VOX Lil’ Night Train Guitar Amplifier – Authentic VOX all-tube tone in a stylish, ultra-compact 2-watt head (MSRP: $400.00)

The VOX Night Train earned acclaim for its distinctive mirror finish and diverse tonal range. Now, VOX has created the even more compact, all-tube Lil’ Night Train. About the size of a lunchbox and weighing less than five pounds, it’s small and light enough to use everywhere, from rehearsing, gigging and recording to quiet practice at home.

The preamp uses two 12AX7 tubes, while the power amp uses one 12AU7, providing the drive, power, and fatness that can only come from vacuum tubes. In addition to Treble and Bass tone controls, Lil’ Night Train offers a Bright/Thick switch. Bright mode boosts the high-frequency range for the familiar VOX chime heard on thousands of classic and contemporary recordings; Thick mode bypasses the tone circuitry, boosting the gain to create a more full and beefy sound. The Lil’ Night Train works perfectly with the companion Lil’ Night Train speaker cabinet (SRP: $250.00) or other guitar speaker cabinets, and has a headphone output for private listening.

VOX Series 22 Electric Guitars – stunning, ergonomic instruments with custom pickups for distinctive tones, available in a choice of four finishes (MSRP: $699.00)
VOX Series 22 electric guitars are serious guitars at an affordable price. These aggressively styled double-cutaway models feature high-quality components and woods at a high-value price, and offer leading-edge features only available on VOX guitars. Series 22 guitars are offered in four stunning finishes including black, red, white and sunburst.

VOX signature 3D body contouring gives the Series 22 mahogany solid-bodies a remarkably comfortable playing fit, either seated or standing, along with a strikingly distinctive design. New innovations the XLM TM (Xtra Loud Mini) pickups, which can be switched to deliver two distinct tone settings for each of the guitar’s two pickups. A three-way pickup selector, master volume and master tone controls offer plenty of additional tonal variation, making Series 22 guitars perfect for any musical style. The new SBE
TM Strap Button Extender gives improved balance when playing standing, and the exclusive VOX MaxConnect TM aluminum bridge provides enhanced tone and easy string changing.
For more information please visit www.voxamps.com/us/guitars/series22


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