Vox AC-30TB should I buy it?

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  1. jezzzz2003

    jezzzz2003 Member

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    Hi,
    I ran into an old guitar player I used to know today and he has told me about his ac-30 that he is selling along with some other stuff that im not intereseted in.
    I asked him how much and he replied... make an offer.
    I like the sound of that.
    Anyhow this particular reissue was manufactured in england, 1998 by VOX amplification.
    It sounds really sweet to my ears, I have it set up right now.
    Whaddya reckon??
     
  2. Unburst

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    '98 should be a TBX?

    Great sounding amps.
     
  3. jezzzz2003

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    It states AC30/ 6TB
     
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    TBX had Blues, TB had Greenbacks. Great amps, sound great I have 1993.
     
  5. Dr.Tom

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    They are great sounding amps. I sold mine last year because it was too heavy.Mine was a TBX with the Celestion Blues in it. But I still have 2 AC-15s, one is a TBX with a single 12" and the other is a TB with 2x10". What are you going to offer him?
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  6. AshlandBump

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    If it's a Korg-era reissue, the back panel will say TB (as opposed to TBX), whether it has greenbacks or Celestion Blues. Whether you get it or not would depend on the price and the speakers it has, IMHO. For a TBX (i.e., with Blues), anything below $1200 would be a very good price, depending on how much you want it. I bought a '98 TBX a few years ago for $875 and it was a steal at that price. I sold it for $1450, and that was before Vox stopped making the amp in the U.K. I haven't checked lately but I'm guessing the price has gone up.
     
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    The Korg era RI's are great.
     
  8. jezzzz2003

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    Hi everyone, thanks for your answers.
    It has greenbacks and Im going to offer him $500.oo Australian.
    He doesnt play anymore and just wants to get rid of it.
    The amp has been sitting without a cover so the tubes are coated with dust.
    They have hardly been used though so I dont really care about that.
    This just might be that bargain I've been searching for all these years and never found!
     
  9. Joe Robinson

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    Great amp, but if my currency converter is correct, $500 Australian is about $370 US. That kind of deal borders on obscene. I guess if you want to take advantage of the guy...but the amp is worth considerably more than that.

    Joe
     
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    AU$500 -> US$368.34 (as of today) If I were you, I'd go ahead and take it and then change speakers to blue alnicos later. But TRY it in advance!
     
  11. stratofied

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    I agree, you really should budget a pair of Alnico Blues for that amp.
     
  12. AshlandBump

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    It would take all of 5 minutes on ebay or to do a google search to find out what the amp may be worth. If the seller doesn't want to do that, that's up to him. That's not taking advantage of someone. If the buyer represented himself as having specific knowledge of the amp and told him he'd never get more than $500 Australian for it, that would be a different story.
     

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