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Table of Contents
Introduction....................................................................................... ii
Welcome aboard! ............................................................................. ii Main features.................................................................................... ii Signal path ...................................................................................... 1 Valve Reactor Technology .............................................................. 1

Quick Start ........................................................................................ 2
Setup ............................................................................................... 2 Checking out the preset programs .................................................. 3 Switching between the channels of a program................................ 3 Creating your own sounds............................................................... 3

The Guitarist’s Guided Panel Tour ................................................. 4
A. Top Panel.............................................................................................. 4 B. Rear Panel ............................................................................................ 7

About the three operating modes ................................................. 10
Preset mode (selecting a preset program) .................................... 10 Channel Select mode (selecting a channel program) ................... 10 Manual mode................................................................................. 11

Creating and storing your own program...................................... 12
Creating your own program ........................................................... 12 Adjusting the noise reduction ........................................................ 13 Storing your program..................................................................... 14 Checking the settings of a program (original values) .................... 14 Restoring the factory settings ........................................................ 15

Using the VFS2 dual foot switch................................................... 16 Amp models and effects ................................................................ 17
Amp models .................................................................................. 17 Effects ........................................................................................... 23

Troubleshooting ............................................................................. 27 Specifications ................................................................................. 29 Programmer’s Cheat Sheet ........................................................... 30
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) lets you adjust the output wattage of the power amp. You can switch between these settings from the top panel. AD100VT and AD100VTH use Valve Reactor technology. On the AD100VTH. this is provided as the SPEAKER OUT jacks. or by using the optional VFS2 foot switch connected to the rear panel (Channel Select mode). • • • • • • • ii .Introduction WELCOME ABOARD! T • • hanks for choosing the VOX AD15VT. use the amp as directed and keep the manual for future reference. AD50VT. AD30VT. you can adjust the volume without losing any tone. They range from classic vintage amps of the past to current expensive high-end valve amps. If you connect the optional VFS2 dual foot switch (sold separately). To ensure a long and trouble-free relationship with your new amp. The effect send/return jacks (AD100VT/AD100VTH only) allow you to connect your external effect processor in a loop connection. The external speaker out jack (AD50VT/AD100VT only) lets you connect a guitar speaker cabinet (8 ohm) of your choice. you can use it to switch programs or bypass effects. MAIN FEATURES The AD15VT. In addition. In Manual mode the sound you hear will reflect the physical settings of the knobs. and feature a power amp circuit containing a 12AX7 (ECC83) dual triode valve (“vacuum tube”) that would normally be used in a preamp. there’s one preset program for each amp type (Preset mode). AD30VT. and are accessible at the turn of a knob. The power level control (The AD15VT doesn’t have this feature. This means that even when the master volume is turned up to the max to drive the Valve Reactor power amp. Eleven high-quality effects are built in and seven are multi effects that let you use two effects simultaneously plus Noise Reduction. This allows the amp to produce the true sound and feel of a bona fide all valve (tube) amp. please read this manual carefully. AD50VT. You can store your favorite amp and effect settings as a program. which contain two different settings (CH1 and CH2). Sophisticated modeling technology is used to provide eleven different amps. AD100VT or AD100VTH Valvetronix amp.

In other words. however. the power amps used in both the AD15VT. output transformer. The power amp output signal is designed to “read” the constantly changing impedance curve of the dummy speaker circuit system and feed this information back to the virtual output transformer — just like an all valve amplifier does. It utilizes a 12AX7 (ECC83) valve (a dual triode device — meaning “two valves in one”) and is equipped with an output transformer. AD50VT. they do not include a power amp circuit. The AD15VT. or speaker. they only have a preamp circuit. but in miniature. A real valve amp sound. The resulting journey your guitar’s signal takes through the analogue world of the power stage plays a major role in providing the all-important feel and tone of the original amps we modelled. the Valve Reactor power amp is 100% analogue.SIGNAL PATH Your guitar sound passes through the following sections. AD100VT & AD100VTH have the same circuit structure of an actual all-valve (tube) amp. is produced not just by the preamp. This means that although it’s low-power. and by the constant changes in impedance that are created by the power amp driving the speakers. AD30VT. and a dummy speaker circuit that simulates the varying impedance of a real speaker. While much of the tone creation and shaping carried out is done in the digital domain. a virtual output transformer (patent applied for) that uses solid-state components to simulate an output transformer. (You can refer to “The Guitarist’s Guided Panel Tour” while you read the explanation that follows. This information permits the behavior of the valve stage to vary with the speaker load (impedance). but also by the tone and distortion of the power amp. AD100VT & AD100VTH contain an actual low-wattage valve power amp circuit. which is another important part of “real world” valve tone. a bona fide valve (tube) push-pull power amplifier.) Power Amp model Effect AUTO WAH / COMP Speaker Pre Amp model Choose one of 11 types Effect MODULATION DELAY / REVERB Master Vol Class A Class AB Determined by the Pre Amp selection VALVE REACTOR TECHNOLOGY THE POWER (AMP) AND THE GLORY! Since conventional modeling effects for line recording are not used directly with a speaker. The Valve Reactor power stage is. to all intents and purposes. just like a “real” valve amp. 1 . AD30VT. AD50VT. V alve Reactor technology was first used on the VOX AD60VT & AD120VT Valvetronix amps.

SETUP 1. I’d like to urge you to give this manual a chance — it’s been written by a fellow guitar nut and this amp boasts some killer bells ‘n’ whistles that warrant your interest. ( page 8) 3. HINT: The rear panel POWER LEVEL control controls the output level of the power amp. For the AD100VTH: Use the included speaker cable to connect the [SPEAKER OUT] jack(s) to your speaker cabinet(s). And just so you know. Quick Start O nce you’ve satisfied your primal urge to play. it’ll be worth your while. Plug one end of the supplied power cord into the AC power connector on the rear panel. it also allows us to replicate various “circuit characteristics” that are unique to the all-valve power stages of the amps we’ve modelled.) NOTE: You won’t hear any sound for a few seconds while the valves warm up. 4. Slowly raise the MASTER volume to adjust the volume. we promise. These “characteristics” include: Class A or Class AB operation.. here’s the “Quick Start” — enjoy! I look forward to taking you through the amp in more detail once you’re done. In short. HINT: If you’re not sure of the location of a control or switch referred to in this Quick Start section. This said.Apart from the vital valve tone this ingenious power amp design provides. This isn’t a malfunction. this patented in USA power amp technology is unique to VOX Valvetronix. but not all. Presence and Resonance (low end) control circuitry (both found in the negative feedback circuit that some. 2 . 2. letting you adjust the volume while keeping that great-sounding power-amp distortion! (The AD15VT doesn’t have this feature. 5. Turn on the POWER switch. Being able to match such vital characteristics helps ensure that each and every one of our models is as tonally authentic as possible — as opposed to the usual “close but no cigar” norm of digital modeling. Plug your guitar into the INPUT jack on the top panel. Set the OUTPUT SELECT switch to the appropriate setting for the speaker cabinet(s) you’re using. you can refer to the illustrations in the section entitled “The Guitarist’s Guided Panel Tour” (page 4). and plug the other end into a wall outlet. Turn the MASTER volume control on the amp all the way down. valve power amps have) and power output. this is how a tube operates normally..

