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The Vox VC-12 Valvetronix Footcontroller incorporates the capabilities of the VC-4 controller: Program selection, tap tempo, built-in tuner with mute, effects on/off, dual-function wah/volume pedal, dedicated volume pedal, an external volume pedal input, and parameter control. Both pedals are rugged, topped with chrome and heavy rubber, and equipped with heavy-duty stomp box switches, independent Bank Up/Down switches, and a Recall switch to automatically revert to the prior program. The VC-12 also stores 96 Valvetronix user programs in 4 banks. Programs can be stored from any Valvetronix amp into the VC-12 and loaded into another amp. As an added bonus, the VC-12 can control 2 Valvetronix amplifiers at one time.
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Reviewed by 15 customers
My RP-2000 died so I bought this because it was affordable and for the money it can't be beat. I will say that the push controls are to close together and every effect should be re-written or the buzz/white noise will drive you nuts. Just rewrite it with the noise gate maxed out then push it into a compressor to clear it up. The Wah is not bad, the volume swell leaves much to be desired and as with most items like this it has way more crap jammed into it then you'll ever use.It is rugged, fun to play with and the headphone jack is a nice feature for late night guitar doodle during commercials. In all it is worth the money and even when I retire it I will never part with it because of all the learning, practice and late night jams. It holds many fond memories of my evolution as a guitar player, 16 years now and still in love with it..
well, i'm probably in disagreement with many people here, but i bought the VC-12 floorboard expecting something about half the size. this thing is seriously huge, just be aware of that. if you play small clubs and venues on tight stages like i do, it's just too big to lug around and make space for. also, this thing is awesome if you are ONLY a guitar player. personally, i sing and play guitar and to try to operate this thing at the same time is just too much to think about at once. as far as the quality and features go, it's top of the line. i returned mine in exchange for the smaller, less complicated, more gig-friendly VC-4, as i didn't need the extra capability to store preset amp settings and have 2 pedals.
First, the idiot who wrote the review calling this thing crap must be a Line 6 fan. He didn't even slam the correct product. He is thinking of the ToneLab SE, while looking, similar, is nowhere near the samethng. One controls an amp, one models it so you can have all the features of the Vox Valvetronix while running a different amp or directly into a P.A. or recording console. I own the VC12 floor board and use it to control both of my Valvetronix 120 watt heads with 4x12 cabs, or both my AD120VT combos. I also have used the ToneLab SE and found it to be awesome and just like my amps. I highly reccomend these products. They are built like tanks and I use the NIGHTLY as a professional musician.
I had 2 vc-4 controllers and when one broke because of the cheap, plastic PCB mount swithes, I thought it was finally my chance to move up to the quality vc-12. WRONG! If you think those big chrome things are quality switches, think again. Inside are the same cheap, plastic PCB mount switches. And one quit working after just 2 days. Bad Vox! The only real switch in this thing is under the FX pedal. They need a redesign.
i just tried this and the result is not what i was expecting. this doesn't sound like what they are saying. the pedals are no good too. it's just the construction and the look that made it attractive but it's not what guitarists are buying it for. and they made the valve so visible, which i would rather hear it sounding better than seeing the valve outside. this product is just over promoted.
I use my vc12 with my vox tonelab amp modeller. It works perfectly and allows me to save even more presets. I have instant access to all of the tonelabs perameters. The case is very sturdy and well worth the money.
great control, low price, classic tone, cool stage look.
I love the fact thatb there is an onboard tuner and two pedals for the volume and expression (ie. wah, etc.). But what bugs me the most is the slight delay you get when you hit the foot switch to go between programs. It really needs a redesign adding the fact that this is a must have if you buy, in my case the Vox ad120vt head, and play live. The price is a little bit on the high side too for a switch board.
This foot controller pleasantly surprised me with the heavy duty construction and quality and efficient design. Highly recommended.
I just bought this the other day. I find its a great BASIC pedal board the Valvetronix line. It has your basic banks selection and channel selection along with an effect switch that allows you to control the effect that have been set to the particular chanel you are on. It also has a recall switch so you can set something like a clean and a dist. than use one button to switch between them. It's built strong and comes with a bag, though its lack of versitilty and slightly lower range of foot control makes it a little spendy for it price. All in all I dig the pedal board it sutes me and I have had NO probelm with a delay in switching.