1963 Vox AC30 Copper Top Piggyback

£2,495.00

SOLD

1963 Vox AC30 Copper Top Piggyback

£2,495.00

Product Details
Serial: 2833
Watts: 30 watts
Impedance: 8 ohms
Valves: 4x ECC83, 1x ECC82, 1x GZ34, 4x EL84
Transformers: Woden
Transformer Codes: LU / KU / KU
Footswitch: Yes. Original ‘Egg’ Pedal.
Weight: 42.8kg (Head:19.0kg)
Dimensions Combined: 69x76x27cm (Head: 69x26x24cm)

Cosmetic Inspection
This is in brilliant condition. We struggle to find anything worth mentioning.

Originality
In our opinion, this is all original apart from the handle. This is also missing the three brass vents but these could easily be replaced if the buyer feels the need to do so. Please bear in mind the required upgrades, mentioned in the service list below, which made this a perfectly playable amplifier after 52 years.

SOLD

Description

1963 Vox AC30 Bass Copper Top Head.

Vox are one of the most iconic brands in the music industry, built to the highest quality and becoming extremely collectable in the modern market. Notable users include The Beatles, Brian May, Ritchie Blackmore, Hank Marvin, Peter Green, and many more.

This is no exception to the rarity and build-quality of these favoured early copper tops, and comes with the rare 2×12 “Vox Blues” cabinet.

Product Details

Serial: 2833
Watts: 30 watts
Impedance: 8 ohms
Valves: 4x ECC83, 1x ECC82, 1x GZ34, 4x EL84
Transformers: Woden
Transformer Codes: LU / KU / KU
Footswitch: Yes. Original ‘Egg’ Pedal.
Weight: 42.8kg (Head:19.0kg)
Dimensions Combined: 69x76x27cm (Head: 69x26x24cm)

Service History

We pride ourselves on our inspections and the professional service of each amplifier, making this ready to plug in and play anywhere within the UK.

Recent service history will be included in the sale and includes the following:

– Mains selector removed, disconnected, and rewired to modern safety standards
– Valve bases, potentiometers and switches cleaned, curing various crackling noises
– An unconnected bulgin plug removed and patched
– Small repairs to outer cabinet and four missing feet added

Cosmetic Inspection

This is in brilliant condition. We struggle to find anything worth mentioning.

Originality

In our opinion, this is all original apart from the handle. This is also missing the three brass vents but these could easily be replaced if the buyer feels the need to do so. Please bear in mind the required upgrades, mentioned in the service list above, which made this a perfectly playable amplifier after 52 years.

Summary

One of the best quality amplifiers you’ll find. These exceed the quality of most new amplifiers and are always on the increase in regards to collectability.

Come along and have a play!

Additional Information

Weight 43 kg
Era

Brand

Vox

Country of Manufacture

England

Watts

30w

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The Music Locker prides itself on offering vintage and collectable pre-owned instruments and equipment (the Products).

We take all reasonable steps to ensure the equipment has been inspected by a competent person in the UK to ensure it complies with UK safety standards. This may mean it does not comply with the current standards in the country in which it will be subsequently used. It is the purchasers’ responsibility to ensure it is inspected by a competent person knowledgeable with the relevant electrical safety standards within that country, prior to connecting to any live electrical circuit.

It is the philosophy of The Music Locker to keep all items as original as possible, only changing original components when absolutely necessary. This includes valves, capacitors, transformers, potentiometers, frets, etc. This gives the buyer the option of tailoring to their exact needs, and may mean that the item is not operating at optimum performance levels. Therefore, your personal preference may differ, depending on your circumstances (i.e. collector or musician), and you may decide to service the item in more depth upon receiving.

The Music Locker cannot accept responsibility for any costs of refurbishment to a standard different to the one advertised.