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How To Make Vox Stomplab IG User Presets

Today I am going to cover how to design and save a user preset on the Vox Stomplab IG guitar multi-effects unit. If you own this piece of hardware, you’re probably aware that it has various banks of factory-designed presets for your enjoyment. Those presets cannot be altered or saved, so Vox has provided the capability to save any tweaks you make to a factory preset into one of twenty user-defined preset slots. While initially it may seem overwhelming to work with user presets, the unit is labeled well and it does give an indication of the last-saved parameter values so that you can find your place while editing. Let’s make a new metal tone with Vox Stomplab IG user presets now!

I know that Vox makes other models similar to the Stomplab IG, or Stomplab 1G, but I have not tried these instructions on those units. If I read the product descriptions correctly on the Vox Stomplab website, there are units designed for electric guitar and others for bass. I only own the black-colored IG (1G) unit for guitar, so I cannot provide any details about the red-colored bass units. I will assume the steps are similar to make user presets, but the differences would probably be the bass amps and bass cabs in the IB (1B) red units.

DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored by any company or individual. I purchased all of the equipment and/or software mentioned in this post willingly with personal funds, unless it was available to everyone freely. The content of the post is my personal opinion and experience with the products. Product links that appear in this post are not affiliate links.

24 November 2021 – Written by Michael R. Myers

Skill Level: Intermediate

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What You Need To Get Started

  • Vox Stomplab IG guitar effects unit
  • Vox Stomplab IG User Manual (PDF format) – This is an external site not affiliated with mine. It may or may not still be available there
  • Vox ToneLab ST User Manual (PDF Format) – This is an external site not affiliated with mine. It may or may not still be available there. There is a reference to similarly-named amps in this unit that are also in the Stomplab IG. It may be correct or coincidence, so keep that in mind if you reference it. I cannot verify the information.
  • This user-created reference sheet from Reddit named “Stomplab Meanings”. See the “Reference Values” tab within the workbook – This is an external site not affiliated with mine. It may or may not still be available there. I cannot verify the information.

A Brief Overview

The Stomplab effects processors are really great units for at-home usage, whether for practice, play-alongs or even recording concepts/demos (in your DAW or other recording hardware). While they offer a large assortment of amps, cabinets, effects and output configurations, I find that the lack of explanation of its amplifier models and guitar speaker cabinets is frustrating at a minimum. While I have searched the internet and found some user-created guesses about the actual hardware (shown as follows), they are still just guesses. The links listed above, assuming they work, provide the information but ultimately we’ll never know due to Vox not disclosing the actual information in the user manual.

You can find many reviews of the units on YouTube and also some channels walk through making presets in real-time. This post is simply the steps to make a preset, so you’ll have to look elsewhere for reviews or audio/video clips of the Stomplab 1G.

Possible Amplifiers

This table that follows in my own personal attempt to present the POSSIBLE amplifers that are included in the unit. It is totally subjective and cannot be verified, so use with caution.

Vox NameAmp NameSourceNotes
BTQ CLEANDumble ODS (Clean)Stomplab Meaningsc1
JAZZ CLEAN 1Roland JC120 1Stomplab Meaningsc2
PURE CLEANBypassStomplab Meaningsc3
JAZZ CLEAN 2Roland JC120 2 Stomplab Meaningsc4
CALI CLEAN 1Fender ChampStomplab Meaningsc5
CALI CLEAN 2Fender Brownface Pro SonicStomplab Meaningsc6
CALI CLEAN 3Fender ShowmanStomplab Meaningsc7
VOX AC4Vox AC4Stomplab Meaningsc8
CALI CLEAN 41957 Fender Tweed TwinStomplab MeaningsC1
US BLUES 11959 4×10 Bassman 1Stomplab MeaningsC2
US 2×12 11965 2×12 Blackface Twin Reverb 1Stomplab MeaningsC3
US 2×12 21965 2×12 Blackface Twin Reverb 2Stomplab MeaningsC4
VOX AC15TB1990s Vox AC15TBX (‘top boost’ channel) 1Stomplab MeaningsC5
VOX AC15Channel 2 of a 1962 Vox AC15 VoxStomplab MeaningsC6
VOX AC30TBAC30 (‘Top-boost’ channel)Stomplab MeaningsC7
VOX AC30HHVox AC30 Heritage Handwired HeadStomplab MeaningsC8
VOX CRUNCHVox AC30 (normal channel)Stomplab MeaningsC9
US BLUES 2 1959 4×10 Bassman 2Stomplab MeaningsG1
US BLUES 31959 4×10 Bassman 3Stomplab MeaningsG2
US BLUES 41959 4×10 Bassman 4Stomplab MeaningsG3
US2x12 31965 2×12 Blackface Twin Reverb 3Stomplab MeaningsG4
US2x12 41965 2×12 Blackface Twin Reverb 4Stomplab MeaningsG5
UK ROCK 1Marshall 18 wattStomplab MeaningsG6
UK ROCK 2Marshall PlexiStomplab MeaningsG7
UK ROCK 3Marshall JCM 800Stomplab MeaningsG8
BTQ ODDumble OD SpecialStomplab MeaningsG9
VOX NT15Vox Night Train 15Stomplab Meaningsh1
VOX AC30BMVox AC30 Brian MayStomplab Meaningsh2
UK ROCK 4Marshall JCM 900Stomplab Meaningsh3
UK METAL 1Marshall JCM 2000 1Stomplab Meaningsh4
UK METAL 2Marshall JCM 2000 2Stomplab Meaningsh5
UK METAL 3Marshall JCM 2000 3Stomplab Meaningsh6
UK METAL 4Marshall JCM 2000 4Stomplab Meaningsh7
US HIGAIN 1Peavey 5150Stomplab Meaningsh8
US HIGAIN 2Soldano SLOStomplab Meaningsh9
US HIGAIN 3Soldano SLO 2Stomplab MeaningsH1
US HIGAIN 4Soldano SLO 3Stomplab MeaningsH2
US METAL 1Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 1Stomplab MeaningsH3
US METAL 2Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 2Stomplab MeaningsH4
US METAL 3Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 3Stomplab MeaningsH5
US METAL 4Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 4Stomplab MeaningsH6
BTQ METAL 1Bogner UberschallStomplab MeaningsH7
BTQ METAL 2Engl FireballStomplab MeaningsH8
BTQ METAL 3Diezel VH4Stomplab MeaningsH9
Possible Amplifier Mapping

