- Taken from paulmccartney.com
Another great and very special AC30 user celebrates its birthday. Sir Paul McCartney is 70 today and we like to congratulate.
He is another famous user of the AC30, even played with it´s bass. If you listen to the early Beatles recordings you will hear a lot of AC30.
Of course many of the Beatles have used AC30s and other Vox Amps. Paul soon got a more powerful amp from Vox.
Look at some video from the Beatles with AC30s
We got some great news for you! BBC One released a 30 minutes film about Vox and their history in music (especially AC30), called: “VOX POP: How Dartford powered the british beat boom”
We recommend to watch this. Beside the historical facts some famous musicians from the 60s and today take part in this.
It´s available on YouTube in two parts (first broadcast was november 2011).
Part One: VOX POP: How Dartford powered the british beat boom 1/2
Part Two: VOX POP: How Dartford powered the british beat boom 2/2
Excellent ! Thank you BBC !
We tried and adapted Nik Players mod for the AC30HW. In our mod section there´s an article about this great mods I can really recommend for all users of the AC30HW. Read more about here…
A short notice for you. We updated the Spotlight on Speakers article with new suitable speakers for the AC30 and selfmade sound samples so you can get an idea of what the different speakers sound like or what kind of sound they deliver. All samples were made with the AC30HW2, top boost channel, eq in the middle and usual (loud) stage volume. Additional speakers are: Wharfedale GSH12-30, Celestion Century Vintage (NeoDog) and Twinsound Cream Alnico. Go for the Spotlight on Speakers.
Just a short note to let you know there is a new article on the site that deals with the London Power Scaling modification. Power Scaling enables continuous adjustment of the amps power section/wattage and is a great alternative to attenuators.
Nik Player informed us about some mods he originally did for the AC15HW. They can also be done on the AC30HW because it´s nearly the same. We will soon adapt it to the AC30HW but if you can´t wait visit his blog and read about these mods. I did it myself on the AC30HW and I highly recommend this mods. As Nik wrote: “These simple changes really liven up the amp…”
Thank you very much Nik for writing !
After you buy a new amplifier, it always sounds great to you (otherwise you wouldn´t have bought it). One reason is simply because it´s your new “baby”. But after the first euphoria you may find some things that could be better…
The following article shows you our suggestions how to improve your personal sound. Go for it here…
As you might recognized, it´s the last day in 2011. We wish you a joyful day and lot´s of “Dinner for One”. For those who don´t know, in Germany watching this skatch at the end of the year is like a tradition. HAPPY NEW YEAR Miss Sophie… and of course all of you…
Oh if you like to watch (english of course)… Dinner for One (B/W) by Freddy Frinton
More of AC30s information is coming in 2012.
In 2006 Vox released a limited edition of the AC30 according to the Brian May specifications. It´s not in production anymore but you can get it used if you´re lucky. We made a page about this special amp, you´ll find it in the info-page section.
Thank you to Mike Ryde for giving us some AC30BM pictures (www.mikeryde.com)
A new Info-Page for the AC30 Heritage Handwired model is online. It´s not in production anymore but has a good availability in used condition or as demo amp. Interesting because it´s a very special AC30 version with special features like the EF86 pentode. Go to the page here…