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Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp

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Legendary VOX vintage tone “ preserved in the definitive mini tube amp.

The VOX AC4TVmini tube guitar combo amp joins the AC4TV, AC4TV8 and AC4TVH as the newest “ and most diminutive “ member of the modern AC4 family. Based on the popular VOX AC4 from the 1960s, these all-tube practice amps have been factory-modded with a premium transformer and select components for optimum tone. Equipped with an original VOX design 6.5" speaker, the AC4TVmini is an easy way to enjoy the serious vintage sound you expect from VOX.

The original AC4, reborn with today's technology
The AC4TVmini improves on the hardware of its vintage counterpart. This up-to-date Class A version retains the distinctive EL84 power tube of the original and features a 12AX7 powered pre-amp, delivering the pure British tone that's loved by all. By adjusting the volume and tone settings, you can create a broad range of tones “ from a sweet, clean sound to that distinctive VOX overdrive sound.

Switchable output level: Crank it up and turn it down!
In the past, the only way to obtain great-sounding distortion using a single volume knob was to simply crank the volume. The AC4TVmini provides an attenuator switch that allows the output power to be set at 4 Watts, 1 Watt or even 1/10th of a Watt. This convenient and ear-saving feature allows the AC4TVmini to create a real, musically satisfying distortion “ even at the lowest power setting. You'll be able to enjoy playing to your heart's content with your favorite tone late at night, in your dorm room “ wherever! Extremely portable, the AC4TVmini is also ideal for recording, jamming with friends, rehearsals, and more.

Small and stylish
Today's modern AC4 Series “ including the AC4TVmini “ borrows the retro-chic "TV" front styling that first appeared on the classic 1958 AC15. This vintage VOX design is still in use on today's AC15HTV from the VOX Heritage Collection. Stylish, clean, and classic, the AC4TVmini will look great anywhere your music takes you.

FEATURES
Controls: Tone, Volume, OP switch
Output Level: 4 Watt, 1 Watt, 1/10th Watt
Tube Complement: 1 x 12AX7 (pre), 1 x EL84 (power)
Speaker: VOX Original 6.5"; 16 Î
In/Out Jacks: Input (¼'), External Speaker Jack (¼')
Output Power: 4 watt RMS 16Î
Dimensions (W x H x D): 260 x 280 x 170 mm / 10.24 x 11.02 x 6.69 inches
Weight: 13.45 lb
Power cable included
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VoxAC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.3

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

TOTAL TONE MONSTER! GREAT SOUND, GREAT AMP, GREAT PRICE!!!

This amp totally blew away my expectations! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect amp for my needs. It's exactly what I needed to achieve perfect tones in my apartment without blowing the...Read complete review

This amp totally blew away my expectations! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect amp for my needs. It's exactly what I needed to achieve perfect tones in my apartment without blowing the roof off of the place, and I'm also blown away by how much clean headroom this amp has at full power! It does a great job backing up my other small tube amp, to create a stereo RIG thats a TONE MONSTER and is incredibly LOUD without being heavy or cumbersome.

I am totally AMAZED by how awesome this amp is for the small price that was paid!

