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Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

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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 include... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Features
  • 30W
  • 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)
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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One year parts and labor warranty.


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VoxCustom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 38 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Good power output (15)
  • Warm / comfy (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Performances (14)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AC30C2 Review

I purchased this amp several weeks ago and have had a chance to put it thru its paces. First off, this amp is LOUD! It is probably not your best choice for bedroom...Read complete review

I purchased this amp several weeks ago and have had a chance to put it thru its paces. First off, this amp is LOUD! It is probably not your best choice for bedroom level playing - although it includes a master volume which makes that somewhat doable. The tone and pick dynamics of this all tube amp are very impressive. What really blows me away is how good my analog delay, chorus, phase, flange, effects sound thru the included effects loop. I've never had another amp with this feature but I tell you what - my DMM delay thru this amp sounds absolutely fantastic. Great amp.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stinker in waiting

This amp does not live up to the Vox name in almost all regards. It sounds terrible and is put together poorly. There are awful harmonic overtones that pop up often making this unacceptable...Read complete review

This amp does not live up to the Vox name in almost all regards. It sounds terrible and is put together poorly. There are awful harmonic overtones that pop up often making this unacceptable for recording. If you want a cheap amp that has the vox name and will be using it for gigging only, it may suit the bill. Just dont play a real Vox made in England ever. After that you won't ever plug this toy back in.

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5.0

Digging it - No surprise

By Turn it up

from LA

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Digging it - No surprise - I knew I would

 
5.0

If you want quality sound, get this amp!

By Spurs

from NM

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I was looking for a good combo tube amp and this one is perfect. I absolutely love the sound I get out of it.

     
    5.0

    Love this amp

    By Neilmatthews911

    from Hill Head

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I've been playing over 30 years, owned lots of amps and play through a variety of set ups even now. But I LOVE this amp; all shades and tones are readily available; 'jangly' cleans to 'dirty' lows and pretty much most in between. I must confess that my preferred style is 'country rock' so maybe this amp is just suited to the genre. That said, I can coax some serious 'metal' if the amp is pushed. Which you may not want to do; don't be fooled by the 30w moniker - this amp is loud enough.

       
      5.0

      This amp is worth it

      By Weasel

      from South Bend, Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I picked this up from GC about two weeks ago and it sounds great. It has its own sound but if you want the VOX sound this is the amp to get. It is a little too heavy to move but that is not what I bought it for. Make sure you order the foot pedal and get a patch cable to patch the normal and top boost channels together.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AC30C2 NEW CLASSIC

        By Rock

        from Midland Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I bought this amp without ever having heard one live, I bought it on reputation and reviews. Tone, if you love Tone you will love this amp.
          It is incredibly loud for 30 watts.
          I have a Marshall JCM900 model 2100; a 59 Bassman Ltd Reissue and this AC30 belongs with them.
          My Les Paul Standard and American made Stratos aster sound fantastic with the AC30.
          Get one and you will be elated.

           
          5.0

          Excellent Amp For Many Genres

          By Link

          from Colorado Springs CO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Looks
          • Good Warmth
          • Pedal Friendly
          • Portable
          • Powerful
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Gigs
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great all tube Vox with killer tones dialed in to your taste. This amp will take a beating and all pedals well.

             
            5.0

            Great Vox Box Built To Last AND Deliver Killer Tonal Variety

            By Lunk

            from Colorado Springs CO

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful Vibrato
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Great Volume and Drive
            • Pedal Friendly
            • Portable
            • Powerful
            • Ruggedly Built For Road
            • Tweakable Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Classic Rock Country Blues
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              I now have the AC30C2 and the AC30C2X. I love these amps because they sound so rich, all the bells and chimes just ringing out. You have plenty of volume and this tank LOVES pedals, so bring it on with your favorite rig! Anyone who thinks Vox tone is out of date is an idiot! This is especially delicious as a blues and funk player, but I do country, bluegrass, rockabilly and rock too, so easy on this amp. You may find you do not need another amp dude!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My favorite amp ever!

