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Vox Custom Classic AC30CCH 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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Except for a limited run of AC30HWs, the Vox AC30CCH 30W Custom Classic Head hasn't been around since the days of the Fab Four. 2 blendable channels ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The first full-production AC30 head since 1967.

Except for a limited run of AC30HWs, the Vox AC30CCH 30W Custom Classic Head hasn't been around since the days of the Fab Four. 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.

FEATURES
  • 30W all tube
  • Custom/normal EQ switch on Top Boost channel
  • Normal channel with Brilliant switch
  • Blendable Normal & Top Boost channels
  • Spring reverb with Dwell switch and tone control
  • Fully variable tremolo on all channels
  • Post-phase-inverter master volume
  • True bypass variable-level effects loop
  • Switchable cathode bias
  • Switchable smoothing filter values
  • Footswitch for tremolo and reverb
  • Baltic birch ply cabinet
  • Vintage-style transformers
  • Tone Cut control
  • Dual footswitch for reverb and tremolo

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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4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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The Original Vintage/Modern

This is the amp that all classic rock players need. I chose the head and 2x12 cab because it is easier to transport to venues than the 2x12 combo, (I am not getting...Read complete review

This is the amp that all classic rock players need. I chose the head and 2x12 cab because it is easier to transport to venues than the 2x12 combo, (I am not getting any younger) while still retaining the classic VOX AC30 sound. And what a sound it is !! Crystal clear chime, full bodied warmth and absolutely musical overdrive that keep you playing and playing with a huge ear to ear grin on your face. It has incredible tone shaping controls and capability. The normal channel w/brilliance switch and the Top Boost channel with the custom/standard EQ can also be blended together for even more tone shaping. A filter cap adjustment switch on the back panel along with a bias switch for 22 or 33 watt power, very useful and adjustable reverb and tremolo along with a power section tone cut and master volume control make this amp a tweakers delight. There is not a bad sound in this amp. It will respond to any guitar you plug into it with clarity and character. A modern version of a classic vintage sounding amp with a price that will not put you into life long debt. This is a dream come true for budget minded guitarists, or even rich kid guitarists. And it is LOUD !! The best deal out there in amp land. Thanks VOX for making guitars sound great, for the every day player.

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I didn't hear what everybody else did evidently

I bought this amp because I read about it and researched it pretty well I thought. When it arrived and I hooked it up I was very dissapointed in it's sound and lack of...Read complete review

I bought this amp because I read about it and researched it pretty well I thought. When it arrived and I hooked it up I was very dissapointed in it's sound and lack of sweet tube sound and you couldn't natural compression that makes the tube amp tone so wonderful. I was able to retube it and make it sound alot better and I should have known to have done that right off the bat from all the other tube amps I own which usually come with so so cheap tubes. JJs sound good in it and also a combination of old 60s Mullard 12ax7s I had really sweetened it up. Next stop, speakers. I tried vin 30s, Jensens, Tech 21s out of one of their amps that never would work right, Seventy 80s, and then finally Alicos and bingo. I think you can put alinco speakers in anything and make it sound better if you have the bucks to spend on them. Mine came out of a 60s Wurlitzer organ and it was just by luck that I tried them to see what they sounded like. Best set of 12" speakers I own. I was still dissapointed in the amp and talk to several techs about modding it to get a better sound and they basically said that there wasn't any making it sound good period. It is what it is and that the tubes and speakers were about all I could do to make it sound better with the exception of trying a solid state rectifier in it and see what it did. I never tried it to see. I've tried to sell the amp when it was 6 months old and nobody wanted was interested. It sits in the back bedroom along with some others that I've bought searching for a good sound and threw away money on them also. But like I said, tubes are definitely an improvement and speakers are very important too.

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5.0

The real deal

By WhiteMtntn

from Albany, NY

Wow. Between the variations of channels and levels- Normal, Top Boost, Master Volume, Reverb, Tremolo- you can fiddle about and dial in a wide plethora of sounds - its like discovering this amps sweet secrets. The clarity and sweetness of individual notes is stunning. The power of this amp is startling- booming bass and sparkling treble, you can shake the room with rippin' raunchy ROCK, or play a lovely angelic lullaby that will bring tears. The Vox AC30 is everything it is reputed to be. I'll never part with it.

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4.0

Sounds Great But Will It Last?

