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Vox VR30R ValveReactor
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Unique ValveReactor hybrid system uses a solid-state front end and incorporates a 12AX7 tube for warm and present tube response. Clean mode and 2 ove...Click To Read More About This Product
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3 modes, 2 channels, and real-tube vibe.
Unique ValveReactor hybrid system uses a solid-state front end and incorporates a 12AX7 tube for warm and present tube response. Clean mode and 2 overdrives with 2 channels. Spring reverb plus separate bass and treble controls for each channel. Superb vintage and modern tone with the high harmonic content and compression of the vintage AC30.
- 30W solid state/tube hybrid
- 10" speaker
- 3 modes
- Channel switching button (normal/overdrive)
- Overdrive style button (OD1/OD2)
- Normal (clean) channel volume control
- Overdrive channel gain control
- Overdrive channel volume control (controls the amount of preamp signal sent to power amp)
- Spring reverb
- Separate bass and treble controls per channel
- Footswitch jack
- Headphone jack
- External speaker jack
Classic Vox tone with high-tech flexibility and solid-state reliability. Put it in the cart!
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I was once an owner of a (late sixties)Vox ac-50 with a Vox foundation bass speaker. It sounds so wonderful. But about 20 years ago I sold it (stupid me) and I didn't play guitar until a half year ago. It was because of my son, who started to play the guitar that I restarted to play. After a lot of research for a small amp to play at home I choose for the Vox VR30R. And i must say, it sound so, so...Vox. It is amazing. The clean tone is smooth and I am also very impressed by the overdrive channel. It sounds as a tubeamp and that for only this price! (in the Netherlands, Europe).For this price the VR30R is a great choice and it gave me back my old love: playing guitar on a VOX amp....
Tone quality comes with this amp, you will get a tube sound out of it. For small gigs I've used it at so far, it has plenty clean headroom. Beware though, turn the amp on 5 minutes before plugging in and playing, because this thing needs time to warm up. It's built strong, don't see any problems in the future, nice sound while loud, great price, and simple. If you're looking for a basic amp with nice clean tubey tone, or "legendary" Vox AC30 classic tone than go for it.
I?ve been a big fan of Vox, but I have to say they blew it on this one.I have a Vox Pathfinder 15R, which is great and I got a Valvetronix AD15VT for my son, which is awesome.I found when I use my son?s Valvetronix I only use the AC15 and AC30 mode, so when I read about the Valve Reactor 30, I thought, ?great, has the same hybrid tube technology with only Vox voicing. Spring reverb? Perfect?.The concept is there, but the amp sound like a cheap solid-state amp. The pathfinder sound much better, and the Valvetronix blows this one away.I can hear shreds of tube compression tone in the background, but it can?t get past the terrible sounding solid-state power amp.It?s being returned as fast as possible. Do yourself a favor and get the AD30VT instead. That way you won?t waste your money on shipping to return it.
I was skeptical...I bought one of those Valvetronix amps awhile ago, after having to sell several AC30's for financial reasons (broke my heart)...let's just say I did not get the hype....I read about the VR 30R in several magazines, and still was skeptical...I decided to give it a try. WOW! A Winner! The warm and texture of a real VOX!!!! The controls were easy to use (like an AC30) and the presence I was able to achieve with this amp won me immediately. Rickenbacker 12, Gretsch Duo Jet, Fender Tele...they all sound excellent...Now I have to save up for a VOX V212 cabinet....Excellent!
The Vox RV30R, is a nice amp. It does exactly wnat I want it to. It has a good clean sound that starts to break at higher volumes ala' "the old tube sound". The overdrive channel has two different drive phases chosen by an A/B button. I really like the nasty bluesy sound of the lesser drive phase, kind of has that old raw bluesy sound. The more aggresive drive phase is a little much for me so... I don't use it, easy fix. I like the lay out of the amp, it has that classic look. Light weight, good sound, quality construction. What more do you need. You can gig with this amp easy, unless your a metal head. I ain't into the loud thing anymore.It does it's job.
Before I bought this amp I did a lot of research. I was looking for a small amp that could do two things. One it had to have a killer clean tone and two It had to dirty up just like a tube amp, not kind of do either but nail both. I was looking at the Fender Blues Jr.,Epiphone Valve Special and the Marshall AVT20. I had heard good things about the Hybrid from Marshall. I found the Fender to be light on features and costly. The Epiphone was great overall but just didn't have the right tone, great tube overdrive but the clean wasn't there for me. It was the Marshall that had me impressed with its sound and how loud it got. So I decided to look at the Vox because of the Marshall. The Vox is kind of plain looking and sort of small but the tone is there. I was very impressed with how the clean channel could be shaped with only bass and treble controls but what floored me was how much like a tube amp it acts. If you turn up the volume on the clean channel it breaks up just like a tube amp while retaining the clean shimmer. Everything you put in to your playing style is well represented in the sound comming from the amp. I couldn't get it home fast enough after trying it. If you want a great sounding amp at an even better price the VR30R is a great chioce. The overdrive is great and the reverb sounds nice also. It's not going to give you a great metal sound but its not ment to. If you don't do anything else at least try the Vox.
I just recieved my amp today (three days after I ordered it). The amp sounds great with the single tube. I chose the 30 watt over the 15 watt and am pleased with the difference. You can crank it up and the sound is clear. You can get distortion out of the amp, but it's not the kind you would use for heavy metal. The amp is not that heavy and can be moved easily wich is a good thing. The amp sounds comparable to my old crate stealth half stack 50 watt. The amp has a vintage look and the constuction of the product is excellent. I searched a lot before making my purchase. You will not find a very good used amp for the money this one costs new. This is my second purchase from musiciansfriend.com and I feel that the the service, selection, and quality goes well beyond local guitar stores and other online dealers. Shop around other places to find what you want, and then make your purchase from here.Aaron Russell
This little amp sounds great. It responds well to pick attack, and has a surprisingly authentic tone. The controls have plenty of range, and it's easy to dial in three usable sounds. Built well, especially for the price paid. I'm very satisfied, and will be gigging with it tomorrow night!