e. However. TREBLE. MIDDLE. press the BYPASS button. and use the EDIT 1 knob to adjust the depth of the effect. press the effect bypass button. 2. use the EFFECTS selector to select an effect type. For each amp type you select. SWITCHING BETWEEN THE CHANNELS OF A PROGRAM 1. Use the AMP selector to select an amp. VOLUME. You can edit more effect parameters but you’ll have to read the manual to find out how. or the DELAY/REVERB effect. 3 . the GAIN. i. Press the top panel CH (Channel) button. For details. what you see is what you get! 2. since the positions of all knobs (except the EDIT 1 knob) are exactly what you’re hearing. TREBLE. and BASS accordingly. and the program assigned to the corresponding channel will be recalled (Channel Select mode). and effect settings will be switched automatically. just press the TAP button twice to set the modulation speed or the delay/ reverb time to the corresponding interval — it doesn’t get much easier than that! If you don’t want to use an effect. see “Storing your program” (page 14). BASS. The MANUAL LED will light (you’re in Manual mode). Press the top panel MANUAL button. CREATING YOUR OWN SOUNDS 1. When you’ve come up with a sound you like.CHECKING OUT THE PRESET PROGRAMS 1. the process is a bit easier to understand in Manual mode. If you want to use an effect. If you want to hear the amp without effects. The CH1 or CH2 LED will light. For modulation-type effects like CHORUS or TREMOLO. HINT: You can also create your own sounds in Preset mode or Channel Select mode. 4.. Press the top panel PRESET button. HINT: You can store your favorite settings in each channel of the program. a preset containing a typical sound for that type will be selected. 3. 2. Turn the AMP selector to select an amp type. The PRESET LED will light (this means you’re in Preset mode). and adjust the GAIN. write it as described in “Storing your program” (page 14). VOLUME. In other words. MIDDLE. CH1 and CH2 will alternate each time you press the CH button.

4 . and the response of the tone controls and their placement within the circuit. AMP selector switch This selects one of the amp type models. each model replicates the preamp (with its gain and tonal response). turn to “Amp models and effects” (page 17). and provide eleven models that faithfully simulate classic valve amps. For details. GAIN This adjusts the preamp gain. the power amp operation (class A or AB). AMP SECTION Here’s where you make your settings. Preset mode (when the PRESET LED is lit) lets you select preset programs that contain typical sound and effect settings for each amp type. As mentioned earlier. INPUT SECTION This is where you plug in your guitar. A. Top Panel 1 2 4 3 5 1. 2. The amp types include the legendary VOX AC30TBX. Higher settings will give you more distortion VOLUME This adjusts the volume. negative feedback circuitry (or lack thereof). The all-important power amp stage is also reconfigured according to the original.The Guitarist’s Guided Panel Tour In this chapter we’re going to take a look at the top and rear panels of your Valvetronix amp.

For details on each effect. mid. you can hold down the TAP button and turn the EDIT 1 knob simultaneously to adjust the noise reduction sensitivity. we allow you to use all three knobs to effectively increase the tonal range of the original. NOTE: You can’t adjust the effect parameters while the BYPASS LED is lit. there may be virtually no distortion.) • Turn EDIT 1 (without pressing a button) (EDIT 1) • Turn EDIT 1 while pressing TAP (EDIT 2) • Turn EDIT 1 while pressing BYPASS (EDIT 3) If the BYPASS LED is lit (the effect is bypassed). (That is. NOTE: The GAIN control also affects the amount of distortion. MASTER This adjusts the volume that is output from the preamp to the Valve Reactor power amp. This will vary the amount of distortion created by Valve Reactor. When you select an effect type. as you’d expect (and hope!). For some settings. By using this knob in conjunction with the TAP and BYPASS buttons as described below. EDIT 1 knob and Bypass button to adjust the parameters of each effect. refer to “Amp models and effects” (page 17). and low frequencies.TREBLE. 5 . Turn to the “Amp models and effects” section (page 17) for more information. EDIT 1 Use this to adjust the parameters of each effect. NOTE: In keeping with the originals. In such cases. if the BYPASS LED is dark. NOTE: The MASTER volume control is NOT programmable. 3. MIDDLE. EFFECT SECTION Here you can make settings for effects and noise reduction. you can adjust three different parameters. Middle. and Bass controls. NOTE: Not all of the original amps that we modeled actually have all three of the Treble. certain models will produce almost no sound if all of these three tone controls are turned all the way down (counter-clockwise). EFFECTS Selects the type of effect. the exact manner in which each one of these controls behaves and also interacts with the others is dependant on the amp model selected. and BASS This trio of knobs allow you to dial in the exact amount of high. the effect parameters will be initialized and Effect Bypass will be defeated. Turn to the “Amp models and effects” section (page 17) for more information. Also. You can use the TAP button.

This means that the amp will operate just like a conventional guitar amp. HINT: To set the time to exactly match the tempo of a song. or turn off the power. The LED blinks at the specified speed or time. HINT: The bypass setting is remembered even when you switch modes. In Preset or Manual mode. this LED will be lit. 4. by holding down the TAP button and turning the EDIT 1 knob.e. CH1/CH2 LEDs This button switches between the two channels and The LED of the selected channel will light. you’re in Preset mode! MANUAL and LED This button puts your Valvetronix amp into Manual mode which means the physical position of each knob (except for the EDIT 1 knob) determines exactly what you will hear. you won’t be able to use the TAP switch to set the time. HINT: While the effect is bypassed. you can adjust the noise reduction sensitivity by holding down the TAP button and turning the EDIT 1 knob.) BYPASS (EDIT 3) and LED If you don’t want to use an effect. PRESET/MANUAL/CHANNEL SECTION PRESET and LED This button puts your Valvetronix amp into Preset mode and you can use the AMP selector to select a “typical” setting for each amp type. NOTE: You can’t adjust the effect parameters if the BYPASS LED is lit. switch programs. press this button to turn the effect off (i. 6 . (The TAP LED will be dark. simply press the button twice at the desired interval. If the effect is bypassed. See the chart on page 23 for what parameters can be controlled. CH (Channel). you’ll switch to Channel Select mode.TAP (EDIT 2) and LED This button enables you to set the speed of a modulation-type effect (such as CHORUS or FLANGER) the delay time REVERB length. you’re in Manual mode. bypassed). HINT: The Bypass button can be used to modify effect parameters (EDIT 3).. and the channel (1 or 2) that you selected most recently will become active. (This is the EDIT 2 mode) NOTE: If the BYPASS LED is lit. If from either of these modes you then press this CH button. the CH1 and CH2 LEDs will be dark. If the MANUAL LED is lit. HINT: You can also adjust the speed or time. Press and hold Bypass and simultaneously turn the EDIT 1 knob. If the PRESET LED is lit. press the TAP button several times along with the song.

