There may never have been an amp boasting such a lofty and pure sound in the entire history of VOX. The VOX Hand-Wired Series relies on the painstaking technique of turret board hand-wiring – a method requiring a high level of skill and craftsmans...
"The VOX AC30 is a classic amp and I used one a lot during the recording of my Dead Peasants record, and once I did some touring for that album, I started to see how that sound could apply to what I do in the Foos. I’m running two in stereo for my hot tone live and it’s pretty ripping. I’ve got those things pinned." "I just like the distortion you get from driving an AC30 really hot. It’s nice and dirty but you can still hear the definition and notes. My Hand-Wired VOX AC30s are the tone that I’ve been looking for, for a long, long time. They give me all the fireworks, but all the subtlety as well!"more
The other half of Rosamilia's amp equation is a Vox Hand-Wired series AC30. Each amp sports a pair of Weber Blue Dogs. He runs the JMP dry and pipes delays and other swirly effects through the AC30. Rosamilia carries vintage backups for each amp: a small 1967 Marshall PA-20 head and 1962 Vox AC30 loaded with Celestion Blue 12" speakers.more
In this [interview with *Premier Guitar* magazine](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23617-sonic-savage-gemma-thompson?page=3), Thompson explains that she uses an AC-30HW2X because she prefers vintage sounds, and feels it best approximates older Vox units. "It’s the handwired reissue with the Celestion Blue alnico speakers," she says. "It’s the closest modern Vox AC-30 I’ve found to the original sound of the ’60s ones."more
There may never have been an amp boasting such a lofty and pure sound in the entire history of VOX. The VOX Hand-Wired Series relies on the painstaking technique of turret board hand-wiring – a method requiring a high level of skill and craftsmanship – is used, resulting in wiring that's beautiful in its artistry, ensuring an efficient signal path with minimal loss and no restriction in amplitude. In the Hand-Wired Series, tubes, transformers, speakers, chassis, and custom parts all join together in an ideal state to deliver the richest and most powerful sonic experience – the ultimate amp. Not bound by tradition, the VOX Hand-Wired Series also provides a variety of new functions that keep pace with the needs of today's artists. Offering a rich variety of tonal shadings and a broad model lineup, the enormous potential of the VOX Hand-Wired Series will reveal itself in any musical scenario.
I like everything about this amp. I don't miss the vib/trem channel, the bright switch on the normal channel brings the non-top-boost JMI brilliant channel sounds and the 'hot switch on the top boost channel is to die for. The master volume is pretty useable and the half-power switch is a huge help in these days of stage volume restrictions. What a well-though-out take on the classic design. Did I mention the gorgeous fawn Nubtex? Even the stock greenbacks sounded pretty solid, but she really came alive when I installed a G12 blue and an H30 55hz clone. That pair of speakers really makes for a larger than life vox tone, clean or dirty.
Have absolutely loved this amplifier. Had some minor issues with unwanted buzz with bad power supplies in live applications. Found out that there was an issue with the resistor placements on the grid, but once we fixed that there were very few issues! LOVE THIS AMP!
Will update this soon, but i played one awhile back fell in love so i decided to buy one sight unseen. I've gone through so many AC30c2 (and the CC2 and the AC30vr) that i decided to try this one. I'm stoked to hear the sounds.