The Greatest Vox Amp You Haven't Heard Of - Ask Zac 69

April 17, 2020

I have tried to be a Vox guy for years; buying and selling them over and over, and never finding the right one. I had to come to the point of giving up, when a friend let me borrow his 1964 Vox AC10, and I finally found the tone I had always been looking for. In this episode, I discuss probably the least known of the JMI era amps, going through its specs and tube layout, and why in many ways it is the perfect Vox design.

The making of the Vox cab video by Kyle Bollendorf of Vintage Wood Workshop.

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Gear for this video:

1957 Fender Esquire with added Ron Ellis "New Tall" neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46  

Pick: Danocaster Medium

Amp: 1964 Vox JMI AC10 with 12" Celestion Blue Alnico Speaker in a custom cab built by Kyle Bollendorf.

Effects used: Boss RV-2 Reverb on the "Plate" setting.