B. and use it to switch programs or bypass the effect while you perform. POWER LEVEL This adjusts the output wattage of the power amp. Rear Panel AD15VT/AD30VT/AD50VT AD30VT/AD50VT only AD50VT only AD100VT AD100VTH AC power This is where you connect the included power cord. FOOT SW You can connect the optional VFS2 dual foot switch (sold separately) here. POWER SWITCH When the power is on. AD30VT: less than 0.1 W – 30 W AD50VT: less than 0.WRITE button Use this button to save a new program into CH1 or CH2. Refer to “Storing your program” (page 14).15 W – 50 W AD100VT/AD100VTH: less than 0. the indicator located above the switch will be lit. 5.2 W – 100 W 7 .

EXTERNAL SPEAKER OUT jack You can connect a guitar speaker cabinet to this jack. you must observe the following points. This control lets you get that highly desirable. b) Don’t connect a speaker whose rated input capacity is less than 50 watts (100 watts for the AD100VT). RETURN jack These are loop jacks that you can connect to your external effect processor. Connect the RETURN jack to the output of your external effect processor. Connect the SEND jack to the input of your external effect processor. This will enable you to play comfortably in a small room or compromising your all-important tone. NOTE: The power level setting isn’t saved as part of the program. Connecting the cable while the power is turned on may damage your amp. Don’t use a shielded cable like the one you use to connect a guitar to an amp. NOTE: The AD15VT. The speaker may be destroyed if you ignore this caution — not recommended! c) You must use a speaker cable to connect an external speaker. warm sound of the Valvetronix power stage being driven hard (a common trait of all great valve power amps). LOOP SEND jack. NOTE: Connecting headphones to this jack will mute the internal speaker. d) You must turn off the power before connecting the cable.NOTE: The AD15VT doesn’t have this control. fat. or if you’re using headphones. NOTE: The AD100VT and AD100VTH have these jacks. a) Don’t use an external speaker whose impedance is other than 8 ohms. at various levels. Important: To ensure that your system works correctly. recording device. and the character of the guitar amp cabinet is applied to it. AD30VT and AD100VTH don’t have this jack. The output from this jack is taken from immediately before the ValveReactor power amp. NOTE: Sound will not be output from the internal speaker if you use the external speaker jack. LINE/PHONE Use this jack if you’re plugging directly in to a mixer. 8 .

• You must connect cables with the power turned off. NOTE: Only the AD100VTH has these jacks and this switch.SPEAKER OUT jacks. Don’t use the shielded cable typically used to connect a guitar to an amp. OUTPUT SELECT switch Connect your speaker cabinet(s) to the SPEAKER OUT jack(s). Refer to the table below. PRESENCE control Adjust the presence according to the tone of the speaker cabinet(s) you’ve connected. • You must use a speaker cable to connect your speaker cabinet. Connecting or disconnecting cables with the power on may damage the amp. Speaker cabinet impedance and number 8Ω x 2 16Ω x 1 8Ω x 1 + 4Ω x 1 4Ω x 2 8Ω x 1 16Ω x 2 OUTPUT SELECT switch (AD100VTH) Serie Parall Serie Serie Parall Parall Maximum output (impedance) 50 W (16Ω) 50 W (16Ω) 75 W(12Ω) 100W (8Ω) 100W (8Ω) 100W (8Ω) Important: Any combination of connections other than described above may damage your speakers or amp. 9 . NOTE: The presence setting is not programmed. • Don’t connect a speaker cabinet that’s rated for less than 100 watts of input power. The speakers may be damaged if you do so. and set the OUTPUT SELECT switch to the appropriate setting for the cabinet(s) you’re using. NOTE: Only the AD100VTH has this knob.

Press the PRESET button to make the PRESET LED light. NOTE: If the CH1 or CH2 LED is blinking (i.. turn the AMP selector and the preset program for each amp type will be selected. enter Preset mode (which simply means.e. GETTING TO PRESET MODE If the PRESET LED is dark. just press the PRESET button once again. The GAIN. PRESET MODE (SELECTING A PRESET PROGRAM) In Preset mode.About the three operating modes T he AD15VT/AD30VT/AD50VT/AD100VT/AD100VTH contains eleven “preset programs. In this case. AD100VT & AD100VTH remembers the bypass setting even if you switch modes or programs. you’re not in Channel Select mode.. AD50VT. and effect settings will switch automatically. There are also two rewritable “channel programs” which you can select by pressing the CH button or by using the optional VFS2 foot switch. press the PRESET button) and turn the AMP selector. or turn off the power. AD30VT. automatically switching all of the amp and effect parameters. CHANNEL SELECT MODE (SELECTING A CHANNEL PROGRAM) In Channel Select mode you can press the CH button to recall the program saved in each channel (CH1 and CH2). TREBLE. MIDDLE. GETTING TO CHANNEL SELECT MODE If the CH1 and CH2 LEDs are dark. the program won’t switch when you press the CH button the first time. press the BYPASS button. simply turn the AMP selector to select a preset program that contains “typical” settings for each amp type. (The physical settings of the top panel control knobs and EFFECTS selector are ignored at this time. when you’re in the middle of selecting a writing-destination for the program) the PRESET LED won’t light when you press the PRESET button the first time. Either the CH1 or CH2 LED will light. 10 . the effect is bypassed. when you’re in the middle of selecting a writing-destination for the program). Press the CH button.) HINT: If you want to bypass the effect.e. If the BYPASS LED is lit. press the TAP button to stop the blinking. NOTE: If the CH1 or CH2 LED is blinking (i. you’re not in Preset mode. and you’ll be in Channel Select mode. VOLUME.” To select one of these. SELECTING A PRESET PROGRAM With the PRESET LED lit. Press the BYPASS button once again to cancel bypass and enable the effect once again. The AD15VT. BASS. In this case.

there is no effect. press the BYPASS button. it works just like a non-programmable guitar amp. and the program stored in each channel will be recalled. AD100VT or AD100VTH is in Manual mode. when you’re in the middle of selecting a writing-destination for the program). the MANUAL LED will light. there is no effect. HINT: If you want to bypass the effect. you’re not in Manual mode. Press the MANUAL button. the MANUAL LED won’t light when you press the MANUAL button the first time. NOTE: If the CH1 or CH2 LED is blinking (i. In this case. AD50VT. those settings are saved automatically. NOTE: In Manual mode when you edit parameters that aren’t defined by a knob setting (i. press the CH switch. press the BYPASS button once to turn off the LED. In other words. press the BYPASS button.Creating and storing your own program 11 . AD50VT. the positions of all top panel selectors and knobs (except for the EDIT 1 knob) indicate exactly what you’re hearing. To turn the effect on.. and you’ll be in Manual mode. and will be recalled the next time you enter Manual mode. (The physical settings of the top panel selector knobs and control knobs are ignored at this time. The AD15VT. AD30VT. AD50VT. The AD15VT. refer to “Using the VSF2 dual foot switch” (page 16). If the BYPASS LED is lit. or turn off the power. For details.) HINT: If the optional VFS2 dual foot switch is connected to the rear panel. If the BYPASS LED is lit.SWITCHING CHANNELS With either the CH1 or CH2 LED lit. the default settings for that effect type will be loaded.. simply press the MANUAL button once again. GETTING TO MANUAL MODE If the MANUAL LED is dark. AD100VT & AD100VTH remember the bypass setting even if you switch modes or programs. or turn off the power. press the BYPASS button once to turn off the LED. To turn the effect on. programs. However if the EFFECTS selector is at a different position than it was when you were last in Manual mode. HINT: If you want to bypass the effect. AD30VT. you can use it to switch programs.e. MANUAL MODE When the AD15VT. effect parameters or noise reduction settings).e. The channel will change each time you press the button. AD30VT. AD100VT & AD100VTH remember the bypass setting even if you switch modes.

