Beatles suck! or Beatles who?
just a preface to this: Vox makes the AC30 guitar amplifier. They offer a version with the Celestion Blue Alnico speakers. This is the same brand and model speaker the Beatles used in THEIR Vox amps. Even after 50 years its still made well enough that it still can approximate the Beatles tone easily. So that alone is why those speakers are expensive. Not only that, it’s been used by diverse musicians in bands like Queen, Radiohead, Dandy Warhols, and U2, to name a few.
this ebay seller begs to differ.
Here for your consideration is an amp that has the unmistakeable British sound. This amp only has about 2 hours play time on it.
Sounds great and in mint ?Show Room? condition. For an analog amp, it has an unbelievable amount of tonal variations.
I am an electronics tech by day and have found that this amp will allow one to not only overdrive the preamp but also the power
amp stage , either or both , interesting. Again I’m in electronics, and have the following comment about the speakers.
If you enjoy hearing an inferior speaker crackle and breakup. Then the model with the blue ones… is for you ..what a scam.
In addition to the standard operation manual, I have included The Vox Service Manual on CD.
Item will be shipped in a genuine Vox double layer shipping container…Check shipping details for actual shipping calculated costs to your zip code.
Thanks for inquiring! tubes
In this link it explains the blue celestion significance:
“First introduced to the US market in April 2005, the AC-30CC2X was the AC-30 model that had, at that time, the most accurate “Beatle tone.” The all tube, 30 watt amp also featured a baltic birch enclosure with all the Vox cosmetic touches: basket weave vinhyde, brown Vox diamond grill (or fret) cloth, gold piping. gold plated logo, gold grill molding, white grill piping, three Vox handles, and eight black plastic two pin corners.
The AC30CC2X utilized two 12″ Vox Alnico Blue speakers, by Celestion. These are the same speakers that George and John used in their AC-30 amps in 1964. If “Beatle tone” is what you are after, it lives in a top boosted AC-30 with Vox Blue Alnicos, like the AC30CC2X.”
“If you enjoy hearing an inferior speaker crackle and breakup. Then the model with the blue ones… is for you ..what a scam.”
THE BEATLES USED IT? NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR MR. EBAY EXPERT!!!
But hey, It’s a FREE Country, Brother!