and it Arrived very quickly, and was shipped carefully! ! ! THANK YOU MUSICIAN'S FRIEND!!!
I love the minimalist features of this Amp, Because they've put their efforts into making the amp sound amazing instead of adding lousy digital effects. The attenuator easily helps you achieve a gritty crunch at a desirable volume, or alternatively to creat an absolutely crystal clean sound at full power [4 watts]. Plenty of CLEAN HEADROOM! The 1/10, 1, and 4 watt settings WORK exactly as you would expect, and don't disappoint. I've heard other's mention that the 1/10 watt setting decreases the treble quite a bit- and I definitely agree- but actually find it nice because the 6.5 inch speaker is a bit bright- especially at low volume. I live in an apartment and decreasing the treble when i've got it set to 1/10 watt is exactly what's needed to keep the neighbors from complaining. as for the lack of effects in this amp-- No need to add reverb, this baby creates it's own reverb easily when you crank it up on the 1 or 4 watt setting. This Amp sounds great at any volume. No need for effects because it's Class A tube and brings out the most beautiful tones from your guitar. Chords bloom out like flowers and single notes seem to sing on for days!
I have been playing guitar for 17 years. I have played many amps large and small. And this is by far the best practice amp I've owned. I love the sound of it, and ease of use. It has crisp highs, and warm mids, and a pretty decent low range for an amp this size. It delivers amazing tone at the perfect volume. It seems incredibly sturdy. I love the look and construction of this amp. I've read others complain about the tubes being hard to change-- In reply to that: I wouldn't expect to blow a tube unless I totally abused this amp. It's a 4 watt amp, it's not designed to run a cabinet at full volume all the time!! It's a practice amp! If you use it for practice or small jams, you won't have a problem!

This amp is plenty loud to jam with a bass player or another guitar player EASILY. I haven't tried pushing a 12" cabinet with it, but I imagine My next investment will be a 1x12 cabinet, and i'm sure this Vox will deliver the goods when the time comes!

When I jam out with my miniVox I bring along my other small tube amp, and run them both in stereo from my korg ax1500- so that I don't have to push my mini too hard. - I definitely recommend this type of rig. Running two small tube amps in stereo- sounds awesome!

I play mostly blues and get GREAT blues tones out of this amp!!! That was my main purpose for buying this amp, and I'm totally thrilled with it's sound.

I don't typically use the distortion in my korg ax1500 because I find the vox has a very pleasing breakup crunch at high volume. Sounds much better than my pedal! - However I do use the distortion to give it a little push for Solo's. I also use the cabinet simulator to achieve certain nuances. I use the wah, chorus, and tremolo effects sometimes also they sound fantastic with this amp. I use the distortion mainly when I want to achieve a metal sound, and when I do so-- I cut the mids alot. Cutting the mids does rob some of the smoothness and natural tone from this amp, but The metal sound achieved is still wonderful for practice. - I can easily get a marshall crunch or an over-the-top HIGH GAIN sound dialed in and sounding great.

If you over do it by adding too many effects or using effects too wet-- this Vox will make it sound very obvious that you're using a digital pedal, and will come off sounding a little thin and transparent [this is no fault to the Vox of course- it's just doing it's job]. Class A tube always tends to make digital effects sound lousy in comparison. A little goes along way when you put effects into this miniVox. - the BEST sound is when you plug straight into it!
Value is an Eleven! GREAT SOUND, GREAT AMP, GREAT PRICE!!!

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No, I would NOT recommend this to a friend.

Quite honestly I bought this because it was on sale. I always wanted to try one of these types of amps with the wattage switch. I am not impressed. It is a toy....Read complete review

Quite honestly I bought this because it was on sale. I always wanted to try one of these types of amps with the wattage switch. I am not impressed. It is a toy. In fact I am about ready to get my RA number to send it back or exchange for something else . The high wattage setting is fine but it has to be cranked to get any decent tone. The two lower wattage settings are just muddy and boring, for lack of a better word. Ni body to the sound whatsoever. No, I would NOT recommend this to a friend.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TOTAL TONE MONSTER! GREAT SOUND, GREAT AMP, GREAT PRICE!!!

By Mike Riccardi

from Connecticut

Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp totally blew away my expectations! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect amp for my needs. It's exactly what I needed to achieve perfect tones in my apartment without blowing the roof off of the place, and I'm also blown away by how much clean headroom this amp has at full power! It does a great job backing up my other small tube amp, to create a stereo RIG thats a TONE MONSTER and is incredibly LOUD without being heavy or cumbersome.

