Vox AC15C1
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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 21 reviews )
 15 reviews71 %
 3 reviews14 %
 2 reviews10 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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SonicPulverizer's review"A pedalhead's best friend"

Vox AC15C1
The Vox AC15C1 is an excellent low wattage combo amp with supple features and a welcome compact size. Powered by el84s, this AC15 is a twin channel design that is separated by the input. The normal channel has a single volume control, whilst the top boost channel has a dedicated EQ stack. The Tone cut control acts as a pseudo presence control, allowing you to roll off high frequencies. The addition of a master volume on this amps gives you the ability to wind up the preamp for hotter gain sounds. Onboard Reverb and Tremolo gives you more options to enhance and sculpt your sound.


The master volume is a very important update to the AC15, giving you the ability to get more aggressive sounds without the ear-bleeding volumes typically involved. The amp is very easy to dial in and the built in reverb really helps accentuate the lush cleans available. The amp is very loud for its power rating and is easily a giggable amp. It is also an excellent platform for pedals, but does not take well to everything.


I played through the AC15 with a Gibson Tweedy SG. JHS morning glory. Weehbo JCM drive. Strymon Timeline.

The normal channel is capable of very pleasant clean sounds and with the help of a "cleaner" overdrive, such as the JHS Morning Glory, can deliver some righteous sparkle and breakup. The Top boost channel is immediately more percussive and aggressive. Winding up the volume really gets the amp into a useable classic crunch sound. I paired the Weehbo JCM drive to the amp with great success. The amp was capable of copping very modern gain sounds with a great level of authenticity.


The Vox AC15C1 is the best performing amp in it's price point. It's an excellent pedal platform and outperforms it's closest competitor, the Egnater Tweaker, in sound quality. If you need a giggable amp that's small on size and big on sound, this amp is where it's at. Mic'ing up the amp in a live setting can get this amp more than enough mileage.

iamqman's review"Ready and waiting for you."

Vox AC15C1
When I think of the best cleans tones in the world, I think of Vox and Fender. The fender cleans are probably the best and the Vox has a darker woodier tone that is instantly recognizable. The Vox to me has the best tone for a pedal to go in front of an amp. I have played many Vox's and they are hands down the best clean amps to throw a pedal in front of.

Vox AC15 Custom 15-watt Guitar Amplifier Features at a Glance:

* Output power: 15 watts RMS into 16 ohms
* Speaker: 1 x 12" 16 ohm Celestion G12M Greenback
* Inputs: Normal input jack, Top Boost input jack, Footswitch jack
* Outputs: External loudspeaker jack, Extension loudspeaker jack
* Options: VFS2A Footswitch
* 1 x 12" Celestion G12M Greenback


Specification Detail
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 15W
Speakers 1 x 12" Celestion G12M Greenback
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ Ch 2: Bass, Treble; Master: Tone Cut
Amp Modeling No
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 5
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument (Ch 1), 1 x Instrument (Ch 1)
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop No Effects Loop
Height 17.95"
Width 23.7"
Depth 10.43"
Weight 48.5 lbs.


There really isn't one guitar or pedal that works best with this amp. Try anything you like because it all sounds very good. Play a Fender Strat and an Ibanez TS9 and you will be in heaven with the tones that come out of these speakers. This sounds great with an Electro Harmonics Big Muff as well. One of my favorite tones on the planet is a Vox AC with a Big Muff in front of it. This combination is so epic and note worthy that it makes playing the guitar so enjoyable.


If you don't have the money to spring for a Vox Ac30 or a vintage one then this might be right up your ally. At new they come in at around $600. That is a heck of a price for a solid tube amp that it light weight and portable. Don't let the 15 watt scare you into not producing loud usable tones. These amps get pretty stinking loud!

I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a great clean amp and doesn't want to spend $1000's on a Matchless or Divided by 13 amp. Those are great amps too, but to me this is where its at tone wise. The only setback it they are made in Red China. So that is how they get the price down this low. If you need an American made Vox then go with a Hayseed amp.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" REALLY AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!"

