we are talking pretty affordable.

    I am thinking the combo with a Celestion 10" Greenback. Could be a nice little bedroom rocker with that setup. I don't like that the external out is only 16 ohm. All of my cabs are 8, so I would have to run it with two of them. Nice setup though for practice. PRACTICE?

    Jason
     
  6. electricbody

    electricbody Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 19, 2007
    South Louisiana
    Very tempting. Might be an interesting change of pace from my Vibro Champ.

    Plus at 16 ohms, it can be paired with Epiphone or Blackheart cab if the Vox cab is too pricey. Of course, the head and cab wouldn't match, but...
     
  7. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ
    drool drool drool

    If only it was an EF86 preamp.
     
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  8. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Mar 3, 2003
    NJ via TX
    Smells like PCB .........
     
  9. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ

    Don't care. PTP is great & all, but I've got zero problems with PCB construction. Now, I don't REPAIR AMPS, so I don't need to care. But as far as TONE is concerned, it's irrelevant in my experiences.

    And if it does actually street for $300, that's only $100 more than the Champion 600, with a 10" speaker. Plus, like the Champion, it's another amp that looks nice enough to leave sitting around the living room!

    If only they would make a special "Heritage" edition DA5... my life would be complete. :lol: Seriously cool little amp, SS & 5.5" speaker, but fantastic tones (with EFFECTS) at low low low volumes. The perfect "living room/bedroom practice amp". But it's too ugly in the living room! :lol:

    PTP is still the coolest, tho! :D
     
  10. theraygun

    theraygun Tele-Meister

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    Feb 22, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    For that price, they will sell a ton, should put the Valve Jr. & Blackheart to shame.

    How about this one too?

    Vox Night Train

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    The Night Train's appearance is striking, with a mirrored chrome finish and signature VOX diamond design that reveals the vacuum tube glow. Inside, a pair of EL84 tubes deliver remarkable power, as two 12AX7 tubes drive the preamp stage to provide additional power and clarity, for a harmonically rich tone, from chime-like clean to warm overdrive. A single switch lets users select between Pentode or Triode tube operation. In Pentode mode, Night Train delivers a full 15 Watts. In the Triode mode, the power is cut to 7.5 Watts. The Triode mode also relaxes the tube power stage, letting a smooth, mellow tube character shine through.

    The Night Train's front panel controls are clear and simple, offering traditional chicken head pointer knobs for Gain, Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass. The preamp section features a mode switch, offering both Bright and Thick options. The Bright mode accentuates the high-frequency components for a clean, articulate tone; the Thick setting bypasses the tone circuit to boost the gain and create a chunkier, heavier sound. In addition, legendary guitar amp builder Tony Bruno played an integral role in the voicing of this new amp.

    $800 MSRP
     
  11. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

    Anybody know where the AC4 is made?

    The Made in Korea Pathfinder is of very high build quality for the $.
     
  12. ThermionicScott

    ThermionicScott Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dec 3, 2005
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    I've been wondering when they'd do a reissue of this guy. Too bad it doesn't have a tube rectifier like the original...

    - Scott
     
  13. Sterling Indigo

    Sterling Indigo Friend of Leo's

    Sep 4, 2008
    East Lansing
    I am SO getting the AC4 and that Vox toaster thingy too! Can't wait!
     
  14. varakeef

    varakeef Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 7, 2007
    Finland
    Here's some real deal pics for amusement

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    This is around 1.100 euros. A '64 version. Wanna, wanna...
     
  15. Twanginator

    Twanginator Tele-Holic

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    Feb 23, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Finally, a mini Vox tube amp. Just what the doctor ordered.
     
  16. evol04gt

    evol04gt Tele-Holic

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    NE ohio
    too bad the originals had trem.
     
  17. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire

    ?? Do you mean "the originals had trem, and that's too bad" or "it's too bad the new ones don't have trem like the originals?" 'Cuz I like what I see (especially the chrome 15W), except I don't see tremolo. I've already decided that my next amp will be a small tube amp with tremolo.
     
  18. Sterling Indigo

    Sterling Indigo Friend of Leo's

    Sep 4, 2008
    East Lansing
    Night Train going head to head with Orange Tiny Terror (always wanted one of those). I wonder where they will be manufactured...Korea, China?
     
  19. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Friend of Leo's

    May 14, 2008
    Marion, NC
    Wow! A grab-and-go, EL84-powered, scalable VOX tube amp. I want one!
     
  20. evol04gt

    evol04gt Tele-Holic

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    May 15, 2008
    NE ohio
    i am a trem fiend. i want trem on the new one--- HOWEVER a tone control is more usable though.... my 40 dollar tuna melt trem/vib pedal has a rate knob, depth knob and hard or soft switch...... so EFF it...this thing looks sweet........ most hold out for ac30!!!!!
     
  21. beach bob

    beach bob Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2008
    South Florida
    +1 on that. I like it. Doesn't lack a tone knob, so no mod kit needed, as a Blackheart Killer Ant would need. All I see it lacks is a line out, but that's hardly essential [to me]. Since no mod is needed; who cares if it's got a PC board? It's a bedroom amp for most consumers, I'd think.

    Cool idea on this one.
     
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