Famous for its ability to achieve classic VOX tone at low volume levels, the AC4 is one of the most popular amps in VOX’s lineup. An ideal choice for the home or the studio, the AC4 Custom serves up an array of authentic VOX tone through a Celestion 12” speaker and can even be paired with external speaker cabinet for more tonal diversity. This iconic low-wattage amp was first introduced by VOX in 1961 and is still the choice of many modern guitarists who are drawn to its mesmerizing tone and classic aesthetic.
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Please note: We are a small, family owned business. While we want to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase, we would like to try to limit the amount of returns as much as possible. This helps both us and the customer save time and money. If you are unsure about a product, please contact us before you complete the purchase, and we'll do our best to find the item that will best suit your needs. Prymaxe reserves the right to define abuse of the return policy on a case by case basis and consequently refuse subsequent return requests by said abuser and place them "All Sales Final".
Last Updated: March 27, 2018
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 45 days of the original purchase date for a store credit refund, or within 14 days of the original purchase date for a refund to the original purchase method (PayPal, credit card, etc). If an item is not received by us within the 45-day window, the package will be refused. All new items returned must be in BRAND NEW condition with zero signs of wear or use and must be returned in the original packaging with ALL materials (free/bundled items -- must be unused/unopened, warranty cards, plastic, pouches, manuals etc.). We reserve the right to charge an up to 15% restocking fee on any opened guitars, amps, or keys being returned.
Our 45-Day Satisfaction Guarantee covers brand new products only -- it does not cover used and clearance products (see below). It also does not cover items in the “What is NOT Returnable” list below. Please note: All actual shipping fees paid by Prymaxe will be deducted from your refund. This includes orders that qualified for free or subsidized shipping. Return shipping must be paid by the buyer. If you received a defective or incorrect item, please see our FAQ section below.
All Used and Vintage items come with a 48 hour approval period. Please contact us directly at email@example.com within 48 hours of receiving your product for us to set up a manual return for you. Be sure to include your order number and reason for return in the email. All Used/Vintage items must be returned in the same condition they were sent to you in, as well as include all materials that came with it.
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Once your return is received by us, your refund will typically be processed within 10-15 business days. It typically takes a few business days for all credit card refunds to be processed and reflected on your statement. This means it will take a few extra days for your refund to show in your account after your return is processed. Store credit refunds will be given in the form of a e-gift card which will be available for immediate use after it is emailed to you. Please note: All actual shipping fees paid by Prymaxe will be deducted from your refund. This includes orders that qualified for free or subsidized shipping. Return shipping must be paid by the buyer. If you received a defective or incorrect item, please see the next question.
What if I receive a defective or incorrect item?
If a product is defective upon arrival, or the wrong item was received, all the shipping fees will be covered by us and we will give you a store-credit refund on the original order. For defective items, Prymaxe reserves the right to refuse the return if we determine the reason for the unit failing was not covered under the warranty (i.e., if the item was damaged due to user fault or error). If you feel your item was damaged in shipping, please take plenty of pictures of the damaged box and item and immediately contact us so we can open a claim with the shipping company.
Please be very diligent with testing your defective item. Be sure to try other guitars, power supplies, cables, and amps. We also request that you take a video of the item not working. If we receive your item, test it, and find it to be working, we will give you a refund minus the cost of shipping both ways.
When must I ship my return?
Your return must be received by us within 45 days of the original purchase date for store credit, or postmarked by 14 days for a refund to the original purchase method (PayPal, credit card, etc). This means you must ship your return with enough time for us to receive the package within the deadline. If it does not arrive within 45 days, we will refuse the package. If you feel you sent the package within a reasonable time frame, but it arrived late due to the shipping company’s error, please immediately contact us to make an appeal before we refuse the package.
What if I pre-ordered an item?
If a pre-ordered item arrives outside of the 45 day window from when you ordered it, you will have 7 days from the arrival date to send it back for store credit.
Why was my package refused?
There are a number of reasons your package could be refused by us, including:
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In my quest to achieve that Vox sound at manageable volume levels, the AC4C1-12 provided the solution. The general design and look are great, but there were some cost-cutting measures and other issues I had to overcome.
Before this, I tried A Roland Blues Cube Hot British, but it sounded nothing like my AC15HW1X, so it went back. I also tried a Vox Adio Air GT (two actually), and it sounded quite authentic as a small Vox AC emulator, but the plastic box vibrated and rattled horribly, so no go on that. Based on the Adio, I seriously considered one of Vox's larger modeling amps, but decided on the AC4 instead.
To make the AC4C1-12 work for me, I had to make some modifications. I removed the bright cap from the Master control, which removed the fizziness at lower volumes. I left the bright cap on the Gain control though, just like on my AC15. I like what it does. I also upgraded the tubes (though the stock tubes sounded fine). Tried a bunch of different EL84s and found the New Sensor Tung Sol EL84 to be the warmest, richest sounding option (Reflektor 6n14n also sounds great). Went with a NS Svetlana 12AX7 in v1, and Sovtek 12AX7LPS in v2.
I also cut-down the rear baffle to make it 1/3 open-back. That really opened it up, made it less boxy sounding, and improved the low-end.
Finally, although the stock speaker sounds great, I had a Celestion Alnico Blue on hand, so I installed that. It fits perfectly and really brings the chime. People say why put a $280 speaker in a $390 amp? I say, because now it's a $670 amp. Duh.
So, as usual (for me), I hit a glitch. Shortly after making these mods (voiding the warranty), the amp failed. It suddenly started humming badly. I traced it to a failed filter capacitor, so it wasn't anything I did. What I discovered was Vox uses some fairly low-cost components, and the PCB is also generally flimsy. I replaced the failed cap, along with a couple others, with some premium, long-life caps, and now everything's golden.
The AC4C1-12 delivers the authentic Vox sound at reasonable volume levels. Perfect for my home studio.