Handwired, all-valve, and built from only the finest components, the VOX AC15HW1-G12C Handwired Guitar Amplifier is here. With it's turret board construction, rich versatile voicing, and custom handwired Warehouse speaker, this powerful amp is perfect for both live and studio performances.
VOX AC15HW1-G12C Handwired Valve Guitar Amplifier Highlights
- Limited Edition 15 Watt, All-Valve, Handwired guitar combo amp with a custom hand-wired Warehouse speaker
- Traditional 2-channel VOX design - Top Boost and Normal, with High and Low inputs for each channel
- Additional "Bright" switch on Normal channel
- "Hot/Cool" switch on Top Boost channel
- Master Volume bypass switch
- Activate OP mode to cut amp's power in half with no loss of tone
- Black leather covering for a more refined appearance
- New to 2019
- Finance options available
Steeped in VOX Tradition
First introduced to the world in 1958, the VOX AC15 went on to help shape the musical voice for generations to come. Powerful, versatile, and boasting one of the richest and sweetest-sounding amp voices over the past six decades - it's no wonder that artists such as John Lennon, Brian May and Keith Richards (to name but three) were avid users.
The Latest Chapter in the VOX Legacy
With the VOX AC15HW1-G12C Guitar Amplifier you get a powerful little handwired combo amp, with an all-valve construction, that's been crafted with more than six decades worth of amp-building experience drawn upon.
Custom Handwired Speaker
For this particular limited edition model, we have a new addition: in place of the familiar Green Back Celestion speaker, we have a 12" handwired Warehouse G12C, from their famed American Vintage series.
This speaker provides the amp with a punchy low-end, alongside a distinctively clear, dynamic, and sensitive top end. So if you like the idea of that vintage VOX sound, with a taste of the American Deep South sprinkled in, this is where you'll get it.
VOX's handwired amp range uses only the finest quality components to ensure the purity and longevity of their products. Each of the valves, transformers, chassis, speakers, and custom-built parts join together perfectly to provide you with an incredible sonic experience.
A true all-valve amplifier, the AC15HW1-G12C features valves at every stage: preamp, power amp, and rectifier. With three 12AX7's at the preamp stage, a pair of EL84's at the power stage, and an EZ81 in the rectifier, that unmistakeable VOX tone is most certainly present.
Traditional Dual-Channel Design
One of the original AC15's standout elements was the option of two different channels: Top Boost and Normal. Each channel has independent Volume controls, with both of them being further adjustable via the Master Volume section, giving you plenty of options when looking for the perfect sound.
The Top Boost channel delivers that legendary AC15 jangle, and features a Hot/Cold switch. When set to Cold you get that familiar Top Boost sound, whilst the Hot setting bypasses the tone circuitry completely and results in a richer gain.
Thanks to the included VFS1 footswitch you can activate the Hot/Cool voicing on the fly, for those moments when you need a little more grit adding to your sound.
On the Normal channel you simply have a Volume knob and a Bright switch, which allows you to add more emphasis on the top end harmonics.
Speaking of Master Volume...
In days gone by, an all-valve amp (such as the AC30 or AC15) wouldn't have a Master Volume control. This meant that if you wanted to achieve a high-gain sound whilst preserving your tone, you needed to have the volume up high.
Of course, this isn't always ideal, especially if you're working in a music studio, or small rehearsal space.
Thankfully, with the AC15HW1-G12C, you do indeed get a Master Volume control section, which helps you to retain those tones at lower output settings. Don't worry if you would prefer those ear-shattering, vintage high-gain sounds: there's an MV bypass switch that allows your signal to completely bypass the section!
As stated above, this limited edition model is available to buy throughout 2019 whilst stocks last - so you might want to think about purching it sooner rather than later!
Contact our Online Sales Team directly if you'd like to enquire about the availability of this fantastic amplifier.
VOX AC15HW1-G12C Handwired Guitar Amplifier Specs
- Type: Tube
- Number of Channels: 2
- Total Power: 15W
- Speaker: 1 x 12" Warehouse American Vintage Series G12C
- Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
- Power Tubes: 2 x EL84, 1 x EZ81
- EQ: Bass, Treble (Channel 2), Tone Cut (Master)
- Inputs: 2 x Instrument
- Outputs: 2 x Speaker
- Footswitch I/O: 1 x 1/4" (boost hot/cool)
- Footswitch Included: Yes, 1-button "Egg" footswitch
- Height: 21.65"
- Width: 24.02"
- Depth: 10.24"
- Weight: 48.9 lbs (approx)
- Manufacturer Part Number: AC15HW1-G12C
|Woofer Size||12" woofer|
|Amp Type||valve / tube amplifier|
October 29, 2009Read Article
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