Vox Cambridge 50 review

Getting hands-on with Vox’s hybrid of valve and digital tech

Vox Cambridge50 review
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Guitar World Verdict

With its NuTube valve offering a traditional valve-like response and its onboard effects and amp modelling offering choice and lots of it, the Cambridge50 is a serious hybrid for the money.


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    Naturalistic valve tones.

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    Onboard tuner.

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    Lots of tone-tweaking via the Tone Room app.

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    It is super-loud!


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    High-gain tones can be a bit bright.

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Chris Bird

Chris has been the Editor of Total Guitar magazine since 2020. Prior to that, he was at the helm of Total Guitar's world-class tab and tuition section for 12 years. He's a former guitar teacher with 35 years playing experience and he holds a degree in Philosophy & Popular Music. Chris has interviewed Brian May three times, Jimmy Page once, and Mark Knopfler zero times – something he desperately hopes to rectify as soon as possible.