Vox AC30: copper panels
Mid 1964: serial numbers in the 13000s
Serial number 13016, amp model and the number itself now machine stamped.
Continued from the page on AC30s with serial numbers in the 12000s. Also encompassed below, Super Twins with numbers in the main AC30 sequence - Super Twins (and Super Twin Reverbs) by this point had a sequence of their own beginning at number 2500.
Throughout the 13000s, as in the case of amps with numbers in the 12000s, one finds three models: the "Treble", designated with a "T" on its serial number plate; "Normal" voicing designated by an "N", and Bass designated "B". All three had their own schematics, in order: OS/056, OS/065 and OS/057. Some notes on the treble circuit, which was new in 1964, can be found on this page.
"TB" - also stamped on the plate - indicates that the amp was fitted with the Top Boost circuit.
Documents relating to the AC30 in 1964 are being assembled here.
At present, the only component date codes visible in amps on this page are those of the Mullard mustard capacitors in serial number 13556 - "A4N" and "B4N" = first and second quarter of '64.
Note that no Woden transformers are pictured on this page. This may simply be due to accident - the photos below do not always show chassis. But it is well to bear in mind that in mid 1964 Woden was prompted by JMI to come up with a simplified set of transformers. The earliest of these have August date codes and a revised set of "part" numbers. See this page.
As mentioned at the head of this page, serial number plates are normally machine stamped. The voicing - "N", "T" or "B" - is still hand stamped, however.
AC30s with serial numbers in the 13000s seem slightly thinner on the ground than others from 1964. If anyone knows of further amps that should be incorporated on this page, do let me know.
Serial number 13016 B - currently in Europe
Serial number 13031 - currently in the USA
Chassis number 6138.
Serial number 13098 T - currently in the UK
Still with its original cover, with "VOX" in cursive script. The amplifier has a grey control panel with integral top boost.
Serial number 13240 - currently in the UK
As below, a Super Twin with a serial number in the Twin sequence.
Serial number 13273 T - currently in Europe
A Super Twin, its number in the main AC30 Twin sequence.
Serial number 13400 - currently in the USA
Existence reported by J. Elyea.
Serial number 13943 TB - currently in Holland
Chassis number 05263. Grey panel with integrated Top Boost. The Celestion blue has the date code "FG" = June 1962. The silver alnico has the code "AL" = January 1966. Thanks to Pim for the pictures.
Serial number 13556 T - currently in the UK
Albion transformers and brown Dubilier resistors, so the chassis assembled by Westrex for Vox. Note the mustard capacitors in the preamp - date codes are "A4N" and "A/64" = first quarter of 1964, and "B4N" = second quarter of 1964. Different pics of the amp appear on the page dedicated to AC30 covers.
Serial number 13572 TB - currently in the UK
Just the serial number plate, sold on ebay some time ago.
Serial number 13966 T - currently in the UK
Chassis number 05681. One of the Mullard mustard capacitors has the date code "B/64" = second quarter of 1964. The box has been refurbished.
Serial number 13993 T - currently in the UK