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Vox AC30 Custom Classic Guitar Combo Amplifier (30 Watts, 2x12 in.)

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The new AC30 Custom Classic is the culmination of over 45 years of high quality, guitar amplifier design and fabrication. Vox has taken the best AC30 designs and added a number of useful, very cool features to create the most tonally flexible and affordable AC30 to date!

History in the making
Why has the AC30 been an icon for decades? It's the amplifier's unique, warm tone, its player friendly "feel" and its primeval circuit design. With its straightforward "what you see is what you get" control format, the AC30 was a hit with artists from the very beginning. Back then, Vox owned the '60s "British invasion" and to this day the AC30 is widely used by all kinds of guitarists performing in a huge range of musical styles.

With a number of modern enhancements including blendable channels, a true bypass FX loop, spring reverb and master volume, to name just a few, the new AC30 Custom Classic is an evolution of the original that is sure to become a classic in its own right.

Attaining the highest standards
In order to achieve tonal nirvana, this AC30 is manufactured in the Vox vertically integrated manufacturing facility. What this means for you is that we have total control of the design, the quality and the sound of your amplifier. Their factory is capable of many processes not found in most guitar amplifier factories. They design and manufacture their own transformers, speakers (except for the venerable Vox "Blue" & "Neodog" which are manufactured by Celestion), cabinets, and they build their own electronics. All components have been designed, manufactured or selected so that the performance and sound of your AC30 Custom Classic is second to none.

An evolution in tone
When they set out to create the AC30 Custom Classic, Vox started from their most highly acclaimed model to date, the AC30 Hand Wired. With twin inputs (high and Low) and a Master Volume circuit, these amps offer highly interactive Bass and Treble tone controls, as well as the Vox Tone Cut control (which varies the presence in the power amp section) for even greater tonal variety. They also included Classic Tremolo with variable Depth control and a tube-driven Accutronics reverb with Level and Tone controls as well as a Dwell switch.

Two blendable channels, a first
Not only does the AC30 Custom Classic include two channels, it also offers the ability to blend those channels together (a first for the AC30!). The Top Boost Channel serves up that classic AC30 tone, while their new expanded Normal Channel now offers two modes, Normal and Bright, which allow you to achieve the sounds of an assortment of vintage AC30s. Use the channels individually or blend them together for increased tonal flexibility to create a unique sound and feel that's all your own.

Control freaks rejoice!
The AC30 Custom Classic is fully equipped with well thought out and easy to use controls. With a Custom/Normal EQ switch, Tone control and Dwell switch for the spring reverb, Master Volume, fully variable Tremolo on all channels and a true bypass Effects Loop, they've thought of everything! Vox has even included a switchable cathode resistor that lowers power output and increases tube life. Of course, the AC30 Custom Classic comes with their standard controls like Treble, Bass, Tone, Volume, Standby and more.

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Front panel controls: Inputs x 2 (Top Boost & Normal), Input Link Switch for blending channels, Normal Volume, Brilliance Switch, Top Boost Volume, Treble,
EQ Standard/Custom Switch, Bass, Reverb Controls (Tone, Mix, Dwell Switch), Tremolo Speed & Depth, Tone Cut, Master Volume, Standby Switch, Power Switch

Rear panel controls:
Loudspeaker output jack x 2 (Extension & External), Output (O/P) Impedance Select (8 or 16 Ohm), Output Bias (82 "Warm" or 50 "Hot"), Smoothing (22uF "Vintage" or 44uF "Modern"), FX Loop (Send, Return and Bypass Switch), Footswitch Jack (Tremolo and Reverb), HT Fuse, Mains Input, Mains Fuse

Dimensions (W x D x H):
AC30CC2: 27.75 in. x 10.4 in. x 21.25 in.
AC30CC2X: 27.75 in. x 10.4 in. x 21.25 in.

Weight:
AC30CC2: 70.5 lbs.
AC30CC2X: 70.5 lbs.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-390-6500
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "My favorite amp with classic VOX tone!"
Sound: You can't beat the sound of a Vox amplifier. This thing has huge tone. It's best at producing deep low end as well as chimey high freqs. I use this amp mostly for alternative rock, but it could suit just about any style except for metal. This is my go to amp live and in the studio. It sounds great using my Tele and Gibson Les Paul. Some people say the stock speakers are a little harsh. I'd say that's being picky, but swapping some better speakers in might make this thing sound even better. Feature: One of the things that makes the newer AC30s so practical is the amount of features it has without it being too gimmicky. You can run this thing warm at 22 watts or hot at 30 watts. It comes with tremolo and reverb which are both controllable by the included footswitch. This amp has some of the best reverb I've ever heard. My favorite feature is the ability to blend the clean and top boost channels. It sounds so amazing. Ease of Use: Plug it in and you have vintage Vox tone right out of the box. Some of the other features take a little getting used too if you're not familiar with tube amps. Quality: I've heard sketchy things about these newer Chinese AC30s. I've had mine for a year and so far, so good. I gig about twice a month. Value: This amp is worth more than 1200 in my opinion. It's not one of the handwired ones from Vox, but it gets the job done at such a great price. If you think it's too steep, the AC15 is great too. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to deal with them. The Wow Factor: Are you kidding me?! Do you know how many people would die to have an AC30? One look at this thing = I WANT IT...as long as you have the cash. Whenever I gig people are pointing it out asking me about it. Overall: Couldn't be happier with this. I'll have this thing my whole life.
Style of Music: Alternative Melodic Rock
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"All the AC30's in one modern TRUE amp!"
Sound: Sounds completely authentic. Strangely enough, it I personally feel it sounds BETTER without the reverb on! It somehow has an extra level of magic with no reverb. Maybe it's extra harmonics that sneak through and are more audible this way? I don't know. Don't take my word for it though .. go try one out and turn the reverb right off! Sounds smokin'! Feature: I can't help but give it a ten here as well because (as even Vox puts it) they've put every feature into this Custom Classic to give it all the sounds from different Vox amps throughout the years. I've personally only played one other one from the 80's which was pretty beat up .. so I can't vouch for "all the tones" .. but with the included two channels (normal, top-boost, and linked) and the tone cut control .. I feel it has a wide range of sounds and it all sounds fantastic. Ease of Use: To preserve heritage, the controls are "upside down" when looked at from the front. It's something to get use to. Also, due to this, the controls sweep the opposite way as well. Well, if you're standing BEHIND the amp, then this is all fine. It's up to you. Also, the older versions had soldered speaker leads. The newer ones have this fixed though with a jack now. That WAS annoying. Quality: Rock hard, heavy, and solid. Nothing seems cheap on it as far as I can tell. About the only thing I can comment on is I really wish they could have included LEATHER handles instead of plastic. That's my only concern/issue. Value: A fantastic buy if you're after THE classic AC30 sound. It gives you many of the sounds in one box and build with modern technology/standards. It's more reliable than the old ones! Great buy overall! Manufacturer Support: No clue. The Wow Factor: No doubt one of the most sought after amps. This "I want it" category deserves a 10 for this amp more so than any other amp. Overall: I give it a nine only because there are better versions available .. but only if you are willing to pay more .. and only if you think it's worth the extra money for the Alnico Blue speakers (break up earlier .. less headroom) or worth the extra money for a "hand wired" version. So those options are out there, but this is DEFINITELY a solid amp for what it costs. Amazing it's available for such a great price!
Style of Music: Rock
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