Vox AC-30 TB Reissue

33W Combo (2 x 2")

Made by Vox

Description Reissue of 60's classic British tube amp. 3x2 channel input for Brilliant, Normal and Tremelo channels. Adjustable Bass, Treble, and Cut (Tone) knobs. Reissue includes a stand-by switch.
Posted By Gregg Romanzo (45)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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On 9/13/2004, Steven Brown (308) posted:
Overall Rating:
I love this amp!!
Model Year: 2002
Price: $2500.00 AUD (new)
Where Obtained: Lismore Music
Features:
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.
Sound Quality:
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!
Ease of Use:
The vox is very easy to use, once you get used to it's quirkiness.
On 10/11/2002, Joshua Bogart (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
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
Price: $1000.00
Where Obtained: ebay
Features:
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.
Sound Quality:
Sweet, beautiful, warm tone...............
Ease of Use:
Real easy, plug and play, all tone, no gimmicks.
Durability:
I have heard tubes blow a lot on these from travel.
On 7/8/2000, Gregg Romanzo (45) posted:
Overall Rating:
The best at what it does.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $1099.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Warehouse
Features:
Tone, Bass, Treble Controls. Tremolo channel w/ footswitch. Classic Tube amp...2x12 Alcino Greenback speakers. Simple, no frills amp.
Sound Quality:
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.
Ease of Use:
5 knobs. 2 switches. 3 channels. Any questions?
Durability:
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.