Up for sale, a 1966 Vox Pacemaker V-2 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order with a complete vintage tube set. A rare, short-lived all-tube iteration of the Pacemaker only available from 1965-66, this amp was made in the USA by Thomas Organ as part of their fruitful licensing agreement with Vox.
The Pacemaker's circuitry was inspired by the JMI-era Vox AC-15, driven by a pair of 6BQ5 (EL84) power tubes and EZ81 rectifier. Pushing 17 glorious watts through a single channel, three input design, the preamp uses a slight variation on the AC30's Top Boost circuit. The tone is signature British sizzle and ripping gain with a very dynamic, touch-sensitive response. A tremolo circuit rounds out the Pacemaker's features, with dedicated Speed and Depth knobs.
The original point-to-point circuit is extremely original, with Schumacher transformers that both date to the 9th week '66, and CTS pots which date to the 5th week of '66. A three-prong power cable has been installed, and the amp has been given a clean bill of health by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. The tube complement includes a matched pair of RCA EL84s, a General Electric EZ81 rectifier, and the original matching Vox-branded and Mullard-made ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes.
The fir cabinet retains the original Oxford gold frame Bulldog speaker, and the stamp on the edge of the frame dates to the 5th week of '66. The original chart with tube and transformer layout is also intact inside the cab.
Cosmetically, the amp is a real stunner, with stock black basketweave tolex, gold piping, two-pin plastic corners, the original Vox-branded handle, raised logo, and diamond lattice grillcloth.