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Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

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Power SharingThe Vox AC30C2X amp makes use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 4 x EL84 tubes to deliver 30 watts of power. The AC30C2X tube amp uses 2 - 12" Celestion Alnico Blues, and includes a switchabl... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vox AC30C2X amp makes use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 4 x EL84 tubes to deliver 30 watts of power. The AC30C2X tube amp uses 2 - 12" Celestion Alnico Blues, 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, a second 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 2 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's all your own.

Both channels of the Vox Custom AC30C2X tube amp 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 guitar amplifier can deliver everything from a clean Vox "chimey" sound to a powerful overdriven tone.

Sound in Motion
You can sweeten the sound of your Custom amplifier using the Vox 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 Custom tube amp, adding spaciousness to the sound. The AC30C2X also includes an additional tone control in the Reverb section. All Custom Series 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 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
  • Output Power: 30 watts RMS into 16 ohms
  • Speaker: 2 x 12" 8 ohm Celestion Alnico Blue
  • 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
Specifications
    • Dimensions: 27.64"W x 10.43"D x 21.89"H
    • Weight: 73.59 lb.
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VoxCustom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Last Amp You'll Ever Need

There is really little that can be negatively said about this amplifier. It's beautiful looking, and well crafted. Simply looking at it lets you and everyone else know it's special. This amplifier is...Read complete review

There is really little that can be negatively said about this amplifier. It's beautiful looking, and well crafted. Simply looking at it lets you and everyone else know it's special. This amplifier is a tone-lover's wet dream. I've always been about perfecting my tone, and therefore I've been meticulous about strings, guitar, pedals, bypass, amps, and so on. This amplifier has met every expectation I've had in it. It has the crispest sound on Earth with a balanced dosage of lows, mids, and highs. The tremolo and reverb are especially great for crafting your own distinct tone. The natural overdrive you get from this tuber (by tweaking your dials) is PHENOMENAL. I've heard that replacing the stock tubes will benefit this amp...I'm skeptical, but I plan on giving it a try within the next year or so. You'll really never need another amplifier.

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Great in some regards

I have numerous tube amps including several newer Vox and Vintage Fenders. With this group of amps to use for comparison I find that the AC30C2X is a good but not great amp. The...Read complete review

I have numerous tube amps including several newer Vox and Vintage Fenders. With this group of amps to use for comparison I find that the AC30C2X is a good but not great amp. The speakers are the highlight of this amp. The Celestion Alnico Blues are fantastic speakers that deliver a very bright chime when played clean and deliver a ton of grit when the amp is pushed. This amp has the electronics built on a printed circuit board. This is ok and doesn't really have a notable impact on sound but I've found that PCB's don't hold up as well as point to point wired amps. They are also virtually impossible to repair, which I think is a serious drawback. This amp has an incredible diversity of sounds and if one takes the time to work with it you can certainly find the sound your looking for. For me I had to change out some tubes to get there though. The amp comes with Sovetek tubes which I think sound harsh and brittle in this amp. I changed out the EL 84's with a combo of old RCA, Sylvania, and GE tubes and found that the amp opened up and sounded much better. All and all I think this is a good amp for a working musician, it's way to loud for small homes or apartments. It's great for clubs though. It's fairly durable but the circuit board is a weak point. Remember though almost any commercial amp on the market these days also use PCB's. At the price point of this amp I think it's hard to beat. Spend the extra bucks to get this version of the AC30 rather than the one without the Celestion Blues.

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(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great in some regards

By Scott Taube

from Denver, Colorado

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I have numerous tube amps including several newer Vox and Vintage Fenders. With this group of amps to use for comparison I find that the AC30C2X is a good but not great amp. The speakers are the highlight of this amp. The Celestion Alnico Blues are fantastic speakers that deliver a very bright chime when played clean and deliver a ton of grit when the amp is pushed. This amp has the electronics built on a printed circuit board. This is ok and doesn't really have a notable impact on sound but I've found that PCB's don't hold up as well as point to point wired amps. They are also virtually impossible to repair, which I think is a serious drawback. This amp has an incredible diversity of sounds and if one takes the time to work with it you can certainly find the sound your looking for. For me I had to change out some tubes to get there though. The amp comes with Sovetek tubes which I think sound harsh and brittle in this amp. I changed out the EL 84's with a combo of old RCA, Sylvania, and GE tubes and found that the amp opened up and sounded much better. All and all I think this is a good amp for a working musician, it's way to loud for small homes or apartments. It's great for clubs though. It's fairly durable but the circuit board is a weak point. Remember though almost any commercial amp on the market these days also use PCB's. At the price point of this amp I think it's hard to beat. Spend the extra bucks to get this version of the AC30 rather than the one without the Celestion Blues.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So much for the money

