Step up to the Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade for your VOX AC4tv!

Small affordable tube amps are everywhere. But aside from meeting the most basic requirement of any amp they're typically uninspiring to play -- and seldom suitable for the professional musician.

That's exactly why Mercury created the Studio-Pro Upgrade for the VOX AC4tv. We took this nicely made but entry-level amp and gave it a toneful new soul.

Here's what you can expect from the Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade:

  • The soul of a vintage VOX -- the Upgrade effectively restores all the range, chime and tonal distinction that originally made VOX amps so unique.

  • Boutique-quality tone -- tone at a level you'd only expect from a high-end custom-built amp -- with a price/performance ratio that goes easily two- to three-times beyond anything else available in this price range!

  • Gobs of headroom -- the Upgrade gives you the freedom to re-discover and re-explore the sonic potentials of all your pedals. The the Studio-Pro loves pedals!

  • Quiet-running -- a radically lowered noise floor makes the Studio-Pro Upgraded AC4tv ideal for recording.

  • Cutting-edge Mercury Axiom-series transformers -- real tone-based designs, THE best guitar amp transformers money can buy. An investment no tone arsenal should be without.

Get started today! The Studio-Pro Upgrade Kit includes everything you need to fully professionalize your AC4tv amp -- including an all-out user-friendly manual. But please note that although you may be able to perform this Upgrade yourself, Mercury recommends that you have it done by a qualified amp tech. Call and we'll put you in touch with a tech in your area.

Stock VOX AC4tv amps come 3 flavors -- an 8" or 10" speaker combo, or head. Street prices for a donor amp range from $140 to $225. We also suggest checking eBay for used amps. The Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade Kit works with any of the current versions of the VOX AC4tv.

BONUS! CHECK THIS OUT!

When does a 12AX7 sound more like the rare EF86 used in the original VOX amps? When Mercury alters the 12AX7's DNA by re-modulating its circuitry to give you more of the legendary EF86-like VOXY tone. We've included this trick piece of innovative engineering with the kit -- FREE!

Discover what a little American ingenuity and great transformer designs
can do for your playing! Call your friends at
Mercury today!

TESTIMONIALS

"You could give this a 10 stars, but I'm sure if you're willing to pay enough, you can find something that's even a little better than this. However, for the price this is a definite 10. For the money, this is the best deal on the planet. The Mercury upgrade takes an amp that would have been headed for the scrap heap and turned it into a really nice amp with beautiful clear, clean tone." -- Greg Gottsacker (from Harmony Central)

"Mercury Magnetics' kit was easy to follow, with great instructions. The result is a profoundly better sounding amp, and a great experience for anyone with enough knowledge and skills to perform the modification safely." -- Jesse Darlington

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE JESSE'S CUSTOM CABINET DESIGN

"I had never heard of you guys until a couple of months ago when I got the itch to dig into amps. Sort of a natural place to go after I'd built a couple of guitars last year. I'd never given a transformer a second thought and boy did I learn that what I don't know could fill a large bus. I'm glad I found you guys right off the bat and with the VOX that makes 3 amps I've used your gear on with plans for a 4th. Keep up the good cause and thanks again!" -- Kim Spencer

 

Watch these informative YouTube videos about the Mercury Upgrade for the VOX AC4tv....

Using the Studio-Pro
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Carl Verheyen discusses the Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade (first in a series of YouTube videos by Carl).

Studio-Pro vs. Stock AC4tv
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Carl Verheyen discusses what he looks for in a recordable amp and why he's a fan of the Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade (second in a series of YouTube videos by Carl).

Studio-Pro Jazz Demo
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Carl Verheyen demonstrates the jazzier side of the Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade (third in a series of YouTube videos by Carl).

Studio-Pro Demo
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Watch this YouTube of Steve Trovato demos a prototype of the Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade at the Amp Show in Los Angeles.

Steve says, "I would be surprised if people didn't buy these things all day long. The Mercury Upgrade sounds as good as anything on the planet. Man, I can't stop playin' it! It sounds really VOXY, too. Like an AC30. It's amazing!"

 www.SteveTrovato.com

A/B Comparison
Stock vs. the Studio-Pro Upgrade

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Bob McGilpin of MV Amps compares a stock Vox AC4tv against a Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade version. Check it out!

A special thank you also goes out to Larry Faragalli of World Music in Nashville for providing the Vox amps for the demo.

www.MVamps.com

www.WorldMusicNashville.co

A Brief History of the VOX AC4
by VOX Historian, Jim Elyea

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YouTube with VOX historian and author of "Vox Amplifiers the JMI Years," Jim Elyea.

www.VoxGuideBook.com

 


Studio-Pro Upgrade Kit for the VOX AC4tv

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    VOX AC4tv series amps
MERCURY STUDIO-PRO UPGRADE KIT
AC4-KIT

Mercury Studio-Pro Upgrade Kit  for the VOX AC4tv amp. Includes everything you need to make the Upgrade (except "donor" amp and tools): Mercury Axiom power transformer, output transformer & Mini-Choke, a parts bag of all new and changed components, along with a very detailed "how-to" instruction manual on CD-ROM.

NOTE: This Upgrade Kit works with either the VOX AC4tv combo, head or AC4tv8 combo!

$295.00

U.S.A.
ORDERS ONLY
CREDIT CARD OR PayPal ORDERS ONLY!

(Shipping & handling $18.45)

CANADIAN
ORDERS ONLY
CREDIT CARD OR PayPal ORDERS ONLY!

(Shipping & handling $50.95)

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES --

For ALL countries other than the U.S.A. or Canada -- or to order more than 2 cords -- please email or call
Mercury Magnetics

(818) 998-7791

PLEASE NOTE

This is a specially developed and priced kit. At this time we are not selling the components individually.

All kits sold in North America are available in 120V only

Mercury's Upgrade Kit does not include the amplifier -- only the components necessary for the Upgrade of an existing amp.

Also see the Mercury Upgrade Kits for the Epiphone Valve Jr., Fender Champ "600," Orange "Tiny Terror" and the Blackheart "Little Giant" series amps.


A very special Thank You to
Carl Verheyen, Steve Trovato, Bob McGilpin and Jesse Darlington
for their much valued input on this project.

For the Studio-Pro Upgrade Kit, Mercury has tested and recommends the Celestion G10 speaker.


This project and its documentation is the result of technical investigations made by the engineering staff of Mercury Magnetics. The disclosure of the information herein may pertain to proprietary rights, and the furnishing of these documents does not constitute an expressed or implied license to use such materials. Mercury reserves the right to make changes to the Studio-Pro Upgrade Kit or its components without notice, at any time.

For more information, assistance, quotes or inquiries:

10050 Remmet Ave. • Chatsworth, CA 91311 • FAX (818) 998-7835
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PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS! The voltages in your amplifier can be dangerous. Transformers and chokes are not user serviceable parts. Installation of these components should always be performed by an experienced technician. The simple ability to use a soldering iron is not enough to qualify a "do it yourself person." Those who are inexperienced in working with electronic circuits should never attempt to service their amplifier. Household line currents can be deadly!! Transformers, chokes and large filter capacitors can store a dangerous charge for several days or more after the amplifier has been unplugged. Never touch the terminals of such devices without being certain of their charge status. Risk of shock and damage to equipment may result from mishandling and/or improper use of these components. Please use common sense and always think safety first. After all, tone is most enjoyed when you are alive to hear it.