#1
Hey guys,

Does anybody know what companies produce which tube amps in China/Korea? I know Peavey manufactures the ValveKing series in the far east, but I was wondering what other models from what other companies are manufactured in China/Korea only.

I know it's a weird question, but I really need to know.

Thanks!
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#5
Vox is made in China.
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Vox is made in China.


The Vox AD series is made in Vietnam, and their all-tube amps are made in England. Nothing Chinese about them.

Thanks for the replies! Keep 'em comin' if you've got any more!
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The Vox AD series is made in Vietnam, and their all-tube amps are made in England. Nothing Chinese about them.


The AD's may be made in Vietnam, but the AC's are made in China.
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The AD's may be made in Vietnam, but the AC's are made in China.


Really...well now that's interesting, thanks!
Do you know exactly which models are made in China?
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#9
The AC30CC, AC30CH, and AC15CC are all made in China.
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Thanks a lot, slatsmania.
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It's spelt "monies" dumb arse. Wow, I had no idea VOX was made in China.


Yeah, it got me thinkin' as well...does anybody know if Laney produce some tube models in China too?
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#14
i think they;re still all made in england
but the voxs have become more of a hit and miss amp sicne theye been manufacturing them in china
#15
nah Plei, I used to own a LC30, which was made in UK

LC is like their cheapest valve, i think.


EDIT: I was thinking about VOX being really high quality and all...It lost a great deal of points in my book now...

i thought of getting it, but there's no way i'm paying 800 euros for a chinese amp...

I'd rather go with a Peavey classic now
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Quote by init24
i think they;re still all made in england
but the voxs have become more of a hit and miss amp sicne theye been manufacturing them in china


I just called to check, they are made in China.
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but the voxs have become more of a hit and miss amp sicne theye been manufacturing them in china


Not true. The new CC series are probably the most reliable AC30's ever made, outside of the latest, massively expensive, hand-wired ones.

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EDIT: I was thinking about VOX being really high quality and all...It lost a great deal of points in my book now...

i thought of getting it, but there's no way i'm paying 800 euros for a chinese amp...

I'd rather go with a Peavey classic now


I have a Classic 30. It's the backup to my AC30CC1, where it belongs. The AC30 is vastly superior. Fantastic tone and more features. Korg manufactures the AC30 in China to cut costs as much as possible. The result is an awesome amp at a reasonable price. The same amp built in the UK would probably cost 50% more. There were some reliability issues with the early ones, but since then they've really clamped down on quality control.

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Not true. The new CC series are probably the most reliable AC30's ever made, outside of the latest, massively expensive, hand-wired ones.


I have a Classic 30. It's the backup to my AC30CC1, where it belongs. The AC30 is vastly superior. Fantastic tone and more features. Korg manufactures the AC30 in China to cut costs as much as possible. The result is an awesome amp at a reasonable price. The same amp built in the UK would probably cost 50% more. There were some reliability issues with the early ones, but since then they've really clamped down on quality control.

Don't let where it's manufactured scare you off.

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I think the new blackhearts are manufactured in korea or china.
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Wow, this shows how racist some amp buyers are. People rave about how amazing the VOX AC30 is, and as soon as they find out it's made in China, they think it's crap.

yeah for real.
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I think the new blackhearts are manufactured in korea or china.
Built like a brick, and sounds fantastic.

If i'm not mistaken, they're made in some dude's garage in USA
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Wow, this shows how racist some amp buyers are. People rave about how amazing the VOX AC30 is, and as soon as they find out it's made in China, they think it's crap.

I love the CLASSIC, OLD AC30s. FROM A VERY VERY LONG TIME AGO. Some people are ignorant. The modern line is quite an uncharted land for me...
I'm not fond of chinese stuff, especially if it's expensive...
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If i'm not mistaken, they're made in some dude's garage in USA


They might have been designed in someone's garage, but they're all made in China.

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If i'm not mistaken, they're made in some dude's garage in USA

i think that's where they got their start. but he can't put out the thousands that are stocking stores and online retailers all over from his garage haha.
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Wow, this shows how racist some amp buyers are. People rave about how amazing the VOX AC30 is, and as soon as they find out it's made in China, they think it's crap.

I don't think it's racist. There is a long history of lower quality control, and lower quality parts/materials made in China. It's skepticism more than racism. A lot of previous and new Chinese parts were robbed designs of other country's patented designs, using inferior materials and parts in a lot of cases. This isn't new, this has been happening for many years. It's more recent trend that there is good stuff coming out of their manufacturing.
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i think that's where they got their start. but he can't put out the thousands that are stocking stores and online retailers all over from his garage haha.

Oh, okay.

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There is a huge difference between employing an already existing Chinese factory, and building your own factory where everything is built on site where 100% of the quality control in in your own hands. This is what Vox does. The cost of living in China for the people is lower than the UK, or USA. That's why they do it.
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Yeah, it got me thinkin' as well...does anybody know if Laney produce some tube models in China too?


i heard (and this could be total BS, i have no idea) that the vc (and maybe lc too?) had the circuit boards made in the far east, but final assembly in the UK?

Not sure.
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I don't think it's racist. There is a long history of lower quality control, and lower quality parts/materials made in China. It's skepticism more than racism. A lot of previous and new Chinese parts were robbed designs of other country's patented designs, using inferior materials and parts in a lot of cases. This isn't new, this has been happening for many years. It's more recent trend that there is good stuff coming out of their manufacturing.


I agree. there are british people in the UK who will only buy Fenders and Gibsons. Are they racist against britain? Likewise there are americans who will only play marshalls. Do they wish the war of independence had never happened?

It's about quality, or perceived quality, and desirability (or perceived, again). Whether true, fair or not.
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#31
This thread got me thinking...They should've (or should) make amps in japan...
Being a Japanese guitar stuff fan, i think amps made there would be the pwn.
#32
ceriatone are made in china. They are typically known for their kits but you can get them fully assembled. They use good parts and have point to point wiring so they last longer and are easier to fix than most modern amps, however they are not cheap either.
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I thought Ceriatone were made in Malaysia?
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Maybe they are. When I got one off ebay the auction said it was maid in china but those aren't all that reliable.
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I think the new blackhearts are manufactured in korea or china.
Built like a brick, and sounds fantastic.


Only if they're Lego bricks. Have you seen the inside of those things?
#36
I read something about the Blackheart amps that specifically mentioned personal involvement and close supervision of the manufacturing process by the folks at Blackheart. That tidbit, reports of great sound and performance from the Little Giant, and the fact they're designed with future mods in mind, swayed me enough to take the plunge.