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An icon of tube tone decked out with modern enhancements for fabulous flexibility.
The Vox AC30CC2X 30W 2x12 Custom Classic Combo with Vox Celestion Blue Speakers was made for great vintage sound. 2 blendable channels feature fully variable tremolo with footswitchability, a custom EQ switch on the Top Boost channel, and Brilliant switch on the normal channel. Spring reverb with dwell switch, footswitchability, and tone control; plus an effects loop with full bypass and level control give you precision command over a broad range of sounds. Boutique features include switchable cathode bias for lower power and longer tube life plus switchable smoothing filter values for looser or tighter feel. Baltic birch cab, vintage-style transformers, tone cut control, and included dual footswitch.
The best classic AC30 designs plus a number of useful, very cool features for the most tonally flexible and affordable AC30 to date. Order now.
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great vintage vibe, great amp
The Vox AC30CC2X is an amazing amp for all styles of music. It?s incredibly versatile and the whole spectrum of sounds you can get out of this thing is phenomenal. You can get...Read complete review
The Vox AC30CC2X is an amazing amp for all styles of music. It?s incredibly versatile and the whole spectrum of sounds you can get out of this thing is phenomenal. You can get sounds from classic rock to modern alternative, all with a great warm tube vibe. The clean channel has a really nice ring to it. It?s very smooth and takes modulation-based effects well. The top boost channel is where this amp really shines. The cleans sparkle and shimmer, like the original AC30s, and as you turn up the volume you start to get that gorgeous tube breakup that gives your sound a little bit of grit. If you turn up the volume higher, you get a great vintage Brit crunch sound. The top boost channel takes all my effects great. The AC30CC2X has a channel blend switch that lets you mix the clean and top boost channels, which has given me some really interesting sounds, and it takes away the hassle of having to patch channels together the old fashioned way. This amp also has a built in tremolo and reverb circuits (both footswitchable) - the tremolo is weak and relatively useless, but the reverb sounds really good if you take the time to tweak it and tailor it to your playing style. The back panel has a really cool feature that allows you to select whether you want to run the tubes hot or warm for a vintage or more modern sound. I was a little hesitant to buy this amp at first because Vox started manufacturing these in China, but let me assure you that this amp sounds incredible, looks beautiful, and is really well built. I?ve had no quality issues so far, and I?ve owned this amp for about a year. I switched out the stock tubes but that was a personal preference thing. And the Celestion Blue speakers are totally worth the extra money - they have the same bite and sparkle as the originals. Be wary that it takes some time to get to know this amp - you really have to experiment to get the most out of this thing. Still I?d say you couldn?t go wrong with the AC30CC2X. It has the perfect sound for almost every application with a true vintage vibe.
Most Liked Negative Review
Made in China...
I bought one hoping to replace my 1964 Vox AC-50. After getting it home and being skeptical about it's sound, I really examined it and realised that it's pretty cheaply made. The...Read complete review
I bought one hoping to replace my 1964 Vox AC-50. After getting it home and being skeptical about it's sound, I really examined it and realised that it's pretty cheaply made. The more I played it, the more I realised it sounded like an overpriced Chinese amp. The Celestians aren't the great British or American one's either. These Celestians are also made in China like the rest of the amp. Bummer...I returned this Vox shortly after and bought an American made Fender Pro Tube "Twin-Amp" which has an amazing tone and solid workmanship.
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Unfortunately these newer Vox AC-30's just don't match the last one's which were still being hand built in England up until 2002. This is still a very good amp, but if you want the AC-30 sound so many guitarists talk about, you have to the get the original Class A's or the reissues from 90's and early 2000's. Yes, you may pay a little more than this one, but for a few hundred more, it is well worth it!
I actually found one of the last UK AC30 TB models with the blue speakers. I also have a Fender Super Reverb, Bassman and Marshall 1987/1960 stack. The AC30 TB rocks. I can mix the channels and the trem is amazing. I, now, know why so many pros have used these. If the CC2 sounds anything like my TB, you need to buy one.
I have had many different amps including a mesa triple rectifier, a laney vh100r, a couple fenders, and i used a vht pitbull 100cl for a little while, and the AC30 is the best amp I have ever had! The tone of the amp is killer, the sustain that comes from this amp is amazing, and the crunch will melt your face off. I have owned one for 3 years and will never get rid of it. I know run the AC30 and a fender blues jr in stereo now and they are killer together.
After searching for over 2 years for an amp. I found exactly what I had been searching for. I had ignored vox the whole two years due to the "the beatles played vox pfft." then I plugged into one and it was exactly what I wanted. I tried the cc2 and the cc2x and the cc2x just had it. I heard all about the reliability issues but 8 months later playing It every show (about 4 a week, it hasn't let me down yet. I loved it so much I bought a second. Bottom line it comes with a warranty so if it blows you get it taken care of. I've had two orange ad30's blow on me, and I'd never part with my ac30's now they are my most prized amps.
I bought this amp about 7 months ago and absolutely love it. Even without all the bells and whistles that other amps in this price range come with, it provides tones a plenty. If your into playing the blues this is the amp for you. I have not used it in a band setting but would imagine that it would hold it's own in a small to medium size venue. I play a 57 Strat Reissue and am still looking for my sweetspot but enough fine tuning you'll find a bunch of really nice tones from real clean and dry to a real spacial open sound with some reverb. Add a distortion box and it will get as raunchy as you like. I'm not sorry I paid what I did for this.
Don't get me wrong Vox ac's are great and they sound beautiful but many people seem to have serious reliability problems with these amps. They sound great but need redesigned in my opinion.By the way if you want a true 60s Vox sound jmi makes far better sounding versions, and jmi's is all about recreating true vintage amps and their built in the uk so seem more reliable to me as well. If you don't know who JMI is google JMI amplifications.
i tried this amp out after hearing about it. I was speechless afterwards. i tried this one, the cc2, and the ac15. all great sounding, but I liked the sound of the alnico's better. I was looking for a good amp and I was down to a orange ad30, or this. I ended up buying this because it had more features. they sound close to the same. both great amps, The orange is a little pricier, but I absolutely love this amp and I'm glad with my decision. All I can say is if you can afford this amp defiantly buy it as you won't be sorry. Oh I gave it 4.5 for value because it is high and they raised the price on them considerable since two years ago when I first tried them out.
I have owned several AC30's since the 90's. have also owned the Valvetronix (never again). Currently I own two of these particular amps and I love them. I love the new options that bring some modernity to a classic sound. One amp has the Celestion Blues and the other has the Vox standard speakers. I have them set up stereo with all of my effects in stereo. Needless to say, these amps sing. Warm and chimey depending on the situation. I use Les Pauls, Fender Strat, Guild Starfire through these and they all have a great unique sound. Definitely recommended for sure!
Ok i own this and it has not failed me yet pretty much it is the same as the ac30 with the vox speakers but better.i have owned both, and the difference is the cheaper one has good tone and sounds really good but if you want a more of a clearer sound something you want to be able to hear your tone even more i would recommend you getting this vox hereso if you have that little bit more money (because this thing is pricey but worth it) to spend i would recommend this one over the other ac30
I do not own this amp, but I use this amp on a regular basis at my chruch. Let me say, it can crank above an entire band that is being run through a large PA system. Unfortunately, ours has been in the shop many a time. Its a tiny bit fragil. The last time we had it in the shop we had EL84's put in it, and wow, it sounds even better now. It has a great clean channel. The EQ settings and channels are a bit confusing, but with practice you can better undrstand it. Overall it is an amazing amp, if you have one, put EL84's in it and run a tubescreamer, holy crap.