I am totally AMAZED by how awesome this amp is for the small price that was paid!

and it Arrived very quickly, and was shipped carefully! ! ! THANK YOU MUSICIAN'S FRIEND!!!
I love the minimalist features of this Amp, Because they've put their efforts into making the amp sound amazing instead of adding lousy digital effects. The attenuator easily helps you achieve a gritty crunch at a desirable volume, or alternatively to creat an absolutely crystal clean sound at full power [4 watts]. Plenty of CLEAN HEADROOM! The 1/10, 1, and 4 watt settings WORK exactly as you would expect, and don't disappoint. I've heard other's mention that the 1/10 watt setting decreases the treble quite a bit- and I definitely agree- but actually find it nice because the 6.5 inch speaker is a bit bright- especially at low volume. I live in an apartment and decreasing the treble when i've got it set to 1/10 watt is exactly what's needed to keep the neighbors from complaining. as for the lack of effects in this amp-- No need to add reverb, this baby creates it's own reverb easily when you crank it up on the 1 or 4 watt setting. This Amp sounds great at any volume. No need for effects because it's Class A tube and brings out the most beautiful tones from your guitar. Chords bloom out like flowers and single notes seem to sing on for days!
I have been playing guitar for 17 years. I have played many amps large and small. And this is by far the best practice amp I've owned. I love the sound of it, and ease of use. It has crisp highs, and warm mids, and a pretty decent low range for an amp this size. It delivers amazing tone at the perfect volume. It seems incredibly sturdy. I love the look and construction of this amp. I've read others complain about the tubes being hard to change-- In reply to that: I wouldn't expect to blow a tube unless I totally abused this amp. It's a 4 watt amp, it's not designed to run a cabinet at full volume all the time!! It's a practice amp! If you use it for practice or small jams, you won't have a problem!

This amp is plenty loud to jam with a bass player or another guitar player EASILY. I haven't tried pushing a 12" cabinet with it, but I imagine My next investment will be a 1x12 cabinet, and i'm sure this Vox will deliver the goods when the time comes!

When I jam out with my miniVox I bring along my other small tube amp, and run them both in stereo from my korg ax1500- so that I don't have to push my mini too hard. - I definitely recommend this type of rig. Running two small tube amps in stereo- sounds awesome!

I play mostly blues and get GREAT blues tones out of this amp!!! That was my main purpose for buying this amp, and I'm totally thrilled with it's sound.

I don't typically use the distortion in my korg ax1500 because I find the vox has a very pleasing breakup crunch at high volume. Sounds much better than my pedal! - However I do use the distortion to give it a little push for Solo's. I also use the cabinet simulator to achieve certain nuances. I use the wah, chorus, and tremolo effects sometimes also they sound fantastic with this amp. I use the distortion mainly when I want to achieve a metal sound, and when I do so-- I cut the mids alot. Cutting the mids does rob some of the smoothness and natural tone from this amp, but The metal sound achieved is still wonderful for practice. - I can easily get a marshall crunch or an over-the-top HIGH GAIN sound dialed in and sounding great.

If you over do it by adding too many effects or using effects too wet-- this Vox will make it sound very obvious that you're using a digital pedal, and will come off sounding a little thin and transparent [this is no fault to the Vox of course- it's just doing it's job]. Class A tube always tends to make digital effects sound lousy in comparison. A little goes along way when you put effects into this miniVox. - the BEST sound is when you plug straight into it!
Value is an Eleven! GREAT SOUND, GREAT AMP, GREAT PRICE!!!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WOW!

