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New Vox AC30

MattD1960

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i know we are all into the vintage stuff around here, either that or the Boutique stuff, BUT. I just scored a Vox AC30CC Head/2x12 cab its not here yet, the deal isnt completely done so i figured id ask the tone pro's on the LPF, whats the deal

do u guys dig on these vox's or have i just made a mistake in lining on a deal for one.

any issues with the vox's i am not familiar with these amps at all, i stick to my fenders and marshalls usually but wanted a tone i haven't had before so what do you guys think of these
 

phat A

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I like the basic AC30 tone a lot. I've owned several AC30 combos over the years, including a 1965 top boost and some more recent reissues. They were all pretty good in my opinion, and were different than anything else. I find these amps sound best pushed loud in a band situation. What doesn't really sound that great to my ear when you are playing by yourself, just sounds tremendous and powerful in the mix. AC30's cut through in just the right way.

I've wanted to try a combo head/cab AC30 for a long time. I'd be curious what you or anyone else thinks about the CC version too. I've noticed you can pick them up pretty cheap.
 

MattD1960

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i got it today, i dig it ill post some pics shes a looker that for sure, my friend who knows nothing about guitars or amps was with me and was like dude thats the best looking amp i have ever seen sooo, i think its worth it just for the wow factor at this point haha thanks guys
 

Zane16520

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The new models are beautiful also as I was in a dealer shop yesterday and saw one in red and one in white. They are gorgeous especially the white one.
 

TedB

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i know we are all into the vintage stuff around here, either that or the Boutique stuff, BUT. I just scored a Vox AC30CC Head/2x12 cab its not here yet, the deal isnt completely done so i figured id ask the tone pro's on the LPF, whats the deal ...

I gigged a repro (Korg/Marshall) AC30 for several years and it was definitely up to the job, both physically and sonically. All I did was make an important filter capacitance reduction and install Ei glass, which 'vintaged' the sound significantly.

The AC30CC seems to be an intelligent effort to give a bit of added versatility of the amp without altering or coloring its original character. I've not played one at length, but this worthwhile video illustrates and demonstrates some nice touches, such as channel blending, added tonal options, the bias selector and filter capacitance selector:

http://www.voxamps.com/downloads/video/ac30cc/VoxCustomClassic_512.wmv

As always, two important keys to getting 'that sound' are the speakers - alnico blues in an open cab, and good glass.
 

MattD1960

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if Mike S says its gonna be a good amp i am sure i will love it
 

MikeSlub

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if Mike S says its gonna be a good amp i am sure i will love it

Matt, I had one (combo with Celestion Blues) for a brief while when they first came out several years ago, and it sounded awesome. :hank
 
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