By Steve

from Hurst, Texas

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I've owned this amp for about 6 months now and Vox has gotten EVERYTHING right on this one. It is cosmetically superb to most other any other combo. The sound? The cleans are crisp and harmonically rich and overdrive is punchy and thick. It is LOUD and is great for small gigs, no need for a backup amp with this amp. One of the most versatile amps ive had, and thats saying a lot.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Last Amp You'll Ever Need

By disc.inc.

from Springfield, VA

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

There is really little that can be negatively said about this amplifier. It's beautiful looking, and well crafted. Simply looking at it lets you and everyone else know it's special. This amplifier is a tone-lover's wet dream. I've always been about perfecting my tone, and therefore I've been meticulous about strings, guitar, pedals, bypass, amps, and so on. This amplifier has met every expectation I've had in it. It has the crispest sound on Earth with a balanced dosage of lows, mids, and highs. The tremolo and reverb are especially great for crafting your own distinct tone. The natural overdrive you get from this tuber (by tweaking your dials) is PHENOMENAL. I've heard that replacing the stock tubes will benefit this amp...I'm skeptical, but I plan on giving it a try within the next year or so. You'll really never need another amplifier.

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

one trick pony, 3.5 stars

By culver van vleck

from washington dc

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

to start off this has a great tone, but its a little pricey considering what little versatility it has. you can get a real nice clean tone, but not much drive at all. To get that distortion tone that Brian May uses you need to either get the Digitech Brian May signature distortion pedal(duh) or any good harmonic saturator or warm sounding distortion pedal. This amp is pretty heavy, (75 lbs), so i would definately get a cart to move this around for gigs. and if you are facing the amp, the dials are upside down, as if you are supposed to stand behind the amp when you are playing it. sometimes this amp can sound shrill, but fortunately it is easy to dial out of. the tremolo on this amp is definitely over par though, i also like how you can plug the amp into itself and get a more powerful sound. This amp is great for playing jazz, some blues and old rock. (wes montgomery, chuck berry, beatles, the who, kinks, muddy waters, jimi hendrix (mostly his clean tone). Another thing i like about it is the look, its not just a generic black box. Overall I would get this amp if you are a beatles or jazz aficionado, and own a gibson, fender, rickenbacker, prs, or gretsch. But when your are plaing anything post 70's, this amp is a fish out of the water.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looking for a warm amp? This is it!!!

By Derek

from Nipomo, CA

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I have been using this amp in our band for quite some time now, and I have never heard an amp pair with a Rickenbacker guitar so well in my life! It is very versitile when it comes to sound options. Great for 80's pop music, and has a great crunch tone for a vintage rock sound. I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for warm tone and beautiful mids. A+ amp!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing amp, even with the price.

By Jesse

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is easily one of the best I have ever played on. I bought one of these around 8 months ago for use in my jazz band I couldn't be happier. I use this to play other genres and I cannot believe the kind of tones you can coax out of this thing! The E.Q. allows for endless possibilities no matter what your genre is and at what level you play at, whether it be playin at small bars and restaurants, or larger venues, this amp will be just the thing to blow the crowd away. It gets LOUD! The pedal that comes with is a nice touch as well it allows you to switch between the channels and lets you get the kinds of sounds that you usually need an external pedal for. As for the final call, GET IT! It is definitely worth the money!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic, Modern and Everything in Between

By Charlie Rosenman

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

If you're looking for an amp with great vintage tone, this is it. There is NO comparison when it comes to the Alnico Blues and the Wharfdales, and the extra money is WELL worth it. The Top Boost MAKES this amp, sending it into an overdriven frenzy of mid-driven madness! I play this amp with my '52 vintage tele: quite the dynamic duo, delivering an amazing tone. But plug in a more modern guitar, or mess with your EQ, and you can get a heavy, fat, but equally pleasing clean vibe. The pricepoint is a little high for my liking, being a poor college student, but its a Great amp that you're sure to enjoy.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

end all be all

By forgotten one

from eugene oregon

Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

You will hear it many times , in many places , on many stages , channeling many genres, heralding many tones , and always know it is true , this is one of the very best amps in the world, absolutly the very best you will find at Guitar Center. If you get a chance to play one , do it . the response , the breath, the dirt, its all here, sweet deal at this cost , it will last forever and never lose value, but you will never sell it, you'll love it so much you be burried with it. long live VOX tone , like no other!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE this amp!

