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Vox Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp 

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Power SharingThe 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 Gr...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Based on the classic AC30 design, with numerous up-to-date enhancements and Celestion Greenback speakers.

Power Sharing
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)

It's the most versatile AC30 design in Vox history.

SPECIFICATIONS

Custom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

  • 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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VoxCustom AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

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    (26)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (18)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Warm / comfy (14)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Home studio (15)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Played Fender tube amps all my life!

I have always played Fender until now. I have a 63 bandmaster that I don't like to take to gigs anymore since it is almost 50 years old. Also have a Fender Vibro-King....Read complete review

I have always played Fender until now. I have a 63 bandmaster that I don't like to take to gigs anymore since it is almost 50 years old. Also have a Fender Vibro-King. Since this baby has arrived I find the other two are not being played much. I love the chimmy tones from the AC-30. The normal channel has that vintage tone that I was looking for. I love the simplicity of the normal channel. I put the master volume all the way up and the normal channel volume around 1/3 and and the tone cut just past half way and I a there! This thing loves pedals. I mostly play my Strat and Italia 12 string through this gem. The 12 string tone is to die for. This amp is very sensitive to where you play around the pickups or up the neck or near the bridge. I can see now why is has been a clasic for so long. The tremolo is great I will have to agree with others that that the reverb is ok, but I guess I am so used to the Fender reverb sound. That is easily fixed with my Boss 63 Reverb pedal. It gives it the sound I like. The Celestion Greenbacks are far and away better than what Fender is putting in their amps today! They are clear and responsive.

I play some Surf tunes and was surprised to find that the AC-30 sounds great playing this type of music. I can understand now why The Shadows stuck with Vox.

I bought this amp without ever playing one. I just did a lot of research and reading a lot of veviews and listening to U-tube videos. Don't let the fact that this amp is made in China scare you away.
THIS IS A GREAT AMP!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't find much about this amp that I don't like.
This thing is built like a tank! It would have been nice to have the vent covers and logo made from metal instead of plactic, but made well non the less. The cosmedics are great. It is a really cool looking amp.
The price is well within the ball park with other like amps.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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It's a nice amp, reverb doesn't work

It's a nice amp, reverb doesn't work

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1.0

Musician's Friend Open Box Gear is a Scam

By Eric

from Denver

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

It's a nice amp, reverb doesn't work

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Recieved with disappointments

By None

from Chicago

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Pros

  • looked good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • don't know, doesn't work

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

    professional studio musician, session work, various projects.

     
    4.0

    Good deal, some damage in shipping.

    By Little Lamb

    from Boson, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

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

      The amp is great, and a very good deal. Unfortunately, apparently due to shipping, the reverb did not work out of the box. But thanks to the full manufacturer's warranty, it's being repaired as well speak.

       
      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

          Excellent Amp For Many Genres

          By Lunk

          from Colorado springs, CO

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          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

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            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!

               
              5.0

              Crystal Clear Cleans

              By Gunner Storm

              from Flood City, PA

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                Great clean sound running electrics and acoustics with effects! I've been using an A/B to switch between this and a Single Rec.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This amp is awesome

                By Tim

                from Florida

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                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:

                  This amp sounds amazing and it you're on the fence hop right off and buy this amp

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