By BANDmole

from Beaverton, OR

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I REALLY like this amp!!
I'm really surprised at how great this amp is, and how much of the Vox character it oozes! I own a ton of amps and have played most of the 5w EL84 amps with mixed opinions of them. The AC4TV is a great all-around amp and is actually good enough sounding that I could see recording with it. I have a AC30HWX and am not sure it's over 15X better even though it cost 15x as much! I have a feeling it's going to win over the Vibro Champ and my vintage Epiphone Pacemaker for the go-to practice amp of choice. For the price, you can't beat the price/performance ratio.
Great sounding amp...but probably not service technician friendly. If it had tube sockets mounted to a chassis (instead of a PCB) and tubes and fuses that can be accessed without taking it apart I'd give it a higher rating. Other than that, fit finish and feel are top-notch.
I can't believe they can build an amp this good for this cheap.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Little Tube Amp

By VoN-.W3ph

from Cleveland, OH

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is a steal. Yes it only does volume and tone... but the sound is like nothing in the price range. The wattage switch is a nice feature. If you live in an apartment chances are your gigging rig is too loud. This gives you the ability to get good tones and not annoy the neighborhood. I run a Fender Strat into 6 FX pedals and it gets me a nice tone. Even if you don't need one you should get one!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little amp

By Joe-U2iVe

from Earth

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Over all I have to say i'm pretty impressed, for the price I don't think you could do much better out of the box.
I was looking for a small tube combo and had narrowed it down to the Bugera V5 or The Fender Champion 600. Then I saw this in an 8", 10", and this mini with a 6.5" speaker. I like the built in attenuator a lot on the Bugera, but to me the Fender sounded better. Then when I finally got to play one of these, it I liked it better than both the Fender and the Bugera.

It's pretty basic, volume, tone, and a selector for 4 watt, 1watt, or 1/10th watt. It delivers on all three settings, but I think I like the 1 watt for dail use in my apartment. The tone is excelent for it's size, remember it's just a 6.5" speaker don't expect a miracle, and it does cut the highs on the 1/10th watt setting pretty severe, but with the extension cab and the 4 watt output it sounds about as great as you could imagine, although the blackheart 1x12 sounds a little better. Haven't tried it with a 4x12 yet.

It handles pedals fine on the 4 watt setting, but I think it sounds like crap on the lower wattages, which is really no big deal I guess. I have used an EHX Big Muff with it and it sounds great, TS-808 sounds great, interestingly the Behringer TO-800 sounds even better (I know, weird) but I mostly stick with a Boss FDR-1 and let the amp work it's magic otherwise.Quality wise it's pretty solid, and the materials are standard for what it is.
I got this on sale, so it was deffinitly worth it. For well under 200 bucks you get a very functional all tube amp that can pull double duty as a head or stand alone. If you can find it under the list price, pick one up.

(3 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

OH NO!

By Ford

from Wacka Wacka

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

i played this amp at a local guitar center. i plugged a mexican made fender telecaster into it and immediately heard a drainage of tone... even on a mexican tele which may not have as much tone as an american one, you could still sense a drainage of tone. the amp only became loud enough around level 4. when i say loud enough, i mean the minimum amount of volume i would use to practice in my bedroom. only three knobs, so there's not much in store here. i chose a smaller amp at guitar center because there was actually a moment of peace and quiet in there, so i could actually hear the smaller amps. i didnt wanna be that guy who walks in there, grabs the pointiest guitar they can find and plugs straight into the loudest half stack they can see. anyways, no tone here, lack of controls that let you truly shape your sound and definitely not loud enough. i love vox and all, but they screwed this one up. i would pay around $100 at the most for this amp.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the price.