and make adjustments. For example if you want to add delay. HINT: Since we’re starting from scratch it doesn’t matter what program you choose. TREBLE. 1. 5. Turn EDIT 1 while holding down the BYPASS button. or select Manual mode. 7.” Use the TAP button or EDIT 1 knob to adjust the delay time and delay level (the amount of delayed sound). HINT: For details on the amp types. Adjust the top panel GAIN. press the BYPASS switch once again to turn bypass off (the BYPASS LED goes dark). 6. Use the BYPASS button to bypass the effect. Use the AMP selector to select the amp you want to use. and BASS knobs as desired. 12 . DELAY TIME: DELAY LEVEL: DELAY FEEDBACK: Press the TAP button twice (at the desired interval). Select an effect. (The BYPASS LED is lit. 4.” If the selector is already set to “DELAY. Choose any program in Preset or Channel Select mode. 3. turn the EFFECT selector to “DELAY. For details. by tweaking an existing preset program that’s close to what you have in mind. refer to “Adjusting the noise reduction” (page 13) HINT: Adjust the noise reduction so that you don’t hear noise when you’re not playing your guitar. VOLUME.) If you want to use an effect. MIDDLE. or hold down the TAP button and turn EDIT 1. This setting is also saved as part of your program.Creating and storing your own program T here are two ways you can do this.” you’ll have to turn it to a different effect and then back to “DELAY. 2. If you want to use an effect. CREATING YOUR OWN PROGRAM Let’s start from scratch. Turn EDIT 1 (without pressing any button). you can add it at the end of this process. refer to “Amp models and effects” (page 17). Hold down the TAP button and turn the EDIT 1 knob to adjust the noise reduction. or by starting from scratch.

1. ADJUSTING THE NOISE REDUCTION Here’s how to adjust the noise reduction HINT: When using a high-gain amp model such as “NUMETAL” or “US HIGAIN.” we recommend that you use noise reduction. noise reduction will be off. 8. since more gain means more noise! NOTE: The noise reduction setting is part of each program. When you’ve come up with a sound you like. store the program. Press the BYPASS button to make the BYPASS LED light. 13 . Turning the knob toward the right will produce greater noise reduction (less noise). and won’t do anything (more noise). NOTE: The effect bypass setting isn’t stored as part of the program. excessively high noise reduction settings may cause notes to be cut off in an unwanted manner! 3. the changes you made will be lost if you switch to a different program or Manual mode or turn off the power without storing the program first. 2. In Preset and Channel Select modes. NOTE: In Preset or Channel Select mode. NOTE: Depending on the guitar you’re using. If you want to use effects. Hold down the TAP button and turn the EDIT 1 knob to adjust the noise reduction sensitivity. If you turn the knob all the way to the left. press the BYPASS button to make the BYPASS LED go dark and the effect(s) will be heard.HINT: For details on the effects. refer to “Amp models and effects” (page 17). your setting will be lost if you switch to a different program or to Manual mode (or turn off the power) without storing your edited program first.

CHECKING THE SETTINGS OF A PROGRAM (ORIGINAL VALUES) If you want to find out exactly what settings are saved in a preset or user program.e.. The LED will stop blinking. When you’re turning a knob to adjust the value of a parameter. Press the WRITE button. Press the CH button to select the channel in which you want to store your program. the PRESET LED will blink if you’re in Preset mode. Your program will be saved in the specified channel. in other words. Press the WRITE button once again. and the value at that moment matches the value that is saved in the program (i. 14 . you should store (write) the program. you decide that you really don’t want to store the program. and PRESENCE control (AD100VTH) are not programmed. The CH1 or CH2 LED will blink. you can press the TAP button to cancel at this point. and the LED of the destination channel will stop blinking and remain lit. NOTE: If you’re creating your sound in Preset or Channel Select mode. the rear panel POWER LEVEL control. 2. the settings that used to be stored in the channel you selected in step 2 will be erased. 3. during this process. 1. the original value display will not occur for these settings. or the channel LED will blink if you’re in Channel Select mode.STORING YOUR PROGRAM When you’ve come up with a sound you like. HINT: If. Also. The program will be stored in the channel whose indicator is blinking. NOTE: The program that was previously stored in that channel will be overwritten. simply use this Original Value function! NOTE: Since the top panel MASTER volume. HINT: When you’ve found a program you like. and want to know just what settings it contains. NOTE: The effect bypass setting isn’t stored as part of the program. the “original value”). and you’ll return to the mode in which you were. you can use the Original Value function. the Original Value function doesn’t operate in manual mode. your changes will disappear if you switch to a different program or to Manual mode before storing.

3. turn the power on. HINT: If you decide to abort this operation. 15 . When you press the WRITE switch. 1. the CH1 and CH2 LEDs will change from blinking to lit. the programs you saved in the channels will be completely erased. release these two buttons. NOTE: Never turn off the power while initialization is taking place. Turn the power off. press the TAP switch at this point. 2. When the CH1 and CH2 LEDs begin blinking. and will be reset to the factory settings. NOTE: If you do this. While holding down both the CH and WRITE buttons. and the amp will switch to Preset mode. NOTE: Effect and noise reduction settings made in the Manual mode will also be erased. Initialization will be completed in a few seconds.RESTORING THE FACTORY SETTINGS Here’s how you can restore the factory settings.

