Vox Cambridge 30R
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Vox Cambridge 30R

Cambridge 30R, Hybrid Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Cambridge series.

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Audiofanzine FR 12/14/2008

Vox Cambridge 30R : Audiofanzine FR's user review

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(Originally written by elco7/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Tupe preamp with one 12AX7 (with average gain) coupled to channel 2.

10" Celestion blue speaker (8 Ohms) plus external speaker output

2 channels with boost

Tremolo effect

Spring verb

UTILIZATION

Knobs and switches, no mid filter.

I don't like the fact that you need two footswitches (one for channel selection and the reverb, and one for the tremolo effect).

Very easy to use!

It has enough output power for rehearsals if you place it on a table. It's not powerful enough for live gigs.

SOUNDS

The 10" speaker produces powerful mid frequencies. Since the amp has no mid control, you'll have to make extreme EQ settings or stick to the basic sound of the amp (like I did).

I set the bass control to max.

The reverb and channel 2 controls produce no effect beyond 6.

But I find the reverb sounds nice. I don't use the tremolo effect...

The crunch sound is nice and it gets really powerful with a TS-808 or even a Bigmuff.

OVERALL OPINION

This combo sounds very good and it looks great. I like the typical VOX speaker covering (much better than the metal one in new models).

Good manufacturing quality but watch out for the corners because they are not reinforced.

This model is a bit obsolete due to the Valvetronix Series. The Cambridge 30 is good but not the best and for the same price people will prefer to get an amp with an additional digital section.