In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a close look at the Vox AC30 HW2X. The AC30 HW2X is a hand-wired 30 watt guitar amplifier made in Vietnam. The X in the name symbolises that this model has two 12" Celestion Alnico Blue speakers suppose to the Celestion G12M Greenback Speakers commonly found in other AC30 models.
Watch to hear how the amp performs in three Queen covers with the solos being performed using Burns & BMG Brian May Special guitars - with and without an external BSM treble booster.
Dan explains the reasons why he purchased the HW2X as a replacement to his current 1990's Vox AC30 6 TB Model that he uses in his recording studio.
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- 30 watt
- Two 12" Celestion Alnico Blue speakers
- Hand-wired turret board construction
- Birch-ply cabinet featuring solid bracing and a natural high frequency diffuser
- All-tube design
- 3 ECC83/12AX7 preamp tubes
- 4 EL84 power tubes
- GZ34 rectifier
- Traditional VOX two-channel design: Top Boost and Normal
- High and Low inputs for each channel
- The Normal channel provides an additional BRIGHT switch
- The top boost channel provides a HOT/COOL switch to achieve even more gain
- Master Volume/Bypass switch completely bypasses the Master Volume section
- OP mode switch cut the amp's output power level in half
- Vintage fawn-colored vinyl, reminiscent of the 1960 classic AC30
- Included VFS1 footswitch controls the Top Boost channel's Hot/Cool switch