One of the earliest AC30s we've ever had in the shop, the amp head boasts smooth black (pre-basketweave) tolex, brass vents, no corners, and a copper control panel. The list of AC30 enthusiasts is endless, with a story that began with the Shadows and quickly grew to include players such as the Beatles, U2, Queen and countless others. This amp delivers both the detailed cleans and midrange rich tube overdrive that are the hallmarks of the AC30 tone, not to mention providing fantastic vibrato and tremolo on the third pair of inputs! Fully restored, this head has been recovered with smooth black tolex and the cabinet is a new, factory spec reproduction courtesy of North Coast Music with black basketweave tolex. The chrome trolley is also a virtually new modern reproduction, and the cab is loaded with a fresh pair of Celestion Blue alnico speakers.
The serial/model # plaque on the back of the head is also newer along with a Korg-era SBU-style handle on top. The Top Boost module is itself the stuff of legend, and this aftermarket module is authentic to the original design, with Bass and Treble controls powered by an additional 12AX7/ECC83 that really helped push the AC30 into new and uncharted tonal territory. Married specifically with the Brilliance inputs, the Top Boost module was reverse engineered from the tone stack of a Fender Twin Reverb and provides a musical and familiar EQ sweep in addition to an extra gain stage that helps coax rich harmonics, incredible cut, and more drive out of the amp.
This amp boasts a very original and freshly serviced circuit, with stock Albion transformers. The circuit has been partially recapped, and the preamp features the vast majority of the original Wima tone capacitors. The pots have a "DK" date stamp which translates to April of 1963. The chassis itself is quite clean with a vibrant reddish copper faceplate that retains all of its lettering in addition to original chicken head knobs. A previous owner has also put a few hash marks for specific settings adjacent to a few of the knobs.
The amp sports a set of newer JJ EL84 power tubes which sound fantastic and deliver an authentic British tone. The preamp tubes consist of mostly newer valves as well. Cosmetically, you won't find a more squeaky clean looking amp, and this Vox present particularly well and deserves to be seen on stage or in a studio.
This AC30 with Top Boost circuitry is the pinnacle of the Vox sound, and the amp that chimed its way into the hearts of millions on your favorite early Beatles records. Don't miss out on this gem! Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!
The head, cab, and trolley will all be packed separately for maximum protection while in transit. We use double thick boxes, 1" foam, and industrial 1/2" bubble wrap to assure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1963 Vox AC30 Vintage Tube Amp Copper Top JMI with Cab, Celestion Blues & Trolley" is in sale since Wednesday, August 09, 2017.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
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