By P'vox

from Brooklyn NY

Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Just received this guy today. Free shipping, and it was on sale!Plugged it in, fired it up - it was surprisingly loud! It distorts quite quickly ('69 tele thinline, stock single coil PUs-not a gain machine), which is due to the transistor gain stage.. But it cleans up pretty nicely by rolling off the volume knob of the guitar. Don't get me wrong, I knew what I was getting myself into here. I bought this as another overdub/re-amp option for my project studio, and as a low-powered practice amp (my former "little" amp is an 18 watt 1x12" Marshall combo copy from the early '70s - LOUD).This AC4 going to give me the sonic qualities I was looking for - bright, boxy, small sounding little amp that can easily be overdriven.Here's the catch:It's noisy. Without a guitar plugged in, it coughs out a very prominent, consistent "Hiss". The hiss doesn't go away when a guitar is plugged in. I don't mind noisy guitars, I'm not one of "those" guys, but I was a bit disappointed as I really wanted to use this for recording. I swapped pre-amp tubes with 3 new ones on hand : Electro-Harmonix, Sovtek, and Ruby (12AX7) - with very little change to the "hiss". I also tried a JJ El84, no change. I put the stock tubes back in - VOX is using pretty decent Sovtek tubes. The stock tubes aren't microphonic, and I've found that a lot of the "modern" EL84s ARE microphonic.The cabinet is particle board, and the speaker is a low-ish quality 16 Ohm job. There are a few comments on the Vox forum that confirm the hiss; one commenter said he was able to mostly resolving it by installing a 12AU7, which I'm gonna try (though I don't have one on hand). AU's are much lower gain, which is also totally fine. This amp has oodles of gain, as mentioned previously.At the end of the day though, I can live with the "hiss" because it's such a great deal. Don't hesitate to pickup one of these, just know the limitations of a cheap, mass-produced "tube" amplifier.This is also a fun and cheap amp if you like to "experiment" with different tubes, as it only has two :) The sound changed fairly drastically when I switched them out. So that's kinda fun.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"How Many More Time's"

By james branham

from West Virginia

Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Suits my needs to a tee. The power selection is ideal for
bedroom 1/10th Watt , small jams 1 Watt , and small gigs 4 Watts.
I had a full on band practice tonight and it blew everyone away. Only ran it at one watt with MXR DYNA COMP and ROCKET PEDALS CHICKEN SOUP OVERDRIVE with my 1970 Gibson SG and she was "Smokin'" , had a early Zepp tone going it was great.
And I have already done some sweet recordings with it.
Thanx Vox for yet another tone machine.
Honestly for what it is it has everything I need. The external jack is great. The total simplicity is wonderful. The Vox AC4TV mini 4W Tube Combo has 3 knobs volume , tone and power select. Plus it's small size is great for carrying to practice.
The only thing is the speaker just can't seem to handle much volume as one would expect.
But I am running a Peavey 410 Classic from the jack in the back so who needs the 8"speaker that came with it anyway.
I bought this from Musicians Friend for $129.
I think it was fairly priced.
Although $99 would have been perfect.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AC4TV8

By Bring

from CA

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I wanted to review the 8" model, but it looks like it's no longer available. I marked down half a star for value, since the 8" used to be 199.I own the AC4TV8, and have only played the mini (6.5" speaker). The difference was slight.I play mostly indie-rock and blues. The amp is great. My band-mate plays an AC30CC2. Take away a lot of the low-end (and obviously volume), and the sound is very comparable. I LOVE THIS LITTLE AMP. If it was stolen, I'd replace it in a heart beat.I mostly play on the 1/10th watt settings for volume reasons, and it's perfect for practicing. When no one is home, I throw it to 4 watts, and love the beautiful chime this amp provides.

(3 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Doesn't work! :(

By Brian

from DFW Texas

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Couldn't be more disappointed. Musician's Friend shipped this little amp very fast. I was excited to get it and start playing. I plugged it in and I get nothing but a mild hum--it decreases when turning the attenuator down, but nothing when jacked in. I believe both tubes are good as I've let it completely warm up and the whole back is warm. There is no noise whatsoever when jacking in and out. I use excellent cables and guitars etc... This is not my first all tube amp. I have a Traynor 40 watt all tube that ROCKS! But I really wanted a piece of the great Vox history! Now I have the hassle of returning the amp and trying another (?)... I love MF, but not sure about the baby Vox...
Can't tell...
?? You tell me...
Not very good...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

