Vox AC15C1 LTD Maroon
Still rocking after 60 years
What’s the Vox AC15 all about?
This AC15C1 is the current version of Vox’s very first combo, introduced in 1958. The modern circuit uses 12AX7s instead of the troublesome EF86 and includes a spring reverb and a master volume. Vox occasionally release limited editions in custom colours, like this handsome maroon sample.
What do the controls do?
The modern AC15 has two non-switchable channels, called normal and top boost. The normal channel has a single volume control, while the top boost channel features volume, treble and bass knobs. There’s a reverb level knob and speed and depth controls for the built-in tremolo circuit. Both channels feed a master section with a volume control and Vox’s legendary ‘cut’ control, which operates on the power stage and reduces treble as you turn it up, working in the reverse to what you’d expect.
What about other features?
While the modern AC15C1’s circuit is quite different, its vintage vibe means there’s no effects loop or channel switching, however, you can switch the built-in reverb and tremolo effects.