Are there lead weights inside my Vox AC30CCH

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  1. BurnoutBright

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    I have a Budda SDII 30 head that weighs 32lbs, a Soldano Astroverb16 Combo that weighs 42 lbs. But my Vox AC30CCH head weighs 45.4lbs. I have no desire to open these amps, but what components are contributing to the Vox AC30CCH weight?
     
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    tolex weighs a bit? i just got the heritage, it aint no difference, heavy as a sack of stones!
     
  4. The Captain

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    Steel weights actually, called magnets and transformers as the man said.

    All the good-uns weigh a heap.
     
  5. hamfist

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    Agreed. My new AC30HH head weighs very considerably more than my old Jtm45 head. I haven't been able to access the transformers yet, to get a look at them, but i can't imagine it's anything else that's contributing to so much weight.
    It's certainly not the amp chassis, which is of miserably thin thickness.
     
  6. HeeHaw

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    I sold my CC2 because of the weight. It was a cool amp but I got tired of toting it around.
     
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    Still have my AC30CC2 and with road case it's nearly 90 lbs. Yeah the resistors and capacitors are heavy stuff. Luckily there are others in the band who can help me to carry it. The sound is worth keeping good relationship with others.
     
  8. jgyn

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    I think it's the reverb.
     
  9. AL30

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    Try picking up an Ampeg VT-22. You could juggle AC30's after that.

    AL
     
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    The tubes exhibit 'non-local' behavior. They exist partially in N-Space which displaces through wormhole to alternate universe #459, where the Earth has a density 30% past Earth normal, thus creating a Gravity well on a steeper curve...thus, heavier.

    I think I'll wikipedia that.

    EP
     
  11. BluesForDan

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    +1 ah, yes, the good old Ampegs, pre-St Louis Music days.

    I think I bathroom scale-weighed mine at 69 lbs. It felt more like 96 lbs.
     
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    It's the transformers and the magnets that are big weight-adders, as well as the construction of the cab; it may be really heavy wood.
     
  13. AL30

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    I think you should :rotflmao

    Correct - the gravity well is steeper thus heavier BUT that also makes muscle density greater and the people, therefore stronger than those on this earth. (see Charlie 27 from Gaurdians of the Galaxy) So it evens out.

    AL
     
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    Yes, but only if your body has the N-Space mod installed to exist co-local with that Universe.

    Sorry! Back to the thread!
     
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    Try picking up a Mesa Boogie Lonestar 2x12 with one hand.
     
  16. John Phillips

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    Or a Trem-o-verb :).

    (I weighed mine at 98lbs, BTW.)

    Most of it is in the cabinet, surprisingly. The chassis and speakers are no heavier than those in a Twin Reverb, which weighs 15 to 20lbs less depending on the exact model. But the Mesa cabinet is extremely solid 3/4" thick ply throughout, compared to the Twin's much lighter pine cabinet with Masonite back panels. An empty Twin cabinet is so light it's almost funny - you pick it up and it seems to float in the air... a psychological illusion because you're expecting the weight of the amp, probably, but it's still really light.

    As far as I know the new AC30s are solid ply (and fairly thick) too.
     
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    Nah!

    My Mark IV in Hardwood Cabinet with the big EV speaker takes the biccie - about 110lbs?

    I'd sell it but I can't get it out of my basement any more..............

    You understand why I love Princeton Reverbs now

    Best, Pete.
     
  18. John Phillips

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    Hardwood is heavy, and the Simul-Class transformers are bigger than the Dual Rectifier ones too, but I can't quite believe the MkIV weighs more than a Trem-o-verb... two V30s are still heavier than one EV. I think it's another illusion caused by the tiny size - they really are astonishingly dense :).

    The only amp I can think of that's definitely heavier than the T-verb is one of those 100W 2x12" Burman combos... remember those? Colossal transformers and 3/4" particle-board cabinets, if I remember right.
     
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    OK, judt did that. Is this a work-out roiutine ?
    What do we do next? Star-jumps withan LP in each hand ?? LOL !!
    I thought all amps were that heavy, I know all mine are.
     
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    I've never owned anything heavier than a VT-22 with SRO's.
     

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