By Always In Search of Tone

from Wilmington, DE

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Pros

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

Cons

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    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I've been playing guitar for 30 years. Styles include Rock & Blues. I love Marshalls and have also used a Fender Super Reverb. I've tried Friedmans, love the sound of the BE100 but not the price. This Vox AC302X ("X" means Alnico Blue vs. Greenback Celestions) is awesome - fuller, punchier, warmer & clearer (even with a disortion pedal) than my Marshall DSL. I've jumped the Normal & Top Boost but prefer the Top Boost alone. It takes pedals very well just as the Marshall does (the Fender not as well). Price to value is excellent, highly recommend it.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    For a great amp check out the AC30 combo amp!

    By Andrew

    from Colorado Springs

    Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have been using this amp for the last year, and i am very impressed. The Vox AC30 combo amp provides you as a guitar player with a great tone and a ton of flexibility depending on what you enjoy playing. I have seen this amp used for just about every style of music, and in every case it preforms tremendously well.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sounding amp

    By Somer

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    We use this amp in our backline at Webster Hall and it sounds great. While it's a "classic" sounding amp, it handles everything from acoustic guitars to electrics with Ebows and super distorted sounds. It's got a great tube sound that has a nice brightness to it (especially through the treble boost input). I'd love to eventually own one, but for now I'm psyched just to have one in our arsenal at the venue where I work. The only downside to using this as a live amp is that the dials are reversed - so if you're looking at it from the speaker side, the wording is upside down. Other than that, I highly recommend it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best amp ever ! ! !

    By The Quarry

    from Ashburnham ma

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      well it all comes down to personal preference and playing style, i curently play in a band that plays everything from 90's grunge and alternative to classic rock and blues and it does them all very well, i can't see how anyone could not fall in love with this amp. it's capable of many different tones from sparkling cleans to beautiful natural over drive that can be dialed in at just about any volume and can also be pretty well controlled by you guitars volume. over all this amp has given new life to my playing and is very inspiring. at the price or any price really i don't know how you can beat it. try one out for your self.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Amp Ever!

      By Destin Staff

      from Nashville, TN

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Wow I am so impressed with this amp! it's it's very versatile! One Minute you can be shredding Some heavy metal riffs and the next minute it can be the cleanest amp! GREAT AMP! 5 STARS

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classic tone at a great price!

      By PatK

      from Middletown, Ohio

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I used to have one of these amps when I played guitar years ago. Amazing tone that comes out of this amp. Definitely worth the money, in my opinion. You'll never need another amp. Very reliable too. The two 12's give your tone lots of punch.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Alex

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      This amp is amazing. I've own it for a year now and I don't think I'm ever gonna change it. The sound is great, the cleans are almost like glassy, you can get the edge's sound really easily and the overdrive is super sweet, heavy but you can hear every note. I really recommend it.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vox AC30

      By Ken

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I have several Beatles guitars and they are all great, but if you want that vintage Beatles sound, YOU NEED THIS AMP! With the classic Vox tube circuitry and the CELESTION BLUE speakers, this amp gives you that classic rock BEATLE sound. Plug in a Rickenbacker 325 with toaster pickups and you get that jangly John Lennon guitar you hear on all the early Beatle songs. You also get all the classic rock tone from other performers who all copied the Beatles. This amp ROCKS!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SWEEETTT

      By Joel Murphy

      from calabasas, California

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      i play this amp and a divided by 13 but this amp is just sweetttt nice clean warm sound and it always breaks just right with a gnarly tremelo also

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great for indie/blues/classic rock!

      By Luke

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      This amp is kind of a one stop shop when it comes to dialing in a tone for that 'classic' sound of the sought after amps of yesteryear. It offers basic controls and good tone with the tubes. I play Beatles esque stuff with a basic Epiphone semi hollow and I can easily dial in that Beatles tone. Throw in a chorus pedal and I feel like I go back in time! A bit pricey, but worth it!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Vox tones

      By Justin

      from WA

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      This is a decent update to the AC30 line from Vox, with the largest improvement being the Greenback speakers as opposed to the Wharfdales. I own an AC30CCH, and while I prefer that amp to this one, this is still GREAT for that Voxy chime. Played a Gretsch through it and it was just awesome!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Husband loves it!!!

      By Tara

      from Hebron,OH

      Comments about Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I bought this amp for my husband and he loves it. The tone is great and its also loud. My husband can get many tones out of it. He's always getting peoples attention with it. They can't believe the sound that they hear!!! He's had marshalls and line 6 but none of them can compare to the quality of sound you get with this amp...

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