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

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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...Read More

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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
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Warm / comfy (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
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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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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

My favorite amp ever!

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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.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp

    By 

    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.

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      5.0

      Wow! What took me so long?

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      from El Paso, Tx

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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:

        Don't let the 30w fool you. Nice power and warm tube sound. With the right petals and instrument this thing sounds amazing.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Sounds

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        from Anaheim, California

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        Pros

        • 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:

          The tones out of this thing are amazing; the clean is that jangly tone that Voxes are famous for. It also runs my pedals very well. I'm very pleased with the purchase, and likely will use this amp the rest of my life.

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          5.0

          Perfect amp

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          from Stockton ca

          About Me Novice

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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 AC30C2 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            The sounds is amazing. Especially with the OCD Fulltone pedal

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The One

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            from Cheyenne, WY

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Powerful
            • Snarling Drive
            • Sparkling Cleans

            Cons

            • A bit heavy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            I've been a guitarist for over 23 years. I've been in bands since age 14 and have had a variety of amps including Fender Twin Reverb, Peavey Classic, Peavey Valve King, and a Vox Valvetronix. The hunt for the perfect amp is over. This AC30 features a LOUD 30 watts of pure valve power and true tone. I have never heard a more beautiful shimmering sound come from my guitar when this amp is cleaned up. When played dirty, it brings out the exact sound of a thousand hit rock songs you've heard. This thing takes pedals extremely well and has an effects loop too. I couldn't be happier

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            5.0

            AC30C2

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            from New York City

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              I have been playing guitar for over fourty five years and I have to say that this amp lives up to it's reputation. I have a 1965 AC30 my dad gave me and its still kicking butt.the ony difference is the tube rectifier, I changed the stock tubes for a set of JJ,s and now this amp really sings best buy in a long time,I play a Gretsch White penguin-Stratocaster-LesPaul custom and a telecaster they all sound great,each one has it own distinct tonalaty which makes this amp a very versatile tool in your music arsenal get one soon.

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              5.0

              Beautiful Clean Tones + Great Dirt

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              from Atlanta, Ga

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                The Vox AC 30 is the best clean amp sound I've ever heard. It can produce epic clean - whether you want bright or warm tones this amp covers it. And when you want dirt you can drive the pre-amp/channel tubes up and you have many flavors of dirt. Also, if you drive up the power tubes with the pre-amp turned low, you get a different kind of drive that is more "clear" sounding. My rig has a Gibson Les Paul and a Custom Fender Strat and they both sound tremendous on this Amp.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Amplifier.

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                from Presque Isle, ME

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Handles Pedals Well
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This is the best sounding amp I have ever played through. I have been striving to get "my sound" for years, but I couldn't get what I wanted until I plugged into my AC30C2 Combo. It makes anything from the most beautifully warm clean sound possible, to a more bright and gainy sound, and everything in between. I have a Gibson Studio Les Paul (humbuckers), and a Fender Standard Telecaster (single coil). Both pickups on both guitars sound amazing through this amp. You cannot beat the clean sound of a neck pickup through an AC30. Though this amp is already incredible sounding, when I plug my Ibanez Tube Screamer (TS9) into it, I get some amazing sounds with any amount of gain that I want. I highly recommend purchasing a Tube Screamer (TS9) if you are considering this amp. I swear this pedal and amp were made for each other. I use this setup to play mostly indie/alternative and classic rock, but believe me when I say you can get a lot of great sounds out of it. The combo is powerful enough to gig with, yet small enough to practice with in your home. My favorite feature this amp has would be how well the tubes react to the player's style. You can really make a lot of different sounds through this amp just by fluctuating how hard you pick! The only con to this amp is its weight. It is very heavy, but then again, that is to be expected! Greatest amp I have ever played through!

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great amp!

                    By 

                    from Oklahoma

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    Don't let the size fool you - it's louder than my Marshall MA100 half stack! Make sure before you "judge" this amp that you break in the Celestions. It sounded good out of the box and it keeps getting better. Definitely has a "Vox" sound and all the controls work exactly as advertised. The tremolo and reverbs are really good. Took me only 10 minutes to dial in the sound I wanted on all 4 inputs. I don't know why the heck I haven't bought one of these before now. Good versatility, but not a "metal" amp - I didn't buy it for that. Definitely enough power for a club venue and mic'd up? No limit. It's a Vox, sounds like a Vox and that's exactly the sound I wanted. Yes, it's heavy and when it comes to amps, heavy is usually good. In this case I don't mind it at all, worth the lugging around to get the sound.

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