Fender VS Vox - Ask Zac 79

April 17, 2020

I set up an AB switch with my 1965 Deluxe Reverb, and 1964 Vox AC10, and I had so much fun switching in-between the 2 amps, that I decided to do a video to show the tonal differences between these two great amps. Fender and Vox have created two of the most iconic amp tones, that besides having different sounds, they also make you play differently because of the way they interact with your guitar.

Gear for this video:

1957 Fender Esquire with added Ron Ellis "New Tall" neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46  

Pick: Danocaster Medium


1964 Vox JMI AC10 with 12" Celestion Blue Alnico Speaker in a custom cab built by Kyle Bollendorf.

1965 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker, and bright cap clipped on the vibrato channel.

Effects used:

Boss RV-2 Reverb on the "Plate" setting with Vox only.

Live Wire passive ABY box

Axcess electronics Buffer with isolation transformer - with Deluxe only

9v power via Truetone CS6