More Crunch than a Champ

By Greg Lawrence

from Appalachia America

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Overall for the blow-out price I feel I got an AC4TV Head with an additional 6.5" speaker making it a great "grab & go" amp for quice practice or rehearsal. I don't think I would play a gig with this amp unless it was in a very small place or church, etc. Definitely you could play along with a drummer as long as he didn't kill his kit.
You can get that Vox chime a little bit using Humbuckers, but I imagine using a Strat you might expect a little more mojo from the get go given the nature of single-coil Fenders.
The white tolex is creamy and I'm getting used to it. It will look better when the matching cab arrives. lol. The grill cloth is nice and the plastic Vox logo is wonderful.
This is the AC4TV with a small but useable 6.5" speaker. I got this to rehearse with at ultra-low volumes so I wouldn't have to take my 40 year-old Vibro Champ out of the house.
It has more crunch and overdrive (and possibly more volume output) than a classic 70's Champ. Though the Champ having a larger cab and an open back sounds a little fuller until you hook it up to a 12" speaker. Side by side the Vox AC4TVMini is more versatile even thought he Tone control only seems to function between 12 o'clock & up adding only a little british top end sizzle.
I play mostly Gibson and it was quite useable for a grab & go amp not expecting it to do more than just provide a good tube feel at low volumes, but exceeded my expectations when hooked to a 12" cab, so much I ordered the matching cheap Vox V112TV cab. I think it's even better than having just an amp head, this way I can grab a small amp and hook it back up to the larger cab when I get back home. Make sure you use a 16 ohm speaker or you most likely will damage the amp. I have seen some YouTube vids where kids hook it up to 8 ohm cabs and say "Wow, it got louder" lol. I am alos lucky enough to have the option of using a closed back cab or an open back extension speaker.
I opened the back. It is not user friendly to change tubes in and out frquently. You have to take off several screws and then carefully realign the chasis back to the drilled holes. Not tough, just a pain when trying to make a closed-back small practice amp. I am sure if you change the tubes to nice expensive Mullards or similar, your tone and reaction will improve.
Inside was a very small printed circuit board and looked to be well-made with plenty of room for all components. The tubes have a single wire retainer holding them in place which is nice for a design that makes it difficult to access the tubes. They could have made the "jewel lamp" a little more pretty than just a red plastic dot.
Anybody who seriously considers this amp knows what to expect from an all-tube class-A 4 watt amp with only one volume & tone control. This amp is fine the way it is and should be used just so, with maybe a pedal for reverb of FX. You might consider changing the input 12ax7 tube to a less powerful 12at7 to get a bit more headroom before it starts overdriving. With the stock Sovtek tubes, the crunchy overdrive starts at around 9 o'clock or 10 o'clock (1/4 up), and if you were to change it for a lower tube you would most likely not achive the super hard rock overdrive this amp does well. Very reactive to playing stout and working the volume knob on the guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Nice Surprise

