AC30 Quest - From Vox to Z to Bruno

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  1. cap217

    cap217 Member

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    I'm sure the ac20 puts out about 25 or more watts. That's unfair to the speaker.
     
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    You're right it isn't that hard, the handwired ac15s are very cool amps.
     
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    Teleman76 Tubes-a-glowin Silver Supporting Member

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    That's perfect as the Z Wreck is only 30 watts. I have many cabinets dedicated to various amps. Most all of which are 100 watts. This cab is dedicated solely to the Wreck.
     
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    Awesome rig man, gorgeous amps!
     
  5. cap217

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    Another update to this as the OP...

    I have finally reached the tone I have been searching for over the past 8 years maybe. You guys know all the amps I had but my current setup is a Z wreck head/cab and a Bruno UG30 head/DR Z cab. I tried running a Radial Big Shot ABY but the phase between the amps was reversed so it didnt sound right. The Big Shot has a polarity switch but you can only engage it with the ISO engaged which makes the amp super super dark and unplayable. So I went on a quest to find a cure and bought the Empress Buffer + and that solved all the problems. The Empress is actually an amazing pedal and I recommend it to everyone w a pedal board. I have a lot of pedals now and it has NO tone loss. Anyways, the Z and Bruno in stereo is perfect. I can run a little reverb on the Bruno and that makes it even better. If you run the Aqua Puss with it then you soften the attack a bit and get great delay. It feels like a 4x12 and has so much punch to it and clarity. It took forever but I reached the perfect tone for me. Too bad my style has changed and I rarely play anymore! But for good measure I have a Mark Kane Rocket coming to add to the Z wreck, Bruno, and AC30. Its overkill for sure.
     
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    Note: A Dr Z Stangray is not modeled after a top boost AC30. the two sound very different.
     
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    Its more on the normal channel of a AC30/4 w the ef86. I know you say they sound VERY different but they are close and in the same group for sure. I dont like ef86s though.
     

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