Possible Speaker Cabinets

As with the amplifiers listed above, here is a suggested list of guitar speaker cabinets and their mapppings to real cabinet names. Again, this list is not verifiable, to use with discretion.

Vox NameCabinet NameSourceNotes
TWEED 1×81957 1×8 Tweed ChampStomplab Meaningst1
TWEED 1×121958 1×12 Tweed DeluxeStomplab Meaningst2
TWEED 4×101959 4×10 BassmanStomplab Meaningst3
BLACK 2×101964 2×10 Blackface TremoluxStomplab Meaningsb1
BLACK 2×121965 2×12 Blackface Twin ReverbStomplab Meaningsb2
VOX AC151962 1×12 Vox AC15Stomplab Meaningsv1
VOX AC301960 2×12 Vox AC30Stomplab Meaningsv2
VOX AD120VTX2003 1×12 Vox AD120VTXStomplab Meaningsv3
UK H30 4×124×12 Celestion G12H 30wStomplab MeaningsU1
UK T75 4×124×12 Celestion G12T-75 75wStomplab MeaningsU2
US V30 4×124×12 Celestion Vintage 30 30wStomplab MeaningsUS
CUSTOMStomplab MeaningsCU

Steps to Create Vox Stomplab IG User Presets

  1. Before starting, I am assuming your Stomplab 1G is hooked up to your guitar and amplifier or studio monitors and it’s powered on and ready to go.
  2. Turn Category knob to the far right position of “USER”
  3. Press “EFFECT TYPE” up/down button to select a user preset number.  They will begin with “U”.
  4. Press the EDIT button to enter EDIT mode 
  5. Rotate the CATEGORY knob to the far left to set the type of Pedal.
  6. Use the up/down arrows to change the pedal type.  Use the Value 1 and Value 2 knobs to set parameters.  To turn off the pedal effect completely, press the up/down buttons simultaneously.
  7. Now set the amplifier.  Move the CATEGORY knob clockwise one position.  There are 44 amplifier models to choose from. See the list above for a suggested mapping of real amp names.
  8. Use the up/down arrows to change the amplifier type.  The VALUE1 knob controls the amp Gain.  The VALUE2 knob controls the amp Level.
  9. Now it’s time to set the EQ section of the amplifier.  We’ll start with the Bass and Mids.  Turn the CATEGORY knob clockwise one position.  Use the VALUE1 knob to set the Bass level.  Use the VALUE2 knob to set the MID level.
  10. Turn the CATEGORY knob clockwise one position.  We’ll set the TREBLE and PRESENCE values with the VALUE1 and VALUE2 knobs, respectively.
  11. Now set the speaker cabinet for your sound.  There are 12 types of cabinets to choose from.  The cabinet emulation can be set to a value of “oF” to disable the cabinet section if you’re using Irs in a DAW or a speaker cabinet emulator pedal.
  12. Use the up/down arrows to change the speaker cabinet type.
  13. The next section of effects is modulation.  There are 9 modulation effects available.
  14. Next is the Delay effect.  There are 8 delays to select from on the unit.
  15. To set up Reverb, move to the next knob position.  The unit offers 3 different reverb types.
  16. The Noise Gate section is next on the knob order.  The noise gate will cut off note duration when engaged heavily.
  17. The last section is the Global setting where the output audio type is set up, and the overall output level of the unit.  You can set to output for amplifiers or Line Level if you’re hooking into an audio interface or DI box.  Use VALUE1 to set the output type, and use VALUE2 to set the output volume level.
  18. To store your settings, move the knob to the right to the final position named “User WRITE”.  Simultaneously press the up and down arrow buttons for 1 second until the display reads “CP”. 
  19. Lastly, press the EDIT button to disable Edit mode and return to normal mode.


In this post, we covered how to create Vox Stomplab IG user presets so that you can have customized, stored presets available on your effects unit. Having stored presets can help you focus on creating new music quickly as opposed to trying to use the factory presets that someone else configured that may not suit your needs.

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