Model Year: 2002
Price: $2500.00 AUD (new)
Where Obtained: Lismore Music
The amp has 3 Channels, which are not switchable, but can be merged using patch cables. - This is quite quirky. The channels are Vibrato/Trem, Normal and Bright. The footswitch only terns the Vibrato/trem function on or off.
Each channel has it's own volume control and 2 inputs.
There are treble, bass and cut controls which operate on each channel. The cut control seems to function as a midrange cut.
This configuration is very strange to me, but it does work well.
The sound is amazing. It is the only amp I have ever run my V-amp through which cna reproduce the sound that I hear in headphones and the studio. The vamp often seems to cause broblems at the bottom end, but work brilliantly in the VOX. I run both vamp outputs into the AC30 Bright channel, or send one to the Vib/Trem channel and patch it across to the bright channel. Volume on the Vib/trem channel must be set about 50% more than the Bright channel to get the same level.
After about 10 minutes of use the sound becomes so addictive I have to play for 3 or 4 hours. It si absolutely crystal clear. My Fender Tele Deluxe just slightly overdrives it whereas my 2 strats cut like nothing else. I can effortlessly get controlled feedback at fairly average volumes.
I haven't used it live yet, but I expect it will be more than loud enough. I usually close mike it and run it through my PA as well.
Gets very noisy at home!
The vox is very easy to use, once you get used to it's quirkiness.
Want to hear God's voice through an amplifier, try this amp. It will cut right through any Marshall stack, no matter what the size because of the tone.
Model Year: 1999
Where Obtained: ebay
The most beautiful sound in the world is the sweet, warm tone that comes from the wonderful greenbacks inside of my AC-30. It's a beautiful amp, you have to love warm tone though. It has no distortion channel. When you crank it, it has a natural overdrive from the tubes. You hear it when you dig in. No mesquito warfare here like in many distortions, sorry metalheads. If you patch a brilliant channel to the normal channel, and plug in through the second normal channel, you get the full range of the amp. The volumes act as an EQ.
Sweet, beautiful, warm tone...............
Real easy, plug and play, all tone, no gimmicks.
I have heard tubes blow a lot on these from travel.
The best at what it does.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $1099.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Warehouse
Tone, Bass, Treble Controls. Tremolo channel w/ footswitch. Classic Tube amp...2x12 Alcino Greenback speakers. Simple, no frills amp.
Use an Epiphone Dot. Not well suited for acoustic/electric models. In terms of tone, it is a Vox. You can't get any warmer or better than this. Classic rich overdrive at high volumes.
5 knobs. 2 switches. 3 channels. Any questions?
Outer casing getting dinged-up. Watch out if you start blowing tubes....make sure you take it to someone who has fixed vox amps before. It weighs about 60-70 pounds.