Vox AC15HW1X 15-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo with Alnico Blue Speaker

Handwired 15/7.5-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with 2 Independent Preamp Circuits, a Half-power Switch, and Celestion Alnico Blue Speaker
Vox AC15HW1X 15-watt 1x12
Vox AC15HW1X 15-watt 1x12
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Vox AC15HW1X 15-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo with Alnico Blue Speaker
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A Classic, Hand-wired, Vintage-voiced Vox Amp !

The 15-watt Vox AC15HW1X handwired combo guitar amplifier transports you through the golden age of Vox tone. A retro oxblood grill cover and vintage fawn-colored vinyl over a birch plywood cabinet gives the AC15HW1X classic style and sound. It's a traditional 2-channel design, with both a top boost channel that has a hot/cool switch and a normal channel that has a bright switch. At its heart, the AC15HW1X sports a painstakingly handwired turret board assembly containing three ECC83/12AX7 preamp tubes, a pair of EL84 power tubes, and a EZ81 rectifier tube - all of which are matched Ruby Tubes, which provide impeccable tone and extended dynamic range. An amazing 12" Celestion Alnico Blue speaker gives you the vintage mellow-yet-bright tone you hear on some of the best rock recordings ever made. An OP mode switch lets you cut the output power level in half, which also makes the AC15HW1X an excellent recording/practice amp.

Vox AC15HW1X Combo Guitar Amplifier Features at a Glance:
  • 15-watt power output (8 and 16 ohms)
  • Handwired turret board construction
  • Birch plywood cabinet features solid bracing and a natural high-frequency diffuser
  • All-tube design
  • 1 x 12" Alnico Blue Speaker
  • 3 x ECC83/12AX7 preamp tubes, 2 x EL84 power tubes, and 1 x EZ81 rectifier tube
  • Fitted with matched Ruby Tubes for extended dynamic range
  • Traditional VOX 2-channel design
  • High and low inputs for each channel
  • Normal channel provides an additional bright switch
  • 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 cuts the output power level in half
  • Vintage fawn-colored vinyl, reminiscent of the 1960s classic AC30
  • 2 x 1/4" output jacks for extension cabinets
  • Included VFS1 footswitch controls the top boost channel's hot/cool switch
  • Premium, custom-fit dust cover included
Get the sound of the Vox AC15 the way it was meant to be with a Vox AC15HW1X combo guitar amplifier!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 15W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
EQ 2-band
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84, 1 x EZ81
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 21.65"
Width 24.02"
Depth 10.24"
Weight 48.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number AC15HW1X

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Made in Vietnam

I originally got the regular Vox 1x12 with the Alnico speaker. When it arrived I found it to be made in China and it also came complete with Chinese tubes and tube rattle galore. I spoke with my sales rep and I told him I wanted a "real Vox" made in England. He assured me this would do it. When the new amp arrived the sound was amazing. The cleanest and best overtones I have ever heard. I am still learning all the various ways to use this amp as the various settings, bypasses, and switching provide a plethora of tone. One day I got down behind the amp to do some thing and there it was in big white letters: MADE IN VIETNAM As a child of the 1960's a friend of many Vietnam Vets I explained to my wife and manager that I was going to send it back. I told her there was no way that I could support a Vietnamese made amp. She explained to me how much that she and I enjoyed the sound of this amp. I told her but honey it was made in Vietnam. She commented that maybe they hand-wire stuff good there. If the salesman would have told me the amp was made in Vietnam I would not have purchased it. I also would not have the best sounding amp of my life to use everyday....
Music background: Professional

Made a believer out of me!

From a long, long, long Fender amp guy - this amp totally surprised me. Much larger in size than I expected, which to me is good. The build quality is top notch, the sound is over top notch. So many sounds can be had with this amp, it is NOT a one trick pony. If you are looking for a great sounding amp with a ton of possible sounds for various playing styles, this is the amp.. no metal sorry, but short of that, this amp can do it all. I can't even tell you what my favorite tone is out of this amp as it has so many great ones. But I must say, this amp really wants so rock and it loves to be pushed and pushed hard. I am still a Fender (old school) amp guy, but I am just as much a Vox guy now as well... they compliment each other so well.
Music background: Gigging classic rock band

gorgeous sound

This amp is killer for blues...simple and very toneful with a singing breakup...worth the extra bucks for the celestion blues...I gig with it all of the time...Thinking about getting the AC 30 version for bigger shows and selling my Music Man.
Music background: pro musician

Unbelievable TOne

I have been building and collecting tube amps since 1987. I currently own nearly 30 Tube amps. All are vintage or boutique. This Vox amplifier is amazing sounding. Its touch sensitive responsive to guitar adjustments and sounds great using any type of pickup and pedal in front of it. I am blown away by the overall tone this amp can deliver. It sounds great no matter the volume level or input level. This amplifier is easily the most versatile amplifier I have.
Music background: Player, custom builder, collector for over 20 years

Best Amp I've Ever Owned!!

This is by far the BEST amplifier I have ever owned! In the past 2 1/2 years I have played over 250 gigs using primarily a VOX AC30C2. It was a great amp for the price and served me quite well.... THEN one day I decided I needed an upgrade... posted my AC30 on craigslist and ordered the AC15HW1X. To my surprise(and delight), the AC30 sold before the HW even came! When the new VOX came I think it may have been one of the best days of my life.... This thing is a TONE MONSTER!! I'll tell you what.. these bad boys aren't cheap, but they are worth EVERY penny!! The hot/cool switch is just awesome... and with 'Hot' engaged it gives you(dare I say) a Marshall esque kinda of tone, which just screams with sustain and harmonic overtones!! The normal channel has beautiful cleans and a bright switch for cleaning up those muddy lows humbuckers can sometimes have. In conclusion....BUY THIS AMP!! When tone is this good... it is truly inspiring, and makes playing and practice a whole new level of fun!! Guitars: Gibson ES335 (LH) Gibson Special 60s Tribute SG (LH) Fender American Deluxe Strat w/ N3 PUPS (LH) Fender MIM Strat w/ Vintage Noiseless PUPS (LH)
Music background: Professional Musician
See also: Combo Amps, Vox, Vox Guitar Combo Amps