Vox AC30 C2

All-Tube Combo Amplifier for Electric Guitar

  • 3 Preamp tubes 12AX7 (ECC83)
  • 4 Power amp tubes EL84
  • Power: 30 W
  • 2x 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
  • 4 Inputs high and low (top boost and normal)
  • Controls for normal volume, top boost volume, treble, bass, reverb effect tone, level, tremolo speed & depth, tone cut, master volume
  • Rear side: 2 Outputs for external speakers (extension and external)
  • FX send and FX return
  • Impedance selector switch 8/16 Ohm
  • Foot switch socket (tremolo and reverb)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 702 x 265 x 556 mm
  • Weight: 32.2 kg
  • Optional foot switch (198735 LEAD FOOT FS-2)
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Further Information

Power 30 W
Speaker size 2x 12"
Power Amp Tubes EL84
Channels 2
Reverb Yes
External FX Loop Yes
Recording Output No
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker Yes
Headphone connection No
Footswitch connection Yes
Incl. Footswitch No
Weight 32,0 kg

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The legend itself, the AC30.
01.05.2015
This thing is huge! If you're looking for a home practice amp this certainly won't be suitable. It's tremendously loud and could be used in many medium to large sized venues.

It's super heavy, almost 4 stone! The handles seems sturdy enough but it's too early to tell. At this point though the quality seems good enough to last a good while.

The good thing about this amp is the master volume. In previous AC30's the only way to get a good warm distortion was to crank the volume up full meaning to have a nice tone you had to deafen your bandmates - not any more! Now you can crank up the volume for the tone, and control the overall master with the master section. Another cool feature is the spring reverb which is super sweet. Also the tremelo is a nice touch and sounds crisp even if I don't use it much myself.

The sound it legendary. It's a powerhouse and sounds so warm you wouldn't believe. Despite it being an old design this amp is suitable for hundreds of genres too - from blues, to rock, to pop, to metal, this amp could do it all!

Amazing buy and I'm glad to be a proud owner of an AC30. No complaints, simply awesome.
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Whatever you want the amplifier to do, that will be
Goran H., 14.06.2018
A unique sound lab! Everything you want and what needs to be in one place ! R & B, Rock, Country, Funk, Soul, Jazz... Each guitar sounds uniquely in its original tonal manner, and is the sound of the best release. At home, in a studio, in a small or big club, or at a stadium, this has made the job fantastic : "At the 2010 Winter NAMM expo Vox introduced the Custom series; these models were updates to the 2004 Custom Classic series amplifiers and featured two channels (Normal and Top Boost) with two inputs for each channel (High and Low), more akin to the original AC30/4 layout released in 1958. It was available with either Greenback speakers (C2) or Alnico Blue Speakers (C2x), and was also available as the AC15. Later limited edition models include the AC30BL, a tygoon blue tolex with grey speaker cloth, an AC30C2RD with a red finish, an AC30C2-BRG a British Racing Green tolex finish with a grey speaker cloth and the AC30C2 Black Comet; featuring a patterned finish all are identical to the C2. The amp featured an option known as "Jumping" where the High-Normal channel could be linked to the Low-Top Boost channel with a patch lead, whilst the guitar is plugged into the High-Top Boost channel, allowing both channels to sound and create a fuller, thicker overdrive sound. The amp also featured a solid-state rectifier to increase reliability. Controls include a Normal volume, Top Boost Volume, Treble and Bass controls, Reverb Tone and Level controls, Tremolo Speed and Depth controls, a Tone Cut control (to add further control over the higher-frequencies), a Master Volume, and a Standby and Power Switch. A true bypass effects loop, extension cab output and external cab output were also included; as well as an input for the external foot switch (to control Reverb and Tremolo). The amps are produced in China. The amps were released to critical success, garnering awards such as Music Radar's "Guitarist Choice" award."
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great amp
Damian4613, 16.12.2014
Great amp got from Thomann for a very bargain price. Thanks to you lads.
Very heavy box but with the two side handles you can hire second creature to make it easier. Great features like tremolo, reverb, master volume. I was testing/ listening so many amps and this is the sound that fits my ears. The only downside are the stock tubes. Main V1 Ruby 12ax7 very very muddy with flabbiness through my Les Paul in Normal channel. Top Boost channel has EQ bass and treble and even with the Chinese V2 12ax7b tube can be adjusted to find your own tone. Power tubes Chinese Shuguang rattling as in hell. First when recording at home though amp is faulty but after studying many websides I discovered this is common Combo issue especially AC30 which is called torture chamber for tubes. I found the way out either buy good quality damper rings/ instruments and keep existing tubes or buy specially dedicated power tubes for VOX AC30 which have rugged construction and are resistant to bigger heat and vibrations. With Strat/Tele you might not get as huge rattling like with Les Paul but you can only hear it while playing at reasonable volumes on some notes but it is very annoying and you really hear while playing. When playing loud on rehearsal with drum kit to loud to hear it.
But when you sort that it sounds like a beauty beast and it is louder than many 50-60W tube amps. Other good thing is that you do not have to rebias the amp after changing tubes so you are saving the visit to tech guy. With this amp the master volume works for great I mean it is not like i many Fender/Marshall amps that when you up to volume level 2-3 you see the difference in loudness and after that it you need to put earplugs. With this amp loudness increases gradually.
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The classic british invasion sound
19.02.2017
I've been looking for an old AC30 since a long time, and when this one came out I was a bit skeptical. When it arrived to my house, it was very hard to bring it upstairs. Its a heavy combo, but it sounds incredible. There was a couple little unfinished details on the outside, but for the price it's totally worth it.

Its not very easy to carry it around but its a great amp for playing gigs and getting that old rock and roll sound!
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