This assigns the function of switch 2 as “Manual mode.” Now when you press switch 2. TURNING EFFECT BYPASS ON/OFF (SWITCH 2) Hold down the top panel BYPASS switch and press the VFS2’s right switch (switch 2). or turn Manual mode on SWITCHING THE CHANNEL PROGRAM (SWITCH 1) Each time you press the VFS2’s left switch (switch 1). or turn off the power. you can use it to switch programs or turn effect bypass on/off. This setting is remembered even if you switch modes or programs. or turn off the power. you’ll alternate between CH1 and CH2. you’ll change over to Channel Select mode. NOTE: Switch 1 has the same function as the channel select switch on the top panel. VFS2 left switch (switch 1): Switches channel programs VFS2 right switch (switch 2): Switches bypass on/off.Using the VFS2 dual foot switch I f the optional VFS2 dual foot switch (sold separately*) is connected to the rear panel FOOT SW jack. Also. This assigns the function of switch 2 as “bypass on/off. pressing switch 1 during the process of storing a program (the CH1 or CH2 LED is blinking) will change the store-destination. SWITCHING TO MANUAL MODE (SWITCH 2) Hold down the top panel MANUAL switch and press the VFS2’s right switch (switch 2).” Now when you press switch 2. HINT: The amp will remember the switch 2 assignment. 16 . the amp will switch to Manual mode. HINT: The amp will remember the switch 2 assignment. This setting is remembered even if you switch modes or programs. If you press switch 1 in Preset mode or Manual mode. effect bypass will alternately be turned on/off.

Amp models and effects In this section we’re going to talk about the eleven amp models and effects. and TWEED 4x10).” allowing you to ensure that the volume of each of your programs compliments the rest. of course leaves you with three volume controls to use. As you already know. As you’re about to discover.. VOLUME. earnest discussions (not to mention the occasional friendly argument!). if an original amp doesn’t have a complete 3 band EQ network then we’ll set up the “missing” tone controls on our model to be “neutral” (i. if an original doesn’t have a Gain Control (AC15. In such cases. the amps we modeled that don’t have individual controls for Treble. if you so wish.. MASTER is a universal. VOLUME. Just so you know. but all blessed with great ears) plus. AC30TB. we’ve made full use of all five Valvetronix amp controls without compromising the accuracy of any of our models. I’m sure you’ll agree .e. calls to tone-wise friends (some professional players.. non-programmable control that allows you to set the overall volume of the amp. MIDDLE. This. thanks to the extra flexibility and additional control the five Valvetronix amp controls give you. and then some. AMP MODELS W hich amps did we painstakingly model for our selection of eleven? Believe me when I say it wasn’t easy ’cos. rather than leave you with knobs that do nothing. For example. as the original) when set at 12 o’clock — thus giving you extra tonal flexibility in those EQ areas.. This means you’ll be able to mimic the full tonal spectrum of each and every one of the originals we’ve modeled . GAIN. not all of the amps we’ve modeled have as many controls. Cool stuff. So. the Valvetronix’s GAIN control will mimic the original’s Volume control. a top eleven list was finally drawn up. UK ’70S. After countless hours of soul searching. Middle and Bass are: Amp AC15 AC30TB Original tone controls Bass Cut switch Treble and Bass controls 17 . there’s a plethora of greatsounding amps out there. BLACK 2x12. BASS. and MASTER. some not . the programmable VOLUME control (the knob right next to GAIN) effectively acts as a second “Master Volume. Also. CONTROLLING FACTORS As already touched on in this manual “Guitarist’s Guide” although the top panel of your Valvetronix amp houses controls for TREBLE. GAIN. as I’m sure you know. and MASTER.. listening and playing. of course.. the ones we went with are not only the cream of the crop but also offer up the widest possible array of the greatest guitar tones known to man — from pristine clean to outrageous overdrive and all points in-between.

Thanks to the awesome accuracy of our Valve Reactor power amp. you can adjust the output Wattage to suit every occasion — from bedroom. these wondrous glass bottles lie at the tonal heart of each of our 11 models.” while the American ones will be tubular! QUESTION: What’s the difference between an ECC83 preamp valve and a 12AX7 preamp tube? ANSWER: Nothing! They’re the same exact thing — namely the most popular preamp tube in ampland..a. call ’em what you will. thanks to our patented in USA Valve Reactor Technology all these important bases are faithfully and accurately covered. For this reason. the exact nature of the negative feedback loop circuitry.. The way the power amp operates (Class A or Class AB). and how the power stage interacts (a relationship called damping) with the speaker(s) it is driving — all these things play a vital role in the creation of tone. And.EL34s. And. all-valve amps have one thing in common — they invariably sound at their best when they’re cranked to the max! It’s got nothing to do with eardrum shattering decibels either.. as the saying goes: England and America are merely two countries divided by a common language! Anyway.. we heartily recommend that you crank the sucker up as often as possible. the same is also true of your Valvetronix combo. 18 . POWER AMP ACCURACY As already touched on a couple of times. to garage. the power tubes used (EL84s. 6V6s). let’s take a look at each of our amp models. thanks to our rear panel POWER LEVEL control you can adjust the output power (Wattage) to best suit the size of the room you’re playing in. 6L6s.k. and all points in-between... So. feels and behaves. As all the amps we’ve modeled hail from one of the two countries just mentioned. to gig . And. 12AX7 (a. (The AD15VT doesn’t have this feature. 7025) is the American.TUBE TALK Us Brits call ’em valves while our US cousins call ’em tubes . they definitely impart a unique tone and width to the overall sound.) TURN IT UP! Truly great. in honor of their heritage. what happens in the power stage of any good tube amp is of paramount importance to the way the amp sounds. as an added bonus. thanks to our unique POWER LEVEL control (not provided on the AD15VT). crank ‘and’ enjoy! This all said. it’s just that when the power valves are driven hard. the descriptions of all English amps will employ the words “valve” and “valves. ECC83 is the British name. as already pointed out. what are you waiting for — select. For example: if you choose the amp model AC30TB — an amp with a Class A power stage and no negative feedback — that’s exactly what your Valve Reactor power amp reconfigures itself to emulate.

19 . Pristine clean tones aside. 2 x 5881s in power amp. Original’s tube compliment: 4 x 12AX7s & 2 x 12AT7 (a. very expensive and respected 100 Watt head named the Overdrive Special.a. It is also incredibly responsive and extremely sensitive to picking styles and pickup selection. BOUTIQUE CL For this amp type.edge tone. BLACK 2x12 This dual channel. Its beautifully rounded low-end. We auditioned several top-shelf boutique amps for this model but this amp was the clear winner. we modelled the Clean channel of a very rare. the tone controls are highly interactive. TWEED 4x10 This 4x10 combo was built in 1959 and originally intended for bass. Original’s tube compliment: 1 x 12AY7. TWEED 4x10 is very responsive to both picking strength and guitar volume setting.k.coil pickups. blackfaced beauty is considered a “must. Its celebrated clean sound is very tight “n” twangy. This said. delightfully transient mid-range attack and sweet treble make it the perfect partner for single. It also means that dynamic picking control allows you to make notes or chords more distorted or clean than others. 3. 2. Because the EQ network of BLACK 2x12 lies before the main gain stage of its preamp. with a deep. singing blues tone. Original’s tube compliment: 3 x 12AX7s in preamp. 4 x 6L6s in power amp.have” 2x12 combo for many professionals. By backing-off your axe’s volume when the amp is cranked. 1x GZ34 recti- fier. BLACK 2x12 is also capable of producing that classic Chicago blues tone — especially with single coil pickups. Strummed chords just ring out and blossom.1. 4 x 6L6s in power amp. The TREBLE. TONAL NOTE: Just like on the original. MIDDLE AND BASS controls will affect each other depending on your settings. depending on how hard or how soft you pick. In keeping with the original. when pushed hard the bass tends to crumble so raise the MIDDLE and lower the BASS. piano-like bass. ECC81) in preamp. pushing the mids results in a lovely. guitarists were quick to embrace its smooth-yet-cutting on-the. you can produce a beautifully clean and full tone. taut. 2 x 12AX7s in preamp.

