New Fangled Amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dadaxe81, Jan 24, 2022.

  1. Dadaxe81


    Jan 9, 2022
    I got a vox vt40x amp for my guitar. I couldn't get any sound to come through. Does everything have to be hoooked up to a computer these days before it works?
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  2. bherman

    bherman Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Grand Junction, CO
  3. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    Aren’t those steam driven? Fill the water reservoir. Shovel in some coal and get about 30PSI in the boiler, then it oughtta work. I’d advise against tightening down the pressure safety valve to get more grit, as the failure mode from this mod can be quite violent
  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    The trouble is, they don’t make coal like they used to.
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Hey welcome to TalkBass!!!!

    You may have bought the ONLY amp I know of that requires hooking to a computer or phone tweak.

    That said, it should have come with lots of presets from the factory. You shouldn't have to hook it up before getting any sound out of it.

    But if computer tweaking isn't your thing, return it for a cheap Fender Rumble or something similar.
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  6. Dadaxe81


    Jan 9, 2022
    I retract the question due to a faulty instrument cable. The only reason I got it was that it was hybird instead of straight solid state.
  7. Consarn it!
  8. Dadaxe81


    Jan 9, 2022
    Yes and yes. Not only do they no longer make the same coal, the money is in a different type of coal.
  9. OnTheDownLow


    Mar 14, 2020
    Let's see where this one goes.
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  10. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    What’s the best coal for metal?
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  11. I remember when all they had was wood-burning amps.
  12. Frankie Fender

    Frankie Fender Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    That Vox may have a slight learning curve...
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  14. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    Bituminous. :bored:
  15. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015 they're all wind powered. :rolleyes:
  16. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Whatcha playing through it? Does the modeler chime like an AC30?
  17. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    The vt40x needs to be submerged in water for sound to come out. Didn't you get a manual with it?
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  18. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    You would have had to ask this bunch…

    Or maybe this guy would have known…

    Definitely her…
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2022
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  19. That's easy. Anthracite.
  20. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    What's the MPG and range of it?
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