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Manufacturer's ID: AC30C2
What we say:
Unquestionable one of the most famous and classic amp brands in existence, Vox has a sound that bands and artists go to decade after decade. Whether you know Vox from the Beatles famously using them or other bands like R.E.M., U2, Radiohead and Rory Gallagher, there are few sounds as iconic.
This is the one! The classic combo. The Vox AC30C2 is a 2x12” combo that on paper has 30 watts of power but in reality is terrifyingly loud! This modern reissue has the same control panel as the vintage models with both Normal & Top Boost channels, reverb & tremolo effects and other classic features like Tone Cut to stop your sound hurting the front row’s ears! This model also has a master volume to let you drive the gain from the front end harder without requiring ASBO-inducing volume levels to achieve the level of filth you’re after.
This is a classic sounding amp and is happiest with a little bit of hair on the signal rather than full-blown overdrive but when the time comes (and volume permits) you get a fantastically rich roar from this combo.
Easily loud enough for any gigs, the AC30C2 is relatively heavy so entice a strong friend with free drinks at your next gig to help carry this up the stairs. Once you plug in, you’ll know it was worth the effort.
SpecificationAn Evolution in Tone
VOX Custom Series amps offer two channels: Normal and Top-Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. This powerful channel pairing provides an abundance of tone-crafting control, letting you dial in a classic sound that is all your own.
Both channels rely on the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section. The Tone Cut control operates in the power stage rather than the preamp stage, allowing an additional degree of tone-shaping. The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain-staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, the Custom Series can deliver everything from a clean VOX "chimey" sound to a powerful overdriven tone.
Sound in Motion
You can sweeten the sound of your Custom Series amplifier using the VOX Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, allowing you to generate just the sound you want. A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Custom Series amps, adding spaciousness to the sound. The AC30C2 and AC30C2X also include an additional tone control in the Reverb section. All Custom Series amps can use the VOX VFS2 footswitch, allowing you to turn the Reverb and Tremolo effects on and off as you continue to play. The AC30C2 and AC30C2X also provide an effects loop for incorporating your favourite effects into your sound. True "Bypass" switching takes the entire effect loop out of the circuit.
The AC30C2 and the AC30C2X amps make use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and use 4 x EL84 tubes to deliver 30 watts of power. The AC30C2 uses two 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers. The AC30C2X uses two 12" Celestion Alnico Blues. All models in the Custom Series offer a switchable 8/16 ohm output jack for powering an external speaker cabinet when you need to speak with a little more authority; using this jack will mute the internal speakers. Additionally, a 2nd extension speaker jack allows you to run an extra 16 ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers for a fuller sound.
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