By Jaystrings

from Upstate, SC

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

An unquestioned "10". I play mostly at home. I have tended to play thru my smaller amps with my Fenders & Gibsons and use my larger, more expensive tube amps with my Cp Thorntons, Collings, & PRS. Not any more. This baby is going to replace quite a few smaller amps for me & will get time with all my guitars except my acoustics & hollowbodies. Worth a test drive no matter how many amps you own. This amp is a steal; a keeper.
I play my Cp Thornton solidbody guitars thru this amp & I sure like what I hear. It's hard to give it a high rating on it's features when the number of features are so few - but it IS as advertised. Let's face it, the thing sure puts out a wide range of really good tones in a very small, portable, nice looking package. So, my rating of "8" is based the number of features it does have. Any other amp in this size or price range would get "5" or less out of me. As with my other Vox amps, it exceeds expectations on loudness & tone even with fewer features. Although I keep my power switch on "4", having lower power options is a nice feature you won't find elsewhere. I can dial from VERY nice cleans to classic VOX dirty with only one tone knob. I like the versatility of my Fender Super Champ XD with all its effects better than any amp under $500, but we're looking at half that cost in this AC4TVmini. I'd pay more for some reverb, but this is by far the most amp & most tone for the money. Nothing comes close. Don't let the size or apparent number of features fool you like it did me. It gets 'er done.
No problems so far. Right out of the box it started performing. I have owned at least 20 practice amps over the years. The classic tube tone quality & construction quality in this amp cannot be beat in any amp near its class or price range. Of all the amps I've ever played thru or owned, only this amp & the Fender Super Champ XD far exceeded my expectations in quality. They are really 2 very different amps; not to be compared with each other. But they both are top quality in their market. I was strictly a Fender & Dr. Z fan all the way, & this amp's quality solidified me as also a Vox fan.
Worth twice the price. I got a good price on it new, & I still am blown away at the amount of amp I got for my money. I was very concerned because I rarely ever even consider an amp with less than a 10" speaker. So, I was ready for some trade-off in value - BUT it didn't happen. This amp has a BIG sound, as big as my amps with 10" speakers.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect practice amp

By Esteban Garcia

from Costa Rica

Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

strongly recommend this amp for room practice and rehearsals.
Description says "mini tube guitar combo amp... based on the popular VOX AC4 from the 1960s" and that is exactly what you get. an easy to carry amp with volume, tone + OP switch which is very useful. It also has a jack for 16 external speaker but I haven't used it.

If you are ok with the limitations of a vintage style amplificator you wont be dissapointed.
I have been using this little amp for a few weeks so cant tell much about the long term quality. It seems to be well constructed, the finish is impresive, knobs are smooth. I can get nice clean, crunch and saturated tones.it works nicely with overdrive and distortion pedals.Keep in mind that since there is no effects loop, delays and reverbs and some modulations won't do well if you crank the amp. Still you can use a pedal to get the gain and keep the volumen on the amp low and it will work fine with all the pedals.
the price can't be better.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Blues Harp!

By Lon Swonger

from USA

Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

A great amp for practice or for playing a small club setting with that great tube sound.
The wattage pot setting is great for practice. I can wail without upsetting the neighbors! Nice warm and fat tube sound when pushed.
Sturdy and compact.
Caught a sale and could not be happier with the deal I got.

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4.0

Best little tube amp - AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp

By Ric Ferras

from Silicon Valley

Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

My brother and I have played guitars for over 40 years. I'm buying one for him!
Who needs features? There's plenty of foot pedals and stomp boxes out there which will bend and shape your guitar sound. This is a basic little practice amp, and for playing in a room in a house or an apartment, this amp really delivers, without disturbing roommates and neighbors! The power selection choice of 1/10th, 1 or 4 watts is really what sets this amp apart from most others. Imagine sound from a Marshall tower but at a volume that doesn't destroy your hearing. You can play with the power selecter at 1/10th, turn up to full volume and get some amazing results by keeping your guitar pickups within 1 to 2 feet from this amp. This amp is really fun!
Yeah, there's a little buzz/hiss, but what amp doesn't have its own personality?
A tube amp for a hundred bucks? Holy cow, never thought it could be this good!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VOX AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo

