Pictures of Vox AC80/100 SDLs from 1964 (apart from The Beatles)

"SDL" = "Super De Luxe", signalling the presence of a guitar speaker cabinet in trolley. The Granada TV competition aside, the AC80/100 SDLs pictured on this page are all likely to have been Vox loan units.

GRANADA TV, September 1964

Vox AC100 (AC80/100) in September 1964, Granada TV competition

A Granada TV band competition, late September 1964 - "Ready, Steady, Win" - the Bo Street Runners won the equipment (note the early AC50 trolleys too), and "The Harbour Lights" won the Commer van.

18 and 20th October 1964

Rolling Stones, Brussels, 1964 with a Vox AC100 SDL

On Belgian TV (BRT), 'Tienerklanken', Brussels, Amerikaans Theatre, 'World Fair’, 18th October.

Above, the Stones at Olympia, Paris, 20th October 1964. The AC100 SDL was used by Brian Jones.

20th November 1964

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Gene Vincent and the Londoners with Vox loan equipment, November 1964
Gene Vincent and the Londoners with Vox loan equipment, November 1964

Above, pictures of Gene Vincent on stage with "The Londoners" at the Empire Pool, Wembley, 20th November 1964. Note: the thick-edged AC80/100 (no corner protectors) and SDL cab, the thin-edged AC80/100 on the drum riser, the early AC50 large-box trolley with a "basket-top" rather than parallel bars, and the Rickenbacker 325 belonging to the guitarist far right(a thing known for some time to Rickenbacker afficiandos).

Top of the Pops, November 1964

The Yardbirds with Vox loan equipment, November 1964

The Kinks and The Yardbirds (line-up with Eric Clapton) using the same Vox loan gear.