If you love to play guitar you may want to learn more about one of the best amps by reading this vox ac15c1 review. This is one of the best amps on the market and it can be hard to choose one because there are so many.
The Vox AC15C1 Custom guitar combo amp offers maximum tonal dexterity to countless guitar players around the world. Featuring a single 12 inch Celestion G12M Greenback speaker that is driven by 15 watts of power, the AC15C1 Custom delivers that Vox tone that has been around for over 50 years. An Evolution in Tone Vox Custom Series amps offer two channels: Normal and Top-Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. This powerful channel pairing provides an abundance of tone-crafting control, letting you dial in a classic sound that is all your own.
Both channels rely on the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section. The Tone Cut control operates in the power stage rather than the preamp stage, allowing an additional degree of tone-shaping. The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain-staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, the Custom Series can deliver everything from a clean Vox chimney sound to a powerful overdriven tone. Sound in Motion You can sweeten the sound of your Custom Series amplifier using the Vox Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, allowing you to generate just the sound you want. A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Custom Series amps, adding spaciousness to the sound.
All Custom Series amps can use the VOX VFS2 footswitch, allowing you to turn the Reverb and Tremolo effects on and off as you continue to play. Power Sharing The AC15C1 combo makes use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and uses pair of EL84 tubes to drive a single 12 Celestion G12M Greenback.
On the Amazon entry I saw a version of this amplifier labeled at 50 watts while the Kustom website only shows us 5 and 15 watt versions. Thus I’m assuming the 50-watt option is either a mistake or a discontinued product. If anyone can shed some light on this (Kustom reps out there?) feel free to give me a shout.
But even at just 15 watts, the Kustom Defender is a pretty loud and capable amplifier. The front panel is a little confusing because of how it’s setup, with two knobs called a “bass response” and “tone.”
This is a two-band EQ where the bass response controls the lows and the tone knob controls highs. I’d like to see a regular three-band EQ here (bass, mid and treble) but this configuration isn’t a deal-breaker.