By benderb9

from St Petersburg,Florida

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

It distorts a little quicker than I'd really like but that might be resolved with a different pre-amp tube and power tube. We'll see how she likes it after she's played it, after all it's not for me, dang it! The size belies the sound that comes out of this teeny little amp, couple that with the cute factor and it's a real winner. Takes up no room and sounds like way more than it is. Possible the best small amp current out there. I have an old Fender Champ, VHT Special 6, Epi Valve Jr as well...this is the sweetest one of the lot hands down.
Great little amp purchased for my sister and her Fender violin, Taylor mini GS and homemade cigar bos violin slide. I got it because it was; 1) Class A Tube 2) Small 3) VOX 4) classically cute. The box had a small hole poked in the front so a closer inspection was called for, examination showed no damage but now it had to be tested. Plugging in a couple of different guitars I was pleasantly surprised at how good this amp sounds and how loud it is perceptively out of a 6.5" speaker. The ability to scale the wattage down is a really great feature but it is still a loud little amp even on the lowest setting (1/10th watt). While leaving it on the full power setting and plugging it into a Celestion loaded 4x10" cab it really raised the roof...this is a REALLY impressive small package. The tone really blossomed in the larger cabinet. From further reading you would NOT want to use a different ohm rated speaker cab (16 Ohms) when engaging the attenuator switch, my 4x10" was set on 16 ohms.
build quality is really sweet, much better than the price tag. This is the same amp as the head and 10" speaker version...save the 100.00 and get this and run it into a larger cabinet or mike it....
Couldn't be more impressed with the bang-for-the-buck. VOX really did it this time, I have an old Pathfinder 15 watt SS model and I like that too, but now it's second banana to the AC4 mini. Maybe I'll get it back from my sister now LOL...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Practice Amp

By MarshallMan1234

from Madison, WI

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I got one of these free with the purchase of a Vox AC15C1. I'm so glad I waited to buy my Vox until this sale happened. I play on this amp more than the AC15! The great part about this amp is that you can change the output level, so if you want that nice dirty tube breakup, you don't have to shake the windows. I play classic rock and for some reason I always thought of Voxes as only good for clean tones, but this little amp (and the AC15C1) are GREAT for that classic rock tube distortion. Buy one of these today! (and if you have the money, get it free by buying an AC15 or AC30 and get a great package deal!)

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweeeeeeeet

By ReallyOldDrummer

from Portland, Or

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Great little amp, Had a full on blues practice and this thing kept up with a full set of drums, a keyboard, and bass and harps. It was maxed out but sounded good. And after all that it still works good as my practice amp. If you need a small amp that needs to do a little more, this is the one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Amp

By Mr. Anderson

from Winston-Salem, NC

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I have had this amp for a little over a week now. I really wanted a low wattage tube amp for the amazing tone that everyone loves. I was debating between this vox, its big brother with the 10" speaker, the Fender 5W, and the bugera 5W. I ultimately decided on this one due to the 6.5" speaker (will naturally be quieter than a 10") and the the attenuation down to 0.1 watts. This made the amp perfect for living in an apartment. I get amazing crunch or bright cleans without being a nuisance to my neighbors. Also, with the 16 ohm output the matching 1x12 cab can be paired up to move more air if needed!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vox AC4TV mini. Great, versatile amp! Buy it!

By lefty 54

from NY

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Even though the internal spkr isn't too cool, I knew going in that it
would likely be that way. Almost every other low-watt amp with a spkr this
small has similar problems, so I wasn't surprised, and wasn't expecting
anything different. I knew I'd be using this amp with an external spkr,
and it sounds fantastic with all my extension cabs. This is a great amp, well built
and way exceeds my expectations. Great job, Vox!
Actually, if it had a better speaker, it would be a 10 PLUS. The 3-way attenuator is a
great feature, and nearly worth a 10 just for that. But beware, it's still pretty loud at
1/10th watt. Also, you can only run a 16 extension cab. It should also give you at least an 8
output, so another point off for that.
Again, a seemingly low rating, but only because of the internal speaker.
The quality is very good, but the speaker can't really handle much power at all,
and if you're cranked, even at 1/10th watt, it breaks up, and not in a good
way. Then again, I was running it with the volume on 10. I expect if you
were running the amp clean, the speaker would be okay, but I bought this
baby to run it on 10! Apart from the internal spkr, it's 10 all the way...
No quibbles here. Tremendous deal for the money. Oh yeah, and it's a cool-looking
little amp too...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vox Mini

By RL

from Frog, Texas

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Comments about Vox AC4TVmini 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Great little practice amp. Sure would like to find a matching 1x12 cab.

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