it was instantly popular. The result of this design is more perceived power and more distortion — the latter of which gets thick with second and third order harmonics that increase as the amp is cranked. built in vibrato and tremendous tone. The AC30’s new gutsy tone became an instantly recognisable signature sound of many major groups in the mid ’60S. Thanks to its compactness. The MIDDLE is an “extra” with 12 o’clock being its “neutral” position. several artists asked for more tonal flexibility. “Class A” tones that have made the original a “must have” in any serious player’s amp collection. TREBLE and BASS mimic the original’s Volume. When you select AC15. The BASS control acts as the Bass Cut (originally labelled Brilliance) with total variability instead of the original two position switch. throaty bark — just like those classic. Our AC30TB model produces clean sounds that are rich and jangly with a smooth yet detailed top end.4. 5. 15 Watt. AC30TB The first AC30’s were similar to AC15’s but with twice the power (using four EL84’s) and the addition of a third channel. 2 x EL84s in power amp. The AC15 is the very essence of simplicity. The Channel we modelled only has three controls — Volume. 20 . Original’s valve compliment: 1 x EF86. AC15 This is modelled on Channel 2 of an amazing sounding 1962 VOX AC15. Thanks to Valve Reactor Technology the power stage of your amp is automatically switched to its “EL84s in a Class A circuit with no feedback” emulation whenever AC15 (or AC30TB) is chosen. Just like the AC15. 3 x ECC83s.” When Top Boost was first introduced it was only available as a retrofit back panel assembly. One of the biggest reasons for its signature tone is the fact that it employs EL84 output valves in a Class A circuit with no negative feedback. and overdrives that have a glorious. VOX designed an add-on tone circuit using an additional ECC83 valve. we’ve eliminated this function. it was a huge hit with the popular British guitar bands of the time. Brilliance (really a bass cut) and Top Cut. So what do the “extra” TREBLE and MIDDLE controls do? Set them at 12 o’clock and they’re “neutral” (they mimic the tone of the original) or tweak them for extra flexibility. VOX initially called this their “Brilliance Unit” but it quickly became known as “Top Boost. 1 x EZ81 rectifier. GAIN. The circuit increased gain in the Brilliant channel and added Treble and Bass controls. It was fitted to AC30 top panels around 1964. Since everyone leaves the Top Cut in the full ON position. Treble and Bass controls. the GAIN control mimics the original’s Volume control. valve driven combo was unleashed on the market in 1958 and was the first ever VOX amplifier. 1 x ECC82 in preamp. Even though it was a runaway success. This 1 x12”.

organic overdrive that responds beautifully to the subtle dynamics of your playing and dominates “classic rock. four input. 21 .. when you roll back your guitar’s volume knob you’ll get a bright. 4 x EL34s in power amp. 50 Watt. 4 x EL84s in power amp. it isn’t merely a “one trick pony” and neither is our model — just like the original. still is! Although UK ’80s became famous for its distinctive. 2 x EL34s in power amp. the way to use it to its full potential is to crank the Volume. single channel 100 Watt head that boasts a Master Volume control — a wonderful feature that allows the user to dial in a decent crunch tone without having to max out the amp’s volume. roaring sound that dominated ’80s hard rock and heavy metal. this amp was responsible for the fat. UK ’80s This is modelled on a 1983. cranium-crushing crunch. UK ’70s This is based on the “High Treble” channel of a 1971. all-valve head.. 1 x GZ34 rectifier.” Rolling back your guitar’s volume control results in a unique and highly usable clean sound. In the 80’s this amp was the only amp of choice. To achieve the same response as the original. Invariably played with its Gain control cranked to the max. 7. for many. clean sound that’s perfect for chord work and will cut through any mix like a hot knife through butter. Original’s valve compliment: 3 x ECC83s in preamp. all tube. Wind the GAIN control all the way up and immerse yourself in an instantly recognizable. Original’s valve compliment: 3 x ECC83s in preamp. turn the VOLUME to maximum and use the Master Volume to set your desired volume level.Original’s valve compliment: 5 x ECC83s & 1 x ECC82 in preamp.and. This amp was chosen because the tone was incredibly rich and warm yet biting and distinct! As this amp has no master volume facility. 6.

4 x 6L6s in power amp. 22 . then RECTO could well be the only way to go! Original’s tube compliment: 5 x 12AX7s in preamp. At low GAIN settings. It combines a toneful high gain preamp stage with the unmistakable. 11. UK MODERN This is modelled on the High Gain channel of a modern. 100 Watt head built in 1991 and covered in snakeskin! US HIGAIN is capable of a powerful. BOUTIQUE OD For this one we modelled the Overdrive channel of a different very rare. very expensive 100 Watt head built by the same designer of the one we used for Boutique CL. hand-wired beauty has a spectacular overdriven sound that’s perfect for sax-like. With the GAIN control on full. bright clean sound bolstered by some rich. 4 x EL34s in power amp. With its GAIN control wide-open. 4 x EL34s in power amp. “snarling” punch and girth the UK ’80s power stage offers. if you play slamming. some-what “fizzy” top and Monsterlike gain has made this amp a mainstay for many modern. The result is a highly aggressive. Its deep. legato soloing. or wield 7 -string axes. 4 x 6L6s in power amp. Original’s tube compliment: 3 x 12AX7s in preamp. upper harmonics that add fullness and dimension. UK MODERN allows lead lines to soar into soulful feedback. BOUTIQUE OD produces a stunning sustain which is very smooth and soulful. metal acts who either tune their guitars down low. heavily saturated sound that combines an open low-end with compressed mids and highs. 2 x 5U4G rectifier tubes. This custom-order. while its low-end “chunk” remains tight and punchy. Original’s tube compliment: 4 x 12AX7s in preamp. US HIGAIN This is modelled on the Overdrive Channel of an all-tube. loose low-end. Wimps beware! Original’s valve compliment: 4 x ECC83s in preamp. 10. But. 100 Watt. These attributes have made this head a favourite with several of the world’s leading players. 9. The result is a tone that remains focused and well defined at even the most extreme gain settings. NUMETAL This model is based on the “Modern High Gain” channel of a brutal. armour-plated beast. “nu-metal” that’s tuned low. RECTO produces a distinctive. all-tube 100 Watter. tone-breathing monster capable of mondo-gain while retaining individual note definition.8.