Vox AC15C1
everything was already said to be on great amp, it's lights 15 watts of power, two separate channels normal channel and top boost channel
reverse, great tremolo as well


There is no easier way have turn the knobs to find are his
frankly not require manual


it is very versatile, jazz blues rock of the 60 70 nothing to prevent adding pedals me personally I add a metal muff and a Blackstar HT distx
it is perfect for my style
I love everything about this amp
I have a 2005 sg standard playing on the tones of my shovel is happiness


I use it for my four, I try the Junior Blues March 1st vox I remember it more so mark me, I love everything about this amp
unbeatable value for money
Junior blues I find it had not assai horn and too much treble for my taste
if it again I will redeem

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the Panar"

Vox AC15C1
at all was said on the subject


iper is simple, have found the sound that have all want to have, not need manual


yes quite Convien it perfect for my style, may have to spend blues to jazz and rock, may have to add the pedals, I have a blackstar ht distx and metal fullbor and it is Panar.
The sound can go from crystalline to the very serious on the normal channel on the top boost channel I do not much use, I would say it in another post. I play gibson sg standard old version


I try the blues junior, another vox I name not I hang on AC15 for its versatility
I use it for 2 joures, it is very sensitive to the parasite, I have a immence foutoire at my son Kettle to remedy. I do not test my antièrement currently is the Panar. report caliter taken unbeatable, I test in store and there not avai stray so his vien to me
I will ever be without choi ésiter

albou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"The Panard!"

Vox AC15C1
Vox AC15 C1 is a tube amp made in England by now become unavoidable if at least very famous!

It is therefore a tube amp with two separate entrances circuits (Normal and Top Boost) and a tremolo and reverb built. At the rear, there are two entries:
- Connecting the footswitch (not included!) To turn reverb and tremolo
- Output for external speaker
Nothing very revolutionary at the same time that's why we take it! The receiver is stamped 15W 15W lamps but Vox! The sound is expelled through a speaker 12 "Celestion G12M Greenback (as opposed to the AC15 C1x that has a Celestion Blue Bulldog ... his best it seems ...)
The settings, from left to right level are: a master volume, and tone cut to mitigate treble frequencies and give a thicker sound. Then the part tremolo with two knobs: depth (depth) and speed (speed), then a single knob "level" for the reverb. Settings circuit, meanwhile, are few: bass, treble and volume for the top boost channel, and only one volume for the normal channel. Finally, the two inputs to the various channels.
Note that volumes are output level and gain, which provides a natural saturation from light boost, the free overdrive. Just play between the channel volume and master volume!
"What are we going to do with that?" I think you mean ... Well look below!


Because of its small number of settings, the Vox AC15 is a very easy to use amp. On the normal channel, one branch, the volume is adjusted (if the reverb and, why not, the tremolo) and it's already time to play! If the top boost channel is selected, no fencing is very long on the bass and treble: moreover, they are relatively inconspicuous compared to Fender Hot Rod (I speak from what I know).
The manual has not been delivered to me I can not say if it is clear but I do know, however, it is not necessary.
Very easy to sound good is obtained, if the EC is what search! Many of my influences that one day or another played on this series (the AC30 C2), I knew in advance that it would please me!


Then there is the splayfooted (hence the title)! I did not need more to finally get the sound I had in my ears since forever!
I use the amp with a standard guitar SG with P90 (microphones simple rods to double).
I was looking for an amp that excelled in rock, blues, pop and old. The AC series has largely contributed to the sounds I was looking for a long time.
The effectiveness of settings allows you to have thick and clear melodic tones (arpeggios Peter Buck REM), or typically byrdsiens sounds (the "jangle") with single coil pickups. The ability to adjust subtly gain level by the volume gives a terrible sound that just treble frequencies saturate ... great!
The crunch Vox is superb! The normal channel is perfect for arpeggios hell or to give a good shot of the pump suites agreements.
As for the top boost channel, it saturates rapidly enough, and provides a larger dose of gain. Unfortunately, it gets a little too rough from 8/10 but when you need more gain, both take a pedal.
The reverb is quality but should not push it too because it loses beauty. If you do not exceed 8, then this is great.
The tremolo is also excellent. I wish it could be faster, but it's still awesome and down when the depth, subtle and beautiful effect is obtained.
Finally, the Tone Cut allows you to filter the treble frequencies and therefore thicken the sound without losing definition as the tone on the guitar. It completely changes the type of sound, it is still necessary and can not be otherwise at least get a sound a little too loud.


