FACTOIDS & TRIVIA
The Vox AC-30 is synonomous with the music of the British Invasion, but by the early 1970s Vox amps had fallen out of favor and the company was sold several times. In the early 1980s, Rose-Morris acquired Vox and reissued the AC-30. These amps were not exact replicas of the originals (solid state rectification) and had some reliability problems. After Rose-Morris went out of business, Korg acquired the Vox name in 1992 and reissued a more accurate AC-30/6TB including a GZ34 rectifier in place of the previous version's solid state rectifier. Korg has the AC-30 reissues made in England at the Marshall factory using modern printed circuit board construction. The chassis is mounted differently from the original and larger cooling vents are fitted for improved reliability, but the important thing is that the amp sounds very close to the original top boost AC-30. The "TBX" designation of the amp shown here indicates that it is equipped with the optional Vox/Celestion G-12 alnico speakers as found in the original AC-30TB.
VOX AC-30/6TBX (1998)
Power Amp: Tube; 4 x EL84, 30 watts RMS @ 16 ohms
Preamp: Tube; 5 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82
Rectifier: Tube; 1 x GZ34
Speakers: 2 x 12" Vox/Celestion G-12
Channels: 3 (Trem-Vib, Normal, Brilliant); 2 inputs per channel
Effects: Tremolo, Vibrato
Controls: Bass, treble, high cut, trem-vib selector, trem-vib speed, volume
Dimensions: 21 H x 27 W x 9.5 D inches
Weight: 75 lb.