EDIT2 “ATTACK” [TAP+EDIT 1] EDIT3 “POLARITY” [BYPASS+EDIT 1] 23 . but useful effect.e. how hard or soft you hit the strings) — a quirky. EDIT1 “SENS” Adjusts the sensitivity of the effect in response to the volume of your guitar. AD30VT. AD100VT & AD100VTH provide eleven of the most popular effects (some effects actually combine two effects). If you hold down the TAP switch and turn the EDIT 1 knob when bypass is on (BYPASS LED lit). you’ll be adjusting the noise reduction — not the effect parameter. HINT: If don’t want to use an effect in a channel program. you can adjust the SPEED parameter of modulation effects or the TIME parameter of delay/reverb effects simply by pressing the TAP switch twice. Adjusts the response speed of the auto wah. Effect Bypass must be off (BYPASS LED dark). In addition to using the EDIT 1 knob to adjust the most important parameters. you can make more detailed adjustments by holding down the TAP button or BYPASS button while turning the EDIT 1 knob. This will set the DELAY LEVEL or REVERB LEVEL to the minimum setting. Adjusts the direction in which the effect operates. select either DELAY or REVERB as the effect type.EFFECTS The AD15VT. TYPE TAP EDIT 1 EDIT 2 [TAP+EDIT 1] WAH ATTACK COMP ATTACK PHASER SPEED CHORUS SPEED DELAY TIME CHORUS SPEED FLANGER SPEED TREMOLO SPEED ROTARY SPEED DELAY TIME REVERB TIME EDIT 3 [BYPASS+EDIT 1] WAH POLARITY AUTO WAH COMP COMP+PHASER COMP+CHORUS CHORUS+DELAY CHORUS+REVERB FLANGER+REVERB TREMOLO+REVERB ROTARY+REVERB DELAY REVERB PHASER SPEED CHORUS SPEED DELAY TIME CHORUS SPEED FLANGER SPEED TREMOLO SPEED ROTARY SPEED DELAY TIME REVERB TIME WAH SENS COMP SENS COMP SENS COMP SENS DELAY LEVEL REVERB LEVEL REVERB LEVEL REVERB LEVEL REVERB LEVEL DELAY LEVEL REVERB LEVEL PHASER RESONANCE CHORUS MIX CHORUS MIX CHORUS MIX FLANGER RESONANCE TREMOLO DEPTH ROTARY SENS DELAY FEEDBACK REVERB HIDAMP NOTE: In order to adjust the effect parameters. a device that creates an automatic “wah” effect that varies with your picking dynamics (i.. AUTO WAH This models an auto-wah. AD50VT. and turn the EDIT 1 knob all the way to the left.

EDIT3 “RESONANCE” Adjusts the amount of resonance.COMP Want to play a clean passage that needs to be nice.10 [Hz]. Turning the knob toward the right will increase the amount of compression and sustain. HINT: In the CHORUS+DELAY combination effect. the effect is OFF. 24 . It’s modeled on a compressor pedal that is hugely popular due to the percussive clean sound it can produce — making it perfect for ’80s and ’90s pop and funk rhythm work. the ATTACK parameter is already set to the optimal value. EDIT2 “SPEED” This lets you use the knob to make fine adjustments [TAP+EDIT 1] to the parameter. smooth.. If you turn the knob all the way to the left. the SPEED parameter is already set to the optimal value. [BYPASS+EDIT 1] CHORUS This models the rich sound of an analog chorus unit. and even? Need a bit more sustain on a lead line? Then look no further. EDIT1 “SENS” Adjusts the sensitivity of the compressor. Adjusts the strength of the attack. COMP is the effect for you. sustain to lead lines — clean or dirty.1. PHASER A model of a much respected and popular analogue phaser.. EDIT2 [TAP+EDIT 1] “ATTACK” HINT: In the COMP+PHASER and COMP+CHORUS combination effects. TAP EDIT2 [TAP+EDIT 1] “SPEED” “SPEED” Sets the modulation speed in a range of 0.10 [Hz].1. This lets you use the knob to make fine adjustments to the parameter. EDIT3 “MIX” [BYPASS+EDIT 1] Adjusts the mix amount of the effect.. mellow. It can also add a singing.. housed in a banana yellow box! TAP “SPEED” Sets the modulation speed in a range of 0.

10 [Hz].5.FLANGER A model of a truly classic flanger that “unchained” a highly influential modern guitarist who many hail as the “godfather of two-handed tapping. EDIT2 “SPEED” [TAP+EDIT 1] EDIT3 “SENS” [BYPASS+EDIT 1] 25 .” TAP “SPEED” Sets the modulation speed in a range of 0. TAP “SPEED” Sets the rotational speed of the speaker in a range of 0. [BYPASS+EDIT 1] TREMOLO This effect is based on the highly acclaimed tremolo circuit found in a BLACK 2x12. EDIT2 “SPEED” This lets you use the knob to make fine adjustments [TAP+EDIT 1] to the parameter. EDIT3 “RESONANCE” Adjusts the amount of resonance. By adjusting this parameter you can make the rotational speed change automatically in response to the volume of your guitar.... TAP “SPEED” EDIT2 “SPEED” [TAP+EDIT 1] EDIT3 “DEPTH” [BYPASS+EDIT 1] Sets the tremolo speed in a range of 2. This lets you use the knob to make fine adjustments to the parameter. If you use this function..10 [Hz]. This lets you use the knob to make fine adjustments to the parameter.1. ROTARY This models a rotary speaker.8.. set the SPEED to a slow setting.. Adjusts the tremolo depth.10 [Hz].

Adjusts the mix amount of the reverb sound.8.8 [seconds].DELAY This is a model of one of the most respected analogue tape echo machines ever made.1486 [ms]. use your ears and your common sense when setting this! REVERB A model of the most popular spring reverb system used in guitar amps. HINT: In combination effects.. cascading “runaway” of echoes will occur. an uncontrollable. TAP “TIME” EDIT1 “MIX” EDIT2 “TIME” [TAP+EDIT 1] EDIT3 “FEEDBACK” [BYPASS+EDIT 1] Sets the delay time in a range of 1. So. the FEEDBACK parameter is already set to the optimal value. Adjust the mix amount of the delayed sound. WARNING! If you crank up the FEEDBACK too much. Adjusts the dampening of the high-frequency range.. HINT: In the CHORUS+DELAY combination effect. In the original the “echo” is produced by a playback head and the exact “delay time” is set by varying the motor speed. This lets you use the knob to make fine adjustments to the parameter. Many professionals prefer these “lo-fi” units because of the warm. 26 . Adjusts the amount of feedback. This lets you use the knob to adjust the reverb time... TAP “TIME” EDIT1 “MIX” EDIT2 “TIME” [TAP+EDIT 1] EDIT3 “HI DAMP” [BYPASS+EDIT 1] Sets the reverb time in a range of 0. dark echoes they produce. the TIME and HI DAMP parameters are already set to optimal values.

