Documents 1964 - the Vox AC30/6, Super Twins, and AC30 Expanded Frequency


Continued from the previous pages: , and . Items are arranged on the page as far as possible in chronological order.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 4th January, 1964 - two reconditioned AC30s: a Twin and Super Twin.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 4th January, 1964 - Pan Music and George Scarth Ltd.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 18th January, 1964 - the two reconditioned AC30s now slightly up in price.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 25th January, 1964. Top and bottom of a long thin advert placed by Lew Davis Products Ltd., 134 Charing Cross Road. Note the single speaker AC/30 - retro fitted (?) with a 15 inch driver, or perhaps simply a mis-descripition of a 12" unit.

"Beat Instrumental" magazine no. 9, January 1964.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 1st February, 1964. The Dave Clark Five. Note the AC30 with swivel side stands. The group's stage set-up can be seen in the Pathe newsreel filmed at The Royal, Tottenham, in early February '64. The AC50 represented above is actually a T60 (which the group did not use).

German flyer, much in common with the advert above, but probably some months later.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 1st February, 1964 - the reconditioned Twin still there, and now an AC30 Extended Frequency with 15" speakers.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 15th February, 1964. Photo by Dezo Hoffman. The same cabinets (which had no speakers or chassis in them) were used by Hoffman in photo shoots for a vast number of bands - the Rolling Stones, Hollies, Escorts, and so on.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 15th February, 1964. Prices of new AC30s - the same as in late 1963.

Details from the JMI pricelist of February 1964.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 21st March, 1964. New stock. Normal and Bass versions of the Twin and Super Twin, along with a further reconditioned Twin.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 25th April, 1964.

"Record Mirror" magazine, 25th April, 1964. The price of the AC30 is given as 110 guineas (£115 10s 0d). The Bass model is 5 guineas extra (£120 15s 0d).

"Beat Instrumental" magazine no. 13, May 1964.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 23rd May, 1964. The Hollies.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 23rd May, 1964. Barratts of Manchester with three secondhand AC30s.

Two pages relevant to AC30s from the JMI catalogue of 1964. Certain sections were proofed in February 1964. Copies of the catalogue can be seen in photos of the JMI stand taken at the "British Musical Instrument Industries" Fair at the Russell Hotel in late August 1964.

The catalogue as a whole is available on the .

"Melody Maker" magazine, 1st August 1964.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 15th August 1964. Prices are considerably less than JMI list price.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 22nd August 1964. Inset lower right, the Stones with the empty cabinets given by JMI to Dezo Hoffman for his photo sessions.

"Beat Instrumental" magazine no. 16, August 1964.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 10th October, 1964. The AC30 Bass is at JMI list price.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 7th October, 1964. Seven AC30s in stock.

"Beat Instrumental" magazine no. 19, November 1964.

"Melody Maker" magazine, 4th December, 1964. Five AC30s on offer.