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Vintage Vox AC302 Amplifiers

Postby UKFenderbender » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:48 pm

Hi Guys

I wonder if you can help me

I have two vintage Vox ampifiers

1. Vox AC30 Guitar amplifier (JMI 1964)
2. Vox AC30 Top Boost (Dallas Arbiter 1974)

I have had static and low grade interference problems through the speakers

It seems to emanate from the volume & tone potentiometers

These are rotary potentiometers and are totally enclosed with small square holes cut near their bases

I have read literature about spray cleaners with & without lubricant like Deoxit D5 & Deoxit D100 and the DEOxit linear pot cleaner, but unsure what the best cleaner for these vintage amps would be

I have replaced two volume controls but don't think these are bad enough to replace yet

I would truly appreciate your advice and recommendations please, as I do not want to destroy them as one is 40years old and the other 50 years old

Kindest Regards

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Re: Vintage Vox AC302 Amplifiers

Postby JimN » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:07 pm

The spray cleaner in common professional use is "Servisol" in an aerosol can with a little plastic pipe for directing the spray precisely.

I have used it on guitars, amplifiers and effects pedals over the years. It works very well, with no ill effects that I have ever experienced. The point is not to use a cleaner which contains oil (such as WD40, whose package resembles Servisol).
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Re: Vintage Vox AC302 Amplifiers

Postby dave robinson » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:04 am

Servisol is ideal for these type of pots.
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Re: Vintage Vox AC302 Amplifiers

Postby UKFenderbender » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:08 pm

Well thank you guys for your prompt response

It was very much appreciated

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