Dating vox ac50
Amp just thoroughly serviced, grounded cord added.... A rare find as these higher watt 50's Fenders were expensive in the day.
This one has that high power twin tone like Keith's.
Pre-CBS, Fender Electric Instruments, about 40 watts from two 6L6s, great tremolo.
Transitional cosmetic, blonde tolex and blackface circuit. Fender's top of the line piggyback amp, blackface AB763 circuit, 85 watts, 4x6L6, solid-state rectifier, 2 channels, tremolo, matching cabinet with JBL 1x15" loudspeaker, clean and original including tilt-back legs, sliding...
And this was a very real need indeed, with thousands-strong crowds of screaming teenage girls drowning out the Fab Four’s live shows with frustrating regularity.I didn’t have the time to make up a new cabinet, because we had to get them their new amps.There was always a rush.” As a result, the first AC50s were delivered to George Harrison and John Lennon as custom-made, single-channel heads and modified cabs ready just in time for the band’s Christmas ’64 concerts in Finsbury Park, London.Vox founder Tom Jennings and his head engineer Dick Denney might have doubled the power of the AC15 to produce the concert-ready AC30 for Hank Marvin and the Shadows, who performed both as a solo instrumental act and as Cliff Richard’s backing band, but their AC50 was the result of a desperate effort to help the world’s most popular band to be heard.
Virtually running to keep up with the pace of The Beatles’ popularity, Denney developed the AC50 late in 1963 by first modifying existing speaker cabinets, and quickly getting together the amplifier chassis to do the job, rather than the more-intensive R&D venture devoted to the flagship AC30 earlier in the decade.
In 1959, with sales under pressure from the more powerful Fender Twin and from The Shadows, who requested amplifiers with more power, Vox produced what was essentially a double-powered AC15 and named it the AC30.