I use it for over a year and I have not been disappointed (except in the extreme). I have owned several amps transistors and lamps (Orange Crush 15, Fender Frontman 15, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe). I got the AC15 in exchange for the Hot Rod, too busy acute and not enough body even with 40W. Now I've found my home and I do not think the leaving anytime soon!
What I like about this amp is THE sound that has always been my idols and I finally found! More little adjustment to rediscover the sound of his guitar, and the possibilities of its knobs!
What I like least? Well, perhaps unable to change channels with a switch, you must use a pedal for that A / B and connect the two channels to power the switcher quickly. This is a problem of scene ...
The price is quite low for the power output and sound quality. Purchased used, this is a bargain!
With experience, I would do this choice without hesitation! My project from now: give me Big Brother Handwired Vox AC30C2 hand made in the UK!
Linn Sondek11/16/2013

Linn Sondek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Personal incompatibility or problem?"

Vox AC15C1
Everything has been said, no need to return.


Use single arch given the few parameters.
I get a good sound? Well, not really ...


Here we are! Note that I have tested this combo in order to buy it.
I had taken care to bring one of my Les Paul to discern that which, in the sound was due to the amp.
This test has revealed a combo with which I have no affinity.
I think the clear sound as well lack of precision of definition and the Crunch is sorely lacking in clarity. I have long believed that the tremolo was in action, top boost, as each agreement plated neck pickup produced this effect. Well no! As if HP proved unable to cash or the amplifier section could correctly the HP driver. The seller tried R08 with LP and the result was the same: a sound as possible and to draft a membrane HP seemed uncontrolled.
But the seller does nothing seemed surprised and felt that everything was normal. I am willing to believe and conclude that I am incompatible with the AC15.


I have of course not finalized the purchase and walked away quietly without combo.
This Vox me a bit like the Celestion V30: two products that have an amazing popularity when I personally find the most mediocre.

So do not get upset about the "useless review" button: I quite right not love this combo and say it!

tym2909's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" SOUND!"

Vox AC15C1
tube combo 15 watt than enough to play by repeating or in small rooms or have trouble with your neighbors.
THE configuration is simple, normal and top boost more punchy.
No overdrive channel, but rather effective reverb and tremolo (never used).
Possibility of coupling with an external speaker (I bought a vox V212NT by replacing one of the hp original Celestion 70th anniversary with a Celestion greenback hp, which is also installed in my AC15).
You can either use an external output for the sound only in the external speaker or the output expansion, and there, the sound is divided between your amp and your cab.


I utulise the register in a blues rock, and I must say that this is his domain.
Either with us or my strat my Les Paul, I easily get what I want. I use pedals mxr double shot, zw overdrive and classic fuzz to get different sounds.


I love the pretty rock sounds, crunch delivered by my hp greenback.
To get them, I reduce the overall volume of the amp and I increase the volume of the Top boost fashion ...


c is the best amp I've had.
Previously, I used a marshall haze 40, too powerful, crappy finishes ..
I am completely satisfied with my AC15 even if I am always attracted by its big brother the AC30.
I would do this choice because in this price range, this is the amp for me.

surfy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Thunderbolt"

Vox AC15C1
15 watt all-tube combo (very high volume!) With two separate channels
- Normal channel: gain
- Top boost channel: gain, bass treble
- Shared between the two channels: master, tremolo, reverb

Output for external HP series or cutting HP combo.

3 12AX7 pre-amp
2 EL84 power lamps

Celestion Greenback speaker 12''
Finally an amp of this range with a standby button that allows heat to better manage heating / stop lamps.

Made in china (for current models), very good build quality. Finish that is not too crazy, except maybe the handle.

Heavy (the weight of my 7 year old daughter, ie 22 kg) but for me it is not a bad thing because the size and thickness of the wood that it does not vibrate when you start mounting the volume. The back is almost closed, giving a better overall sound reproduction (particularly on low).

For me it lacks something essential: a switch shine.
To understand what it is, see the topic "bright cap" (very simple modification of the circuit I made) -2 points, but returned with the mod.

