1st May (2)
Pics of serial number 3088, valve rectified, assembled at the Vox/Burndept works, now registered here. It seems likely that Burndept was simply using up available chassis as they came to hand - and this one, in company with serial no. 3226, happened to have been made for the old valve rectified circuit.
Some pages on early large box amps now updated, esp. those for amps with serial numbers 2000 - 4000. Further updates to come.
30th April (3)
A shot of the Goodmans catalogue page for the Audiom 90 - the first British 18" driver produced - used by Vox in the earliest Foundation Bass cabs (in its slightly later 15 ohm version). £28 in early 1964 is equivalent to around £520 in today's money. These were not cheap.
30th April (2)
Three new AC50s from the third quarter of 1964 added on this page, along with some updates to the intro. The amps in question have serial numbers 1729, 1746 and 1763. None preserves its original voltage selector, however.
22nd April (2)
Been a little while since the last series of updates - a good amount of new material to be added now over the coming days.
Serial number 118x - small thick edged box, diamond input - on sale here.
Click for a larger image. The Vox Solid State catalogue from mid 1967 - still the AC30 and AC50. The AC100 is not depicted, though it does appear in the contemporary pricelist.
28th January (2)
An early Thomas Organ flyer for its new solid state range, the "Berkeley" clearly styled after the large box AC50. The format was later changed. The blurb reads:
"High quality amplifier incorporating variable length reverberation and multi-speed variable depth vibrato. Two inputs, separate tone and volume controls. Amplifier and loudspeaker units are in separate cabinets to give greater power with feed back."
28th January (1)
"The Others and Me" with their large-box AC50 guitar amp, and thin-edged Mk1 Foundation Bass. The Mk1 amp is visible behind the bassist, Gary Thain, in the pic. below.
"Country Pie" in the early seventies with a thick-edged small-box Foundation rig, a large box AC50 and Vox Conqueror.
21st January (2)
A late Vox Sound Ltd advert for the AC50, still the Foundation Bass, the guitar version with a new cab (closed back and deeper than normal) and trolley, which might have benefitted from better styling.
21st January (1)
Above, "The Rapiers", from East Anglia, on stage with a small box AC50 and T60 cab. Picture originally posted here. Note the position of the logo on the amp - middle left, rather than top left, as in the amp below.
The amp from this set is now in Brighton, the cab in London.