LARGE BOX AMPS - SOLID STATE RECTIFIED - 1966

Images on this page - amps with serial numbers in the 5000s

The AC50s at this point were assembled primarily at the Burndept factory (note the presence of the stamped chassis number). Triumph dropped out, or at least was redirected to developing and producing the 4 and 7-series amps for Vox.

The brimistor, an addition of 14th October 1965 to the Mark 3 schematic (to which these amps conform), is now the norm. On the brimistor, . Schematics are available here.

Transformers initially have unpainted shrouds - similar to the ones used by Triumph.

The black-topped transformers come in at around serial no. 5690. These units were NOT made by Albion or "sourced by Geoff Johnson" of Triumph. They were evidently ordered by someone at the - the Burndept factory. The same company made the transformers for the solid state range of amps (the Conqueror, Defiant and Supreme, et al.), also assembled for Vox by Burdept.

The warning plaque is red; the serial number plate is three-line; speakers in the guitar cabs are still Fanes.

Serial number 5016 - currently in the USA

Just the box remains.

Serial number 51xx - currently in the USA

Serial number perhaps 5105. Paired with a Defiant cab in the first picture.

Serial number 5116 - currently in the USA

Excellent condition. Note the logo - separate letters for V O X.

Serial number 5173 - currently in Germany

Chassis no. 1923. Pot codes "AM", "JM" and "KM" = January, October and November 1965, so likely to have been made in early 1966. Probably used originally by a bass player, as capacitors in the normal channel were replaced early on in England (in company with the 0.1uf coupling caps). The amp surfaced in a music shop in Munich in the 1970s - a few replacement caps having been introduced - and has remained in Germany since. The original speakers are Fane 122/17. Thanks to Gary for the pictures.

Serial number 5192 - currently in the USA

Serial number 5212 - currently in the UK

Serial number 5229 - currently in Germany

Foundation Bass rig, sold originally by the Musikhaus, Wurzburg. Note the 100W Goodmans driver. The cab (with its designation LBA52) is no. 1382.

Serial number 5232 - currently in the USA

Thanks to Paul for the pictures.

Serial number 5255 - currently in the UK

Chassis number 1797.

Serial number 5345 - currently in the UK

Serial number 5369 - currently in the UK

Chassis number 2030. A replaced output transformer, and a few components here and there, but otherwise all good. Pot codes "KM" and "AN", the latter being the later = January 1966.

Serial number 5396 - currently in the USA

Serial number 5403 - currently in the USA

Serial number 5404 - currently in the USA

Serial number 5432 - currently in the USA

Pictures originally posted here .

Serial number 5532 - currently in Germany

Chassis no. 2197. Great condition. "28" chalked on the back panel and underside of the slider board. Thanks to Chris for the pictures.

Serial number 5533 - currently in Europe

Complete with its cab and cabs. A nice set.


Serial number 5619 - currently in Europe

Superb condition. The amp still with its black and gold VOX hangtag. Accompanied by a Foundation Bass cab (and its original cover).


Chassis no. 1975. Pot codes "KM" and "AN" = November 1965 and January 1966. Not a thing changed or replaced. Thanks to Heinz for the pics.

Serial number 5652 - currently in Europe

Chassis no. 2223. Accompanied by a later solid state Dynamic Bass cab.

FROM THIS POINT TRANSFORMERS ARE THE NEW BLACK TOPPED UNITS (said to have been made by Albion, but on no known evidence).

Serial number 5692 - currently in the UK

Serial number 5726 - currently in the Netherlands (?)

Advertised for sale in the Netherlands (marktplaats.nl) in December 2012.

Serial number 5734 - currently in Europe

Serial number 5739 - currently in the USA

A superb example - complete with original cover. Chassis no. 2349.

Serial number 5772 - currently in the UK

Thanks to Alan for the pictures. Note that the colour of the control panel has shifted - now a deep green.

Serial number 5799 - currently in the UK

Serial number 57xx - currently in the UK

Serial number 5842 - currently in Germany

A nice AC50 with a Vox Sound Ltd (1970s) 2x15 cabinet.

Serial number 5843 - currently in Italy

Serial number 5921 - currently in the UK

Tolex and grille clothed removed, but otherwise in good condition.

Serial number 5960 - currently in Italy

Serial number in the 5000s - currently in USA

Chassis no. 1824.