The two non-switchable channels are a bit old-school, but also the charm (-1 point)
The look can like it or not, I love it. It is unmistakable, and it is super nice.


A good sound out of this amp is a breeze.

Each knob is very "active" and alter the sound significantly, so many possible shades, even if it remains in its VOX.

I read the manual just to have the heating time of the lamps. To save you the reading is 2-3 minutes.

Well I put -1 for transportation because it is better a large chest.


O my God.

Tried to shop with just a strat on the normal channel, to cry a specific bright rich sound,. A sound that says "typical British" but frankly the clean has nothing to envy to a Fender. Just a darker, but I was amazed hair, I fell in love and I'm left with.

At home: ouch. The overdrive pedals (Vox Big Ben yet) and distortion does not really go into the amp. Fortunately, there are changes bright cap (see the topic in the forum audiofanzine).

So I put 10 with the bright cap mod.

Once this mod done on the top boost channel and an on / off switch on the normal channel, it's deadly. It's just too hard to go to work and having to wait until the evening to replay it.


Used for a few days with a Fender American Special Strat HSS and some pedals, it is pure happiness.

This is a "real" amp with a great sound. I also have a Fender Super X2 field that sounds great, but that can not be pushed (thus limited rehearsal and concert) and is more neutral in sound.

What I like least is having to make a mod for circuit with THE sound. It is very simple and I think for the price it cost to add a switch to shine, they could have done.

I love everything: sound, look ...

I would do 100 times this choice at this price there's no better in my opinion (but try the Fender Blues Junior)

lolo1999's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Solid, reliable, result below ..."

Vox AC15C1
Here is a small tube combo 15 watt quite extra, with an entry called (normal) and a second said (top boost) with a real spring reverb, to convince you just move the machine is turned on
and listen to what he tells you.
many opinions are not very positive about this reverb, personally I find good and my taste.
integrate the other effect is tremomlo (I do not use that often) but when it switched me really happy too.

the normal input is just great sound right in the vox miles, the difference with a 30 ac, power, but it is the quality of sounds and effects is equal to its big brothers.

top boost input, it also does, even with the small micro strat simple, is very serious overdrive nothing to do with a pedal on a transistor amp.

15 watt but I already had a visit neighbors tell you is .....


Nothing simpler than this amp, plug and you get a more distinctive sound, as I bought it I did not even try in the store, have entendut to different occasion I had not been convinced some time.

at the time of purchase I had only a few guitar models in low-end strat and gibson les paul, but already he was bringing more truly satisfying in my sound, since I invested in the guitar one can more reliable, the dream is complete.

perspective explanation, a little book comes with the amp, but still very intuitive, no need to break your head "it's gear."


I have chosen knowingly, my main game is based on the typical "60" "70" of cristalins cleen, and with good bass fishing, palmute
great sound on this amp, a real drug because it ended up not being able to get past.

I use a fender strat "classic player 60" and a gretsch electromatic "g5422 tdgc" is the foot, my line effect is mainly
a boost t-rex, a delay of vox, a slow motion, chorus and flanger, and from time to time depending on the mood, a distortion of the Satchurator vox.


3 years since I used this amp and 15 years since I commancer the guitar, as saying that I tested a few amps before buying this, many of my previous one was the transistor amps, although I have nothing against those this, they are also their qualities, what I wanted to force improved my ear aspiring musician,
this was more warmth and depth that is found naturally in the amp or combo lamp, coupled with a quality instrument, it makes you aware of the beauty of live music in front of his instrument.

the fender amp is also very good user score, I think they may be the only one able to compete with the vox in search of what his perfect cleen.
value for money, go for this kind of material because only up and I do not think we can the regreter.
Of course I'd do it again this choice, it is a true marvel and once it has found the little extras that make a difference in their personal games, this is a treat.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" unbeatable value for money"

Vox AC15C1
Tube amp 15 watts


Use single arch
Manual clear but innutile


I took it for clear sound. It is very popular with jazzmen of all time
I play jazz and blues
Darker tone than Fender
Suits me perfectly, with my guitar semi hollow and micro U.S.


Excellent value for money
Only problem: its weight
I had a Fender lamps, Laney, but this is my favorite