MIDDLE. and connect the output of that effect unit to the LOOP [RETURN] jack. TREBLE. The amp doesn’t seem very loud ➢ Is your guitar turned up? ➢ Is the amp’s MASTER volume turned down low? ➢ (If you’re using the AD30VT/AD50VT/AD100VT/AD100VTH) Is the POWER LEVEL knob on the rear panel turned down? 27 . MIDDLE and BASS. If you don’t hear sound from a connected external speaker. make sure that your speaker cable and external speaker are not broken or malfunctioning. and BASS. turn the following controls above their minimum setting: GAIN. On certain amp types. ➢ Is the power cable plugged into the AC power connector on the rear panel of the amp? ➢ Is the power cable plugged into an AC outlet? ➢ Is the AC outlet switched on and actually working? ➢ Does the power cable work? 2. ➢ ➢ ➢ 3.” unplug! (For the AD50VT/AD100VT) Could a cable be connected to the rear panel [EXTERNAL SPEAKER OUT] jack? Disconnect this jack if you’re not using an external speaker. Adjust the output level of your external effect unit to an appropriate volume. Check the settings of the GAIN. (AD100VT/AD100VTH users) Could a cable be connected to only the LOOP [RETURN] jack of the rear panel? Connect the cable from the LOOP [SEND] jack to your external effect unit. VOLUME. If you’re in Manual mode (the MANUAL LED lit). There’s no sound coming from the amp ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Is your guitar turned up? Are both ends of your guitar cable plugged into where they should be? Is your guitar cable working? (AD100VTH) Is the speaker cable connected correctly? (AD100VTH) Could the speaker cable be broken? Is the top panel MASTER volume turned up? Do you have headphones or anything else plugged into the amp’s rear panel LINE/PHONE jack? If “yes.Troubleshooting 1. if the TREBLE. MIDDLE. and BASS controls are all turned down.The amp isn’t powering up when the POWER switch is ON. VOLUME. there will be little or no sound coming from the amp due to the way the circuit of the original works. TREBLE.

There’s no sound heard from the LINE/PHONE jack when you use it. MIDDLE. IMPORTANT NOTE: You’ll need to unplug your headphones or cable from the LINE/PHONE jack to do this. go to page 27 “There’s no sound coming from the amp. ➢ If you’re in Manual mode (the MANUAL LED lit). Press the BYPASS button to disengage it. VOLUME. On certain amp types. MIDDLE. 28 . You can’t hear any effects. turn the following controls above their minimum setting: GAIN. ➢ Make sure sound is coming from the amp. If there’s still no sound from the amp.➢ Check the settings of the GAIN. 5. ➢ Is the EDIT 1 knob turned down too low? Adjust the EDIT 1 knob. if the TREBLE. ➢ Check that the BYPASS LED isn’t lit. If it is lit. and BASS controls. since plugging something into this jack automatically mutes the amp’s speakers. there will be little or no sound coming from the amp due to the way the circuit of the original works. TREBLE. check the headphones or cable you are hooking up to this jack.” If you do hear sound. and BASS. VOLUME. the BYPASS LED will go off. 4. ➢ Check that the top panel MASTER volume isn’t turned all the way down. MIDDLE. and BASS controls are all turned down. TREBLE. the effect is bypassed.

95" (inches) AD100VT: 684 x 268 x 553 (mm)/26. local voltage AD15VT: 23W AD30VT: 45W AD50VT: 52W AD100VT: 100W AD100VTH: 100W Dimensions (W x D x H): AD15VT: 428 x 224 x 395 (mm)/16. AD30VT: 12 kg/26.82" x 16.uk 29 .93" (inches) AD50VT: 578 x 265 x 485 (mm)/22.95" x 8. Speaker cable (AD100VTH only) VFS2 dual foot switch Power amp output AD15VT: AD30VT: AD50VT: AD100VT/AD100VTH: Speaker AD15VT: AD30VT: AD50VT: AD100VT: Signal processing A/D conversion: D/A conversion: Sampling frequency: Power supply requirements: Power consumption Appearance and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.35 lbs.82" (inches) Weight AD15VT: 10 kg/22.55" x 21.55" x 8.1 kHz AC.Specifications Number of amp types: Number of effects: Noise reduction: Number of programs: Input/output jacks Top panel: Rear panel: 11 11 1 11 preset.55" (inches) AD30VT: 456 x 224 x 430 (mm)/17.85" x 8. AD50VT: 20 kg/44.05 lbs. Included items: Options (sold separately): * power cable. AD100VT: 29 kg/63. LOOP RETURN jack x 1 (AD100VTH only) SPEAKER OUT jack x2 maximum 15W RMS @ 8 ohms maximum 30W RMS @ 8 ohms maximum 50W RMS @ 8 ohms maximum 100W RMS @ 8 ohms 1 x VOX original (8 inch 8 ohm) 1 x VOX original (10 inch 8 ohm) VOX original (12 inch. URL = http://www.52" x 10.09 lbs.co.voxamps.46 lbs. 16 ohm) x 2 24-bit 24-bit 44.5 kg/25.77" (inches) AD100VTH: 572 x 268 x 224 (mm) / 22.93 lbs.82" x 15. 2 channel 1 x INPUT 1 x FOOT SW jack. 1 x LINE/PHONE jack (AD50VT/AD100VT only) EXTERNAL SPEAKER OUT jack x 1 (AD100VT/AD100VTH only) LOOP SEND jack x1.76" x 10. AD100VTH: 11.43" x 19.93" x 10. 8 ohm) made by Celestion Corporation x 1 VOX original (12 inch.

2. DELAY & REVERB effects are being used by colouring in the relevant LED Don't forget to make notes on NR. Indicate which MODULATION. TAP TEMPO and POWER LEVEL in the areas indicated! WORD TO THE WISE: There’s only four panels you can fill out here so do yourself a favor by photocopying it and then keep a blank “master” so you can make more copies whenever you like PROGRAM NAME: EDIT2[TAP+EDIT 1]: /TAP NOTE: EDIT3[BYPASS+EDIT 1]: NR (NOISE REDUCTION): POWER LEVEL PROGRAM NAME: EDIT2[TAP+EDIT 1]: /TAP NOTE: EDIT3[BYPASS+EDIT 1]: NR (NOISE REDUCTION): POWER LEVEL 30 . 3. Indicate where all the knobs are set by drawing a line in the empty circles.Programmer’s Cheat Sheet Wanna remember how you set up your favourite programs? Well this is the place to do it! Simply do as follows: 1.

PROGRAM NAME: EDIT2[TAP+EDIT 1]: /TAP NOTE: EDIT3[BYPASS+EDIT 1]: NR (NOISE REDUCTION): POWER LEVEL PROGRAM NAME: EDIT2[TAP+EDIT 1]: /TAP NOTE: EDIT3[BYPASS+EDIT 1]: NR (NOISE REDUCTION): POWER LEVEL PROGRAM NAME: EDIT2[TAP+EDIT 1]: /TAP NOTE: EDIT3[BYPASS+EDIT 1]: NR (NOISE REDUCTION): POWER LEVEL 31 .

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