Vox AC30CC2
Vox AC30CC2

AC30CC2, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Custom Classic series.

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palko 02/02/2012

Vox AC30CC2 : palko's user review

«  A very heavy amp, but! »

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so easy




Much has been discussed on this amp. I return, however, the negative relative
its weight! Indeed, it is unfortunately important, but it is undoubtedly a phenomenon of size relative to the pitch it produces.
It's a very ironic choice of buying this amp, my back knows something, but there is fast and after comparing her weight is forgotten once installed. In any case there is no mystery, it's about physical and logical sound!
In this serious 2x12 combo amp delivers a magnitude close to a stack 4 x 12 configuration, and it is rare for a combo. I use (when the situation allows me) AC30 and two spaced apart by a distance, the result is amazing and much better than a stack.
As the editor Finlay on this site, I recommend using this amp at a minimum of 12.00, otherwise it does not provide the full capacity. Specifically, if you play at low volume and you work or live sounds through pedals, you will never find the grain that you use the medium volume if you switch to a higher power. It is important to work sounds at the same power you use in a group.
This amp is not made to play in an apartment, it is far too powerful and does not deliver the best of himself at low volume. Remember that the sales slogan in the 50/60 year was "to play in stadiums" and frankly I can tell you that it is not just a question of power but of scale and sound diffusion, because in an environment of musicians, you are guaranteed to hear you clearly playing with this amp, the sound is diffused everywhere. I use it for 6 years and honestly I can certainly swear to anything and say that I would never pass the competition, as all tube amps have a special,
but I can say that this amp is just amazing and very unusual. Even in clear sound it provides a warm atmosphere that provides a grain that is noble and generous in his own VOX! This amp can provide smoothness and acoustic wave, where its versatility very special .. True Class A amp? . I leave that assessment to connoisseurs of art enthusiasts can make judgments about this feature, but I can tell you that these 30 are not w-watt carpet dealer, a 100 W transistor takes no side on this road amp, even at 60 w lamps struggle and drown in the power that comes from this amp. I have long used the amp transistor for high power play, two 100-watt Fender, and I was often in a very uncomfortable position on the sound space I occupied among other musicians. Sometimes I was too hard, sometimes too short, I did not get to play! Bluesman a friend once told me, "uses a tube amp and you no longer meet this problem", I could not believe it too ....
From the day I bought the AC30 it was magic, the sound was very distinct and I got along adequately in formation of 4 to 5 musicians. In fact, after I inquired I found out that the analog signal provided by the lamps and for most tube amps, was much more noticeable. Indeed, there is now sound or HI FI can match lamps in terms of real quality in hearing the sound space. The lamps are to the amp what the cardboard speaker: irreplaceable and unmatched since its invention! I read in a review on this site that the spring reverb of this amp was not terrible! Honestly, I have racks of effects of the most efficient (vox, tc lectronic, boss, lexicon) and I can tell you that I use only the reverb of this amp is very hot, "analog" and especially appropriate for the sound of the AC30, it is more simple and easily configurable. The tremolo is also a very good ... In short, I recommend an amp for playing blues, rock and other styles ....