View Full Version : Vox AC15CC1x (change reverb tank or pedal)
03-17-2010, 01:02 AM
Hey, if you all don't know it by now Vox reverb sucks. I've heard some positive things about people changing the tank to an accutronics, but I was thinking maybe a pedal is better for what I need.
I play mostly U2, Coldplay, Hillsong United style..meaning ambient and that means reverb is important.
So I'm wondering what do you guys suggest, get the tank replaced or get a pedal.
If pedal is the way to go I'm thinking DigiTech Hardwire RV-7 (its true bypass)..if you have other suggestions post away!
03-17-2010, 02:23 AM
I've got an AC30 and I would go with a different Pedal. I play pretty much the same music as you, having a pedal on the board makes things sound much better, and gives me a lot of options!
03-17-2010, 03:52 AM
I changed out the tank on my AC15 when I had it and it made a big difference. For 30 bucks you can get a new Accutronics tank and drop it in in less than 5 minutes.
The main reason to suggest this is if you ever go to sell that amp you can sell it as a moodded/upgraded amp. The first thing buyers think of when they are in the market for an AC15 think is well the price is say 400 and the reverb sucks so I am gonna have to pick up a tank or a pedal.
If you get the tank you are good for a while to wait for a good used verb pedal to come along. If you are playing some ambient stuff you are gonna want to stack the verbs anyway...well, at least I do.
All the best on your search!
03-17-2010, 06:33 AM
I changed the tank on my ac30cc. It was better, but still nothing like a Fender verb. I say get a Verbzilla. Lots of good sounding options on that pedal.
03-17-2010, 11:02 AM
just get a good verb pedal...
03-17-2010, 11:07 AM
(great platforms for modding)
-changed reverb tank
-added a Mercury choke
-added a bright switch
-added a 'tone cut' knob
-changed a few caps
-changed the switches
-initially had a JBL in there then switched that to a Blue Dog
-For measure replaced all the cheapo knobs with vintage screw down chicken heads (I had them laying around)
New switches - very very heavy duty switches from an old 1959s film projector - the one on the left is the Bright switch
The old projector plates work too:
'Lamp' turns on the power and the 'lamp' ie: the LED
The Standby turns it to either Silent or Sound
The 'Projector' - is the projecting of Brightness on or off (though IIRC it might be backward)
The Tone Cut knob on the back - also you can see the earlier JBL:
I loved the way it looked with that silver dust cap . . too bad Blue Dogs don't come with those:
03-17-2010, 11:09 AM
oh . . . just a note - the reverb tank didn't really work well - Accutronics- till I took some old stuffing and stuffed in in the bag around the top of the tank - that REALLY helped - now its a decent verb, I mean up there with Fender verbs.
03-17-2010, 03:36 PM
i love this amp i dont plan on ever selling it...so i guess i'll get a pedal..i was thinking that way too...will eventually change the verb tank though once i know its super reliable...thanks guys
03-17-2010, 06:13 PM
I say the accutronics with some padding . . it'll do ya
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