The Unmistakable Sound of VOX
Take your guitar tone back to the golden age, back to the amp which helped to shape the 'British Invasion' sound. The VOX AC30C2 combo is an all valve tone monster featuring 4 inputs (2 x lo-gain, 2 x high-gain) and built in studio quality reverb/tremolo units and 2 x Celestion G12M Greenback speakers, serving up a whopping 30 watts of pure valve power! In terms of controls, the VOX AC30C2 is very simple. We see a treble and bass control but what really makes this amp so manageable is the inclusion of the 'Tone Cut' control knob.
The 'Tone Cut' control will either add or reduce the high ends of the amp, allowing you to manipulate between a darker sounding or brighter tone. This essentially re-characterises the amp and hits the appeal of more players out there.
How Does It Sound?
If you're a fan of Deep Purple, Tom Petty, Queen, U2, Stone Temple Pilots or Rory Gallagher, chances are you've been enjoying the VOX sound for quite some time. These are just a few of the artists to have used the VOX AC30.
As for how we think it sounds we'll start by saying that the cleans are fantastic. We have 4 inputs on the amp, 2 for a lo-gain setting and 2 for a high-gain setting. The two inputs for each channel however differ slightly with one of which adding a slight top end boost, (this is easier to understand from looking at the photo). Many players back in the 1960's actually used to jump a cable between two of the channels in an effort known as 'Diming'. What this would do was allow the player to dail in that extra bit more drive to further push the amplifier.
Everything sounds in place here with the AC30C2, the cleans shine but it's the amps breakup and response to the players picking is what really steals the show here. It's just impossible to keep a non-guitar-face when this amp starts to shout, it just gives you 'that' sound, 'that' distinctive British crunch tone, that punchy stabbing solo tone.
How does this amp sound? Pretty fantastic.
What Do Vox Have to Say?
VOX’s coveted Custom Series amplifiers are synonymous with remarkable guitar tone. Beginning with the birth of British rock ‘n’ roll, the distinguished, all-tube sound and signature chime of VOX amplifiers has inspired the most memorable moments in music history. In the years since exploding onto the scene, VOX has remained the choice of the most discerning players, serving as the voice for emerging artists and legends alike. When you have something to say, a VOX Custom Series amp will get you heard.
The AC30 Custom carries on the tradition of the legendary amplifier that first made its debut in the 60’s. Though often imitated, the tonal character of a genuine VOX AC30 Custom is unlike that of any other amplifier.
- 2 x Celestion G12M Greenback Speakers
- 30 Watts, All-Valve Power
- Superb Build Quality
- Built in Studio Quality Reverb & Tremolo
- 2 x Channels, 4 x inputs (Two Gain Stages)
- Tone Cut Control is Extremely Useful
- Switchable 8/16 ohm jack for powering an external speaker cabinet
|Woofer Size||2 x 12" woofer|
|Amp Type||valve / tube amplifier|
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