A register of surviving Vox AC50 Mark 1 amplifiers in small boxes with thick edges is being .

The Migil Five

The Migil 5 on the Morecambe and Wise Show, Saturday 27th June, 1964, 8.25pm, with a thick-edged small-box AC50. The amplifier sits slightly lopsided on the central handle of the AC30 cabinet.

The Stones - later 1964

Picture from Getty Images. Bill Wyman in late 1964 with a small box AC50 (note its thick edge and the corner protectors) and Foundation Bass speaker cab.

Above, 8th August 1964, Kurhaus, Scheveningen. In the second pic, one can see the back panel has the connectors at bottom, grille at top = four input, thick boxed AC50.

The Hollies

Tony Hicks at EMI with a thick-edged small box AC50 behind him. The last picture is from a performance - Saturday Night at the Palladium - in early 1965.

Moody Blues

The Moody Blues, September 1964

Two facts and some probables. Above, The Moody Blues with a thick-edged small-box AC50 Foundation Bass set, probably at the Marquee Club, probably September 1964. Picture from Getty Images.

Formula One

On stage, c. 1965.

The Rocking Berries

Chuck Botfield of the Rocking Berries, pictured in "Beat Instrumental" magazine, no. 28, August 1965. The amp: a small box thick-edged AC50 atop an AC30 cab (?) and trolley.

Davie Jones

Davie Jones (later to become David Bowie) and his band, The King Bees, with a thick-edged AC50.

Four Hits

On stage, middle or later sixties.


Shelley, on BBC's "Beat Room" - note the set is the same as the one below - in December 1964. Small-box AC50 on the drum riser, two T60 cabs far left.

The Beat Merchants

The Beat Merchants on the BBC's "Beat Room", 1964 / 1965, certainly with three small-box AC50s and four T60 cabs.

The Kinks - 1964 / 1965

The Kinks at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, August 1964. Picture from Alamy.

Immediately above, Pete Quaife of the Kinks with a thick-edged small box AC50 on stage, Paris, Theatre de la Mutualite, July 1965. Picture from Getty Images. Later in 1965, Quaife used a large box AC50.

Manfred Mann

Left, Manfred on "Top of the Pops", his AC50 and Foundation Bass cab just visible at right. Right, a still from the promotional film of "Do Wah Diddy Do".

The Zombies

On the set of "Ready, Steady, Go", 1964

The Rapiers

Above, "The Rapiers", from East Anglia, on stage with a small box AC50 and T60 cab. Picture . 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.

The Barron Knights

Late 1964

The Animals (1964)

The Animals in 1964.

Yardley's Music Shop, Birmingham, 1965

Yardley's music shop, Birmingham. Photo published in "Midland Beat" newspaper, March 1965. A small-box AC50 with AC30 cab and trolley.

The Searchers

Left to right: The Searchers in 1964 with a small box and large box amp - one can just make out the "BASS" legend in the first picture.

The Bandits

"The Bandits", a Rhodesian band - the AC50 Foundation Bass just visible behind the bassist.

Johnny Hallyday band (1966-1967)

Two shots of Johnny Hallyday and band from Getty Images, the first from 1967, the second 1966. Great views of the brown-fronted diamond-input amp and Foundation Bass cab.

The Amen 1970 / 1971

Pictures from 1970 and 1971 - from .

The Poets

"The Poets", a Glasgow band, pictured in 1965.

The Merry Macs

The Merry Macs, a Scottish showband, with an AC50 Foundation Bass set up. One can just make out the "BASS" logo on both amp and cab.

Country Pie

"Country Pie" in the early seventies with a thick-edged small-box Foundation rig, a large box AC50 and Vox Conqueror.

The Meddy Evils

Playing the Sinah Warren club, 1967.