By Terrence

from farmingdale, NJ

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I purchased the AC30CCH. I love the sounds I get from this amp. I own several vintage Fenders, a newer Fender,vintage Ampeg and a newer Ampeg, and all are built very well for years of service and sound great.After only about 15 hrs of use the Tolex is starting to peal off the VOX. I am guessing its caused by the build up of heat from the tubes and the very small vents. I contacted service and they are giving me the run around,Something about no warrentee on "COSMETICS" I'm not done with them yet. I hope they do the right thing.I was hoping to get many years of use from a VOX as I have from my Fenders and Ampegs. I'm very dissapointed in the fit and finish.

 
5.0

wow

By dan-RIeUU

from sydney, australia

i've had mine for a couple of months now, and i still love it. incredible sounding amp for everything except metal (it's just too sweet). lots of tweakability, functional tremolo and nice reverb. loud as hell. channels aren't footswitchable but it doesn't matter - it just sounds so good.

 
5.0

Vox AC30 head kicks serious butt!

By Voxampguy

from Springfield, MO

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I was the proud owner of an AC15 reissue w/Celestion Alnico Blue speaker. I sold the amp a few years ago and always regretted it. I have been hearing "that" sound in my head for a long long time ever since. I have tried every short cut that I know to get back to that to no avail. Don't get me wrong, I have some other good gear...a 70's silver panel Deluxe Reverb, a BF Champ, lot's of guitars. But, it is that Vox sound that I was missing. No matter what anyone says, HB's don't sound good through traditional Fender amps. I have an American made in RI Guild SFIII and I have missed that guitar terribly until today. I plugged 'er into my new Vox AC30 head, connected to my Vintage 30 that was mounted in my Deluxe and POW! I wasn't expecting that good of a sound hooked up that way to an AC30, but is was unbelievable! That sound! I have a 2x12 cab on layaway so after an Alnico jolt, It is really going to be extra sweet! I was hesitant to buy a Chinese-made Vox, but so far, so good. I bought is stupid cheap so even if it fails I can afford to put Mercury Trannys in it and still be okay! Buy one of these!

 
5.0

semi-pro gigging musician

By tweak-VRlNt

from Fox Lake, Illinois

great reverb. Tone is exactly what I was looking for. I'm a singer so I need something that blendswith my voice. My tele's high notes scream out now.But not obnoxious. I also run my Larivee acousticthru it. I have to figure out a way to switch between the two.

 
5.0

Great Amp

By jonoby

from Imperial, MO

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This amp is fantastic for the bluesy/southern/clasic rock sound. It's a bit quircky in regards to its controls(standby off is really standby on etc...)but once you dial it in the tones are everything you'd expect. It's a nice size amp and the build quality seems really good eventough it's Chinese. It's plenty loud for live shows and just perfect for recording. I'd have to say that if you're looking for a classic sounding amp this one is it. With so many tweaking options you'll find your sound somewhere in there.

 
5.0

Amazing...

By fender22087-y9ufw

from Kansas City

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I just bought this AC30CCH head and I'm pretty blown away by it. I play in my church band and they have an AC30CC1 with just a 1x12" speaker in it, and although it sounds really good, the head through my 4x12 cab and 1x15 vintage vox cab sounds absolutely amazing. I'm really glad I bought the head instead of the combo, I like to make my own variation of head and combos and the head is just easier to carry around than the combo and still make good combinations. I think this is one amp that everybody needs to have if they're serious. Nothing sounds bad on it and it gives that incredible Vox tone that everybody keeps searching for. I'm always a little skeptical about new "modern" features on amps 'cause they always seem to take away from the original sound but these modern features do just the opposite. Every single option sounds incredible and you can still get the classic ac30 tone. Anyways if you're thinking about getting an AC30 get one...you will not be dissapointed at all.

 
5.0

vox

By Orville Rickenbacker

from Picayune, MS

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I play a rickenbacker and '72 Tele Deluxe through this thing and it is really amazing. This is my first tube amp and it's like a revelation. The sounds are brilliant and i think it is a very flexible amp. The tremelo and reverb are really great too. I only wish i had gotten the 4x12 Cab instead of the 2x12

 
5.0

Its Alive

By Ulysses Wave

from Chico CA

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I purchase this amp head after carefully combing the market and am very satisfied with my choice. I instantly enjoyed the shimmery arpeggios that the top boost channel provides. If your looking for great clean sounds and a little bite you'll love this amp.

 
5.0

Terrific '60s Sound

By Jim-Mxlny

from Oklahoma City, OK

I bought this amp to give our band's sound a bit more "oomph." It worked. I hooked the amp through a Vox 2-12 cabinet and play a Gibson SG or Fender Strat through it. The amp has the clean sound of a tube amp and a bit of "bite" without the distortion most amps give with over-worked overdrive.

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