Rockin’ in the Free World

Rockin’ in the Free World

If you are looking for a good guitar amp that disturbs the neighbors, this is definitely one of them. The Vox AC15C1 Custom guitar combo amp offers maximum tonal dexterity to countless guitar players around the world. Featuring a single 12 inch Celestion G12M Greenback speaker that is driven by 15 watts of power, the AC15C1 Custom delivers that Vox tone that has been around for over 50 years. An Evolution in Tone Vox Custom Series amps offer two channels: Normal and Top-Boost.

Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. This powerful channel pairing provides an abundance of tone-crafting control, letting you dial in a classic sound that is all your own. Both channels rely on the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section. The Tone Cut control operates in the power stage rather than the preamp stage, allowing an additional degree of tone-shaping.

The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain-staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, the Custom Series can deliver everything from a clean Vox chimey sound to a powerful overdriven tone. Sound in Motion You can sweeten the sound of your Custom Series amplifier using the Vox Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, allowing you to generate just the sound you want.

A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Custom Series amps, adding spaciousness to the sound. All Custom Series amps can use the VOX VFS2 footswitch, allowing you to turn the Reverb and Tremolo effects on and off as you continue to play. Power Sharing The AC15C1 combo makes use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and uses pair of EL84 tubes to drive a single 12 Celestion G12M Greenback. All models in the Custom Series offer a switchable 8/16-ohm output jack for powering an external speaker cabinet when you need to speak with a little more authority; using this jack will mute the internal speakers. Additionally, a 2nd extension speaker jack all.

The Vox AC15 is a legendary amp amongst recording guitarist, originating in the late 50’s the AC15 was the amp for many aspiring musicians. In fact, it is considered the first true amp dedicated for guitar! In all its British glory the amp has held through generations later, even with the advent of its larger brother the AC30. The classic tube amp has undergone a few changes of course over the last few decades and is now in possession of the American company Korg. Unveiled at the 2010 Namm show Korg made sure the AC15 Custom, otherwise known as the AC15C1 would be a hit.

Rockin’ in the Free World Credit Picture License: Medium Amp Metropolis, September 04, 2015 via photopin cc

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