VOX Is Making Hand Wired Amps In The UK...Again

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by ZackyDog, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
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  2. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

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    Oct 5, 2009
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    Very cool And I don't even like Vox lol.
     
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  3. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Good for them. I am waiting for the punchline. As in $$$$$
     
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  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Well, if they are pricing them like Marshall prices their hand wired amps...
     
  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Right ON. Love to see the pricing, but this is great.
     
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  6. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear oh DEAR!!!
    I can't afford one - whatever the price(!), don't gig anymore, it's too big to fit in the bedroom and far too heavy to cart upstairs.
    So I guess I''ll just have to order one!
    I'd absolutely love one, but a bit difficult to hang on the wall next to my pink Strat though!

    The JMI AC30s hand built in Doncaster (UK!) a few years ago were very good but didn't sell too well probably because of the involvement (I believe) of Ric Harrison of Music Ground.
     
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  7. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    I wonder if JMI had legal issues with VOX? I thought it was Marcus Hardy of Music Ground?
     
  8. Staggerlee

    Staggerlee Country Gent

    Jul 19, 2012
    Twin Cities
    Did one of their politicians threaten them via Twitter?
     
  9. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    Prices with the £...
    Trump made UK industries great again with a £/$ almost 40% down from its top !
    So American people would love Voxy for their price in usd very soon.
     
  10. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    AC15 : $3,000 USD
    AC30: $4,000 USD

    I'm not surprised.
     
  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Hmm. So AC4 maybe $1000? :)
     
  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    I don't think so; I am guessing at least $2,000 USD. British labor is more expensive than Chinese and Vietnamese labor.

    But you can have this AC4 hand wired beauty, and retrofit a Celestion Blue, for <$1,000 USD.

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    I was able to (quickly) sell the stock Greenback for about $95 USD.

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  13. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

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    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    Good to see them being made here in the U.K. They'll get cheaper too as the £ falls further. We import a lot more than we export which isn't good of course. This country used to make a lot of great things. Now we make sandwiches and go to 'meetings' instead of going to work
     
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  14. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    Tell my boss that....
     
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  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Those prices are insane and a complete rip off. Randy Fay built me two amps, hand wired, premium parts, pine head cab, plus decent tubes, AC 15 front end, AC 30 or 15 back end, for less than $900 CAN/$675 USD.

    Oh, he made a profit.
     
  17. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Ric Harrison used to own Music Ground (and may still do for all I know) and was prosecuted not so long ago for dubious stolen guitar activities at Music Ground as I understand things and I just assumed he was involved in JMI. That's why I said
    ..."probably because of the involvement (I believe) of Ric Harrison....."
    Although I know/met Ric and I actually went to school with his brother Phil (who was in my brother's year) my knowledge of all his activities with Music Ground is far from complete!
     
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  18. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Sadly this is fair comment I'm afraid.
     
  19. dazzajl

    dazzajl Country Gent

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    Apr 18, 2010
    wiltshire
    It's lovely to see this these being UK built from an employment and a heritage point of view. I don't think they'll be any better for the geography though and if they're twice the price of the existing hand wired models, there no attraction to buy for me. Sadly
     
  20. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
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