Vox Cambridge 30R
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Vox Cambridge 30R

Cambridge 30R, Hybrid Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Cambridge series.

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iamqman 08/07/2011

Vox Cambridge 30R : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Terrible!"
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This is another Vox classic failure of an amp. This is a hybrid amp and the hybrid simply mean that they use digital or solid state for one section of the amp and then a tube in the other section. Some Music Man amps have the hybrid set at the solid state or digital preamp section where the power section is a power tube. This one has a tube in the preamp and then solid state for the power section. This makes the amp feel a little more like a tube amp but really not even close.

UTILIZATION

Features
Output Power 30 watts RMS
Tube Compliment One (1) ECC83
Channel One One Input (Common to both channels),
one volume,
one bass,
one treble.
Channel Two One Input (Common to both channels),
one gain control,
one gain switch,
one treble,
one Mid Range (MRB) Boost switch,
one bass,
one volume,
one tremolo speed,
one tremolo depth,
one reverb control,
one foot switch jack,
Speaker(s) One Vox Custom Celestion Bulldog 10" Heavy Duty speaker
Size 22.5" W x 16" H x 9" D
Accessories VFS2 foot pedal.

SOUNDS

The idea that a tube is going to make it sound like a tube amp is a great idea in theory but it really is simply a marketing tool. Having one preamp tube in the preamp section doesn't give you any more of a feeling of real tubes. This amp sound like garbage and is really a testimony of how this company has come roaring down hill in recent years.

The tone with a preamp will give illusion of a tube amp but the feel feel of a tube amp comes from the power tubes. That is why Music Man and Peavey are able to get their amps to feel more like a tube amp because of the power section.

OVERALL OPINION

These amps were only made for a short period of time. I think these were produced in the late 90's and were made in the Uk still at that point. You can find these on the classifieds pretty easily.

I wouldn't recommend this amp. Get a real Vox Ac30 and don't waste your time of something as silly as this amp. You will thank yourself by passing on this and saving up for used made in England Vox Ac30 or Ac15.