1965 Vox AC100 MK2 Bass Amplifier

£1,695.00

SOLD

1965 Vox AC100 MK2 Bass Amplifier

£1,695.00

Description

1965 Vox AC100 Bass 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.

The official Vox AC100 website states the following about this beautiful amplifier:

“Designed in 1963 by Dick Denney in a continuing quest to provide the Beatles with more power…the AC100 was perhaps one of the loudest, if not the loudest amplifier of its day, producing something in the region of 70-80 watts clean, with a little more to spare when really pushed. Even by today’s standard, it is a truly wonderful amp”.

This is no exception to the rarity and build-quality of these favoured early 100s and are extremely rare to find nowadays.

Product Details

Plate Serial: 1115

Chassis Serial: 1409

Watts: 100 watts

Valves: 4x EL34, 1x ECC82, 2x ECC83

Valve Brands: All Mullard less 1x Mesa ECC

Transformers: Woden + Black Unbranded

Codes: WD/WE (April/May 1965)

Footswitch: NA

Weight: 17.0kg

Dimensions: 50x30x20cm

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.

Cosmetic Inspection

This is in good, used condition. It has been gigged in its history and has plenty of stories to tell. However, the amplifier has been well looked after and flew through the recent service. The exterior cloth is a little worn in places, as pictured, but still holds true. The chassis has a few marks on it too, along with the original transformers showing wear. Nothing cosmetic will affect the playability of this rare amplifier.

Originality

In our opinion, the main components are original. The 2x black ‘unbranded’ transformers are in line with the period and the markings of the Woden choke and the date codes of the internals confirm originality.

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!

SOLD

Additional Information

Weight 48 kg
Era

Brand

Vox

Country of Manufacture

England

Watts

100w

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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.