Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
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Based on the classic AC30 design, with numerous up-to-date enhancements and Celestion Greenback speakers.
The Vox AC30C2 amp makes use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and use 4 x EL84 tubes to deliver 30W of power. It uses 2 - 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers, and includes a switchable 8/16 ohm output jack for powering an external speaker cabinet when you need to speak with a little more authority; using this jack will mute the internal speakers. Additionally, the 30W guitar amp's 2nd extension speaker jack allows you to run an extra 16-ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers for a fuller sound.
An Evolution in Tone
This Vox amp offers two channels: Normal and Top-Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. This powerful channel pairing provides an abundance of tone-crafting control, letting you dial in a classic sound that is all your own.
Both channels on this Vox tube amplifier rely on the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section. The Tone Cut control operates in the power stage rather than the preamp stage, allowing an additional degree of tone shaping. The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, the Vox Custom amplifier can deliver everything from a clean Vox "chimey" sound to a powerful overdriven tone.
Sound in Motion
Sweeten the sound of your Custom Vox amplifier using its classic tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, allowing you to generate just the sound you want. A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Vox Custom guitar amps, adding spaciousness to the sound. The AC30C2 also includes an additional tone control in the Reverb section. The Vox Customer AC30C2 tube amp and all Vox Custom amps can use the optional Vox footswitch, allowing you to turn the Reverb and Tremolo effects on and off as you continue to play. The Vox Custom AC30C2 provides an effects loop for incorporating your favorite effects into your sound. True "Bypass" switching takes the entire effect loop out of the circuit.
- Normal and Top Boost channels
- 2 - 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
- 3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 4 EL84 power tubes
- Volume control per channel
- Bass/Treble controls for Top Boost channel
- Master section with Volume and Tone Cut controls
- Tremolo with adjustable speed and depth
- Spring reverb with adjustable tone control
- True-bypass effects loop
- Switchable 8/16 ohm extension cabinet jack (mutes internal speakers when used)
It's the most versatile AC30 design in Vox history.
Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:
- Dimensions: 27.64"W x 10.43"D x 21.89"H
Weight: 71 lb.
Output Power: 30 watts RMS into 16 ohms
Speaker: 2 x 12" 8 ohm Celestion G12M Greenback
Inputs: Normal input jack (high and low), Top Boost input jack (high and low), FX return jack, Footswitch jack
Outputs: External loudspeaker jack, Extension loudspeaker jack, FX SEND jack
Optional: VFS2A Footswitch sold separately
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Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:
I've had this amp for over two years now and absolutely love it. It looks good and sounds sweet. It's as loud as any amp you are liable to run into without all the 60 cycle hum that accompanied the 5150 combo that I replaced. I've read some complaints of these amps overheating, but I use mine most times twice a week for practice and usually gigging at least four times a month. Have never had any issues at all. Turn it on and crank it to 3. it's all you'll need.