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Some would argue the only worthwhile rock and roll from England at the time was by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates (“Please Don’t Touch,” “Shakin’ All Over,” etc.), which featured the amazing guitar of Mickey Green. Unlike later one-piece logos, individual silver letters with red sides were used.

The amp does, however, still have the power cable and cover (green with tan piping), both also included in the original purchase price.

The speaker for the AC-30 was not specified in the original flyer, even though the choice for the AC-15 was listed as a 12″ Audiom.

Their removal was as far as our bench check got, due to the condition, rarity, and the fact we don’t own the amp.

The tube complement reveals the most important difference between this early AC-30 and later models; twin Mullard EL34 power tubes instead of the usual four EL84s.

Stencilled on the back in white letters are “Made in England, Jennings Musical Industries Ltd., Unity Works – Dartford – Kent – England” at the bottom/center, “Warning, Disconnect Mains Plug Before Removing Back Cover,” and “For AC Mains Only, Check Voltage Setting On Back Of Chassis,” on the left and right sides, respectively. There does not appear to have ever been a number applied here, though the number 4052 is stamped into the metal “VOX AMPLIFIER” tag, along with “AC-30.” Removal of the back panel reveals major differences between this AC-30 and the more famous AC-30 Twin.

First, the power supply has its own chassis, mounted to the bottom of the cabinet.

The power transformer, a GZ34 rectifier tube, a large capacitor can, and the choke all protrude from the top of this chassis, with wires coming from and going to the second chassis, which is mounted to the top (these wires would include 220-volt AC from the mains switch, heater current for the tubes and B high voltage to the plates through the output transformer, which is mounted above).

Other wires running to the upper chassis are from the very English power cable jack, installed on the right side of the cabinet as viewed from the rear.

On the original flyer, one can see a black pointer knob, as later used for all control knobs, replaced the white version early on for the speed switch.

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