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The VOX AC4 mini combo amp with Top Boost offers legendary tone in a compact and fashionable package. The AC30's Top Boost sound has fascinated guitarists around the world for over fifty years. Capable of massive crunch or the clean, classic "chime," this Top Boost tone is the essence of VOX's identity. The AC4C1-BL now delivers this unbeatable sound in a portable, compact body. Gain control, Bass and Treble tone controls, and a Master Volume allow any player to easily recreate this historic sound. Remarkable not only for its authentic VOX sound, the AC4C1-BL is also captivating in its appearance.

The rich, blue vinyl and Tygon fret cloth date back to 1963. Completing this vintage ensemble is an "old-school" Bakelite handle. Boasting the highest levels of design sensibilities, the long-awaited VOX AC4C1-BL offers an easy way for anyone to achieve the legendary AC30 Top Boost tone. The AC4C1-BL delivers the signature VOX Top Boost tone in a portable, compact amplifier. Gain control, Bass and Treble tone controls, and a Master Volume allow any player to easily recreate the historic VOX sound. Using a Class A, all-tube amplifier, the AC4C1-BL utilizes a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes, and relies on a single EL84 Power tube to deliver 4 watts of power through a 10"" Celestion VX10 Speaker. Adorned in the rare and vintage look of rich blue vinyl paired with Tygon grille cloth, the VOX AC4C1-BL is sure to be an instant classic.

All-tube, legendary top-boost sound, now in a compact, portable amp.

FEATURES
  • Gain, Treble, Bass and Volume controls
  • 4W Class A design
  • Two 12AX7 preamp tubes and one EL84 power tube
  • Historic 1963 blue vinyl cover; Tygon fret cloth; retro Bakelite handle

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VoxAC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Warm / comfy (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

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4.0

Very Nice

By 

from England

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

    Love the sound both clean and the overdrive, very little noise.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All the sweet chime and pure Vox tone

    By 

    from Ny

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

      As soon as I bought this amp I was in love with it. First, and most important the cleans are unreal good. I like it gained up as well but the cleans are the winner on this amp. I couldn't believe the clarity on notes and the chimey resonance that Vox is known for, it all came through on this baby! I own the cream version. The gain sounds really good as it's increased as well. I've been playing SG's, strats, and G&L's through this amp and I cant stop playing it. A true winner, scoop one up.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Little Amp

      By 

      from Memphis

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

        I play bass but I am also a pretty good guitarist too. I wanted a Vox AC 30 but cost was prohibitive and my house is too small. All I really wanted was good Vox sounding samall amp. Well I saw this baby on the CHEAP and I legally stole it! It is everything you want in an amp. The sound is marvelous with a Tele, Les Paul, or my cheap 12 string electric. Add a Wah Wah and an overdrive box oh my God. Beatles, Byrds, Petty, Hendrix, and Brian May are all in there waiting to come out and thril your ears!

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        5.0

        Has Become My Main Amp

        By 

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Perfect Amp And Volume
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • No Reverb And Color

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Recording Practice Live

        Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

        I bought this for small duo shows (as I own several other bigger tube amps) and this has become my main amp by default. It is the perfect volume at its breakup for your pedals and also for micing (in the studio or live). Every time I try to bring a bigger amp to a gig now it seems too loud. Works great with humbuckers or single coils, unlike the AC15 which can be shrill with the treble at 0.This thing just needs a reverb tank. I have my delay pedal tweaked as a reverb and that works (purists say it's better than reverb). Did some lead work on a recording and no one knew the difference.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for the home!

        By 

        from Cobb, CA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

          The Vox chime quickly turns to a gritty overdriven beast when this amp is put through its paces. It more than fills my living room with sound.
          As others have said, this amp loves pedals. I was wanting some reverb, so I got an Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master to broaden the spaciousness of the amp. It's a perfect pairing. The warble of an MXR Analog Chorus makes this amp do amazing things.
          I picked the AC4 with an open box discount, so I paid a discounted price for an amp that looks and sounds brand new.
          I'd love an AC-15, but have no need for it given the size of our house. Even at 4 watts, this amp more than meets my needs. Don't hesitate if you're in the market for a small practice amp for your house or studio!

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          5.0

          Great Amp

          By 

          from Middlebury, CT

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Practicing
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

          Great little amp. Got this to use with my Tele and the sound is too good. I haven't ever used a tube amp until this one, and now I will only go tube. I was looking for a nice clean sounding amp for the Tele to start recording myself, and this is definitely an amp that anyone recording themselves need. It packs a punch as small as it is, it gets up there compared to my 100 watt Fender Frontman which I was surprised about. Tubes are great and they have great sound, especially Vox. This amp certainly to their reputation.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fun, simple and full of great tones!

          By 

          from Chapel Hill, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good price
          • Good Warmth
          • Mucho Character
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Easy To Mic
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Kickin' New Riffs At Home
            • Loud But Easy On The Ears
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Tones Big Amps Can't Get

            Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

            It's uses are only limited by your imagination and the amount of support gear you've got. Small gigs, just go bareback. it's plenty loud enough, since a good drummer will tone down for small places anyway. For larger gigs, mic through the mains.

            I enjoy the simplicity. Just set the volume and tone where you want them, (I like the volume almost pegged and the tones set high) Then use the guitar controls to tweek tone and distortion. There's hardly ever any need to fool with the amp controls.

            It's really fun with a pedal board. A boost or preamp pedal will send the tone to that wild, hard to find place that most amps will never let you experience, even with weak pickups or a light handed playing style. Of course the usuals like reverb, delay and phaser are a must too, and they sound great with this amp. Can't tell you why, but try one and you'll hear it right away.

            Every guitar player should have this amp or something very similar, just for the simple ease of use and tone drenched playability, and nevermind that it looks just cool as hell.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Huge Tone in Small Blue Package

            By 

            from Nashville

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Chime
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Huge Tone
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

              Great studio amp. Nice clean chime to dirty distortion tone. Sounds great with most microphones. I have used it to replace amps 10 times the price in the studio with amazing results.

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              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              tone tone tone

              By 

              from san marcos tx

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

                  I love this amp. I always play shows with my amp mic'd up, so loudness is not an issue. What this amp delivers is tone. Total tone. Even through the 10" speaker, it sounds awesome. There's plenty of variety of sounds from clean all the way though smooth overdrive. It doesn't matter where you set the tone controls, it will sound great. It responds great to changes in the guitar and loves pedals. I couldn't ask for more at this price!

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                  (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Brit-Blues tone.

                  By 

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Vox AC4C-BL 4W 1x10 All-Tube Mini Guitar Combo Amp with Top Boost:

                    The Vox AC4C1 is a killer little amp. The master volume, treble and bass controls make this amp a great improvement over its recent predecesor (AC4TV). Due to its size this amp lacks low end. It sounds best with humbuckers. With the gain set low and the master way up you can achieve British Invasion type chime and shimmer. With the gain cranked you'll hear the solo tones of the great Brit-Blues masters. For the price you're getting a lot of amp.

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