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Vox AC30 TB JMI '60s
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  • phoenix440phoenix440

    Vox AC30 TB JMI '60sPublished on 04/29/10 at 05:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Hello,

    I rcupr this amp in an attic there some time, but it works a moitier (a cot tage of the amplification by in very low volume distortion). I'm looking for people who know these old amp (VOX JMI TB 1961 or 1964). I did some tests ressitances-capacitors, all is well.

    Contact: vincent.frab@gmail.com
  • iamqmaniamqman

    Nothing better than this era Vox AC30's

    Vox AC30 TB JMI '60sPublished on 06/24/11 at 10:48
    This amp is just tone for days. I have had the opportunity to play this amp several different times in different settings. I was going for a U2 tone because I found out that the Edge played a vintage Vox Ac30 top boost. I thought that the tone from this amp was very useful and exciting. It was strong and warm and sounded old , but in a good way.

    The great thing about this amp is that it has a familiar British flavor but vastly different from the British sounds of a Marshall or a Hiwatt. The grind from this amp is very unique and voiced much like a Fender Twin, but deeper tonally and much darker than a Fender Twin.

    UTILIZATION

    The operation is unique to this amp as well. It does…
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    This amp is just tone for days. I have had the opportunity to play this amp several different times in different settings. I was going for a U2 tone because I found out that the Edge played a vintage Vox Ac30 top boost. I thought that the tone from this amp was very useful and exciting. It was strong and warm and sounded old , but in a good way.

    The great thing about this amp is that it has a familiar British flavor but vastly different from the British sounds of a Marshall or a Hiwatt. The grind from this amp is very unique and voiced much like a Fender Twin, but deeper tonally and much darker than a Fender Twin.

    UTILIZATION

    The operation is unique to this amp as well. It doesn't look anything like a Marshall or a Hiwatt front panels. The gain control knob is the Cut knob. This is where you get the gain from the amp but you have to get the power section working hard to get any kind of distortion from the amp. This means you have to blast the hell out of this amp to get it to sustain. Which won't sounds very pleasing to any neighbors you may have living next door to you. If you want to get that Brian May tone then I would recommend getting an attenuator so you can crank that volume up to get a power tube distortion. There really isn't much if any preamp distortion at all with the amp.

    SOUNDS

    If this is the sound that you are going for then there really is not anything better out there. There haven't been too many clone amps of the Vox Ac30 so you are quite limited in trying to obtain that vintage sound from the 60's. JMI has been reissuing the Ac30's but they are around $5000 for a new one. For that price you might as well throw down the money for a vintage one.

    I used this with a Fender Strat and a Les Paul. Each one of those guitars gave a very usable and tasty flavor. For the clean stuff the Strat was optimum and for throwing an overdrive pedal in front the Les Paul gave a solid warm and rich vintage tone. However, the best operation I found was my personal favorite: a Electro Harmonics Big Muff in front with a Fender Strat. This combination gave me a great 60's tone that was so enjoyable to play.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you are going for a particular tone then the Vox isn't going to be it. If you are going for a Vox or Brian May tone then there is only one way to go. You will need to get a JMI/ Jennings Music Industries Vox AC0 amp. This amp has a unique tone which is only Vox.

    I would recommend this amp to anyone looking for that Vox tone or any music or record engineer who needs a good arsenal or tones. You can't make a Marshall sound like this amp and you can't make this amp sound like a Marshall.
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