              By Ollie123

              from Manchester, NH

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                One of my favorite amps ever. I was torn between this and a fender twin, but after weeks of research and playing both at local stores I'm glad i went with the ac30c2. It seems more versatile than the fenders. People say the clean tone isn't as nice as fender, but i love it and it sounds better to me. I play radio rock and pop country and I can't think of an amp that does a better job. The only thing that isn't awesome is the reverb, but that's no problem at all as you can just use a pedal. It's not that the reverb sounds bad, it just isn't very noticable even turned all the way up. Also glad i saved a few hundred by not buying the c2x and sticking with the greenbacks in the c2. My friend has the c2x and has left it at my house for months. They both sound killer but you really need them really really loud to hear any difference...louder than you'd play at most gigs. Whichever one anyone chooses, they'll be happy with either! Best amp that can give you the sound you need to play anything from the 1975 to Florida Georgia Line to red hot chili peppers to Paramore. This amp does everything and everything well, except metal.

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great amp

                By Ev

                from Lexington, SC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Blasting The Neighors
                  • Home Studio
                  • Sharing You Talent

                  Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  This amp goes good with my Rickenbacker, and for that matter all my various guitar models. I am the REAL 5th Beatle. Too bad I dont have all the money,fame,girls, talent. Seriously, this is a great amp.

                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Buy This Amp

                  By Jason

                  from Los Altos, CA

                  Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I first have to say I got lucky- about four years back when I purchased this amp, I had no idea what I wanted in an amplifier. I was, at that time, running out of a Line Six Spider 30w solid state, and the only thing I knew was that I wanted to go tube. I had a friend who recommended the AC30, and without even playing through it, I ordered it from guitarcenter and awaited it's arrival. That's about the biggest gamble I've ever made when buying musical equipment, and, luckily, it paid off. This amp is the ONLY amp I would never sell or trade away. There are three things that make this amp great: 1. The vintage look/mojo: I've gotten countless compliments on the diamond grille of the AC30. It just has a vibe to it that is attractive in any genre. Also, if you want an amp that makes you look like a "legit" musician, this one has a reputation for being used by legendary rock players. 2. Pedals: If you're an effects geek like I am, then you'll appreciate the fact that the AC30 can be used with any pedal. Most will recognize that that some dirt pedals don't agree well with Fender amps, and some wah-wahs don't sit well with the dark tone of Marshall JCM's. With the AC30, there's none of that. Every single effects pedal I've used with the AC30 has sounded at least good, but in most cases great. It loves fuzz/boost pedals, which will adopt the character of the AC30 when used with it. 3. Simplicity: I can't speak for everybody, but I personally hate amps that have more than twenty knobs/switches. The AC30 sits at a comfortable 10. It's intuitive, and covers a broad range of tones with only a few controls. For me, this is the dream in an amplifier. No matter where I set the knobs, it will sound good. Obviously there are some sweet spots, particularly with the channel volume knobs, but the point is that you don't need to overly tweak it to get killer tones. On top of this, the amp is dependable, easy to mic, and powerful enough to play any club un-miked (though miking is preferable). There are a few downsides though. The stock tubes aren't the best, so I would recommend swapping them out. I personally am enjoying the JJ's that I have in the power stage, and the NOS 12ax7 and hybrid 12ax7 tubes in the preamp. Also, it is pretty loud, no matter how you dial in the master volume. There's no headphone output, so you don't want this as a home practice amp. This is a piece of gear for the gigging musician. On top of this, it does have a characteristic tone. I consider this a plus, as I love the inherent character of the amp. Some may see this as a downside. It's closer to the Fender sound than the Marshall stack sound, to provide some guidance, but all in all it's a different beast entirely. I love Fender twins/princetons, as well as old Supro and Valco amps, but the Vox AC30 will always be my goto amp.

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